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Current Employment

Attorney, Bexar County District Court Administration - Advise Criminal District Court judges, prepare recommendations for post-conviction writs of habeas corpus, and draft court orders/jury instructions.         

Past Employment

Solo practitioner - 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.  

Dallas County Assistant District Attorney - Participated in weekly trials and trained 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 

UT Vice President of the Student Body  - 1991 

San Antonio MacArthur High School - 1988

Community Involvement

Morningside Ministries, Chairman of the Board of Directors - Morningside Ministries is San Antonio's oldest and largest not-for-profit, faith-based senior living organization. 

Young Men's Service League, Mission Chapter, Past President - Young Men's Service League is a non-profit organization where moms and their teenage sons volunteer together to serve the San Antonio community.

Battle of Flowers Association Member 

Texas Exes Lifetime Member

Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) Participant

Attend First Presbyterian Church 


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


Married to James ("Jamie") Patterson, local family law attorney and mediator, sons McCoy (21) and Mitchell (18).

Daughter of Clarence, local family law attorney, and Carol Bray. Sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Chad Gunter.


Pol. Adv. Paid for by Julie Bray Patterson for JP3 Campaign, Clarence Bray Treasurer, P.O.Box 6123, San Antonio,Texas 78209
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