Mental Health Court (Probate)


300 Dolorosa
(Basement, near Jury Duty)
San Antonio, TX 78205

San Antonio, TX 78205


Mental Health Court Staff

Please speak to Kevin or Sandra if you have any questions regarding the civil commitment process.

Kevin McManus, Mental Health Public Defender


Kevin McManus earned his Juris Doctorate from the City University of New York in 2001, and his B.A in English and Psychology from Queen's University, Belfast in 1993. From 2001 to 2005, Kevin served as a Public Defender for the Legal Aid Society of Brooklyn, Criminal Defense Division. After relocating to San Antonio, Kevin joined the newly established Mental Health Public Defenders Office. In 2008, Mr. McManus became a Mental Health Public Defender for Bexar County. He is admitted to practice in New York, Texas and Federal Court.

Sandra Casias, Mental Health Public Defender


Sandra Casias is a San Antonio native. She received her Juris Doctorate and B.B.A. in International Business from St. Mary’s University. Upon graduating from law school in 2001, Ms. Casias opened her own private practice. In 2010, she left private practice to join Bexar County as a Mental Health Civil Public Defender.

Kelvin Tatum, Assistant District Attorney for Mental Health