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Anthony Nicholas
December 1, 1926 - May 7, 2011
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Anthony Nicholas passed away, at the age of 84, on Saturday, May 7, 2011. He was born on December 1, 1926. He was raised and educated in Austin, Texas. Upon graduation from Stephen F. Austin High School he joined the Navy and served in the Asiatic and South Pacific Theatres during World War II. Anthony Nicholas received his Texas bar license on December 2, 1950 while in his third year at the University of Texas Law School. He thereafter received his law degree from the University of Texas Law School on January 31, 1951. Anthony Nicholas commenced the practice of law in Austin for a short period of time. He then moved to San Antonio and began his career as a prosecutor with the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office on June 15, 1951.

Anthony Nicholas and Roy R. Barrera, Sr. were sworn in on the same date where their partnership unofficially began. Anthony Nicholas served as Assistant Criminal District Attorney and was appointed Chief Prosecutor of the newly created Criminal District Court No. 2 (which later became the 175th District Court of Bexar County, Texas, the Honorable Joe Frazier Brown, Sr., presiding). On August 15, 1957, Anthony Nicholas and Roy R. Barrera, Sr. formed the partnership of Nicholas & Barrera, P.C. On August 15, 2007, they celebrated the 50th year anniversary of the partnership at the historic Pearl Stables. Nicholas and Barrera was the oldest unchanged legal partnership in San Antonio and possibly in the State of Texas.

Anthony Nicholas and Roy R. Barrera, Sr., were featured in the August 6, 2007 issue of the Texas Lawer on the anniversary of their 50th year partnership entitled, Test of Time. Anthony Nicholas was admitted to practice before the Texas Supreme Court (1950), United States Supreme Court (1958), United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1960), United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (1960), United States District Court of the Southern District of Texas (1976), United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (1978) and United States Tax Court (1976). He is a member of the State Bar of Texas (1950), Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit (1950), American Bar Association (1958), National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (1961), charter member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (1971), San Antonio Bar Association (1952), San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, Federal Admissions Committee (1978), San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (original Board of Directors and Director Emeritus), Texas Bar Foundation (Life Fellows 1984), University of Texas Law School Association (Dean's Council, 1978). Anthony Nicholas was a member of the original Board of Directors of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and served as director for eight years. He took and passed the examination in December, 1975, the first year the State Bar tested attorneys for criminal law Specialists and has continued his board certification.

On February 24, 2005 Anthony Nicholas was recognized for 30 years of board certification. Anthony Nicholas was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony Nicholas and Marie Curry Nicholas and his sister, Elaine Nicholas Lieck. He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, B.A. Nicholas; sons, Stephen Nicholas and Drue Nicholas and his wife, Laura; grandchildren, Michael and Kaelyn Nicholas; nephews, Charles "Chip" Lieck and Christopher Lieck and his wife, Julie and their children Dylan and Hannah; step-children, Tracy Langlois and her husband, Dave; Stacy Ricks and her husband, Matt; Asa Beach and his wife, Erin; step-grandchildren, Nicole and Ryan Langlois, Josie and Duke Mitchell and Asa, Natalie and Sophie Beach. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Mark Isaeff and his staff, Lucy and Regina, Dr. Kathy Grove, Dr Drew Walsh, Dr Gary Songco, Dr. Keith Nguyen and all the nurses and other staff members of SICU at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital.