Joseph Richard Gutheinz Jr.

Joseph Richard Gutheinz Jr.

Gutheinz Law Firm, LLP
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime...
  • Texas
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Joe Gutheinz is licensed to practice law in ten courts, including the Texas Supreme Court; the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th, 10th and 11th Circuits; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court. He is a former Commissioner on the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, a Former Commissioned Member of the Texas State Council on Sex Offender Treatment and a Former Commissioned Member on the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Advisory Committee on Offenders with Medical and Mental Impairments. As a college instructor, he has taught over 200 graduate and undergraduate Criminal Justice, Risk Management and Para Legal classes for three colleges. He has served as a consultant on aviation and space related cases. He is a retired Senior Special Agent with NASA’s Office of Inspector General and a former Special Agent with both the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General and F.A.A. Civil Aviation Security. He is a former Army Intelligence Officer and Aviator. For his service, he has received the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency Career Achievement Award, the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, the NASA Superior Accomplishment Award, the U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal and a Special Commendation from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas. He is an Honorary Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma and an Honorary Harris County Deputy Sheriff. He is a past top graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s Criminal Investigator’s Course, holds six college degrees and eight teaching credentials, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. He has been featured in several documentaries on one of his cases; was the subject of a novel by Joe Kloc; has appeared on the BBC, Fox, the Oprah Winfrey Network and the History Channel.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • White Collar Crime
  • Military Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Juvenile Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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5th Circuit
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8th Circuit
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10th Circuit
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11th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken
Professional Experience
Partner
Gutheinz Law Firm, LLP
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Joe Gutheinz is the General Partner in the Gutheinz Law Firm, LLP with two of his six sons, Mike and Jim.
Lawyer
Josep Gutheinz Attorney at Law
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Sole practitioner engage in the practice of criminal law
Education
South Texas College of Law
J.D. (1996) | Law
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University of Southern California
M.S. (1984) | Systems Management
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California State University - Sacramento
M.A. (1979) | Criminal Justice
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Activities: Student Council; R.O.T.C.
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California State University - Sacramento
B.A. (1978) | Criminal Justice
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Honors: President of Student Clubs.
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Awards
Top One Percent
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
2015 & 2016
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers Association
2014, 2015 and 2016
Top Lawyer
Houstonia Magazine
2014 & 2015
Career Achievement Award
President Council on Integrity and Efficiency
NASA Exceptional Service Medal
NASA
Superior Accomplishment Award-Special Act or Service
NASA
For investigative the Russian Mir Space Station fire and collision.
Special Commendation
United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas
For leading a 9 agency Federal Task Force that obtained the largest indictment and conviction in NASA history.
Certifications
Certified Fraud Examiner
Association of Certifide Fraud Examiners
Teaching Credential in Aeronautics
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Teaching Credential in Police Science
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Teaching Credential in Sociology
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Teaching Credential in Public Services and Administration
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Teaching Credential in Business and Industrial Management
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Commercial Pilot
FAA
Websites & Blogs
Website
Gutheinz Law Firm, LLP
Contact & Map
Gutheinz Law Firm, LLP
307 South Friendswood Drive, B3
Friednswood, TX 77546
USA
Telephone: (281) 992-0200
Fax: (281) 992-0208