Practicing law flows through our blood and we are passionate about helping our clients’ legal needs whether it be criminal law, family law, probate or personal injury. Our team has experience on both sides of the bench and we use that experience and know how to navigate the interests of our clients in the courtroom. Since 1967 the LaHood family has represented thousands of cases in our great city of San Antonio and we will be here for generations to come. Thanks for putting your faith in LaHood Law, Lawyers you can trust!
One of Michael’s first memories is of he and his father Zaiter waking up around 4 am to get fresh produce to sell. Even at an early age, Michael’s father taught him the secret of success: hard work and dedication, there are no shortcuts to success.
Michael carried this lesson with him throughout his life. Michael was commissioned into the U.S. Army before finishing law school in 1967. He would finish his military career with the reserves, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Michael instilled his values into his family and his law practice, building a successful general practice until his appointment as Judge of County Court at Law 15 in 2009. Throughout his 50 years of practicing law, the one constant he understood in private practice and on the bench was this: Each person’s case is the most important case to them. They entrust their lives into your hands. Honor that trust. Defend their case as if it was your own.
Raised from childhood to defend the defenseless and never back down to a bully, Marc never forgot these lessons his father taught him. Working in St. Mary’s Law School’s Criminal and Civil Clinics, he learned firsthand that justice isn’t blind and people are railroaded daily in our justice system. And he also learned that the only chance we have to protect ourselves from false charges and injustice is to be able to effectively bring the fight to the courtroom.
As a trial lawyer, he has built a reputation for successfully defending his clients at trial. He has won cases from misdemeanor assaults to first degree drug charges and murder.
In the last two years he has successfully fought and won 4 DWI blood draw trials as well as charges ranging from assault of a public servant to sex charges.
He tells everyone he cannot guarantee a result, if someone tries to, get it in writing. But he does guarantee he will always tell his clients the truth, whether it’s good news or bad, and he will always aggressively fight to protect their rights.
Justin M. Fowlks was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Fowlks earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. During his time at St. Mary’s University School of Law, he was hired as a law clerk by Marc LaHood. As a clerk, he worked diligently on complex and high stakes criminal matters. As a student defense attorney, in the St. Mary’s Criminal Justice Clinic, he represented poor and disenfranchised juveniles and adults with criminal offenses ranging from misdemeanors to capital offenses.
Upon earning his law license, Mr. Fowlks was hired by LaHood Law as an associate attorney. Mr. Fowlks provides each client with the utmost in service and accessibility. He is fluent in Spanish, and is currently learning Italian. When he’s not in the courtroom or in the office, Mr. Fowlks is a bit of a travel junkie – his adventures abroad have taken him to over 50 countries on 6 continents.