Charles A. Deacon

Of Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

San Antonio
United States
T:+1 210 270 7133
San Antonio
United States
T:+1 210 270 7133
Charles A. Deacon

Charles A. Deacon

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Charlie Deacon is a partner in the San Antonio office. He focuses on litigation, jury trials and dispute resolution. Through actual courtroom experience, mock-trials, jury profile research and focus groups, Charlie and his team offer innovative solutions and tested approaches to their clients' individual legal needs. He has tried numerous cases to jury verdict in a variety of venues. He also serves as a strategic partner assisting clients in various stages of conflict resolution and preventative measures.

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JD, St. Mary's University of San Antonio School of Law, 1983
BA, History, Alma College, 1980

Charlie was admitted in 1983 to practice law in Texas and 2009 in Colorado. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas and the District of Colorado as well as the United States Supreme Court.

  • Colorado State Bar
  • Texas State Bar
  • Top Attorneys – Health Care Law, San Antonio Magazine, 2022
  • Chambers USA, Texas: Austin and Surrounds, Litigation: General Commercial, Chambers and Partners, 2022 - 2023
  • Client Choice Award, health care and life sciences, International Law Office and Lexology, 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2008 2021
  • Best Lawyers - Commercial Litigation, Best Lawyers, 2022 - 2024
  • Best Lawyers - Health Care Law, Best Lawyers, 2022 - 2024
  • Best Lawyers - Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Best Lawyers, 2022 - 2024
  • Best Lawyers - Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Best Lawyers, 2022 - 2024
  • Lawyer of the Year, San Antonio: Healthcare, Best Lawyers, 2012, 2016, 2020
  • Lawyer of the Year, San Antonio: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Best Lawyers, 2021 – 2022, 2024
  • Texas Super Lawyer, civil litigation, Thomson Reuters, 2003 - 2020, 2022
  • AV Rated Lawyer, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • Texas Top Rated Lawyer, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2012 2014
  • "Retail Clinics Bring Convenience to Healthcare", NSide M.D., June 2008
  • "Firing a Patient: Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms and Prescribing an Effective Treatment," NSide M.D., June 2007
  • Co-Author with Emilie K. Paterson, "Emerging Trends in Biotechnology Litigation," The Review of Litigation, University of Texas School of Law, Volume 20, Number 3, 589, Summer 2001
  • "In the Cross Hairs: Plaintiffs Lawyers Take Aim at Nursing Home Owners," Texas Lawyer, April 2000

Charlie is a frequent presenter at State and National Continuing Education Programs on Litigation and Risk Management issues. He has presented on topics such as Jury Selection, Winning Trial Strategies, Damage Control in High Profile Cases, Closing Arguments and Effective Use of Technology in the Courtroom.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Inns of Court
  • American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • State Bar of Texas 
  • Colorado State Bar
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1994)