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Greg Gladden

Greg Gladden

Criminal Defense and Civil Rights Lawyer
Law Office of Greg Gladden
Houston, TX
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About Greg Gladden

Attorney Biography

Greg Gladden is a native Texan, reared in Fort Worth. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and Texas Southern University School of Law.He has handled cases in ten different states.

Greg Gladden has held positions including the Texas-Oklahoma Regional Vice Presidency of the National Lawyers' Guild (NLG) 1986-1996; the Chair of the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section of the STATE BAR OF TEXAS 1992-1993; and the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Texas since 1992. He served as the President of the ACLU of Texas from 1998 until 2005.

Mr. Gladden has taught seminars sponsored by national, state, and local criminal law organizations, the National Lawyer's Guild and ACLU on subjects such as civil rights litigation, criminal defense, death penalty issues, and forfeitures.

Significant cases include:

Roger Leroy "Animal" Degarmo, who in 1980, being represented by different attorneys, swore that he would kill the jurors and their families if they did not sentence him to death. They did. Seventy-two hours before the first execution date of March 1986, Mr. Gladden undertook the case. In August of 1992, after several execution dates, Degarmo was granted a new trial. In February of 1994 Mr. Gladden won a life sentence for Degarmo. Degarmo has been eligible for parole since 1999. United States v. Brissett was a case of first impression that expanded the definition of when a person is "legally" in the United States. Allen v. State limited the driver license "suspension" to the sixty or ninety days set out in the statute dealing with breath tests rather than the suspension being indefinite until DPS fees were paid.

Greg Gladden is the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law and Evidence, as well as the Stonewall Lawyers Award.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense (17%)
Civil Rights (17%)
Marijuana Law (16%)
Probate (8%)
Juvenile Defense (8%)
Sex Crimes (6%)
Appellate Law (5%)
Drug Crimes (5%)
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record (4%)
Administrative Law (4%)
Federal Crimes (4%)
Personal Injury (3%)
Criminal Appellate Law (2%)
DUI / DWI (1%)
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Bar Licenses

Texas State Bar
Member in Good Standing


Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Southern University
Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Southern University
Juris Doctor

Specialty Certifications

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


Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Houston NORML
Lifetime Member
Houston NORML

Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association
Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association

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Greg Gladden
Law Office of Greg Gladden
3017 Houston Avenue
Houston, TX 77009
Office: 713-880-0333
Fax: 713-880-4018

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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.