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
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (40%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%)
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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (40%)

Criminal Defense (30%): Criminal Law

Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%): Criminal Law - Federal

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Criminal Law

Criminal Defense: White Collar: Criminal Law - Federal


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Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2017

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About Roy Barrera, Jr.

Admitted: 1976, Texas

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Honors and Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Educational Background:

  • St. Mary's University, B.A., 1972
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Office Location for Roy R. Barrera, Jr.

424 East Nueva Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Phone: 210-224-5811


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Last Updated: 8/30/2017

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