Aggressive DWI Lawyer in San Antonio & Corpus Christi

Education & Experience

Mr. RC Pate is a criminal defense lawyer and was born and raised in Corpus Christi, TX. He grew up watching his father in trial as both an attorney and later a judge. 

Mr. Pate coaches soccer to underprivileged youth in the San Antonio area and has been working on attaining his lawyer-scientist designation through the American Chemical Society. He’s completed over 100 hours of class time and will soon receive this distinction. Very few lawyers have this extra knowledge, and it certainly comes in handy when dealing with blood alcohol content levels.

Education & Experience

• Trinity University - BA in physics and religion, minors in mathematics and philosophy University of Houston Law School – JD
  • Clerkship with a bankruptcy judge, the attorney general’s office, and the Texas Supreme Court.
  • Competed on the Mock Trial team, where two years in a row his team made it to the quarter finals of the National Trial        Competition, an event that more than 1,000 teams compete in.
  • Awarded the Irvin J. Wiener award for his involvement in the school’s only criminal clinic.
  • Inducted into the Order of the Barristers in recognition of his trial advocacy prowess.
• Worked or the Nueces County, Kleberg County, and Kenedy County District Attorney’s offices.
• Accepted a position with the Bexar County District Attorney’s office the same day he was licensed to practice law (2007).
After two and a half years at the DA’s office, Mr. Pate left to become the founder of The Law Office of RC Pate, a firm focusing on criminal representation. For a year and a half, he was of counsel to a law firm that almost exclusively represented DWI clients. His work has attracted the attention of numerous people. For the last four years, Mr. Pate has been hired to help resolve or assist in cases by the biggest and best defense attorneys in central Texas. He is now offering those services directly to clients instead of just to the lawyers who are the best at advertising. 

Awards, Honors & Memberships

  • Judicial Candidate for County Court #14
  • Named to the SA Scene magazine’s “Rising Stars” of the San Antonio legal community in 2014
  • Proud founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association (a National DWI association for attorneys)
  • Member of the TCDLA, SACDLA, and SAYLA

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