Matthew Allen, Of Counsel
San Antonio Criminal Defense Attorney
San Antonio, Texas has been my home ever since I was 9 years old. I grew
up in this city and thought it was perfect until I reached law school.
I had always had an interest in criminal defense but once I entered the
Criminal Clinic at St. Mary’s University, this interest became a
passion. I quickly learned that unless you and your attorney fight for
your rights, the prosecution will run you over. I graduated magna cum
laude at the University of Texas at San Antonio and in law school at St.
Mary’s University. In addition to being in the top 5% at St. Mary’s,
I was awarded the Pro Bono Service Award for my work at the criminal clinic.
Life After Law School
After passing the bar, I immediately began working as a criminal defense
attorney. I have lived in the courtroom fighting for my clients who go
up against “The State of Texas” or “The United States
of America.” I have been to trial on numerous cases in order to
protect and fight for my clients. Recently, I had a client wrongfully
charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. We knew it was self-defense
and rejected every offer that the prosecution threw at us. We had developed
a fantastic case through hard-work and investigation. We were two steps
ahead at every point winning arguments to the judge and jury. After nearly
a two-week trial, my client was vindicated with a verdict of “Not-Guilty.”
After a Trial
In addition to those cases, I have handled a number of appeals and writs
of habeas corpus fighting for clients who were wrongfully convicted. Sometimes
I do not get the case until after a trial has already happened. Although
it is difficult to win cases after that, all hope is not lost. This is
where my meticulous attention to detail and relentless work-ethic really
come to play. I will fight for you, and with you, from the very start
until the end.
What It Means to You
I take my job seriously to zealously defend each and everyone of my clients.
Facing a criminal charge is one of the most stressful experiences that
a person and their family can face; facing it without an attorney that
you trust and respect will only make that experience worse. I cannot guarantee
anyone success in every case that I handle. I can guarantee that you won’t
find another attorney who will work harder and smarter than me in any case.
Put me on your side during your
criminal defense case. I fight for my clients in order to ensure their best possible outcome
and don't back down in the face of adversity. Speak with me in a
free consultation and learn how I can fight for you.