Steven M. (“Steve”) Peña, Sr. maintains a practice focused on providing general legal services in the representation of small businesses and local municipal governments. He currently serves as the City Attorney for his home town the City of Cotulla. Mr. Peña is Senior Professor of Law and Practitioner in Residence at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio where he is also a member of the Dean’s Board of Visitors.  Steve holds a Merit Certification from the Texas City’s Attorney Association.

Mr. Peña has negotiated numerous oil and gas leases on behalf of his municipal clients and family businesses, negotiated and prepared oil, gas and condensate pipeline easements, prepared oil and gas division orders, and assisted in protests of mineral property ad valorem tax valuations for properties primarily located in the Eagle Ford Shale. He is General Counsel to the 3C-C4 Family, LLC, 3C-C4 Family Limited Surface and Mineral Partnerships, Rock Water Hole, LLC and La Cala, LLC which own and operate cattle, farming, hunting, ranching and mineral interests in La Salle, Jim Wells and Kleberg Counties Texas.

Prior to joining the firm he spent nearly two decades working in house for a Fortune 200 property and casualty insurer. Steve is an Aggie, a rancher and avid hunter who enjoys spending time on his property near Cotulla, Texas where he helps oversee operations and raises Red Angus cattle.  He is enrolled at Texas A&M University School of Law and is pursuing an L.L.M. in Wealth Management where he expects to graduate in the spring of 2019.

Education & Admissions
J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 1994, Phi Delta Phi
M.B.A., Management, Our Lady of the Lake University, 1988
B.B.A., Management, Texas State University, 1984

Bar Admissions
Texas, 1994

Court Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Professional Affiliations
  • State Bar of Texas
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Texas City Attorneys Association
  • La Salle County Chamber of Commerce
  • Past President and Director of the Summit at Bulverde Creek HOA

In 2011, Mr. Peña was awarded a Merit Certification in Municipal Law from the Texas City Attorneys Association.