About Us

The utmost professionalism, effectiveness and determination have been pivotal to the Law Office of Daniel J. Palmer since its inception. Located in Bexar County, Texas, our office takes pride in representing clients from every corner of the Lone Star State. Whether you’ve been accused of a crime or suspected of committing one, our criminal defense lawyer, Daniel J. Palmer, will represent you with all of your legal interests in mind.


Daniel J. Palmer, a San Antonio native, graduated from the Antonian College Preparatory High School and subsequently attended the University of Texas at Austin. There, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Government/Political Science and a double minor in Business and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Seeking to amplify his education, Daniel entered St. Mary’s University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor. It was during this time that he had the privilege of spending a summer studying in Europe under the guidance of United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts at the Institute on World Legal Problems at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. Daniel’s complete education experience is as follows:


After receiving his law license and admittance into the Texas Bar, Daniel continued to pave his way through the legal world by becoming a Criminal Texas State Prosecutor for the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. His position as a first chair prosecutor allowed him to develop impressive skills as a trial attorney by successfully trying numerous cases involving a wide range of criminal offenses in front of juries.

This position additionally gave Daniel the responsibility to run the office’s Criminal Protective Orders Unit where he conducted many Protective Order hearings in the presence of every elected Civil District Court Judge in Bexar County. Daniel’s experience working in the DA’s office gave him insight into how crimes are prosecuted and how prosecutors are trained to bring a case against you. After his period working for the DA’s office, Daniel joined a multi-practice area law firm with offices throughout Texas where he handled the entire firm’s caseload and handled the legal needs of numerous clients.


When Daniel isn’t seen around the office strengthening a case or in the courtroom defending a client’s rights, he spends his time playing a variety of musical instruments, working on his vinyl record collection, reading, long-distance running and cheering on his Texas Longhorns and San Antonio Spurs. First and foremost, Daniel loves spending his spare time by his wife and son’s side.

Family is an essential part of Daniel’s life and his passion for his loved ones translates to his approach in legal cases. His motto has always been: “I represent my clients as aggressively as if they were my own family.” By using his knowledge of the legal world and experience as a prosecutor, Daniel always works diligently on your case while delivering the results you expect.

  • Bar Admission
    • Licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas
  • Education
    • Graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law, Juris Doctor
    • Graduate of the Institute on World Legal Problems, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
    • Graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, BA in Government
  • Organizations
    • American Bar Association
    • State Bar of Texas
    • San Antonio Bar Association
    • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
    • State Bar of Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Section
    • The San Antonio Local Musicians Guild
    • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
    • Anthony de Padua Pro Bono Clinic
  • Achievements
    • Client's Choice: Criminal Defense AVVO 2015
    • Featured Attorney: Criminal Defense AVVO 2015
    • Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in San Antonio Scene in SA Magazine 2015
    • Best Entertainment Lawyers in San Antonio Scene in SA Magazine 2015
    • Top Attorney- Criminal Defense AVVO 2015
    • Featured Attorney: Criminal Defense AVVO 2014
    • Pro Bono Certificate St. Mary's University School of Law 2010

Mr Palmer did a good job on our case. Our family is very pleased with his hard wk and making sure that we had all information we needed for our case. We are very satisfied with his honesty and support.


Having very little knowledge of a music contract Daniel Palmer walked us through the process. He had patience with us and looked out for our best interest. I would recommend him for anyone in the entertainment industry.

Rudy Duran


I would highly recommend this attorney...honest and explained everything the steps involved with parole...actually listens to customers and their questions


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Daniel assisted me with many legal questions I had regarding a divorce and criminal case. He was excellent! The information he gave me was informative, honest, and easily understood. He went above and beyond to answer questions for me with detailed responses. Thanks, Daniel!


Daniel makes you feel like you're family. His attention to detail and constant communication make you feel at ease. Daniel explains what he is actively doing and makes sure you are aware of every step so that all parties are informed and can make informed decisions going forward. As if that were not enough, he remains the most accessible attorney I've ever worked with.


My wife was involved in an incredibly contentious divorce/custody case involving very high profile parties. Mr. Palmer provided thoughtful counsel to my wife to help minimize her chances of repercussions from the aforementioned parties. I would highly recommend Mr. Palmer for your legal needs.


Daniel assisted me with legal advice during a very painful situation a friend was going through. He was very professional, but he still made me feel like he really cared and wanted to help. His advice ended up being amazingly helpful and got us through a painful process. For accurate, professional, and human legal advice or assistance, he will always be my first choice. Thank you so much!


Mr Palmer did a good job on our case. Our family is very pleased with his hard wk and making sure that we had all information we needed for our case. We are very satisfied with his honesty and support.

ROBERT, Architect