Put A Dedicated San Antonio Criminal Trial Lawyer On Your Side

The Law Office of Paul J. Smith provides aggressive and strategic criminal defense in high-stakes criminal cases in San Antonio. If you need representation from a criminal defense lawyer who will fight for you at trial, put me on your side now so I can start protecting your rights and freedom.  I can also provide consultation on last minute jury trials. 

Violent Crime Charges
Sex Crime Charges
Drug Charges

High-Powered Criminal Defense For High-Stakes Cases

I am a trial lawyer, not a plea negotiator. People hire Paul J. Smith when they need to fight serious felony charges because the alternative is hard time in prison. I am often brought in at the last minute to take cases to trial, with impressive results.

In my more than 35 years of experience, I have defended people accused of murder, robbery, aggravated domestic violence, drug trafficking, rape, sex trafficking and dozens of other serious felonies. My record of success includes acquittals, mistrials (hung juries), dismissals, reduced charges and other favorable outcomes. I am here to give you a fighting chance.

Criminal Defense In San Antonio For The Most Serious Charges

A Board-Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer Fighting For You

I have dedicated my career to defending people facing criminal charges. I am Board-Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, which means that I met rigorous standards for legal knowledge and effective courtroom advocacy. My trial skills are bolstered by training in the Gerry Spence Method of persuasive storytelling, and at the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute. I am also a graduate of the prestigious Trial Lawyers College.

I am licensed to practice in federal and state courts in Texas, and I have taken hundreds of cases to trial in Bexar County and other jurisdictions. One of the keys to my trial success is my skill in jury selection. It matters who is (or is not) in that jury box deciding your fate.

I Know What Constitutes A True Defense

Paul J. Smith
Paul J. Smith
Board Certified | Texas Board of Legal Specialization | Criminal Law
Rated By Super Lawyers | Paul J. Smith | Selected In 2024 | Thomson Reuters
Graduate Of Gerry Spence Method At Thunderbolt Ranch
Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute
Trial Lawyers College
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association | Established in 1971