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Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr

210-226-1463
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley
310 S St Mary's St #2900
San Antonio, TX 78205
www.goldsteinhilley.com
Phone: 210-226-1463
Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr

Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr

Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Appellate Law

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr

Life Member,
Past President (2009-2010)

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr

Member,
Past President (2003)

Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award
Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr

2014 Recipient -
Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award

About Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr

Cynthia Eva Orr is a nationally recognized criminal defense attorney. She is double Board Certified in both Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In 2009, she served as the president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) which is the largest and most respected organization of its kind in the county. She has also served as the ... read more »

Biography

Cynthia Eva Orr is a nationally recognized criminal defense attorney. She is double Board Certified in both Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

In 2009, she served as the president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) which is the largest and most respected organization of its kind in the county.

She has also served as the past president of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA) and the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers. She also served on the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Council. 

She is locally recognized as a leader in the legal community and was inducted into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame. She is chair of the Women’s Opportunity Week at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce during which women are awarded the Brenda Vickery Johnson Women of Achievement award. She is a co-founder of the Texas Innocence Network and the San Antonio Minority Business Accelerator.

Her many accomplishments include obtaining the first confession of error by the State of Texas in a death penalty case. She was counsel on the Amicus brief in CNN v. General Manuel Noriega before the United States Supreme Court where she successfully defended this unpopular defendant’s attorney-client privilege.

She represents individuals and entities under investigation or accused of white collar offenses and serious crimes in state court and federal court, including drug crimes, violent offenses and cyber crimes. About 90 percent of the practice is devoted to criminal defense work.

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Contact Information

Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr -
Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley
310 S St Mary's St #2900
San Antonio, TX 78205
www.goldsteinhilley.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 210-226-1463
  • Fax: 210-226-8367

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Criminal Defense45.00%
Criminal Appellate Law45.00%
Personal Injury10.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Texas Member in Good Standing 1988

Work Experience

Position Duration
Member at Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley 1986 – present
Law Clerk at United States District Court present

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
St. Mary's University College of Law Juris Doctor 1988

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Chair-Elect American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section 2014 – present
Founding Member,
Past President (1999)
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association 1999 – present
Member,
Past President (2003)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 1989 – present
Life Member,
Past President (2009-2010)
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers present

Specialty Certifications

Certification Specialty Accredited Organization Year
Board Certified Specialist Criminal Appellate Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization 2011
Board Certified Specialist Criminal Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization 1994

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Recipient -
Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2014
Robert C. Heeney Award National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2014
Presidential Award “Outstanding Service” San Antonio Bar Association 2010
Women’s Leadership Award for Mentoring San Antonio Business Journal 2009
Presidential Recognition,
1999 – 2004 and 2007 - 2008
by National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2007
Inductee San Antonio Womans Hall of Fame 2006
Presidential Award San Antonio Bar Association 1998
Presidential Award,
1994 – 1998,
2000 - 2001 and 2003
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 1994

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
Defenses that work; mortgage fraud Federal Criminal Practice Seminar 2009
Raising the Fourth Amendment from its Supine Position NACDL & NCDD Annual Seminar "DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity" 2009
Telling your story through pretrial motions Making the Case for the Defense: Getting Back to the Basics 2009
Keynote Speech: Going forward in the Bright and Uncertain Future Together Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2009
Forfeiture NACDL's Annual "Defending the Modern Drug Case" Seminar 2008
See Website for a Complete List of Speaking Engagements Website ---

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Publications and Articles

Way Opened for Mid-Trial Review of Trial Court Rulings

Published February 2013

Publisher: TCDLA Voice for the Defense Online

In a surprising opinion the Court of Criminal Appeals recently both re-examined whether an appeal will provided an adequate remedy at law and opened the way for increased high court review of trial court rulings.

Re: Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Provisions Under Federal Law

Published May 2010

Publisher: Testimony - United States Sentencing Commission

Of great concern to NACDL are our nation‘s rate of imprisonment and overall prison population, which is the highest of any industrialized nation, and the closely related problem of overly harsh federal penalties for nonviolent drug offenses.