Gerald Harris Goldstein

Gerald Harris Goldstein

Respected and Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate, White Collar Crime...
  • Colorado, Texas
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Summary

Gerald “Gerry” Harris Goldstein is a nationally known and respected defense lawyer and Past President of both the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Texas Lawyer’s Legal Legends, has been profiled in numerous publications, has served as an adjunct professor of law at University of Texas School of Law in Austin and at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, and is a fellow in the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Goldstein is nationally renowned for his brilliant criminal defense advocacy and extraordinary skills as a lecturer. A 1991 recipient of the Rober C. Heeney Memorial Award from the NACDL, he served as amicus curiae for the NACDL in many high-profile cases, including CNN v. Manuel Noriega (1990), opposing network broadcasting of government tapes of Noriega’s conversations with his attorneys; and Joe Does v. United States (1994), arguing that lawyers should not be required to disclose the identity of cash-paying clients on IRS forms. His congressional testimony during the 1996 House Waco hearings is credited with helping to turn the tide against further suppression of citizen’s rights in America. Goldstein served as President of the NACDL from 1994-1995. Goldstein previously served as President of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association from 1992-1993. In 2002, he received the high honor of induction into the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Hall of Fame.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • White Collar Crime
  • DUI & DWI
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
Texas
4th Circuit
5th Circuit
8th Circuit
9th Circuit
10th Circuit
11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley
- Current
Education
University Of Texas
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Tulane University
B.A. / Business Administration and Art History (1965)
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Awards
Who’s Who in American Law
Marquis Who’s Who
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Hall of Fame
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers
Texas Lawyer Legal Legends
State Bar of Texas
John Henry Faulk, Civil Libertarian of the Year
ACLU
Justice Albert Tate, Jr. Award
Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Outstanding Criminal Defense Lawyer in Texas
State Bar of Texas
Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Professional Associations
Co-Chair
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
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Adjunct professor
St. Mary’s School of Law
- Current
Activities: Goldstein serves as an adjunct professor at St. Mary's School of Law in San Antonio each fall. There he teaches a class titled Advanced Criminal Law (Defense of a Complex Federal Prosecution).
Fellow
International Academy of Trial Lawyers
- Current
Member
American Board of Trial Advocates
- Current
Fellow
American College of Trial Lawyers
- Current
Dean Round Table
University of Texas School of Law
- Current
Member
American Board of Criminal Lawyers
- Current
Fellow
State Bar Foundation
- Current
Member
Texas State Bar # 08101000
- Current
Member
American Bar Association
- Current
Past president
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
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Faculty
National Criminal Defense College
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Past president
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
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General Counsel
Texas Civil Liberties Union
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Board of Directors
San Antonio Bar Association
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Marijuana Defense in San Antonio, TX
Goldstein, Goldstein and Hilley
Certifications
Board Certified, Criminal Law, 1975
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Board Certified, Criminal Appellate Law, 2012
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Website
Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley
Social Media
Contact & Map
Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley
310 S St Mary's St #2900
San Antonio, TX 78205
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 226-6465
Telephone: (210) 226-1463
Fax: (210) 226-8367