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Gerald Harris Goldstein

Gerald Harris Goldstein


Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law
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Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr
San Antonio, TX
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
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Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Appellate Law
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American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Fellow
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Life Member,
Past President (1994-1995)
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee

About Gerald Harris Goldstein

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Attorney Biography

Gerald "Gerry" Harris Goldstein is a nationally known and respected defense lawyer. His high-profile clients have included a U.S. Congressman targeted in the Abscam investigation, journalist Hunter S. Thompson, professional wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, a Central American bank, and the rap group 2 Live Crew.

As a partner at Goldstein, Goldstein, and Hilley, he also represents ordinary people caught up in the criminal justice system. Along with the other attorneys in firm, he represents clients on all criminal cases from the smallest misdemeanor in state court to the most serious felony charges in federal court. Having earned the respect of his peers, Gerry Goldstein was elected president of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) in 1994 and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in 1992.

He is Board Certified in both Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction shared by a small group of attorneys in Texas. He is fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Texas Lawyer's Legal Legends. He has been profiled in numerous publications at a local, state and national level.

He is a fierce advocate for the reform of marijuana laws. This lifetime member of the NORML Legal Committee was the 1999 recipient of Al Horn Memorial Award.

Since 1998, Gerry Goldstein has taught the Advanced Criminal Law Course for the Defense of Complex Federal Prosecutions at St. Mary's School of Law in San Antonio. From 1982 to 1993 Gerald Goldstein also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas, teaching a course on Advance Criminal Law.


Practice Areas

 
Criminal Appellate Law (36%)
 
White Collar Crime (25%)
 
Appellate Law (16%)
 
Marijuana Law (7%)
 
Federal Crimes (6%)
 
Criminal Defense (5%)
 
Drug Crimes (5%)
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Our Firm's Purpose - Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr

Gerry Goldstein Looks Back on Infamous 'Deep Throat' Obscenity Case

Our Clients are our Top Priority

San Antonio City Employee Alleges Race Discrimination and Harassment

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Résumé - Gerald Harris Goldstein

Bar Licenses

Texas State Bar
Texas
Member in Good Standing
1968

Colorado State Bar
Colorado
Member in Good Standing
1989

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Work Experience

Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr
Partner at Goldstein, Goldstein, and Hilley
1968

Education

The University of Texas School of Law
The University of Texas School of Law
LL.B.
1968

Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana
Business Administration
1965

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Specialty Certifications

Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified Specialist
Criminal Appellate Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
2012

Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified Specialist
Criminal Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
1975

Associations

International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Fellow
International Academy of Trial Lawyers
1997

American College of Trial Lawyers
Fellow
American College of Trial Lawyers
1991

American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Fellow
American Board of Criminal Lawyers
1987

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Life Member,
Past President (1994-1995)
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member,
Past President (1992)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
Member
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association

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Awards & Recognitions

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Recipient -
Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
1991

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Recipient -
Percy Foreman Lawyer of the Year Award
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
1991

Recipient -
Al Horn Memorial Award
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
1999

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Federal Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

U.S. District and Bankruptcy Court - Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas

United States Supreme Court

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Case Results - Gerald Harris Goldstein

Exonerated
Exonerated for Murder
Michael Morton spent 25 years in prison after being wrongly accused of the murder of his wife in 1986. With the defense of Gerry Goldstein and other esteemed attorneys, Morton was released from prison...

Overturned
Overturned Capital Murder Conviction
On September 17, 2014, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturned Hannah Overton’s capital murder conviction. In 2006, Overton was given a life sentence for the death of her soon-to-be adopted 6...

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Contact Gerald Harris Goldstein

Gerald Harris Goldstein
Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr
310 S St Mary's St 2900
San Antonio, TX 78205
www.goldsteinhilley.com
Office: 210-226-1463
Fax: 210-226-8367

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Bar Membership Information

Texas Bar Membership -

Gerald Harris Goldstein - Membership information with The State Bar of Texas - Find more information about Gerald Harris Goldstein on The State Bar of Texas website including status and disciplinary history.


Specialty Certifications

Specialty Certification Information -

Gerald Harris Goldstein - Profile with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Find more information about Gerald Harris Goldstein's board certification on the TBLS website.


Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association -

TCDLA has a proud history of supporting and educating criminal defense lawyers in the the state while advocating for the rights of the accused. Many of the top criminal defense attorneys in Texas are active within this organization.


American Board of Criminal Lawyers -

Founded in 1978, the ABCL is an invitation-only honorary society for many of the top criminal defense lawyers throughout the United States.


National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.


NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.



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