David E. Dilley
  • Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Attorney David E. Dilley has more than 25 years experience helping people with their most basic and pressing legal matters. He is dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals, and he is an experienced attorney who will aggressively advocate for you to get the best possible outcome in your case. As a successful trial attorney with well over 40 jury trials and countless court hearings, attorney David Dilley knows how to fight for your rights. His fees are always reasonable and affordable.

Areas of Practice

  • All Criminal Cases (State and Federal)
  • DUI/DWI Cases (State and Federal)
  • Drug Violations
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Parole & Probation Revocations
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Criminal Conspiracy Crimes
  • Money Laundering Crimes
  • Felonies
  • Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Separation Boards Defense
  • Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Article 15 Defense
  • Correction of Military Records
  • Military Justice
  • Immigration Visa/Residency/Citizenship Applications
  • Immigration Deportation Cases
  • Living Wills
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • Courts-Martial & Discharge
  • Assault & Battery – Plaintiff
  • Contracts
  • Real Estate Matters
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Estate Administration
  • Accident Injuries-- Plaintiff
  • Business Formation & Business Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1992


  • Texas Southern University Law School, Houston, Texas
    • J.D.
  • St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas
    • B.B.A.
    • Major: Insurance & Risk Management

Representative Cases

  • SALAS v. Wilson Methodist , 139 S.W.3d 398, 2004, 4th Cir.
  • WAL-MART v. ROSA, 52 S.W. 2d 842, 2001, 4th Cir.

Representative Clients

  • Consulate General of Mexico
  • South San Antonio Independent School District


  • Criminal Law of Procedure, Reynaldo Garza School of Law, 1993 to 1994
  • Military Criminal Justice, United States Army, 2000

Honors and Awards

  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Recipient, Army Commendation Medal-3Time
  • Recipient, Army Achievement Medal-3Time

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • United States Army Reserve, Captain - JAG Corp., 1999
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2005
  • Texas Criminal Defense Layers Association, Member, 2005
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Member, 2008
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Douglas E. Dilley, P.C., Associate Attorney, 1991 to 2007
  • Military: Command Judge Advocate-420th Engineer Brigade


  • Spanish


  • Rho Beta Gamma

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