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Santos Vargas


Santos Vargas is a shareholder at Davis & Santos. He 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 serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas for 2021-2022 and is a Past-President of the San Antonio Bar Association and of the San Antonio Young Lawyers Association.


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.


  • A., St. Mary’s University, 1999
  • D., Syracuse University College of Law, 2004
    • Editor-in-Chief, Syracuse Law & Technology Journal (2003-2004)


  • Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers (2015-2017)
  • Celebrity caller for Hispanic Issues Section of Texas’ Second Annual “Lawteria” fundraiser
  • Selection Committee for the 2021 Lee Cusenbary Ethical Life Award, Association of Corporate Counsel, South/Central Texas Chapter
  • San Antonio Magazine Top Attorney – Commercial Litigation (2022)


Memberships & Activities

  • State Bar of Texas, Chair of the Board of Directors (2021-2022)
  • San Antonio Bar Association, President (2018-2019)
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, President (2011-2012)
  • State Bar of Texas Local Bar Services Committee, Chair (2017-2019)
  • Texas Bar Journal Board of Editors (2019-Current)
  • Mary’s University Alumni Association, Board of Directors (2021-Current)
  • State Bar of Texas Building Planning Special Committee Task Force (2021-2022)
  • State Bar Redistricting Task Force (2021-2022)
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • William S. Sessions American Inn of Court
  • Leadership San Antonio, Class 34
  • Alex Briseño Leadership Development Program
  • VISION-San Antonio, Founding Member


Admitted To Practice

  • Texas (2004)
  • All U.S. District Courts in Texas

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