St. Mary’s University School of Law Dean Charles Cantú and St. Mary’s University President Charles L. Cotrell, Ph.D., unveiled a portrait of The Hon. Paul Andrew “Andy” Mireles Wednesday in the Sarita Kenedy East Law Library.

Mireles was dedicated to a life of public service with a special devotion to the juvenile programs of Bexar County. He was elected to the 73rd District Court bench in 1989, where he served until his death in 2009.

 “Judge Mireles was a dear friend, distinguished jurist and outstanding member of the Texas Bar who was deeply committed to Bexar County,” said Cantú. “It is our honor to celebrate his life and career today by hanging his portrait on our Wall of Honor.”

A native of Lockhart, Mireles received both his undergraduate and law degrees from St. Mary’s University (in 1972 and 1975, respectively). He was an active board member of St. Mary’s Law Alumni Association for 15 years.

He was a member of many professional organizations and civic boards and was awarded numerous awards throughout his renowned career, including Mexican-American Bar Association Attorney of the Year, Texas Women’s Political Caucus Good Guy Award, Guardians of Justice Award, St. Mary’s University Distinguished Graduate and the San Antonio Bar Association Presidential Award, which he won three times.

He is survived by his wife Margaret and his two sons, Jonathan and Matthew.

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