Donald H. Flanary III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in San Antonio, TX

Flanary Law Firm, PLLC
 | 214 E Ashby Pl, San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: 210-738-8383
Fax: 210-738-9426
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2016, 2018 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Cannabis Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Donald H. Flanary III of Flanary Law Firm located in San Antonio, Texas, focuses his practice on criminal defense. Mr. Flanary represents a diverse range of clients throughout the San Antonio region who have been charged with both felonies and misdemeanors. He has represented clients in both state and federal courts in matters involving drug conspiracies, internet crimes and white collar fraud.

Mr. Flanary holds bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and political science from Texas A&M University—Commerce and a master’s degree from St. Mary’s University. He earned his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law.

Mr. Flanary has been admitted to practice in Texas since 2004 and is also licensed to appear before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Western districts of Texas. National courts he is admitted to appear before are the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

In addition to running his practice, Mr. Flanary has authored articles and given presentations on various criminal law topics. He serves as a faculty member of the Texas Criminal Trial College and has taught the advanced trial skills course offered through the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

An active member of several professional legal organizations, Mr. Flanary sits on the board of directors for the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He also belongs to the San Antonio Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%): Criminal Law - Federal

Criminal Defense (40%): Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Felony, Misdemeanor

Cannabis Law (10%)

Focus Areas

Criminal Law - Federal, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Felony, Misdemeanor

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2016, 2018 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2015

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About Donald Flanary III

Admitted: 2004, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.flanarylawfirm.com/about/donald-flanary/

Honors/Awards:

  • Elected President of the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association for 2018-2019

    , President, San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2018
  • Named the 2015 "Defender of the Year" by the San Antoino Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

    , Defender of the Year, San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2015
  • College of the State Bar of Texas Member
  • Texas Criminal Trial College, Faculty Member
  • Super Lawyer
  • St. Mary’s School of Law, Pro Bono Achievement Award

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • American Association for Justice
  • Texas Young Lawyer Association
  • The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • Texas State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (SACDLA), Treasurer
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Why government sponsorship and/or participation in the National Day of Prayer is a violation of the 1 st Amendment” Workshop Leader/speaker First Amendment Workshop, San Antonio Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, San Antonio, Texas, September 21, 2013
  • Hot New Trends From The Supremes And Around The Block, 45th Annual Criminal Law Institute, San Antonio Bar Association, San Antonio, Texas; March 2008
  • Criminal Defense As It Relates To Gun Cases, Texas Bar Cle; What Every Texas Lawyer Needs To Know About Fire Arms Law, San Antonio, Texas, September 2012
  • Electronic Surveillance and Tracking Post Jones 26th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Hyatt Regency, San Antonio, Texas, June 13-15, 2013
  • Hot New Trends From The Supremes And Courts Near You, Federal Law Conference 2008, Hidalgo County Bar Association, South Padre Island, Texas; March 2008
  • Supreme Court And 5th Circuit Case Law Update, 25th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, San Antonio, Texas, June 2012
  • Criminal Defense as it Relates to Gun Cases Texas Bar CLE; What Every Texas Lawyer Needs to Know About Fire Arms Law, Ft. Worth, Texas, September 27, 2013
  • Search Me, Seize Me, Squeeze Me – The Principle Formerly Known As The Fourth Amendment, Federal Law At The French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2008
  • Important New Decisions, Norml Aspen Legal Seminar 2012, Aspen, Colorado June 2012
  • TCDLA Training Your Defense Team to Win, "Information Technology and Communication Skills,” January 16, 2014
  • Significant New Search And Seizure Decisions Norml Aspen Legal Seminar 2007, Aspen, Colorado, June 2007
  • Recent Developments In Search And Seizure, 8th Annual Indigent Criminal Defense Advanced Skills For The Experienced Practitioner, Richmond, Virginia, May 2012
  • Cell Phone Surveillance and Searches Texas Bar CLE; Webcast, March 18, 2014
  • Search & Seizure Search Me, Seize Me Squeeze Me, 44th Annual Criminal Law Institute, San Antonio Bar Association, San Antonio, Texas; March, 2007
  • Search, Seizure, And Dogs “Attacking K-9 Evidence”, Cross Examination Seminar, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Dallas, Texas, April 2012
  • Synthetic Cannabinoids Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Drug Seminar, Houston, Texas, March 7, 2014
  • New Search And Seizure Cases 2006, Norml Key West Legal Seminar 2006, December 2006
  • Closing Argument (The Art Of Effective Storytelling), 22nd Annual Law & All That Jazz Seminar, Louisiana Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2012
  • Cell Phone Surveillance and Searches Texas Bar CLE; Sex Drugs and Surveillance, Houston, Texas, January 9- 10, 2014
  • Search And Seizure 2006 Update, Federal Law, State DUI, And Drug Track, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Austin, Texas; September 7 And 8, 2006
  • Search And Seizure; Emerging Issues, 49th Annual Criminal Law Institute, San Antonio Bar Association, March 2012
  • Supreme Court Review, 49th Annual Criminal Law Institute, San Antonio Bar Association, March 2012
  • TCDLA Training Your Defense Team to Win, "Information Technology and Communication Skills," April 17, 2015
  • Search And Seizure 2006 Update 19th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, San Antonio, Texas; June 2006
  • Search And Seizure, 1st Annual Hon. Craig Washington And Sen. Rodney Ellis Criminal Law Seminar, Thurgood Marshal School Of Law, Houston, Texas, February 2012
  • Nuts "n" Bolts Seminar, "Significant Cases 2014," November 13-14, 2014
  • The Endless Drug War Part 2: The Erosion Of Our Civil Liberties; Voice For The Defender; Spring 2004 Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • The Federal Exclusionary Rule Under The New Supreme Court Majority, Sunny Climate Cle 2011, Maui, Hawaii, November 2011
  • TCDLA Criminal Law Power Update, "Cellphone Technology and Searches," October 20, 2014
  • The Endless Drug War: No Winners, Only Casualties; Understanding The Real Costs Of U.S. Drugs Policy; Jan/Feb Issue, Vol. 33 No. 1; Voice For The Defender; Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Winning Cases Through Effective Storytelling, Sunny Climate Cle 2011, Maui Hawaii, November 2011
  • Bill of Rights: HCBA Criminal Law Conference 2016, " Government Surveillance, Cell Towers & K-9," January 29, 2016
  • Recent Developments In Search And Seizure, Defending Drug Cases Seminar, National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 2011
  • TCDLA Upholding Justice One Client at a Time, "Jury Selection- with Focus on Sexual Assault Cases," October 30, 2015
  • Supreme Court Update, Federal Law Conference 2011, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, South Padre Island, Texas, October 2011
  • SACDLA and TCDLA Against All Odds, "Gorilla Trail Tactics," August 28, 2015
  • Supreme Court Update, Criminal Law Trends And Updates, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association And Laredo-Webb County Bar Association, Laredo, Texas, October 2011
  • TCDLA Rusty Duncan, "Cross examination," June 18-20, 2015
  • Search, Seizure, And Dogs; “Attacking K-9 Evidence At Border Patrol Checkpoints”, Criminal Law Trends And Updates, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association And Laredo-Webb County Bar Association, Laredo, Texas, October 2011
  • Robert O. Dawson Juvenile Law Institute. "Synthetics360: Latest Trends, Court Rulings, Detection and Testing," February 23, 2016
  • Supreme Court Update, 37th Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course 2011, State Bar Of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, July 2011
  • Criminal Defense as it Relates to Gun Cases Texas Bar CLE; What Every Lawyers Needs to Know About Fire Arms Law, San Antonio, Texas, September 28, 2012
  • Supreme Court Update, 24th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, San Antonio, Texas, June 2011
  • Search, Seizure, and Dogs “Attacking K-9 Evidence” Cross Examination Seminar, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Dallas, Texas, April 27, 2012
  • Litigating Search And Seizure Issues, 21st Annual Law & All That Jazz Seminar, Louisiana Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2011
  • Search and Seizure; Emerging Issues The 49th Annual Criminal Law Institute, Double Tree Hotel, San Antonio Bar Association, March 23-24, 2012
  • Supreme Court Update, 48th Annual Criminal Law Institute, San Antonio Bar Association, Annual Criminal Law Institute, San Antonio Bar Association, San Antonio, Texas, April 2011
  • Search, Seizure, and Dogs; “Attacking K-9 Evidence at Border Patrol Checkpoints Criminal Law Trends and Updates, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and Laredo-Webb County Bar Association, Laredo, Texas, October 28, 2011
  • Search, Seizure, and Dogs; “Attacking K-9 Evidence at Border Patrol Checkpoints Laredo Mock Trial CLE, Webb County Bar Association, Laredo, Texas, April 1, 2010
  • Important New Search And Seizure Decisions, Norml Legal Seminar 2010, Key West, Florida, December 2010
  • Search and Seizure, and Dogs; “Woof, Woof, Judge, I Swear” Survival Trial Tactics Seminar, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Laredo, Texas, January 8, 2010
  • Supreme Court Update, 36th Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course 2010, State Bar Of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, July 2010
  • Search, Seizure, and Dogs: “Woof, Woof, Judge, I swear” NORML Legal Seminar, Pier House, Key West, Florida, December 3-4, 2009
  • Search, Seizure, And Dogs; “Attacking K-9 Evidence At Border Patrol Checkpoints”, Laredo Mock Trial Cle, Webb County Bar Association, Laredo, Texas, April 2010
  • Search, Seizure, and Dogs: “Woof, Woof, Judge, I Swear” San Antonio Bar Association 46th Annual Criminal Law Institute, April 17-18, 2009
  • Search, Seizure, And Dogs; “Woof, Woof, Judge, I Swear”, Survival Trial Tactics Seminar, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Laredo, Texas, January 2010
  • The Endless Drug War: No Winners, Only Casualties; Understanding the Real Costs of U.S. Drug Policy The 17th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, June 10-12, 2004
  • Search, Seizure, And Dogs; “Woof, Woof, Judge, I Swear”, Norml Legal Seminar 2009, Key West, Florida, December 2009
  • The Endless Drug War: No Winners, Only Casualties; Understanding the Real Costs of U.S. Drug Policy The 41st Annual Criminal Law Institute, San Antonio Bar Association, April 16-17, 2004
  • Search, Seizure, And Dogs; “Woof, Woof, Judge, I Swear” 46th Annual Criminal Law Institute, San Antonio Bar Association, San Antonio, Texas, April 2009
  • Cell Phone Surveillance And Searches, Texas Bar CLE Webcast, March, 2014
  • Supreme Court Update, Norml Key West Legal Seminar, December 2008
  • Synthetic Cannabinoids, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Drug Seminar, Houston, Texas, March 2014
  • Motion To Suppress, Defending Drug Cases Seminar, National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Houston, Texas, November 2008
  • Supreme Court Update, 34th Annual Criminal Law Course 2008, State Bar Of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, July 2008
  • Cell Phone Surveillance And Searches, Texas Bar Cle; Sex Drugs And Surveillance, Houston, Texas, January 2014
  • Supreme Court Update, Advance Trial Series, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, South Padre Island, Texas; July 2008
  • Criminal Defense As It Relates To Gun Cases, Texas Bar Cle; What Every Texas Lawyer Needs To Know About Fire Arms Law, Ft. Worth, Texas, September 2013
  • Search Me, Seize Me, Squeeze Me – The Principle Formerly Known As The Fourth Amendment, 24th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, San Antonio, Texas, June 2008
  • Electronic Surveillance And Tracking Post Jones, 26th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, San Antonio, Texas, June 2013
  • Hot New Trends From The Supremes And Around The Block, Norml Aspen Legal Seminar, Aspen, Colorado, June 2008
  • K-9 Searches And The Fourth Amendment, Post Harris And Jardines, 26th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, San Antonio, Texas, June 2013
  • Emerging Issues in Search and Seizure Laredo-Webb County Bar Association, Laredo, Texas, October 26, 2012
  • Supreme Court Review – Where We’ve Been And Where We’re Goin’ Over The Next 50 Years, National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, New York, New York, May 2008
  • Emerging Issues In Search And Seizure, Laredo-Webb County Bar Association, Laredo, Texas, October 2012
  • K-9 Searches and the Fourth Amendment, Post Harris and Jardines 26th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Hyatt Regency, San Antonio, Texas, June 13-15, 2013

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Not Guilty Verdict in US District Court, Southern District of Texas, Laredo Division, on charges of Coercion and Enticement of a Minor

    , 2018
  • Not Guilty Verdict in the 186th District Court of Bexar County, for the charge of Indecency with a Minor

    , 2018
  • Not Guilty Verdict in Bexar County Court at Number 11, for the charge of DWI 

    , 2017

Educational Background:

  • St. Mary's University, Master's Degree in International Relations, 2000
  • Texas A&M Commerce, Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Philosophy, 1999
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Office Location for Donald H. Flanary III

214 E Ashby Pl
San Antonio, TX 78212

Phone: 210-738-8383

Fax: 210-738-9426

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Last Updated: 10/8/2019

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