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Joey Contreras

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Practice Areas:

  • Criminal
  • Personal Injury
  • Federal


Attorney Joey Contreras joins Ramos + Del Cueto with a decorated resume that can be rivaled by few attorneys. He was a state prosecutor for 11 years and a federal prosecutor for 18 years.

Contreras was also a Chief in the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office; Chief of the Major Crimes Unit of the United States Attorney’s Office; and the Gang Coordinator for the United States Attorney’s Office, coordinating gang prosecutions from Del Rio to San Antonio to Midland to Waco and El Paso.

Most recently, Contreras was appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott as judge of the 187th Judicial District Court based on his superior state and federal prosecution experience.

Contreras stopped counting the number of criminal jury trials he has tried when he reached 200 but estimates he’s tried approximately 300 jury trials, including multiple death penalty cases—four death sentences with two executions carried out.

Some of the cases Contreras tried in federal court were the most complex in the nation. He’s tried approximately 50 murders and supervised the prosecution of another 150 murders.

His numerous awards for outstanding prosecution include two from the United States Attorney’s Office for successful prosecution of the most complex cases handled in the District.

Contreras federal law experience is unparalleled. He is the best choice when looking for legal services regarding federal criminal charges of any sort.

Past Positions

  • Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, Chief
  • Major Crimes Unit of the United States Attorney’s Office, Chief
  • United States Attorney’s Office, Gang Coordinator

Published Works

  • Sunday Morning Coming Down, Joey Contreras, Apr 10, 2021
  • From Darkness, Light, Joey Contreras, Jul 23, 2021