Team Profiles

Meet the Team at Our San Antonio Area Law Firm

A dedicated attorney and support staff are ready to tackle your case today

The staff at the law firm of Joseph P. Appelt, P.C. guides clients through a variety of legal matters in the San Antonio, Texas area.

With nearly two decades of experience, our firm has built a considerable reputation for excellence and familiarity with the civil and criminal legal communities in Bexar County and the surrounding area. We understand how local judges, authorities, attorneys and other professionals think and work, and we direct our legal strategies for each client accordingly. Throughout your case, you have personal access to your legal team. For more information about us, visit the profile links below:

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When you need help from a skilled attorney in San Antonio, elsewhere in Bexar County or in the surrounding area, contact the offices of Joseph P. Appelt, P.C.. Reach us online or at [ln::phone] to arrange a free consultation. Ample parking is available near the office. We offer flexible office hours and accept all major credit cards. Se habla espanol.

Joseph P. Appelt, P.C.

Since founding the practice in 1994, Joseph P. Appelt has maintained a passion for helping individuals with their legal troubles of all sizes. He believes everyone deserves high-quality legal representation, regardless of status, wealth or personal situation. Joseph is as dedicated to practicing law today as he was on the first day out of law school, and he recently ran for judge of the 57th District Court as part of his personal mission to serve the people of Bexar County and beyond.

Joseph’s practice handles cases involving criminal offenses, personal injuries, contracts, wills and estates, deceptive trade practices, fraud, landlord-tenant issues, real estate and family law matters. He has handled more than 1,500 family law cases in his career. His legal experience also includes appellate work.

Practice areas

  • Family law
  • Criminal defense
  • Wills and estates
  • General civil matters

Bar admissions

  • Texas, 1994
  • U.S.  Court Western District of Texas, 2008


  • Voted one of the 12 best attorneys in San Antonio, Current Magazine


  • J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 1994
  • B.A., University of Texas at San Antonio, 1987

Professional associations

  • Volunteer,  Community Justice Program, pro bono family law cases
  • Volunteer and participant, Big Brothers and Big Sisters Program
  • Volunteer, Special Olympics
  • Volunteer judge, National Mock Trial Competition
  • Member, National Rifle Association
  • Member, Alamo Pachyderm Club
  • Member, San Antonio Bar Association

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Gladys Appelt

Gladys Appelt has worked as a legal secretary for Joseph P. Appelt, P.C. since 2002, focusing on family law, criminal law, personal injury, probate and civil litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, she worked with the Law Offices of Peter Torres, Sr., concentrating on deceptive trade practices law. In addition to her extensive experience in family and criminal law matters, Gladys has acquired considerable knowledge in a variety of other legal areas.

Gladys works directly with Joseph Appelt to provide exceptional service to clients in all areas of his law practice. Clients work with Gladys throughout their cases as she schedules their appointments, provides paralegal services, assists with all issues and provides ongoing support.

This work fills Gladys with a sense of compassion. She is attentive to each client’s needs and knows the processes inside and out. She takes pride in her ability to answer almost any question she is asked, and speaks English and Spanish fluently.

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