E-mail MeHabib H. Erkan Jr.

Senior Associate since 2012
San Antonio, Texas

Habib H. Erkan Jr. is a Senior Associate in the Firm. Mr. Erkan is a 1990 graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law, and a 1985 graduate of the University of Houston, Clear Lake, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science. Mr. Erkan has practiced law for more than twenty-two years. His practice focuses on regulation of land use, contracts, procurement and real estate transactions for municipalities and governmental entities. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Erkan served eight years as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of San Antonio (1992-2000), where he was the attorney directly responsible for providing legal counsel to the planning, building inspection, code compliance and purchasing departments, and seven years as a City Attorney for the City of Helotes (2000-2007) where he provided legal counsel to the City on all aspects of the municipality’s operations.   He served as legal consultant to the City of Leon Valley in the adoption of its sign ordinance and has served as prosecutor for both Helotes and Leon Valley.  He is a former Briefing Attorney for the Texas First Court of Appeals, is a member of the San Antonio Bar Association, the San Antonio Chapter of Inns of Court, and serves on the elder board of Bandera Road City Church.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2012

Areas of Practice

  • Governmental Entity Land Use
  • Governmental Entity Planning and Zoning
  • Governmental Entity Procurement

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2004


  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • Juris Doctor - 1990
  • University of Houston - Clear Lake
    • B.S. - Behavioral Science - 1985

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Antonio Bar Association, Member
  • Inns of Court, San Antonio Chapter, Member
  • Texas First Court of Appeals, Former Briefing Attorney

Past Employment Positions

  • Carabin & Shaw, PC, Of Counsel, 2011 - 2012
  • Earland Associates, PC, Associate - Shareholder, 2000 - 2011
  • City of San Antonio, Assistant City Attorney, 1992 - 2000
  • Texas First Court of Appeals, Briefing Attorney, 1990 - 1992
  • City of Helotes, City Attorney, 2000 - 2007
  • City of Leon Valley, Legal Consultant
  • Helotes, Prosecutor
  • Leon Valley, Prosecutor

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bandera Road City Church, Elder Board