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Current Experience

Solo practitioner of criminal & juvenile law  

Alternate prosecutor for the City of Olmos Park

436th District Court, Family Enrichment Court Staff Attorney - This specialty court focuses on helping families break the cycle of domestic violence. 


Past Experience

Dallas County Assistant District Attorney - Participated in trials weekly and oversaw and taught misdemeanor prosecutors. 

Assistant to the Dallas County Judge, Lee Jackson - Worked as the Judge's eyes and ears to County Departments and Boards including the Sheriff’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office and the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Board.

Alcalde & Fay, Washington, D.C., Associate - Represented small TV and radio interests at the Federal Communication Commission and on Capitol Hill.

U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, Washington, D.C. Office - Constituent relations

Intern for Cyndi Taylor Krier, 1992 session


University of Texas School of Law - 1996

University College London - Fall  1995

 University of Texas at Austin, B.A. in Government - 1992 

              Vice President of the Student Body  - 1991 

San Antonio MacArthur High School - 1988


Community Involvement

Morningside Ministries Board Member  -  Morningside Ministries is a non-profit, faith based organization focusing on elder care.

 Alamo Heights United Methodist Church -  Youth leader and Burundi, Africa team member.

Metropolitan Methodist Hospital Advisory Committee

Seton Home  -  Annual Dr. Leslie Parks luncheon volunteer (7 yrs.) 

Texas Exes lifetime member


Professional Memberships

San Antonio Bar Association

San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Bexar County Women's Bar Association

University  of Texas Law Alumni Association


Awards and Endorsements

Named in S.A. Scene Magazine as one of the best Criminal Defense lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017.

Endorsed by the San Antonio Police Officers' Association

Endorsed by the Bexar County Adult Probation Officers' Association

Endorsed by the San Antonio Fire and Police Pensioners' Association

Endorsed by the San Antonio Family Association



Married to  James ("Jamie") Patterson, local family law attorney and mediator, sons McCoy(16) and Mitchell (14).

Daughter of Clarence, local family law attorney, and Carol Bray.








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