Stephen Foster attended law school at the University of Texas, the highest ranked law school in the state of Texas. Shortly after being licensed in the state of Texas he accepted a position with Alvarez, Notzon & Gutierrez, which was one of the premiere civil law firms based in South Texas. Patricia Alvarez, the attorney for whom Stephen Foster directly worked is currently serving as a justice on the Fourth District Court of Appeals for the State of Texas.
His first job in criminal law was as an Assistant District Attorney serving Webb and Zapata counties. He was hired by Joe Rubio, a Democrat. His service in Laredo brought him to the attention of Bexar county District Attorney Susan Reed and her staff. He was hired by Susan Reed, a Republican and was placed immediately in her criminal trial division.
While in Criminal trial division he served as first chair prosecutor in county court #9, where Judge Oscar Kazen set a record for the most jury trials tried within a six month period. Stephen Foster was responsible for prosecuting them all. After serving in county court #9 he was placed in a special position where he would try cases in any court which needed a prosecutor. If a prosecutor was sick or busy on another case, Stephen Foster was the man that was trusted to try the case.
In 2010, Stephen Foster was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, Law and Politics magazine and Texas Monthly. This is a recognition that is limited to at most the top 2.5% of attorneys in a given category. This recognition came as a result of many high profile court victories against both the Government and large mega-lawfirms. In some of the business law victories Stephen Foster’s clients were outspent 50 to 1 or more.
In 2012, 2013 and 2014, Stephen Foster was again recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, Law and Politics magazine and Texas Monthly magazine. In addition to these awards he was recognized in 2012 by “Scene in S.A.” magazine as one of the “Best Attorneys in San Antonio” in the areas of criminal defense and litigation.
Stephen Foster is a member of the San Antonio Trial Lawyer Association and The Texas Trial Lawyer Association. Both The San Antonio Trial Lawyer Association and The Texas Trial Lawyer Association are private organizations with very strict rules and standards for its members. Only attorneys that are respected by their fellow trial lawyers are asked to join. Stephen Foster is also a member of the American Association for Justice, which is the premiere organization in the United States for attorneys that devote their lives to seeking justice for clients that have been done wrong.
Stephen Foster does not represent his clients alone. He is very proud of the people with which he works. He associates with attorneys and others that are regarded as the best at what they do. The attorneys that Stephen Foster works with educate other attorneys about changes in the law and are published authors in the legal community.
The non-attorney staff members that Stephen Foster employs understand that doing an outstanding job 99% of the time is completely unacceptable. Stephen Foster has demanding clients that correctly expect the highest quality of representation in all aspects of every case with no room for mistakes.
Working for Stephen Foster is a stressful experience and it is not for most people. Some people get a deep sense of personal satisfaction from doing a job right. Stephen Foster has retained a collection of those types of people and he understands that even though he gets most of the glory and thanks when he wins a big case every win is paid for with the effort of those around him. Many people make sacrifices for every successful outcome, including the friends and families of Stephen Foster’s employees.
There are times when it is best for Stephen Foster to bring in another attorney to handle a portion of a case. If there is a nationally recognized expert in a subspecialty of law or if there is an attorney that has handled a case that is almost identical to the current case Stephen Foster doesn’t hesitate to have another attorney handle the parts of the case in which they are an expert.
Stephen Foster believes strongly that every individual that comes into his office deserves an attorney that will handle the case as if it were the attorney’s own case. Stephen Foster never charges for a consultation. If you have any questions about your legal rights or what your situation is, don’t hesitate to let Stephen Foster know.