BRYAN S. ORIHEL
T: (210) 224-8200
F: (210) 224-8214
Bryan Orihel is a native San Antonian and avid Spurs fan. Bryan graduated from Clark High School and attended the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and a Minor in Business Foundations. Bryan then attended St. Mary's School of Law in San Antonio and graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 2011. During his time at St. Mary’s School of Law, Bryan studied International Comparative Law at the prestigious University of Innsbruck in Innsbruck, Austria, which was taught by the current Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.
Since joining the firm in 2012, Bryan has gained significant trial experience in Bexar, Comal, Kerr, Kinney, and many other counties in and around South Texas. Bryan is currently a member of the Texas Bar Association, San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Texas DWI Defense Lawyer's Association and the National College for DUI Defense. Bryan practices in all areas of criminal defense, with a particular empasis on DWI Defense, especially with DWI Blood cases.
With the specific training and certifications Bryan has received, he has become one of the top Criminal Defense lawyers in the city and has been featured s in San Antonio Scene Magazine from 2014 to 2020. Bryan was also voted one of the Top 30 Criminal Defense Attorneys in San Antonio in San Antonio Scene Magazine 2015 and 2017, and was also rated by his peers as one of the Top 5 DUI/DWI attorneys in the city of San Antonio in 2020. Bryan is a Certified Practitioner of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and has been able to get favorable decisions for our clients by Judges who found the officer demonstrated or graded the sobriety tests incorrectly. Through this training and continuing legal education Bryan has been able to keep up with the current DWI trends including being able to efficiently defend the increasing DWI blood draw cases. Bryan has been able to obtain dismissals on DWI cases with breath and blood alcohol evidence, even in cases with alleged high alcohol readings. With his experience and training, Bryan has successfully suppressed Blood and Breath Test evidence on multiple occasions. His legal education has also allowed him to become very familiar with the practices of forensic chromatography and blood alcohol analysis that is being used more and more in the DWI field, including hands on training with the Perkin Elmer Claris 500 Gas Chromatograph machine.
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