Mr. Flores, a native of Starr County, Texas, led a nomadic upbringing, spending much of his early life working in ranches and farms across northern Mexico, South Texas, and the American Midwest. He moved to Austin in 2004 to attend the University of Texas, where he studied journalism, political science, European history, and international relations. He graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2008 and moved to San Antonio to attend St. Mary's University School of Law.
In law school, Mr. Flores served as a staff writer for The Scholar law review, where he revised, edited, and published articles by some of the leading legal minds in the country. He dedicated much of his law journal research to the relationship between "Narco" informants and the federal government in their ongoing war against international drug cartels. He also served as a student attorney with the law school's Criminal Justice Clinic, studying under some of San Antonio's most prolific trial lawyers and using their tutelage to represent indigent individuals charged with various criminal offenses. He juggled these responsibilities while also clerking for Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, a non-profit law firm that provides pro-bono legal representation to individuals throughout Texas.
Mr. Flores received his Juris Doctor in 2011 and immediately began the practice of law with, first, his student Bar card, and subsequently, as a licensed attorney. He has stepped into courtrooms throughout all of Texas and litigated countless cases, from administrative hearings, to first-degree felony offenses, to complex construction and real estate disputes. He has taken numerous cases to jury verdict. He has helped write and prepare legal briefs for cases before Texas appeals courts, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, federal appellate courts, and applications for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Flores is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, as well as the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is fluent in Spanish and French.
Areas Of Practice
- Criminal Law - Federal
- St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
- J.D. - 2011
- Honors: Student Attorney, Criminal Justice Clinic
- University of Texas
- Bachelor of Journalism - 2008
- Major: Journalism
- Major: Political Science
- Major: European History
- Major: International Relations
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
- San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
Pro Bono Activities
- Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Clerk
AUTO ACCIDENT – TOTAL SETTLEMENT: $130,000
The Law Office of Shawn C. Brown recently represented a client that was rear-ended by a driver who was texting and driving. The client sustained head trauma, a hematoma and a broken foot. After fighting with the insurance company of the distracted driver, The Law Office of Shawn C. Brown was able to reach a total settlement for the client of $130,000.
DWI 0.24 BLOOD – DISMISSED
Our Client was pulled over for allegedly swerving and driving without their headlights on. After the administration of the field sobriety tests, the client was arrested for DWI and their blood was taken. Attorney Bryan Orihel reviewed the blood results from the lab, and found multiple issues with the refrigeration of the blood sample and abnormalities in the actual test of the client’s blood. The case was set for trial in which the state DISMISSED all charges against our client.