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Roy R. Barrera, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Antonio, TX

The Barrera Firm
424 East Nueva Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 210-224-5811
Fax: 210-224-5890
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 1976
Practice Areas: Family Law, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Criminal Defense
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Roy R. Barrera Jr. is an attorney at the San Antonio, Texas-based The Barrera Firm.  Focusing his practice primarily on criminal law, family law, civil litigation and white collar crime cases, he provides aggressive and responsive representation to clients in the San Antonio community and throughout Bexar County. His rich experience, which includes serving as a felony and misdemeanor prosecutor before serving as a judge for the 144th State District Court in Bexar County for six years, grants him a comprehensive and versatile perspective that he brings to each case.

A Texas native, Mr. Barrera graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary's University in 1972 before earning his Juris Doctor from St. Mary's University School of Law in 1975. After law school, he served as an assistant criminal district attorney in Bexar County before moving on to his respective positions as a prosecutor and judge.

Mr. Barrera has been recognized for his insight and experience as an attorney as well as his contributions to the community. He was one of five "Outstanding Young Texans" as named by the Texas Jaycees, and he has also been honored with an Outstanding Young Man of San Antonio Award and a Hispanic Excellence Award.

Mr. Barrera is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Southern Districts of Texas. In addition to serving his clients, Mr. Barrera shares his insight and knowledge with other attorneys through various legal organizations. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the San Antonio Bar Association, the Texas Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Family Law
  • 30%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 30%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Criminal Law - Federal, Criminal Law


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2022

About Roy R. Barrera, Jr.

First Admitted: 1976, Texas

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Educational Background

  • St. Mary's University, B.A., 1972

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Bar Foundation
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1980
  • American Bar Association, 1976 - Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1987
  • State Bar of Texas , 1976 - Present
  • Texas Bar, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas , 1980
  • San Antonio Bar Association, 1976 - Present


  • Tau Delta Sigma, St. Mary's University
  • Hispanic Excellence Award
  • Five Outstanding Young Texans Award, Texas Jaycees
  • Delta Theta Phi, St. Mary's University School of Law
  • Outstanding Young Man of San Antonio Award
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Office Location for Roy R. Barrera, Jr.

424 East Nueva Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Phone: 210-224-5811

Fax: 210-224-5890

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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