Rogers Garcia Patton PLLC is proud to announce the addition of its newest partner, Jessica Estorga. A well-regarded member of the San Antonio law community, she was awarded the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award in 2015 by the San Antonio Young Lawyers Association. Jessica has maintained a very active private practice
Congratulations go out to our own Alberto Garcia who has been elected Treasurer of the Mexican American Bar Association, San Antonio branch.
RGP attorneys have returned two not guilty verdicts for clients wrongfully accused of criminal offenses this month. In May, a jury returned a not guilty verdict in a misdemeanor assault case for a woman who found herself on trial for defending herself against an attack by her significant other. Attorneys Jason Rogers and Joseph Patton argued zealously to the jury that it was a case of self-defense and the investigation was woefully inadequate. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty in less than 30 minutes. Read more
Joseph G. Patton studied international business at Texas State University in San Marcos and later earned his Juris Doctorate at St. Mary’s Law School in San Antonio.
As a law student, Joe earned recognition both as a National Member of the Order of the Barristers and the Outstanding Mock Trial Award. On campus, he served as a member of the Board of Advocates and participated in several internal competitions focused on negotiations, arbitration, trials and appeals. As a member of the external mock trial program, Joe traveled all over the United States competing against the best law school advocacy programs in the country.
Joe began his legal career clerking for Goldstein, Goldstein and Hilley. This experience exposed him to some of the greatest legal minds and hardest working attorneys in practice today. It also provided him with experience ranging from local state trials to appellate work at United States Supreme Court.
Joe is licensed to practice law since 2014. His current practice focuses on criminal defense, family law, business and consumer law. He is a member of the Federal Bar Association, San Antonio Bar Association, and the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
In 2015, Joe was recognized by his peers in SA Scene Magazine as one of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Lawyers Under 5 Years of Practice and one of the Top 100 Family Lawyers in San Antonio.
Albert Garcia believes that the best attorneys are those that not only advocate for their clients with passion, but carefully analyze their clients’ situation and strategize to get their clients the best possible outcome.
It takes strategy, passion and a vast range of advocacy skills to effectively represent someone in the courtroom. As a member of the External Advocacy Program at St. Mary’s and 2012 first place winner of the Renna and Jeff Embry Mock Trial Competition, Mr. Garcia has honed his skills as a fierce litigator and will tirelessly fight and argue in favor of those that he represents. As a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Albert has taken it upon himself to stand as a champion of justice.
For the last three years Albert has worked under the supervision of the St. Mary’s Immigration and Human Rights Clinic where he has seen how clouded and complex the process to gain legal status in the United States can be for the majority of the public. Witnessing first hand the devastating effects of receiving bad advice from people who purport to know immigration law. Immigration requires a high level of specific knowledge in order to properly guide a person through the process.
Every case begins with a thorough analysis of the facts and situation and each step of the way Mr. Garcia will passionately advocate for his clients; from helping them through the bureaucratic process of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to representing them in front of an Immigration Judge before the United States Department of Justice. There is nothing more rewarding to Mr. Garcia than seeing families stay together or reunited. To that end, Mr. Garcia will fight any government agency who attempts to impede family unity.