December 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Prosecuting Code Cases
This presentation will discuss pros and cons for taking the civil/administrative and criminal routes in prosecuting code cases. The presentation will discuss initial intake issues and concerns and the common errors and problems that come with them. The presentation will also discuss training and advising investigators and ethical dilemmas which may arise for Prosecutors.
Speaker: Samuel Adams & Felix Ramirez
Samuel Adams serves as an Assistant City Attorney IV for the City of San Antonio, Texas. His responsibilities include both criminal, civil, and appellate litigation as well as serving as counsel to the Code Enforcement Division, Building Standards Board, and the Vice Division. Mr. Adams is also cross designated as an Assistant District Attorney to prosecute all sexually oriented business criminal offenses. He received his J.D. from Baylor School of Law and B.S. from Macalester College. He previously served as a Felony Prosecutor in the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office and subsequently worked as a civil litigator in two law firms, as well as in private practice. Sam has tried over 400 trials to verdict so far in his legal career.
Felix Ramirez, Assistant City Attorney for the City of San Antonio, Texas, has been practicing law for 26 years. Currently working as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of San Antonio. Lead prosecutor for Code Unit responsible for representing the City in criminal trials, administrative hearings, appeals relating to city code violations. Also provide legal counsel and training for client departments regarding investigation, case preparation, and trial testimony.
Prior experience includes Assistant District Attorney (Misdemeanor and Felony sections) in Hidalgo County, Texas. 1997-1999. Private practice Criminal Defense 1999 – 2001. Plaintiff’s civil litigation personal injury firm 2002-2008