Steven M. (“Steve”) Peña, Sr. is a shareholder at Davidson Troilo Ream & Garza, P.C. in San Antonio, Texas.  He is a member of the Firm’s Public Law Section. His practice is focused on providing general legal services in the representation of local municipal governments, private businesses and individual clients.  He currently serves as the City Attorney for the cities of Cotulla and Asherton. He has served as City Attorney for the cities of Helotes, Runge, Sabinal and Poteet.  Mr. Peña has significant experience serving as legal advisor to several municipal police departments and as municipal court prosecutor.  He is General Counsel to the Cotulla 4B Economic Development Corporation and Special Counsel to the Cuero Building & Standards Commission. In addition to his public law work, Mr. Peña has provided general counsel services to water and irrigation districts and non-profit water supply corporations.

Steve has negotiated numerous oil and gas leases on behalf of his municipal clients and others, negotiated and prepared oil, gas, and condensate pipeline easements, prepared oil and gas division orders as well as surface use agreements, production allocation well agreements and leasehold amendments.  He is President, General Counsel and Managing Member of 3C-C4 Family LLC, General Partner of the 3C-C4 Family Limited Surface and Mineral Partnerships, which own and operate cattle, farming, hunting, ranching and mineral interests near Cotulla, Texas.  Steve owns and operates two (2) South Texas ranches where he raises red angus cattle and operates a white tail deer hunting operation as a third- generation farmer and rancher.

Mr. Peña is in his second (2nd) term as a Trustee of St. Mary’s University (StMU), San Antonio, Texas. He is Senior Professor of Law, Practitioner in Residence and a member of the Executive Committee of the Dean’s Board of Visitor’s at StMU, School of Law.

Education & Admissions


LL.M  Texas A&M University School of Law, 2018
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.