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Our Team

The attorneys of Denton Navarro Rodriguez Bernal Santee & Zech, P.C., proudly represent dozens of governmental bodies and quasi-public agencies throughout Texas. Emphasizing unique, sophisticated and cost-effective solutions, we handle a broad spectrum of issues relating to public sector labor relations and negotiations, state and federal civil litigation, and civil service law. We also provide general and special counsel for government entities on matters such as policy and planning, ethics compliance and agency relations.
Many of our attorneys have backgrounds working for public entities as city or county attorneys, giving us key insights into the challenges and issues faced by the administrators and officials of local governments. Several of our partners are also rated AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell, and our law firm is also listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

How To Reach Us

We have four offices across Texas to better serve our clients. To schedule a meeting or to learn more about our firm, please contact the office that is most convenient to you: San Antonio (210-227-3243), Rio Grande Valley (956-421-4904), Austin (512-279-6431) or Texas Gulf Coast (832-632-2102). We look forward to discussing how we can be of service.

We emphasize personal connections with our clients. We also understand that our fees are often paid with tax dollars, so we put careful consideration into our rates in order to provide maximum value.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Learn more about our highly experienced partners and associates by following the individual profile links below:


Lowell F. Denton

Attorney Ricardo J. Navarro

Ricardo J. Navarro


Patrick C. Bernal


Charles E. Zech


Clarissa M. Rodriguez


T. Daniel Santee


Robert L. Drinkard


Scott M. Tschirhart



Senior Associate Attorneys

John-Michael Hayward

Senior Associate Attorney

Adolfo Ruiz

Senior Associate Attorney

Kelly R. Albin

Senior Associate Attorney
Attorney David LaWayne Red

David LaWayne Red

Senior Associate Attorney

Associate Attorneys

Headshot of Lloyd Alfred Newton

Lloyd Alfred Newton

Associate Attorney
Photo Of Natalie Kathleen Thamm

Natalie Kathleen Thamm

Associate Attorney

Of Counsel

Planning Consultant

Jon James