Attorney Profile

Alfonso Cabañas


CABANAS LAW FIRM, PLLC, San Antonio, Texas June 2007 - Present

Managing Attorney

  • Criminal defense practice focused on state and federal litigation.
  • Provide clients with representation in federal investigations prior to any possible indictments.
  • Transactional practice focused on cross-border commercial transactions, business transactions, and government investigations regarding white-collar crime, wire fraud, and embezzlement.
  • Named as one of San Antonio's best attorneys.
  • Named as one of San Antonio's top "Rising Stars in the Legal Profession"
  • Included in the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Lawyers in South Texas

DEMETRIO DUARTE, JR. & ASSOCIATES, P.C., San Antonio, Texas December 2006 - June 2007

Associate Attorney

  • Litigation-practice focused on civil and criminal law in addition to drafting real estate and title documents


ST. MARY'S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, San Antonio, Texas August 2003 - May 2006

  • Juris Doctorate May 2006
  • Order of the Barristers - Advocacy National Honor Society - member
  • External Advocacy Program (EAP), moot-court team member and undefeated school champion

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY, Waco, Texas August 1998 - December 2002

  • Bachelor of Business Administration; Double Major in Economics and International Business
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) - International Honor Society in Economics - member
  • Baylor University Dean's List


Texas Young Lawyers' Association: Vice-President 2011-2012, Chair 2011-2012, Chair-Elect 2010-2011, 2008-2009 Outstanding Director of the Year Award, 2007-2008 President's Award of Merit, Director 2008 - 2010, Long-range planning committee member; St. Mary's Hispanic Law Alumni: President 2009-2010, Vice-President 2007 - 2008, St. Mary's Law Alumni Board 2009-2010; San Antonio Young Lawyers Association: Director 2008 - 2010; Baylor Young Alumni of San Antonio; State Bar College: Board Member; Hispanic Issues Section State Bar: Board Member.


Vice-Chair for the 2009 National Trial Competition; Co-Producer Navigating the Legal Process after Surviving Domestic Abuse; Co-Producer VoteAmerica: Honor the fight, exercise your right!; Contributing Editor, Texas Lawyers' Professional Ethics, TYLA/Texas Bar Books (2007); Spanish translator and co-producer for TYLA projects The Little Voice; Healing the Wounds: Navigating the Legal Process after Surviving Domestic Abuse; Kids in the Crossfire; Cancer Guide; and Loan Modification Programs; RAICES Pro-Bono Attorney; and Volunteer at Battered Women's Shelter.


Foreign languages (Spanish and Italian); Baylor Sports; Mountain-biking; Weightlifting; Soccer and Outdoor Activities.