Charles H. Sierra


  • Mr. Sierra has represented several cities, governmental entities, private corporations and individuals in complex litigation from trial through appeal in wide-ranging areas of state and federal law.  Such areas of representation includes but is not limited to, Municipal Law, Governmental Defense Litigation, Family Law, Criminal Law and Commercial Litigation.
     
  • Mr. Sierra has twenty-eight years experience in the areas of business law, state and federal appellate practice and general legal issues for businesses and individuals. Mr. Sierra has represented clients in all types of litigation and alternative dispute resolution.  
  • Mr. Sierra serves clients in state courts; Southern and Western Districts of Texas; the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; and the United States Supreme Court.
     
  • Practice Areas:   Municipal Law; Civil Practice; Employment Law; Family Law; Criminal Law  

  • Admitted:  1989, Texas; U.S. District Court, Southern and Western Districts of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; and U.S. Supreme Court

Adrian A. Spears II

  • Mr. Spears has represented several cities, governmental entities, private corporations and individuals in complex litigation from trial through appeal including appeal to the Texas Supreme Court.  

  • In addition to litigation matters, Mr. Spears has also represented private corporations as general counsel and served as assistant City Attorney for the Cities of Boerne, Hondo, Forney, Alpine, and Euless, Texas and served as interim City Attorney for the City of Von Ormy, Texas.  While serving as Assistant City Attorney, Mr. Spears has been called upon to deal with issues involving state and local government law and legislative issues; federal government law and legislative issues; contract law issues; public records and open meeting issues; draft and review ordinances; draft legal opinions on a daily basis and attend city council and board meetings.

  • Mr. Spears has served as Alternate Judge for the City of Castle Hills, Texas, and currently serves as Presiding  Municipal Court Judge for Von Ormy, Texas, and as lead prosecutor for the City of Kyle, Texas.

EDUCATION  

  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, TX Juris Doctor, 2006
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX B.B.A., Accounting, 2004

PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS

  • Presented Expert Testimony to the Texas Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations on municipal annexation reform, May 2016
  • Recreational Use Statute and the Texas Tort Claims Act, State Bar of Texas 28th Annual Advanced Government Law Course, July 28-29, 2016
  • Local Zoning Authority and the Fair Housing Act: A Balancing Act written by Bradford E. Bullock, Presented by Adrian A. Spears II, Lorman Seminar: Zoning, Subdivision and Land Development Law, January 2008.
  • Local Government: Types and Powers, Advanced Real Estate Law Course, July 2007
  • City of Boerne Board and Commission Workshop:  A training seminar presented to the Boerne City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, Historic Landmark Commission and the Board of Adjustment, August 2006.  

HONORS & AWARDS  

  • San Antonio’s Best Lawyers 2010, 2010 Scene in S.A. Magazine: Best Lawyers Edition .  
  • San Antonio’s Best Lawyers 2011, 2011 Scene in S.A. Magazine: Best Lawyers Edition.   
  • San Antonio’s Best Lawyers 2012, 2012 Scene in S.A. Magazine: Best Lawyers Edition   
  • San Antonio’s Best Lawyers 2013, 2013 Scene in S.A. Magazine: Best Lawyers Edition   
  • Rising Star in the San Antonio legal community, 2013 Scene in S.A. Magazine: Rising Stars of San Antonio  
  • San Antonio’s Best Lawyers 2014, 2014 Scene in S.A. Magazine: Best Lawyers Edition  
  • Rising Star in the San Antonio legal community 2015, Scene in S.A. Magazine: Rising Stars of San Antonio  
  • San Antonio’s Best Lawyers 2015, 2015 Scene in S.A. Magazine: Best Lawyers Edition  
  • Rising Star in the San Antonio legal community,  2016 Scene in S.A. Magazine: Rising Stars of San Antonio   

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS   

  • Member of the Bar, State of Texas, admitted 2007.
  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.