Kaylie M. Morgan
Kaylie M. Morgan was raised in Boerne, Texas, and attended Texas A&M University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, cum laude. Thereafter, Kaylie pursued her law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law. Because of Kaylie’s academic achievements, she was inducted into the prestigious John M. Harlan Society, which is an honor awarded and reserved for the top 10% of the graduating law class. Kaylie was also a recipient of the St. Mary’s Presidential Award, which is presented to students who exemplify leadership, service, and academic excellence. The award honors those who have demonstrated a service to society, participated a positive influence in the promotion of the St. Mary’s mission, and who possess the knowledge and skills to be an effective leader.
During her third year of law school, Kaylie served as a student defense attorney for the St. Mary’s Criminal Justice Clinic. As a student attorney, Kaylie represented indigent individuals accused of misdemeanors and felonies in Bexar County. Importantly, Kaylie partnered with the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office Conviction Integrity Unit to seek justice for a female client they believed failed to get appropriate representation from an unethical attorney. Because of her efforts, Kaylie’s client was the first post-conviction writ application granted, and her client’s case was ultimately dismissed.
Kaylie also began clerking for Cynthia E. Orr and Gerald H. Goldstein during law school, assisting with legal research and writing in complex criminal matters ranging from capital murder, sexual assaults, and white-collar crimes. Kaylie also worked diligently on state and federal appeals and post-conviction writs of habeas corpus. And, after successfully passing the Texas Bar exam, Kaylie joined Goldstein & Orr as an associate attorney, whose current practice focuses solely on juvenile and adult criminal defense. Kaylie also handles appellate and post-conviction matters. Kaylie recently assisted in the exoneration of a former Dean and Law School Professor, who was falsely accused of sexual assault.
Credentials and Experience
- St. Mary’s University School of Law, J.D., 2023, Cum Laude
- University of Texas A&M, B.S., 2020, Cum Laude
Northern District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas
Southern District of Texas
Western District of Texas
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Professional Associations and Memberships
- San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2023 – Present
- Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2023 – Present
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2023 – Present
- International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law, 2023– Present
- American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, 2023 – Present
- State Bar of Texas Criminal Justice Section and Appellate Section, 2023 – Present
- San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, 2023 – Present
- State Bar of Texas Pro Bono College, 2021 – Present