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Alex Joseph Scharff has been practicing criminal defense in Texas state and federal courts, in misdemeanor, felony, and federal trial and appellate courts. He is a member in good standing with the Texas Bar and licensed to practice in the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas. He also has much experience in fighting Texas and federal civil and criminal forfeiture cases. He has practiced in all four corners in Texas---from Brownsville to Gainesville, El Paso to Texarkana. He has defended people in federal courts in San Antonio, Del Rio, Austin, Houston, Dallas, Lubbock, Tyler, Newark, Marshall, Corpus Christi, Laredo, New York City, Miami, Nashville, Memphis, and Tampa. Moreover, he has argued appeals in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, as well as in the Fort Worth, Corpus Christi, Austin, and San Antonio Courts of Appeals. Recently he argued before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. He also represents people in parole matters as well as in post-conviction matters and writs of habeas corpus. He is a member of the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association. He is a formidable advocate because he is well versed in the law and is recognized as a worthy trial lawyer.



Not guilty verdicts and/or dismissals in Murder cases, Aggravated Assaults with Deadly Weapon, Possession of Controlled Substance (Marijuana, Heroin, Methamphetamine, etc.), DWIs, Sexual Assaults, Possession of Child Pornography, Burglaries, Fraud, Organized Crime, Conspiracy, Theft, Robbery, Wire Fraud, Money Laundering and Motions to Revoke Probation.

Jury ordered probation in Intoxication Manslaughter, Intoxication Assault, Murder, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.



James v. State, 102 S.W.3d 162, 2003, Tex.App. Forth Worth 

(Client's convictions for possessing 400lbs of narcotics with 2 life sentences REVERSED)

Rivera v. State, 952 S.W.2d 34, 1997, Tex.App. San Antonio 

(Client's no contest plea to voluntary manslaughter and 18 year prison sentence VACATED)

DeLos Santos v. State, 918 S.W.2d 565, 1996, Tx App. San Antonio 

(Client's Life sentence for murder REVERSED) 

State v. McClendon, 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 6760 , 2015, Tx. App. Corpus Christi 

(Client's blood test for felony DWI-3d SUPPRESSED & Case Dismissed)

United States v. Areche, 134 F. App'x 659 (5th Cir. 2005); (Defendant’s 30 year sentence reversed)



State and Federal

Criminal Defense
Drug Crimes including Conspiracy, Continuing Criminal Enterprise, Possession with or without intent to Distribute 
Felony and Misdemeanor DWI, Intoxication Manslaughter, Failure to Stop and Render Aid
Sealing of Criminal Records 
Personal Injury
White Collar and Financial Crimes

Sex Crimes; Possession or Distribution of Child Pornograpy

Motions to Revoke Probation, Parole and Supervised Released


St Mary's University School of Law

San Antonio, Texas

JD 1991

Honors: Order of Barristers
Honors: American Inns of Court
Honors: Won Mock Trial Competitions two years in a row
Honors: Board of Advocates
Honors: American Inns of Court


St Mary's University

San Antonio, Tx

B.A. 1988

Major: Political Science

Honors: Cum Laude 




San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2008 to Present
San Antonio Bar Association, Member, 2013 to Present
Texas Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Board Member, 2012 to Present




Texas, 1991
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1992
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas


Recognized as top rated Appellate attorney by San Antonio Scene Magazine
Who’s Who in American Law
Recognized as top rated Criminal Defense attorney by San Antonio Scene Magazine
Top Rated Five Star Attorney as voted on by peers at
Recognized as top rated Criminal Defense attorney by San Antonio Scene Magazine
Classes and Seminars, Featured Speaker: Intoxication Manslaughter, San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2013
Preservation of Error, SACOLA, 2006
Texas Civil Forfeiture, San Antonio Bar Association, 2001




Community Justice Program, 2008 to Present
Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, 2012 to Present





Law Offices of Alan Brown, 2017-2019

Campion and Campion, Atorney, 1991 to 2016
Imhoff & Associates, Texas Resident Partner, 2007 - present



He’s a beast. I knew from when I sat in the chair we were gonna win, my case was dismissed, and will be expunged! I highly recommend Bryan, he’s small but packs a big punch lol thanks Bryan!!!!