Simpson, Foster & Gold

Former Prosecutor. Real Trial Attorney.,Experienced Trial Attorney

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Firm Overview

Simpson, Foster & Gold is an aggressive litigation firm. Simpson, Foster & Gold has had success litigating cases where our clients' lives and fortunes have been at stake. Simpson, Foster & Gold is one of a select number of firms that other law firms and lawyers turn to when cases are headed for trial. Established in 2005 by former Bexar County prosecutors, our firm is currently one of the top firms for both high-end civil and criminal litigation.

Example cases

Criminal Law:

State v. P.R.
Client was accused of Assault of a Public Servant. Defendant had a high profile job with the U.S. Government and needed a dismissal or acquittal to save his job. After several court settings and refusal of the defense to plea, the State of Texas dismissed the charges.

Business Law:

State v. T.C.
Client was accused of Sexual Assault of a Minor. District Attorney's office demanded prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender. Client was tried and the jury failed to reach a verdict. Based in part on the aggressive defense in the first trial, the State of Texas dismissed charges on the day of the start of the second trial.

Stephen Foster has represented a large number of clients in high profile cases as well as several cases where high profile clients wanted their cases out of the media spotlight.

Main Office

Main
321 South Flores
San Antonio  TX  78204

Phone
  • (210) 222-1117
Fax
  • (210) 222-1253

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Completely free consultations, either on the phone or in person for as long as it takes to figure out whether someone needs a lawyer, or whether or not I am the right lawyer for a case.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I typically either charge by the hour or receive my fees from the proceeds of the case. Different types of cases have different rules and different fee structures are appropriate in different situations.

Hourly Rates

Between $200 and $300 an hour is typical. This fee is for how long it would take a top attorney to perform a given task. If a task takes longer, for example, requires research into an area of the law with which I am not familiar, I do not charge for the extra time.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Emergency After Hours call: (210) 222-1117

Office Manager

Patricia Trevino

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Spanish

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I love trial law. Trial law is where I am best and where I have the most experience.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I am entirely in favor of people educating themselves. If I had a case, I would want to know everything that was going on in the case. Other clients don't care how I get the job done, they only want results. Either approach is understandable, and if my client is happy, then I am happy.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I certainly would, but it is usually cheaper and easier to do it myself.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I certainly would, but most of my cases involve people's lives and fortunes and typically they aren't the types of cases where people represent themselves.

Stephen Foster

• Associate, Alvarez, Notzon & Gutierrez
• Webb and Zapata County Prosecutor
• Bexar County Prosecutor

Having over 160 jury trials has been the most important experience. When an attorney is a real trial lawyer and the other side knows it, the negotiations are impacted significantly.

I don't yell or scream and try to act aggressive to impress anyone. I am always polite, courteous, and professional. I prefer to let my preparation and reputation speak for me.

Personal interests:

I am very lucky in that I absolutely love my job. I get to work for wonderful clients. Every case is different and that keeps everything fresh and exciting.

License
  • Bar Number: 24005529
    Texas , 2001
Education
  • University of Texas
    Juris Doctorate , 2000
    Austin, TX
  • Oklahoma State University
    Bachelor of Arts , 1996
    Stillwater, OK
    Intercollegiate Legislature Moot Court Champion. Stephen Foster was the entire team. As of 2011, it was the only time the Champion came from a school that did not have a Law School attached as part of the team.

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