A Superior Criminal Defense Team


The high level of professionalism, integrity and success of Daniel & Hudson is propelled by its criminal defense lawyers. Our San Antonio law firm will defend you the best way possible if charged with a felony, misdemeanor, Texas state or federal crime. If you need help with a DWI, sexual assault, drug, or theft charge; we're here for you. We will do everything in our power to fight your charges and restore your freedom.


Douglas Daniel

Attorney Douglas Daniel has more than three decades of experience in criminal defense, granting him the knowledge and familiarity to take on DWI, assault, domestic violence, drug, federal, juvenile, state, theft and many other types of criminal defense cases. He started his legal practice in 1981 defending accused individuals in their criminal cases after he received his Juris Doctorate from St. Mary's University School of Law. Attorney Daniel has gained ample experience dealing with the various courts, judges and prosecutors in South Texas.

Of special note, Douglas was elected to membership as a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation in recognition of best-in-class criminal defense service and devotion to the highest traditions of the Bar. In addition, he was asked to be a Founding Member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys (AAPDA). This is a national association of some of the top DWI/DUI lawyers in the country, and it was an honor for him to be asked to be a founding member. Douglas has successfully represented clients charged with alcohol related offenses for over thirty years locally in San Antonio and in counties all across the state of Texas. If you are looking for an experienced trial lawyer that knows how to win, then ask for Douglas Daniel to be on your team!


Brandon Hudson

Brandon Hudson was a founding member of the law firm Daniel & Hudson, having joined Douglas Daniel in 2007, with the goals of aggressively representing accused individuals and mounting successful defense strategies in the State and Federal Courts of Texas. To the great sorrow of all those in the Firm and countless friends and colleagues, Brandon passed away on December 4, 2018.

Brandon was welcomed into this world by John and Elizabeth Hudson on February 3, 1973 in Alexandria, Louisiana. Brandon grew up in San Antonio, Texas and attended Clark High School. He loved his friends and always had a strong connection to those who shared his childhood. Brandon attended Baylor University and graduated with a degree in Political Science. He then attended St. Mary's Law School where he thrived on the Mock Trial Team. He interned with the Bexar County Prosecutor's Office where he began to make many of the contacts that would become so dear to him.

After law school, Brandon worked for Shelton and Valadez, but quickly realized his heart was in trial law. He continued his career with Atascosa County as a prosecutor. After serving many years there he moved into defense work with his dear friend and mentor, Douglas Daniel. They built an office that has helped hundreds of people throughout his time there. Brandon fully believed in the justice system and was a tireless advocate for not only those who hired him, but for each of us. Without his zealous defense of the rights of those accused, none of us would be able to enjoy the comfort and freedom of a fair and just system.

Not only was Brandon incredibly successful and influential as an advocate, he was an outstanding father as well. He has raised four strong and independent girls who will always remember their dad as the one who made trips happen, camped with them, and wanted them to have all of the tools they would need in life to be happy and healthy. His successes will be long remembered through them. Brandon is survived by his wife Amy Todd Hudson; four daughters, Elizabeth Louise, Kara Bennett, Anna Katherine, and Georgia Powell; Parents, John and Elizabeth Hudson of San Antonio; brother Chris and Kim Hudson; niece and nephew, Claire and Thomas Hudson of Houston, Texas; and a host of friends and colleagues.

Woodrow Halstead

The Law Firm of Daniel and Hudson has experienced significant growth over the past year in the number of clients served. In an effort to continue to provide legal services consistent with the reputation the Firm has earned for its representation of those accused of crimes in the State and Federal Courts, Daniel and Hudson is pleased to announce that Woodrow Halstead has joined the Firm as its newest defense attorney. Affectionately known by his friends as “Woody.”  

Mr. Halstead began his legal career over 20 years ago as a prosecutor for Bexar County, Texas.  He received his B.A. from Texas A&M University and J.D. degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. For 14 years Woody represented the State of Texas as a prosecutor in thousands of criminal cases ranging from misdemeanors to murders and concluded his prosecution career as the First Assistant for the Bexar County D.A.’s Office.

During his legal career, Woody also worked part-time as a criminal law magistrate judge for Bexar County. As a result of his position as First Assistant in the D.A.’s office, Woody personally knows almost every Assistant D.A. in Bexar County and enjoys a reputation as an excellent trial lawyer. His ability to assess his clients’ cases from both a prosecution and defense perspective enables him to provide invaluable insight to the evaluation of their cases.

Woody’s legal experience includes work as a civilian attorney with the Department of the Air Force where he represented military members undergoing “fit for duty” evaluations.  In addition to his civilian legal practice, Woody served 12 years as a Judge Advocate in the United States Army Reserve and is currently an officer in the United States Air Force Reserve. Woody is licensed to practice by the Supreme Court of Texas and is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and Federal Courts for the Western District of Texas.