Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley
310 S St Mary's St #2900
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Criminal Defense Attorney
Gerry Goldstein is a nationally recognized and respected defense attorney who has served as a member of the prestigious firm Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley for over 45 years. He is proud to take on a range of challenging misdemeanor and felony cases from across Texas. From white collar crime to drug trafficking offenses, he has taken on a wide range of situations, including a number of high profile cases.
In addition to being licensed to practice law in Texas, Colorado, and before the Supreme Court, Mr. Goldstein also appears before the U.S. Court of Appeals 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Circuits. He is Board Certified by the State Bar of Texas in Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law, a distinction granted to less than 10% of attorneys.
He continues to tirelessly fight for the rights of clients across Texas and the entire country, and his accomplishments include testifying before Congress in a hearing that is credited with defending American citizens’ rights and defending the confidentiality rights of lawyers and their clients. His service to the legal industry and his fellow attorneys led to his induction into the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Hall of Fame in 2002.
Mr. Goldstein passionately promotes the future of criminal justice through sharing his knowledge as an experienced attorney. He served as an adjunct professor at his alma mater, the University of Texas School of Law in Austin from 1982 to 1993, and since 1998, he has taught a course titled “Advanced Criminal Law (Defense of a Complex Federal Prosecution)” every Fall at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio.
His passion for the field of criminal defense has lead him to actively participate in the legal community on a local, state, and national level. In addition to having served as the President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA), he has been interviewed by several news agencies and profiled in a number of published articles. He is currently the Co-Chair of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws(NORML) and has served on the Board of Directors for the San Antonio Bar Association. His other memberships include the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Dean’s Round Table at the University of Texas School of Law, and the Texas Trial Lawyer Association.
Among the many awards that have been granted to Mr. Goldstein, he has been named one of five “Top Notch” Criminal Defense Lawyer in Texas in 2012, listed in the Marquis Who’s Who, Who’s Who in American Law 14th Edition, and given the John Henry Faulk, Civil Libertarian of the Year award by the ACLU in 1995.
As a criminal defense attorney who has worked in conjunction with The Innocence Project, Mr. Goldstein has helped to exonerate and free several individuals who were falsely convicted by the state. His dedication to justice has led him to represent clients in a wide range of cases, a number of which have raised national media attention to important criminal justice issues, such as accountability at trial.