San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Invaluable Insider's Perspective

As former prosecutors, we have extensive experience from both sides of the courtroom.

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Proven Track Record of Success

Over our combined 33+ years of experience, we have represented thousands of clients & have handled countless high-profile cases.

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San Antonio Criminal Defense Attorneys

Board Certified Specialists Passionately Defending Your Life

If you are facing criminal charges, it is essential to hire a defense attorney who is capable of securing the most favorable results possible on your behalf. Experience matters, and the San Antonio criminal defense lawyers at Bloomquist & Compton, Attorneys at Law possess the skills and legal backgrounds necessary to take on even the most complicated cases. In fact, our Attorneys have a combined 33+ years of experience, and both of our professionals are board certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Additionally, both of our Attorneys are former high ranking prosecutors, Mr. Bloomquist is a former First Assistant District Attorney and Ms. Compton is a former Division Chief. We have tried hundreds of criminal jury trials - many of them serious high-profile felonies - giving us the skills, tenacity, and resources necessary to handle even the most complex cases.

Larry Dean Bloomquist

A former prosecutor, Larry has an in-depth understanding of how criminal matters are handled from both sides of the courtroom. He is one of less than 2% of Texas Attorney’s board certified in criminal law. He has been selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in South Texas by The National Trial Lawyers Association since 2014. He is a member of the National Order of the Barristers and has a 9.6 AVVO Rating. He has been named a 2015 Client’s Choice, and been given the Client 2013 Client Distinction Award by He is a sought after speaker on self-defense issues. With experience handling many high profile cases, Larry is prepared to take on even the most complex cases.

Cathy S. Compton

Cathy has been handling criminal and immigration matters since 1994, giving her over 20 years of legal experience. She is one of less than 2% of Texas Attorneys board certified in criminal law. With a 9.6 Rating on Avvo, she has become recognized for the favorable results she has obtained on behalf of her clients. Highly recommended by clients, you can trust that your case will be in good hands if you retain Cathy's representation.

Tried & Tested

Because a criminal offense has the potential to lead to serious penalties and long-lasting consequences, it is crucial to completely trust the attorney you hire. You can be confident that in hiring our firm, you will have a team tirelessly fighting for your future, and ensuring that your rights are protected from start to finish. Although you may feel overwhelmed about what the future holds, you do not have to go through this trying time on your own. When your future is at stake, do not delay. Contact our firm today to get started on your defense.

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You May Be Wondering

What does it mean to be board certified?

Becoming board certified is no easy task - certification requires a certain amount of experience, an ongoing involvement in the field, and references from peers. In addition, board certified attorneys must continue his or her education to ensure they are on top of any new developments in the field. To be board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, the attorney must have substantial and relevant experience in their field, as well as demonstrated, tested, and special competence in the field. As board certified lawyers, our attorneys are classified as specialists of criminal defense, which is an honor that sets them apart from other attorneys in the field.

Why hire a former prosecutor?

As a former prosecutor, Attorney Bloomquist has handled criminal cases from both sides of the courtroom. He understands the way the prosecution thinks, and is able to predict the actions that the opposition may take against his clients. He uses this insider's perspective to build stronger defenses and increase clients' chances of having their penalties reduced or dismissed.

What does our track record say about us?

We have handled more than 2,000 criminal cases - many of which were high-profile cases. Among these cases, we have been successful in securing favorable outcomes for our clients. We will not hesitate to take on even the most complicated cases, including those involving gang-related crimes, sex crimes, and murder cases. It is important to ensure the lawyer you hire has a proven record of success in and out of the courtroom, and you can be confident that our attorneys have the results to back up their years of experience.

Why is it important to contact us as soon as possible?

After you have been accused of committing a criminal offense, it is essential that you contact our firm right away. The sooner you begin working with us, the sooner we can begin examining the details of your case, gathering all the evidence, and building the strongest defense possible. If convicted, you may be facing steep penalties, and the prosecution will not waste any time when it comes to building a case against you. By contacting our firm as soon as possible, you will have the greatest chance of receiving minimal penalties, or even having your case dropped.

The Outcomes Say it All

  • Interfering With Public Duties


  • Aggravated Assault


  • Resisting Arrest


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