Steven M. Peña, Sr. Shareholder
Steven M. (“Steve”) Peña, Sr. maintains a practice focused on providing general legal services in the representation of local municipal governments. He currently serves as the City Attorney for the Cities of Helotes, Cotulla, Poteet, Runge and Sabinal, Texas. Mr. Peña has significant experience serving as legal advisor to several municipal police departments. He is also General Counsel to the Cotulla, Karnes City, Leon Valley and Helotes 4B Economic Development Corporations and Special Counsel to the Cuero Building & Standards Commission.
Mr. Peña has negotiated numerous oil and gas leases on behalf of his municipal clients, 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. In addition to his public law work, Mr. Peña provides general counsel services to water and irrigation districts and non-profit water supply corporations. Prior to joining the firm he spent nearly two decades working in house for a Fortune 200 insurer in the property and casualty insurance industry. Steve is a rancher and avid hunter who enjoys spending time on his ranch near Cotulla, Texas where he helps oversee operations.
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
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
- 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.