Fallen Heroes: Anthony Nicholas


TCDLA Hall of Fame Member Anthony Nicholas passed away on May 7, 2011. Raised in Austin, Anthony was a Navy veteran of World War II. After receiving his law degree from the UT Law School, Anthony served as a prosecutor in Bexar County, beginning in 1951. In 1957, Anthony and Roy Barrera Sr. formed a partnership that lasted more than 50 years—the oldest unchanged legal partnership in San Antonio and possibly in the State of Texas. A charter member of TCDLA, he was a member of the ABA, NACDL, SABA, and SACDL (where he served on the original Board of Directors and was named Director Emeritus), among many others. A member of the original Board of Directors of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Anthony served as director for eight years. He has been listed in Martindale-Hubbell with “AV” rating since the mid-1960s—under preeminent lawyers in 1996. He has been named in The Best Lawyers in America in criminal law since its inception in 1987. He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, B. A. Nicholas, and sons Michael and Drue.

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