Stephen Foster attended law school at the University of Texas, the highest ranked law school in the state of Texas. Shortly after being licensed in the state of Texas he accepted a position with Alvarez, Notzon & Gutierrez, which was one of the premiere civil law firms based in South Texas. Patricia Alvarez, the attorney for whom Stephen Foster directly worked is currently serving as a justice on the Fourth District Court of Appeals for the State of Texas.
His first job in criminal law was as an Assistant District Attorney serving Webb and Zapata counties. He was hired by Joe Rubio, a Democrat. His service in Laredo brought him to the attention of Bexar county District Attorney Susan Reed and her staff. He was hired by Susan Reed, a Republican and was placed immediately in her criminal trial division.
While in Criminal trial division he served as first chair prosecutor in county court #9, where Judge Oscar Kazen set a record for the most jury trials tried within a six month period. Stephen Foster was responsible for prosecuting them all. After serving in county court #9 he was placed in a special position where he would try cases in any court which needed a prosecutor. If a prosecutor was sick or busy on another case, Stephen Foster was the man that was trusted to try the case.
In 2010, Stephen Foster was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, Law and Politics magazine and Texas Monthly. This is a recognition that is limited to at most the top 2.5% of attorneys in a given category. This recognition came as a result of many high profile court victories against both the Government and large mega-law firms. In some of the business law victories, Stephen Foster’s clients were outspent 50 to 1 or more.
In 2012, 2013 and 2014, Stephen Foster was again recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, Law and Politics magazine and Texas Monthly magazine. In addition to these awards he was recognized in 2012 by “Scene in S.A.” magazine as one of the “Best Attorneys in San Antonio” in the areas of criminal defense and litigation.