Honors and Awards Earned by Gerald H. Goldstein



American Association of American AdvocatesTop Ranking Criminal Defense Attorney

Recognized by Best Lawyers as recognized by BL Rankings 2021

Outstanding 50 Year LawyerOutstanding 50 Year Lawyer 2020

San Antonio Bar Association - Joe Frazier Brown, SR. - Award of ExcellenceSan Antonio Bar Association – Joe Frazier Brown, SR. – Award of Excellence 2016

American Inns of Court - The William S. Sessions American Inn of Court - Goldstein Award of ExcellenceAmerican Inns of Court – The William S. Sessions – Goldstein Award of Excellence

NACDL - Robert C. Heeney Memorial AwardNACDL – Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award 1991

NACDL - Heeney Award Writeup in The ChampionNACDL – Heeney Award Writeup in The Champion 1991

NACDL - President (Plaque)NACDL – President (Plaque) 1994-1995

NACDL - President (Sculpture)NACDL – President (Sculpture) 1994-1995

NORML - Al Horn Memorial AwardNORML – Al Horn Memorial Award 1999

NORML - Lester Grinspoon AwardNORML – Lester Grinspoon Award 2011

San Antonio Bar Association - Hall of FameSan Antonio Bar Association – Hall of Fame 2013

San Antonio Bar Association - DirectorSan Antonio Bar Association – Director 1977-1978

ACLU - John Henry Faulk AwardACLU – John Henry Faulk Award 1999

NACDL - Board of DirectorsNACDL – Board of Directors 1989

TCDLA - PresidentTCDLA – President 1992-1993

TCDLA - Hall of FameTCDLA – Hall of Fame 2002

State Bar of Texas Litigation Council - Legal Legends AwardTexas State Bar – Legal Legends Award 2010

Martindale-Hubbell - 30 years of AV RatingsMartindale-Hubbell – 30 years of AV Ratings 2012

Best Lawyers in America - 20 YearsBest Lawyers in America as recognized by BL Rankings – 20 Years 2010

Best Lawyers in America - 20 YearsBest Lawyers in America as recognized by BL Rankings – 20 Years 2008


Tulane University - Bachelor's of Business AdministrationTulane University – Bachelor’s of Business Administration 1965

University of Texas - Juris DoctorUniversity of Texas – Juris Doctor 1968

University of Texas - Dean's RoundtableUniversity of Texas – Dean’s Roundtable

Texas Supreme Court - Admission to PracticeTexas Supreme Court – Admission to Practice 1968

US District Court - Admission to Practice in Texas West DistrictUS District Court – Admission to Practice in Texas West District 1970

US Court of Appeals - Admission to Practice in 5th CircuitUS Court of Appeals – Admission to Practice in 5th Circuit 1970

TCDLA - MembershipTCDLA – Membership 1973

US Supreme Court - Admission to PracticeUS Supreme Court – Admission to Practice 1975

Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Criminal Law CertificationTexas Board of Legal Specialization – Criminal Law Certification 1975

National College of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Public Defenders - Professor of Criminal LawNCCDLPD – Professor of Criminal Law 1975

NACDL - MembershipNACDL – Membership 1976

NACDL - Life MemberNACDL – Life Member

State Bar of Texas - Professional Development: Advanced Criminal Law RefresherState Bar of Texas – Professional Development: Advanced Criminal Law Refresher 1976

Carter Presidential Inauguration InviteCarter Presidential Inauguration Invite 1977

TCDLA - Special Merit AwardTCDLA – Special Merit Award 1977

The Best Lawyers in America - Criminal DefenseThe Best Lawyers in America as recognized by BL Rankings – Criminal Defense 1977

San Antonio ACLU - Outstanding ServiceSan Antonio ACLU – Outstanding Service 1978

State Bar of Texas - Criminal Law SectionState Bar of Texas Criminal Law Section – Appreciation of Service 1978-1979

US Court of Appeals - Admission to Practice in 9th CircuitUS Court of Appeals – Admission to Practice in 9th Circuit 1979

NCCD - InstructorNCCD – Instructor 1980

State Bar of Texas - Presidential CitationState Bar of Texas – Presidential Citation 1980-1981

State Bar of Texas - Author/Speaker in Advanced Criminal Law CourseState Bar of Texas – Author/Speaker in Advanced Criminal Law Course 1980

US Court of Appeals - Admission to Practice in 5th CircuitUS Court of Appeals – Admission to Practice in 5th Circuit 1981

US Court of Appeals - Admission to Practice in 11th CircuitUS Court of Appeals – Admission to Practice in 11th Circuit 1981

US Court of Appeals - Admission to Practice in 4th CircuitUS Court of Appeals – Admission to Practice in 4th Circuit 1982

State Bar of Texas Criminal Law Section - Appreciation of ServiceState Bar of Texas Criminal Law Section – Appreciation of Service 1982

NCCD - InstructorNCCD – Instructor 1982

US Court of Appeals - Admission to Practice in 8th CircuitUS Court of Appeals – Admission to Practice in 8th Circuit 1983

US Court of Appeals - Admission to Practice in 10th CircuitUS Court of Appeals – Admission to Practice in 10th Circuit 1983

NACDL - President's CommendationNACDL – President’s Commendation 1983

TCDLA - Award of ExcellenceTCDLA – Award of Excellence 1984

Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Criminal Law Advisory CommissionTexas Board of Legal Specialization – Criminal Law Advisory Commission 1984

State Bar of Texas - Criminal Law Examination CommissionState Bar of Texas – Criminal Law Examination Commission 1984

Payne County Bar Association - 8th Annual Law Day BanquetPayne County Bar Association – 8th Annual Law Day Banquet 1984

TCDLA - Award of ExcellenceTCDLA – Award of Excellence 1985

NACDL - President's CommendationNACDL – President’s Commendation 1985

Texas Bar Foundation - Life FellowTexas Bar Foundation – Life Fellow 1985

University of Texas - CLE Faculty: Winning at LawUniversity of Texas – CLE Faculty: Winning at Law 1985

TCDLA - Criminal Law Institute: SpeakerTCDLA – Criminal Law Institute: Speaker 1986

Viva Magazine - Best of San AntonioViva Magazine – Best of San Antonio 1986

University of Texas - CLE Faculty: Winning at TrialUniversity of Texas – CLE Faculty: Winning at Trial 1986

Kansas State Bar - Outstanding Service: Recent Developments in Search and SeizureKansas State Bar – Outstanding Service: Recent Developments in Search and Seizure 1986

American Board of Criminal Layers - FellowAmerican Board of Criminal Layers – Fellow 1987

State Bar of Texas - Professional Development: Criminal LawState Bar of Texas – Professional Development: Criminal Law 1987

State Bar of Texas - Professional Development: Advanced Criminal LawState Bar of Texas – Professional Development: Advanced Criminal Law 1987

Best Lawyers in America - Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America as recognized by BL Rankings – Criminal Defense 1987

State Bar of Texas - Professional Development: Advanced Criminal LawState Bar of Texas – Professional Development: Advanced Criminal Law 1988

Oklahoma Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Superstar CLEOklahoma Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Superstar CLE 1989

Oklahoma Association of Criminal Defense LawyersOklahoma Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 1989

NACDL - President's CommendationNACDL – President’s Commendation 1989

State Bar of Colorado - Admission to PracticeState Bar of Colorado – Admission to Practice 1989

Best Lawyers in America - Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America as recognized by BL Rankings – Criminal Defense 1989-1990

UT Law Foundation - Established Eli Goldstein Presidential ScholarshipUT Law Foundation – Established Eli Goldstein Presidential Scholarship 1990

San Antonio Civil Liberties Union - John Henry Faulk Liverty AwardSan Antonio Civil Liberties Union – John Henry Faulk Liverty Award 1991

American College of Trial Lawyers = FellowAmerican College of Trial Lawyers = Fellow 1991

US District Court - Admission to Practice in Colorado DistrictUS District Court – Admission to Practice in Colorado District 1991

US District Court - Admission to Practice in Arizona DistrictUS District Court – Admission to Practice in Arizona District 1991

State Bar of Texas Criminal Justice Section - HonorsState Bar of Texas Criminal Justice Section – Honors 1991

Best Lawyers in America - Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America as recognized by BL Rankings – Criminal Defense 1991-1992

TCDLA - Presidential AwardTCDLA – Presidential Award 1992

NACDL - President's CommendationNACDL – President’s Commendation 1992

US District Court - TX Western District Civil Justice Reform Act AdvisorUS District Court – TX Western District Civil Justice Reform Act Advisor 1992

University of Texas - Chancellor's CouncilUniversity of Texas – Chancellor’s Council 1992

NACDL - Distinguished Service AwardNACDL – Distinguished Service Award 1993

Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association - Canyon Range War AchievementLubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association – Canyon Range War Achievement 1993

American Inns of Court Foundation - MasterAmerican Inns of Court Foundation – Master 1993

TCDLA - Presidential AwardTCDLA – Presidential Award 1994

International Academy of Trial Lawyers - FellowInternational Academy of Trial Lawyers – Fellow 1997

American Board of Trial Advocates - AssociateAmerican Board of Trial Advocates – Associate 1997

US District Court - Admission to Practice in Illinois Central DistrictUS District Court – Admission to Practice in Illinois Central District 1997

US Court of Appeals - Admission to Practice in D.C. CircuitUS Court of Appeals – Admission to Practice in D.C. Circuit 1998

Fort Bend District Attorney's Office - Criminal Prosecution Ethics SpeakerFort Bend District Attorney’s Office – Criminal Prosecution Ethics Speaker 1998

Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America as recognized by BL Rankings 1999-2000

US District Court - Admission to Practice in Texas Southern DistrictUS District Court – Admission to Practice in Texas Southern District 2000

Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America as recognized by BL Rankings 2001-2002

TCDLA - Hall of FameTCDLA – Hall of Fame 2002

US District Court - Admission to Practice in Texas Northern DistrictUS District Court – Admission to Practice in Texas Northern District 2002

State Bar of Texas - Advanced Criminal Law CLEState Bar of Texas – Advanced Criminal Law CLE 2003

San Antonio Business Journal - Who's Who in LawSan Antonio Business Journal – Who’s Who in Law 2004

Marquis Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who’s Who in American Law (Plaque) 2005-2006

thaittleMarquis Who’s Who in American Law (Sculpture) 2005-2006

American Football Coaches Association - National ChampionAmerican Football Coaches Association – National Champion 2005

Super Lawyers BriefSuper Lawyers as recognized by Thomson Reuters Brief 2006

Best Lawyers in America - 10 YearsBest Lawyers in America as recognized by BL Rankings – 10 Years 2006

Martindale-Hubbell - Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell – Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers 2008

Federal Bar Association - Del Rio Chapter Three Wise Men MCLEFederal Bar Association – Del Rio Chapter Three Wise Men MCLE 2008

Featured in Super LawyersFeatured in Super Lawyers as recognized by Thomson Reuters 2009

TCDLA - Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course SpeakerTCDLA – Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course Speaker 2009

TCDLA - Spirit of Justice AwardTCDLA – Spirit of Justice Award 2012

Marquis Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Who’s Who in America 2012

Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Criminal Appellate Law CertificationTexas Board of Legal Specialization – Criminal Appellate Law Certification 2012

TCDLA - Service AwardTCDLA – Service Award 2013

Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association - Excellence AwardAustin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association – Excellence Award 2013

LACDL - Albert Tate Jr. AwardLACDL – Albert Tate Jr. Award

Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Criminal Appellate Law CertificationTexas Board of Legal Specialization – Criminal Appellate Law Certification 2012

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