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Ernest Acevedo, III

Experience & Expertise

Born and raised in San Antonio, Ernest attended St. Mary’s University and Harvard Law School. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1994, Ernest had the opportunity to begin his career at any number of prestigious law firms throughout the country but chose to return to San Antonio and join his father in private practice. Ernest immediately embraced his role as a criminal defense attorney and began to build a reputation for himself in the legal community. Ernest served as president of the Mexican American Bar Association from 1997-1998 and president of the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association for 2002-2003. His experience, knowledge and litigation skills have allowed him to achieve favorable results for his clients. Ernest remains dedicated to defending the rights of citizens charged with crimes throughout the State of Texas.

Education

  • Harvard Law School, 1994 Juris Doctor
  • St. Mary’s University, 1991 Bachelor of Arts
  • Texas Bar Admission: 1994
  • Western Federal District Admission: 2012

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Recipient of the Mexican American Bar Association of San Antonio’s President’s Award of Excellence, 1998

DISTINGUISHED POSITIONS

  • President of the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2002-2003
  • President of the Mexican American Bar Association of San Antonio, 1997-1998

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member of San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member of National College of DUI Defense
  • Member of Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member of Mexican American Bar Association of San Antonio

PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Top Shelf DWI: Standard Field Sobriety Tests, Don’t Believe the Hype 2018
  • DWI Expert Lecture Series
  • Cross Examination of the Breath Test Expert
  • Conference: Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar 2010
  • DWI Things Every Lawyer Should Know
  • Conference: 47th Annual Criminal Law Institute 2010
  • Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer
  • Conference: SACDLA Ultimate Cross Examination Seminar 2010
  • Effective Jury Selection In DWI Cases
  • Conference: How to Try a DWI in Bexar County 2008
  • Cross Examination of the Technical Supervisor
  • Conference: Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar 2008
  • Examining Field Sobriety Testing
  • Conference: Advanced DWI Seminar 2007
  • Breath Testing Defenses
  • Conference: 43rd Annual Criminal Law Institute 2006
  • Cross Examination of the Technical Supervision
  • Conference: Top Gun DWI Seminar 2006
  • Field Sobriety Testing
  • Conference: How to Try a DWI in Bexar County 2005
  • Technical Supervisor Cross Examination
  • Conference: Advanced DWI Seminar 2005