Admitted to Practice Before:

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United State Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United State Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • United States District Courts

Qualifications:

  • 30 years of law practice and courtroom experience
  • 10 years of mediation and arbitration
  • "Best Lawyer" in Employment Law by Scene in SA
  • Past member of the state Bar Grievance Committee
  • Past President ACLU S.A.
  • Past Chairman, Mentor Committee, San Antonio Bar Association
  • Numerous Awards
"In the 57th District Court race, we recommend Edward L. Piña, 59, for the Democratic nomination. A civil rights attorney with 30 years experience, Piña offers a much needed change in this civil court.
Piña has the breadth of knowledge and experience needed on this bench. He has participated in more than 100 trials and an equal number of mediations.
The incumbent, Antonia “Toni” Arteaga, ruffled many feathers at the courthouse when, as a political newcomer, she defeated a well-respected incumbent in 2008. Her first few years on the bench were rocky due to her lack of experience. Things have stabilized to some degree; however, her judicial temperament and abrasive manner of dealing with county staff have not improved."  (Editorial Board)

February 14, 2016