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Joe R. Hinojosa

Managing Shareholder

Location:  San Antonio, Texas

Phone:       210-226-7800

Fax:             210-226-7802


​​​Joe began his legal career with the Oppenheimer, Blend, Harrison & Tate, Inc. in the fall of 1998 as a corporate attorney. In 1999, he joined Oppenheimer's Litigation Practice Group. From 1999 to 2010, Joe handled consumer and commercial claims on behalf of corporations, partnerships and other business entities. He has handled construction, condemnation, landlord/tenant and real estate related litigation for private companies as well as public agencies and entities. He also handled claims by and against trustees and estate fiduciaries.  He also handles a wide variety of appeals and practices in both State and Federal Courts.

In February of 2010, Joe and his long time colleague and co-counsel on numerous trials and appeals, Paul D. Barkhurst Jr., established the law firm of Barkhurst & Hinojosa, P.C.. Barkhurst & Hinojosa, P.C. continues to concentrate in the areas of civil litigation with a focus on Condemnation, Construction, Real Estate, Business, Estate/Trust Disputes and appeals.

Married for over 30 years to his college sweetheart and father to three wonderful children.

Areas of Practice



Business Disputes

Corporation and Partnership Disputes

Construction and Real Estate Disputes

Condemnation/Eminent Domain

Estate, Trust, Probate Law and Disputes

Bar Admissions


Supreme Court of Texas

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court Western District of Texas



St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas

J.D. magna cum laude - 1998

Law Journal: St. Mary’s Law Journal, Executive Editor, 1997 - 1998


The University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas

B.A. - 1992

Major: Criminal Justice

Representative Cases

Ben Luong v. Jason Charles Campbell, 2017 WL 3044591 (Tex.App. - San Antonio, July 19, 2017, pet. denied)

City of San Antonio v. Alamo Aircraft Supply Inc., et. al., 2014 WL 3927722 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, n.p.h.)

City of San Antonio v. Rogers Shavano Ranch, Ltd et al., No. 04-13-00623-CV (Tex.App.-San Antonio, Mar. 27, 2014, pet. denied)

City of San Antonio v. Kopplow Development, Inc., No. 04-09-00403-CV, 2010 WL 4336172 (Tex.App-San Antonio, Nov. 3, 2010, pet filed)

Patillo v. City of San Antonio, acting by and through the San Antonio Water System, 161 S.W.2d 608 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, pet. denied)

DRC Distributors, Ltd et al. v. Joiner, 2006 WL 328124, (Tex.App.-Corpus Christi, no pet.)

Bechtel Corporation v. City of San Antonio et al., 2006 WL 228689 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, dism'd by agr.)


Tillman v. Lake Pointe Owners Grp., Inc., No. 07-19-00385-CV, 2020 WL 6253238 (Tex. App. - Amarillo Oct. 22, 2020, no pet.) (mem. op.)

Mims v. City of Seguin, No. 04-20-00355-CV, 2021 WL 3057506 (Tex. App. - San Antonio, July 21, 2021, pet. denied) (mem. op.)

Wenger v. Flinn, No. 04-20-00236-CV, 2021 WL 4443705 (Tex. App - San Antonio, Sept. 29, 2021, no pet.)

Muniz v. Dugi, No. 04-20-00528-CV, 2022 WL 1479052 (Tex. App. - San Antonio, May 11, 2022, no pet.)


Honors and Awards


Recipient of the 2014 Peacemaker Award from the San Antonio Bar Association

Named Super Lawyer 2021-2022

Named Texas Rising Star in 2006 (Texas Monthly Magazine)


Professional Associations and Memberships

San Antonio Bar Association

Mexican American Bar Association, President (2018)

Past Employment Positions

Oppenheimer, Blend, Harrison & Tate, Inc., Attorney/Shareholder, 1998 - 2010

Pro Bono/Civic Activities


San Antonio Bar Foundation

Federal Courts Committee, Community Relations Chair

Trial advocacy coach for Fox Tech High School Mock Trial

Assist with annual Essay Contest at Law & Research Magnet School-

Member of 2006 Alexander E. Briseño Leadership Development Program     (Sponsored by San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce)




         Phi Delta Phi

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