Edward Schweninger is the Chief of the Civil Division for the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. As the Civil Chief, he is responsible for the representation of Bexar County, its officials and employees in all county civil litigation and legal transactions. He also advises county officials with legal questions that arise concerning their official duties.
Edward received his B.A. from Texas State University, San Marcos and J.D. degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. He began his legal career as Assistant County Attorney for Travis County in 1983 as a criminal prosecutor. In 1985, Edward entered private practice handling personal injury and tort claims before accepting a position within the Civil Division of the District Attorney’s Office for Bexar County in 1988. After heading Civil Litigation for several years, Edward was appointed to Chief of the Civil Division and has remained in that position now for 20 years, serving under 4 separate District Attorneys for Bexar County.
Edward is a member of the Order of Barristers. He has been a Panel Speaker on Section 1983 Civil Rights Jail Litigation for the Texas State Bar Course “Suing and Defending Governmental Entities.” He recently spoke at the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association’s Annual Civil Law Seminar on the topic of “Bond Election Litigation and Contracts with the Voters.” And he has served on the Board of Directors for the St. Mary’s Law Schood Alumni Association.
Edward is licensed to practice in the State of Texas, the Federal Western District of Texas and the 5th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals in New Orleans. He has argued before both the Texas Supreme Court and the 5th Circuit.