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Julie Bray Patterson for Judge, County Court at Law No. 5

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Julie Bray Patterson

Current Experience

  • Solo practitioner of criminal & juvenile law  (10 years)
  • Alternate prosecutor for the City of Olmos Park
  • 436th District Court, Family Enrichment Court Staff Attorney – This specialty court focuses on helping families break the cycle of domestic violence.

Past Experience

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  • Dallas County Assistant District Attorney – Participated in trials weekly and oversaw and taught misdemeanor prosecutors.
  • Assistant to the Dallas County Judge, Lee Jackson – Worked as the Judge’s eyes and ears to County Departments and Boards including the Sheriff’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office and the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Board.
  • Alcalde & Fay, Washington, D.C., Associate – Represented small TV and radio interests at the Federal Communication Commission and on Capitol Hill.
  • U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, Washington, D.C. Office – Constituent relations
  • Intern for Cyndi Taylor Krier, 1992 session


  • University of Texas School of Law – 1996
  • University College London – Fall  1995
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A. in Government – 1992
  • Vice President of the Student Body  – 1991
  • San Antonio MacArthur High School – 1988

Community Involvement

  • Morningside Ministries Board Member  –  Morningside Ministries is a non-profit, faith based organization focusing on elder care.
  • Alamo Heights United Methodist Church –  Youth leader and Burundi, Africa team member.
  • Metropolitan Methodist Hospital Advisory Committee
  • Seton Home  –  Annual Dr. Leslie Parks luncheon volunteer (7 yrs.)
  • Texas Federation of Republican Women
  • Texas Exes Lifetime Member

Professional Memberships

  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Bexar County Women’s Bar Association
  • University  of Texas Law Alumni Association


  • Endorsed by the San Antonio Police Officers Association
  • Named in S.A. Scene Magazine as one of the best Criminal Defense lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017.
  • Married to  James (“Jamie”) Patterson, local family law attorney and mediator, sons McCoy(16) and Mitchell (14).
  • Daughter of Clarence, local family law attorney, and Carol Bray.