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Santos Vargas


Santos Vargas is a shareholder at Davis & Santos. Santos represents individuals, banking and financial institutions, business entities, trusts and estates in a variety of complex business litigation, financial institution litigation, fiduciary litigation, trust litigation, estate and guardianship litigation matters, civil rights and election law, bankruptcy, construction law and appeals. Santos is able to assist Spanish-speaking clients and practices in both state and federal courts where he has successfully tried several cases to verdict. Santos began his career at Cox Smith Matthews and ran his own practice for several years prior to joining Davis & Santos in 2011.


Santos received his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law in 2004, and his B.A. from St. Mary’s University in 1999. While at Syracuse, Santos served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Syracuse Law & Technology Journal.


  • Named to Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers, part of Thomas Reuters (2015-2017)


Memberships & Activities

  • State Bar of Texas – Director
  • San Antonio Bar Association (2012-2019) – President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Director
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association (July 2006-May 2012) – President, President-Elect, Vice-President, Secretary, and Director
  • State Bar of Texas Local Bar Services Committee (August 2012-June 2019) – Chair, Member
  • State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting Committee (October 2015-July 2015)
  • Texas Bar Foundation – Fellow
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation – Fellow
  • William S. Sessions American Inn of Court – Member
  • State Bar of Texas – Member
  • San Antonio Bar Association – Member
  • Leadership San Antonio (LSA Class 34 Graduate)
  • Alex Briseño Leadership Development Program (Class of 2005)
  • VISION-San Antonio (2004-2010) – Founding Member


  • Attorney’s Fees Under Chapter 38: Not all Defendants are Created, Attorney at Law Magazine, San Antonio Edition, Vo1. 1 No. 1 (2018).
  • 1006: Reasons to Summarize Your Evidence, Attorney at Law Magazine, San Antonio Edition, Vo1. 1 No. 3 (2019).
  • Discovery & E-Discovery from Third Parties, San Antonio Bar Association Bench Motions & Trials CLE, Co-author (May 2014).
  • Changes in Pattern Jury Charges, San Antonio Bar Association Bench Motions & Trials CLE, Co-author (May 2013).
  • NAFTA: How It Has Affected Technology Transfer Between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, 2003 SYR. L. & TECH. J. 7 (Fall 2003).

Admitted To Practice

  • Texas, 2004
  • All U.S. District Courts in Texas

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