Special Thanks to TCDLA's Course Directors


Adam Kobs, San Antonio

 

EDUCATION

University of Southern Mississippi, BS in Criminal Justice 1993

St. Mary’s School of Law, JD 1998

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

President, San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association (2008-2009)

Fellow, College of the State Bar of Texas (2001-present)

Parliamentarian, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association (2018-present)

Director, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association (2010-2018)

Member, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association (1998-present)

Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (1999-present)

 

LICENSED JURISDICTIONS

Texas Supreme Court 1998

United States District Court for the Western District of Texas 1999

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas 2002

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 1999

United States Supreme Court 2002

 

AUTHOR

One Way to Win a DWI ALR, The San Antonio Defender (June 2003).

 

SPEAKER

ALR, First Annual How to Try a DWI in Bexar County (August 2005)

Course Director, 2nd Annual How to Try a DWI in Bexar County (August 2007)

DWI Case Law: Some May Help, Third Annual How to Try a DWI in Bexar County (2008)

Voir Dire, SACDLA Nuts & Bolts (2010)

MTRs, SABLA Criminal Defense 101, (2012 & 2013)

DWI Hot Case Law Update, TCDLA Stu Kinard Advanced DWI Seminar (2014)

MTRs, SACDLA Nuts & Bolts (2014)

DWI Start to Finish, SACDLA Against All Odds (2015)

ALR Questions for the Arresting Officer, Breath Test Operator and Technical Supervisor, TCDLA 11th Annual Stu Kinard Advanced DWI Seminar (2015)

How to Win the DWI at the ALR, 53rd Annual Criminal Law Institute (2016)

How to Win the DWI at the ALR, 55th Annual Criminal Law Institute (2018)

Breath Testing and the Intoxilyzer 9000, SBOT 44th Advanced Criminal Law (2018)

Developing a Persuasive Defense Strategy, Come and Take It (2018)

DWI Case Law Update, 14th Annual TCDLA Stu Kinard Advanced DWI Seminar (2018)

DWI Start to Finish, ACDLA (2019)

 

RECOGNITION

Voted Rising Star 2006 & 2008, 2009, 2010 as Published in Texas Monthly, Super Lawyer’s Edition

Voted one of San Antonio’s Best Lawyers 2009, 2016 in Criminal Defense as Published in Scene in S.A.

Dwight McDonald, Lubbock

Dwight is a partner at McLaurin & McDonald’s in Lubbock, Texas.  He graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1993. He is a current member of the Texas Criminal Defense lawyers Association.

Stanley Schneider, Houston

Education

Alfred University - 1971

St. Mary's University Law School – 1974

Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College – 2000

Licenses

October, 1974, State Bar of Texas;

United States District Courts for the Northern Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee;

Licensed to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits;

Licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

 Employment

 (1974 – 1977) Texas Department of Corrections

Staff Counsel for Inmates

 (1977 – Current) Schneider & McKinney, P.C.

Managing Partner

Awards and Accolades

Outstanding Criminal Defense Lawyer -State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice

Section, 1997

Best Criminal Defense and White Collar Defense”, Best Lawyers in

 America, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 “Super Lawyer”, Texas Lawyer, 2004-2018

“Top Notch - Criminal Defense Lawyer”, Texas Lawyer, 2007

“Twenty Five Greatest Lawyers in Texas over the past Twenty Five Years”,

Texas Lawyer, 2010

“Top 100 Lawyers in Houston”, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2012 “Go to Criminal Defense Lawyer”, Texas Lawyer, 2012

Schneider & McKinney, P.C. is listed as Tier 1 Houston law firm by U.S. News and World Report in Criminal Defense: non-white collar; white collar and DWI Defense - the only law firm ranked in all three categories.

“Order of Merit” 2007, Presented by the Republic of Argentina

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Hall of Fame - 2014

Lifetime Achievement Award - Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association

- 2015

Honorary Doctor of Law from Alfred University - 2015

Professional Leadership and Affiliations

President, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2009 -2010; President, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association 2004-2005; Treasurer, Texas Criminal Defense

Lawyers Association, 2005-2006;

Second Vice President, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2006

- 2007

First Vice President, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2007 -

- 2008

President-Elect, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2008-2009

State Bar of Texas, 4E Grievance Committee, six years; Provisional member, American Academy of Forensic Science; Member, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, June, 2011 - 2016

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

American Bar Association

State Bar of Texas Pattern Criminal Jury Charge Committee 2017 - present

Publications

Schneider, Stanley G., Botsford David L., The “Law Game”: Why Prosecutors Should be Prevented from A Rematch; Double Jeopardy Concerns Stemming From Prosecutorial Misconduct, 47 S.Tex.L.Rev 729, (2006).

Schneider, Stanley G., With Forensics, You Are Limited Only By Your Imagination, Utilizing Forensic Science in Criminal Cases, Aspatore (2011)

Patty Tress, Houston

Graduated from UNT in 2000

Attend Law School at Hamline Law School in St. Paul Minnesota and graduated in 2004

Took the Texas bar and was licensed in Texas on 5/5/05

I practice only criminal defense primarily in Denton County and some in Dallas County.

I have one son Hunter and have been married for 3 years to Eric.  We have 2 border collies.