Attorney Profile


Tom Hallstead has practiced law in San Antonio for more than 38 years, principally in the areas of real estate; estate and business planning, wills and trusts; probate; and mediation/civil litigation.


Tom is rated “AV” Hallstead_Picby his peers through Martindale-Hubbel, an independent firm involved in rating the ability and skills of lawyers and judges for over 128 years. An “AV” rating is the highest obtainable rating and means that the skills of the attorney are “very high to preeminent.”


Tom has represented a variety of clients, including private commercial developers; private restaurant chains, national banks and loan associations; school districts, retailers, architectural firms, religious congregations, private developers, custom home builders and many individuals.


Tom was admitted to the bar in the State of Texas in 1978; the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas in 1989; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit in 1993.Tom is a 1968 graduate of the McIntyre School of Commerce of the University of Virginia and a 1977 graduate of the St. Mary’s University Law School. Tom was an active duty officer in the United States Army from 1968 until 1975, serving in Vietnam as a medical evacuation pilot.