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Gary Trichter

Houston TX DWI and DUI lawyer J. Gary Trichter is known as a leader and one of the most successful DWI trial and appellate lawyers in the United States. He is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest professional and ethical rating a lawyer can receive. Gary has earned his reputation arguing groundbreaking DWI cases and co-authoring the DWI textbook Texas Drunk Driving Law. He has also published more than 46 articles on a broad range of topics from DWI, DUI, BWI, ALR to defending pilot licenses against the Federal Aviation Administration on DWI related issues. Very few Houston, TX DWI and DUI lawyers can demonstrate comparable experience.

Gary has also spoken at more than 256 legal seminars in 30 states where he has taught lawyers, judges and prosecutors about various aspects of the law—particularly DWI. He is one of only four (his partner at Trichter & Murphy, PC, Doug Murphy is another) board certified DWI/DUI Attorneys in Texas the National College for DUI Defense which is the sole entity approved by the American Bar Association to grant such a qualification (the Texas Bar Association does not have a board certification in DWI Defense but it does recognize the ABA DWI board certification. Gary has also been listed seven times in Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

He has been practicing law in the state of Texas since 1980 and served as president of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association from June 2011 through June 2012. Gary is past chairman of the DWI committees for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has also served the longest tenure on the Board of Regents for the National College for DUI Defense where he was Dean of the College from 2002-2003. The NCDD awarded Gary The Erwin-Taylor Award, a national recognition for exceptional lawyers who have dedicated their lives to protecting constitutional rights of citizens and upgrading the level of professionalism for all attorneys. He has also been selected to the Texas Super Lawyers every year from 2003-2014 and is rated 10.0 Superb by Avvo. 

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:

DUI Board Certification from NCDD/ABA and State Bar of Texas

President, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA), 2012

"AV” Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Avvo Rated: 10.0 Superb

Texas Monthly Magazine Super Lawyers 2004-2014

The Erwin-Taylor Award, National College for DUI Defense, 2013

The Best Lawyers in America, 2008 and 2010, 2013

ABA Nation Essay Winner on Medicine and the Law, date

LEAD ARTICLES:

Justin J. McShane, JD, F-AIC; Josh D. Lee, JD; Richard Roberts; and J. Gary Trichter, JD; PBTs for Drugs: Oral Fluid Collection Devices (Voice of the Defense) April 2014

Trichter, J. Gary; Thinking Outside the DWI Voir Dire Box, The Champion (Journal for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers) (March 2010)

Trichter, J. Gary; Thiessen, Mark: Defendant’s Motion to Protect the Fairness of Future Juries, Voice for the Defense (Journal for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association) (November 2009)

Trichter, J. Gary; Ten Commandments of Cross-Examination: The Defender (May/June 2009)

Trichter, J. Gary; McKinney, Troy; and Citron, Joseph, M.D.: Neutralizing the Romberg, The Champion (Journal for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers) Vol. 36, No. 1 (June 2007)

Trichter, J. Gary; McKinney, Troy; and Citron, Joseph, M.D.: Officer Romberg vs. Dr. Romberg: A Field Sobriety Test Designed For Failure, Voice for the Defense (Journal for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association) Vol. 36, No. 1 (January/February 2007)

Trichter, J. Gary; 12 Innocent Reasons NOT to Take an Intoxilyzer Breath Test!, Voice for the Defense (Journal for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association) Vol. 33, No. 4 (May 2004)

Trichter, J. Gary; The Poor Man’s P-51, Private Pilot Magazine (October, 2002)

Trichter, J. Gary; Brother’s Keeper?, The National Law Journal (August, 2002)

Trichter, J. Gary; Poor Man’s P-51, Warbirds Magazine (July, 2002)

Trichter, J. Gary; Murphy, Doug; Administrative License Revocation Hearings: A DWI Specialists Primer for the General Practitioner, Texas Bar Journal (Journal for the State Bar of Texas)(July, 2002)

Trichter, J. Gary; Jury Summation According to the Code of the West, voice for the Defense (Journal for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)(April, 2002)

Trichter, J. Gary; Engine Out, Warbirds Magazine (March 2002)

Trichter, J. Gary; Earning Honorary Naval Aviator Wings, Warbirds Magazine (February 2002)

Trichter, J. Gary; Williams, Pat; Expunging DWI Arrest Records, Voice for the Defense (Journal for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)(February, 2001)

Trichter, J. Gary; Williams, Pat; Texas DWI Prosecutions vs. Double Jeopardy Protection, Voice for the Defense (Journal for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association) Vol. 29, No. 3 (April 2000)

Trichter, J. Gary; Sameulson, Chris, DWI Defense Witness Preparation:  How to Compete With The Testimony of Experienced Police Witnesses, The Champion (Journal for The National Association of Criminal Defense License)(January/February, 2000)

Trichter, J. Gary; Where There’s Smoke., AOPA Pilot Magazine (September, 1999)

Trichter, J. Gary; Samuelson, Chris, DWI Defense Witness Preparation:  How to Compete With The Testimony of Experienced Police Witnesses, Voice for the Defense (Journal for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)(September, 1999)

Trichter, J. Gary; Samuelson, Chris, Pilots, DWI, The FAA and Legal Malpractice: How to Protect Two Licenses at the Same Time: Yours and Your Client’s, Voice for the Defense (Journal for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)(June, 1999)

Trichter, J. Gary; Samuelson, Chris, Pilots, Drunk Driving, Administrative License Suspensions, The FAA and Legal Malpractice, The Champion (Journal for The National Association of Criminal Defense License)(June, 1999)

Trichter, J. Gary, Hard-Learned Lessons, Private Pilot Magazine (March, 1999)

Trichter, J. Gary; Trichter, Tiffany, Back to the Future in Aviation, Private Pilot Magazine (December 1997)

Trichter, J. Gary; Samuelson, Chris, A Citizen’s Guide: Knowing the DWI Laws and Your Rights, Voice for the Defense (Journal for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)(July/August 1998)

Trichter, J. Gary, Samuelson, Chris, Motion to declare Section 724.061, Tex.Trans.Code Unconstitutional as Applied and to Suppress and Preclude State From Offering Breath Test Refusal Evidence Absent a Showing of a Proper Predicate, and, Alternatively, Request for Jury Instruction that the Defendant’s Refusal Cannot be Considered as Evidence of Guilt, The Champion (Journal for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)(January/February, 1997)

Trichter, J. Gary, Challenging Improper Statutory Breath Test Warnings, Voice for the Defense (Journal for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)(October, 1996)

Trichter, J. Gary, Peña, Michael, DWI Field Sobriety Testing: A Common Sense Voir Dire and Cross-Examination to Show the Tests are Designed to Cause Failure, The Voice for the Defense (Journal for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)(January/February, 1996)

Trichter, J. Gary, Peña, Michael, 0.10 ALR Suspensions and DWI Prosecutions, The Voice for the Defense (Journal for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)(September 1995)

Trichter, J. Gary; Peña, Michael, The 10 Commandments for Detoxifying the Intoxilyzer 5000, The Voice for the Defense (Journal for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association) (June 1995)

Trichter, J. Gary; McKinney, Troy; and, Peña, Michael, Demonstrative Evidence in DUI Cases, The Champion, (Journal for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers) (May 1995)

Trichter, J. Gary Trichter; McKinney, Troy; and, Peña, Michael, DWI Demonstrative Evidence: Show and Tell the Easy Way, Voice for the Defense (Journal of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association) (April 1995)

Trichter, J. Gary, A Little Scholarship and a Little Humor-Surviving in a World with DWI Voice for the Defense (Journal of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association), February 1994

Trichter, J. Gary; DWI: What Every Client Should Know. The State Bar Journal Volume 56, No. 3 – April, 1993.

Trichter, J. Gary; Highway Drug Couriers: A Nuts and Bolts Approach to Creative Defense Against Pretext and Profile Stops The Champion (Journal of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – March, 1993).

Trichter, J. Gary; Drug Couriers: Pretext and Profile Highway Stops, The Voice for the Defense (Journal of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association), Vol. 21, No. 4, Spring 1992.

Trichter, J. Gary; Getting Back to Nuts and Bolts: Dismissals for Destruction of Exculpatory Evidence, The Champion (Journal of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – March, 1992).

Trichter, J. Gary; An Outline of Question Areas in DWI Prosecutions, The Champion (Journal of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – April, 1991).

Trichter, J. Gary; Twenty-five Practice Gems in Cross-Examination of the Arresting Officer in DWI Prosecutions, The Champion (journal of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – March, 1991).

Trichter, J. Gary; What Everyone Should Know About DWI, Houston Bar J., 28 The Houston Lawyer No. 2 (September/October 1990).

Trichter, J. Gary; Representing Putative Sexual Assault Defendants Before the Grand Jury, Trial Lawyers Forum, Vol. No. 23, No. 2, (1989).

Trichter, J. Gary; Putting on a Defense Before the Grand Jury: Representing the Putative Defendant in a Sexual Assault Case, Voice for the Defense (Journal of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association) (Feb. 1989).

Trichter, J. Gary; The Civil Lawyer and DWI: What You Tell Your Client When he Calls From the Police Station, 50 Tex. Bar J., No. 10 (Nov. 1987).

Trichter, J. Gary; What Every Civil Lawyer Should Know About DWI and the Late Night Telephone Call, Houston Bar J., 24 The Houston Lawyer No. 5 (March/April 1987).

Trichter, J. Gary and Reina, Leonard, P.; A DWI Suspect’s Right to Assistance of Counsel at the Chemical Test Video Motor Skills Demonstration Request Stage –The Aftermath of Forte and McCambridge, Voice for the Defense (Oct. 1986).

Trichter, J. Gary and Shelsy, Marshall, Intoxilyzer Evidence: An Examination of the Constitutional Sufficiency of Law Enforcement’s Test of Convenience. Voice for the Defense (Dec. 1985) (Reprinted in TEXAS DRUNK DRIVING LAW January 1986).

Ackerman, John and Trichter, J. Gary, DWI: Is The “Per Se” 0.10% Solution Constitutional?, TEXAS DRUNK DRIVING LAW (January 1986).

Trichter, Joseph Gary, and Lewis, Peter W., Informed Consent: The Three Tests and a Modest Proposal for Reality and the Patient as an Individual, 21 S. Tex. L.J. 155 (1981). Cited with approval in Peterson v. Shields, 652 S.W.2d 929 (Tex. 1983).

Lewis, Peter W. and Trichter, Joseph Gary, The Nationalization of the Bill of Rights – A New Look at an Old Problem, 2 Washburn L.J. 195 (1981).

Trichter, Joseph Gary and Patterson, Joseph, Police Radar, 1980: Has the Black Box Lost Its Magic?, 11 St. Mary’s L.J. 4 (1980).

Trichter, Joseph Gary, Informed Consent: The Patient as an Individual – A Modest Proposal for a Patient Option to Centerbury v. Spence, 15 A.B.A. Forum 3 (1980).

Trichter, Joseph Gary and Lewis, Peter W., The Grand Jury: Putative Grand Jury Witnesses and the Right to Limited Assistance of Counsel – A Historical Overview and Modest Proposal, 20 S. Tex. L.J. 81 (1979).

Past Monthly Columnist (1985-1990) – Author of “DWI Practice Gems” which is printed in the Voice for the Defense (Journal of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association).

TEXT BOOK AUTHORSHIP:

TRICHTER AND McKINNEY, TEXAS DRUNK DRIVING LAW (West Publishers, first edition through fourth edition, Austin, Texas, 2 Volumes) (Call 1-800-328-9352 for purchasing)

NOTABLE APPEALS:

Johnson v. State, 643 S.W.2d 427 (Tex.Ct.App.[14th-Houston] 1982) affirmed 640 S.W.2d 893(Tex.Cr.App. 1982) en banc.

Ex Parte Lilly, 656 S.W.2d 490 (Tex.Cr.App. 1983) en banc. (relief granted).

Epson v. State, 743 S.W.2d 311 (Tex.Ct.App. [1st-Houston] 1987) (reversed).

Warren v. State, 744 S.W.2d 614 (Tex.Cr.App. 1988) vacated and remanded.

McCambridge v. State, 698 S.W.2d 390 (Tex.Ct.App. [1st-Houston] 01985) affirmed in part and remanded in part, 712 S.W.2d 499 (Tex.Cr.App. 1986) (en banc), 725 S.W.2d 418 (Tex.App. [1st-Houston] 1987), pdr. granted, 778 S.W.2d 70 (Tex.Cr.App. 1989), affirmed; cert. denied, ___ U.S. ___; 110 S.Ct. 1936 (1990).

Jamail v. State, 713 S.W.2d 776 (Tex.Ct.App. [14th-Houston] 1986), pdr. granted 787 S.W.2d 380 (Tex.Cr.App. 1990) (reversed and remanded to Court of Appeals).

Vasquez v. Chem Ex. Inc., 709 S.W.2d 267 (Tex.Ct.App. [14th-Houston} 1985), writ of error granted, judgment of Court of Appeals is reversed in part and judgment of trial court is affirmed, 721 S.W.2d 284 (Tex.Sup.Ct. 1986).

Pastor v. Champs Rest. Inc., 750 S.W.2d 335 (Tex.App. [14th-Houston] 1988), no writ.

Muller v. State, 829 S.W.2d 805 (Tex.Cr.App. 1992). (reversed and dismissed).

Erdman v. State, 861 S.W.2d 890 (Tex.Cr.App.1993)(reversed and remanded).

Love v. State, 861 S.W. 2d 899 (Tex.Cr.App. 1993) (reversed and dismissed).

RELATED LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

Faculty Speaker for State Bar Organizations (general listings):

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and Criminal Lawyers Defense Project, State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Brazoria County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Dallas Criminal Defense Bar Association, Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, San Antonio Bar Association, Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Smith County Bar Association NORML (Key West Florida and Washington, D.C.), Advanced Criminal Law Seminars Aspen, Colorado, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Mexican American Bar Association, State Bars of Nevada, Nebraska and South Carolina, Missouri Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Mississippi Lawyers for Criminal Justice, Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Office of the Public Defender for Maricopa County, Arizona, and the National College for DUI Defense in Boston, Massachusetts.

SEMINARS WHERE LECTURED/PAPER PRESENTED

San Antonio, Texas (November 15-16, 2012) Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association “5th Annual Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar”
Austin, Texas (August 16-17, 2012) Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association “10th Annual Top Gun DWI”
Cambridge, MA (July 26-28, 2012) National College for DUI Defense 2012 Summer Session
San Antonio, Texas (June 7-8, 2012) Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association “25th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course”
New Orleans, Louisiana
(March 2012)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association & National College for DUI Defense “19th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases”
Napa Valley, California
(February 2012)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association “Napa Valley Members Trip”
Dallas, Texas
(February, 2012)
TCDLA Co-sponsored with National College for DUI Defense “DWI Public Defender Training”
El Paso, Texas
(January, 2012)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association “CDLP PRESENTS: DWI- PUBLIC DEFENDER TRAINING”
Lubbock, Texas
(January 2012)
Criminal Defense Lawyers Association “31st Annual Prairie Dog Lawyers Advanced Criminal Law Course”
Austin, Texas
(December, 2011)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association “DWI and GAS Chromatography; Defeating the Blood Test Case”
Columbus, Ohio
(October 2011)
The Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers “Superstars of Persuasion”
San Antonio, Texas
(June 2011)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association “24th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course”
New Orleans, Louisiana
(April 2011)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association “4th Annual Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar”
Edinburg, Texas
(November 2010)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association “DWI – PUBLIC DEFENDER TRAINING”
El Paso, Texas
(September 10, 2010)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association “DWI – Public Defender Training Seminar”
San Antonio, Texas
(July 26-29, 2010)
State Bar of Texas “36th Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course”
San Antonio, Texas
(June 3-5, 2010)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association “23rd Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course”
New Orleans, Louisiana
(April 8-10, 2010)
Cosponsored by Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and National College for DUI Defense “17th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI cases”
Dallas, Texas
(February 5, 2010)
National College for DUI Defense, Dallas Public Defenders Seminar
San Antonio, Texas
(November 12-13, 2009)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association “3rd Annual Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar”
Houston, Texas
(August 14, 2009)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2009 Top Gun DWI – A Blood Test Trial Start to Finish
Dallas, Texas
(May 8, 2009)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association David Burrows Presents The DWI Innocence Project
New Orleans, Louisiana
(April 16-18, 2009)
Cosponsored by Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and National College for DUI Defense 16th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI cases
Paradise Island, Bahamas
(January 15-16, 2009)
National College for DUI Defense, Inc. Winter Session 2009
Del Rio, Texas
(May 13, 2008)
Del Rio Chapter Federal Bar Association “Three Wise men”
Laramie, Wyoming
(June 5-7,2008)
Presented by Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association Understanding the Intricacies of a DWUI Case
New York, New York
(May 1-2, 2008)
New York State Bar Association DWI on Trial- The Big Apple VIII
Dallas, Texas
(March 27-29, 2008)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the National College for DUI Defense 15th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases
Plano, Texas
(February 8, 2008)
David Burrows Presents DWI Winning Edge Conference
San Antonio, Texas
(November 1-2, 2007)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association “2nd Annual Stewart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar”
Houston, Texas
(August 17, 2007)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association “Top Gun DWI Lawyers” Voir Dire
Cambridge, Massachusetts
(July 18-21, 2007)
National College for DUI Defense 2007 Summer Session
Lubbock, Texas
(January 4-5, 2007)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Association “27th Annual Prairie Dog Lawyers Seminar”
San Antonio, Texas
(November 2-3, 2006)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association "Stewart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar"
San Antonio, Texas
(November 2-3, 2006)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association "Advanced DWI Seminar"
Houston, Texas
(August 18, 2006)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association "Top Gun DWI Advanced Sobriety Testing and Drug Recognition"
Dallas, Texas
(March 30th – April 1st, 2006)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association "13th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases"
San Antonio, Texas
(November 3-4, 2005)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association "Advanced DWI Seminar"
Indianapolis, Indiana
(December 17, 2004)
Indiana Public Defender Council "Drunk Drivers, Drug Users and Suppression"
Houston, Texas
(September 20, 2004)
Houston Bar Association "DWI for the Civil Lawyer: The Crime, License Suspensions & Surcharges"/td>
South Padre, Texas
(July 8-9, 2004)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association "Winning DWI Defense"
Lincoln, Nebraska
(June 3-4, 2004)
Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association "Selecting the DUI Jury", "Cross-Examination of the Officer"
Port Aransas, Texas
(January 23, 2004)
Criminal Defense Lawyers Project "DWI Defense"
Indianapolis, Indiana
(December 17, 2003)
Indiana Public Defender Council "DWI Cross-Examination & Voir Dire
Jackson, Mississippi
(October 31, 2003)
University of Mississippi DUI Defenders’ 2003 CLE Seminar
Las Vegas, Nevada
(October 16-18, 2003)
National College for DUI Defense & National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers “DWI Means Defending With Ingenuity”
Cambridge, Massachusetts
(July 23-26, 2003)
National College for DUI Defense 2003 Summer Session
Dallas, Texas
(May 9, 2003)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association DWI 2003 Seminar
Amarillo, Texas
(January 31, 2003)
Criminal Defense Lawyers Project “DWI – The Kitchen Sink”
San Antonio, Texas
(January 23-24, 2003)
National College for DUI Defense “DWI Defense According to the Code of the West”
Las Vegas, Nevada
(October 5-7, 2002)
National College for DUI Defense & National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers “DWI Means Defending With Ingenuity”
New Orleans, Louisiana
(April 24-26, 2002)
Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 13th Annual “Law & All That Jazz”
McAllen, Texas
(November 1, 2002)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association A Day in the Life of a Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer
Jackson, Mississippi
(October 25, 2002)
The University of Mississippi DUI Defense CLE Seminar (Presented paper only)
Jackson, Mississippi
(October 24, 2002)
Mississippi Public Defender’s Association (Presented paper only)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
(July 24-27, 2002)
National College for DUI Defense Summer Program
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
(June 14, 2002)
Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Nuts & Bolts Seminar
Fairfield Bay, Alaska
(May 17, 2002)
Arkansas DWI/DUI Defense Seminar
p> Biloxi, Mississippi
(February 15-16, 2002)
National College for DUI Defense Winter Program
Cary, North Carolina
(January 25, 2002)
North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
Atlanta, Georgia
(December 6-7, 2001)
Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute
Las Vegas, Nevada
(Oct. 4-6, 2001)
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers The National College of DUI Defense DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
(Sept. 14, 2001)
Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol Defense Seminar
Corpus Christi, Texas
(Sept. 8, 2001)
Law Office of Phillip W. Goff, P.C. Advance DWI Seminar
Boston, Massachusetts
(July 25-28, 2001)
The National College for DUI Defense Harvard Law School Summer Program

Ganacaste, Costa Rica (June 30-July 4, 2001)

Lone Star Seminars Advanced DWI Seminar

Fort Worth, Texas
(March 24, 2001)

Cowtown CLE The Premier DWI Trial Lawyers Seminar

Manhattan, NY (May 25-26, 2001)

New York State Bar Association Advanced DWI Seminar

Kauai, HI (Feb. 18-20, 2001)

National College for DUI Defense, Inc. Winter Program

Austin, Texas
(Jan. 18-19, 2001)

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association DWI Seminar

Atlanta, GA (Dec. 7-8, 2000)

ICLE Seminar Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute

Lake Ozark, MO (Oct. 6-7, 2000)

The University of Missouri-Columbia Law School 5th Annual Missouri DWI Defense Institute

Boston, Massachusetts
(July 27-30, 2000)

The National College for DUI Defense Harvard Law School Summer Program

Grand Cayman Island (July 1-8, 2000)

Lone Star Seminars Advanced Criminal Law Seminar

San Antonio, Texas
(June 1-3, 2000)

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 13th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Short Court

Fairfield Bay, AR (May 19, 2000)

2nd Annual Arkansas DWI/DUI Defense Seminar

Girdwook, AK (April 20-22, 2000)

Alaska Academy of Trial Lawyers 4th Annual Litigators Conference

Austin, Texas
(April 8, 2000)

Texas Courtroom Publications America’s Best 2000

Fort Worth, Texas
(March 10, 2000)

Cowtown CLE The Premier DWI Trial Lawyers Seminar

El Paso, Texas
(March 4, 2000)

Office of the Public Defender

Richmond, Texas
(March 2, 2000)

Ft. Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Phoenix, AZ (February 25, 2000)

Office of the Maricopa County Public Defender Annual Seminar

Galveston, Texas
(February 24-35, 2000)

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association DWI 2000

Kansas City, MO (December 3, 1999)

The National College for DUI Defense 1999 Winter Program

Philadelphia, MS (November 19, 1999)

The University of Mississippi – CLE 1999 Litigation Update

Lubbock, Texas
(November 4-5, 1999)

Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Assoc. “Get Your Guns Up;”

Las Vegas, NV (Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, 1999)

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers The National College of DUI Defense DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity

Beaumont, Texas
(September 10, 1999)

Jefferson County Bar Association 1999 Criminal Law Seminar

Boston, MA (July 21-24, 1999)

The National College for DUI Defense Harvard Law School Summer Program

Aruba, Aruba (July 3-10, 1999)

Lone Star Seminars

New York, NY (June 4, 1999)

American Legal Education

Atlanta, GA (Apr. 30 – May 1, 1999)

6th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases

San Antonio, Texas
(March 18-19, 1999)

National Trial Skills Project The DWI Trial: America’s Best 1999

Las Vegas, NV (February 11-13, 1999)

The Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice 14th National Seminar – Getting Tough on DWI: The Defense

Miami, FL (January 22, 1999)

The Florida Bar 1999 Masters of DUI

Midland, Texas
(January 14-15, 1999)

Criminal Defense Lawyers Project Practice Tips From the Plains

Austin, Texas
(Dec. 10-11, 1998)

The University of Texas School of Law – Voir Dire: Jury Selection Techniques for The Successful Trial Attorney

Mt. Pleasant, SC (December 4, 1998)

The National College for DUI Defense 1998 Winter Session

Houston, Texas
(Nov. 12-14, 1998)

National Conference of Expert Witnesses, Litigation Consultants and Attorneys

S. Padre Island, Texas
(Oct. 29-31, 1998)

Lone Star Seminars The Ultimate in DWI Defense

Las Vegas, NV (Sept. 10-11, 1998)

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers The Ultimate in DUI Defense: Mastering Science, Maximizing Success

Beaumont, Texas
(August 28, 1998)

Jefferson County Bar Association South East Texas Criminal Law Seminar

Alaska Inside Passage (Aug. 3-10, 1998)

South Carolina Bar

Boston, Massachusetts
(July 23-26, 1998)

The National College for DUI Defense Harvard Law School Summer Program

Corpus Christi, Texas
(July 20-24, 1998)

State Bar of Texas 24th Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course

S. Padre Island, Texas
(July 16-17, 1998)

Criminal Defense Lawyers Project Evidence in Criminal Cases

Ganacaste, Costa Rica (June 27-July 3, 1998)

Lone Star Seminars

Coconut Grove, FL (May 1-2, 1998)

American Legal Education, Inc. Mastering Scientific Evidence

Ft. Worth, Texas
(April 17-18, 1998)

National Trial Skills Project Defending DWI’s: American’s Best 1998

Conroe, Texas
(April 24, 1998)

NE Harris County Bar Association

Atlanta, GA (Dec. 4-5, 1997)

Institute of CLE in Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute

Mesa, AZ (November 8, 1997)

National College for DUI Defense Winter Program

Tomball, Texas
(October 18, 1997)

Tomball Legal College

Dallas, Texas
(October 17, 1997)

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assoc. First Annual DWI Seminar

Boston, Massachusetts
(July 23-26, 1997)

National College for DUI Defense Harvard Law School Summer Program

Waco, Texas
(July 18, 1997)

Criminal Defense Lawyers Project (CDLP) Skills Course

Houston, Texas
(July 16, 1997)

Asian American Bar Association

St. Kitts, West Indies (June 29 – July 5, 1997)

Lone Star Seminars Advanced Criminal Law Seminar

Las Vegas, NV (June13-14, 1997)

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Defending DUI Cases

New Orleans, LA (May 2-3, 1997)

American Legal Education, Inc. Mastering Scientific Evidence

San Antonio, Texas
(April 4, 1997)

San Antonio Bar Association 34th Annual Criminal Law Institute

San Antonio, Texas
(March 1, 1997)

The National Trial Skills Project, Texas Courtroom Publications, and TCDLA: DWI Defense

Fort Worth, Texas
(February 14, 1997)

Texas Courtroom Publications – DWI and ALR

El Paso, Texas
(January 17, 1997)

Criminal Defense Lawyers Project (Skills Course)

Seattle, WA (December 13, 1996)

The Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice

Lubbock, Texas
(December 5-6, 1996)

Criminal Defense Lawyers Project (Skills Course)

Nashville, TN (October 11-12, 1996)

American Legal Education, Inc.: Tennessee DUI Law Update

South Padre Island, Texas
(October 10-11, 1996)

Criminal Defense Lawyers Project (Skills Course)

Comstock, Texas
(September 28, 1996)

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: DWI Criminal Law Seminar

Houston, Texas
(September 27, 1996)

Texas Courtroom Publications: DWI and ALR Taking the Battle to Them!

Houston, Texas
(September 26, 1996)

Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association: Hot New Button Issues in DWI

Jackson, MS (August 16, 1996)

The University of Mississippi Center for Continuing Legal Education: Defending the Drinking Driver in 1996

Boston, Massachusetts
(July 25-26, 1996)

National College for DUI Defense: Harvard Law School

San Antonio, Texas
(June 13-15, 1996)

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: 9th Annual M.P. “Rusty” Duncan, III Advance Criminal Law Course

Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic (June 28 – July 5, 1996)

Advance Criminal Law Seminar

New Orleans, LA (May 30, 1996)

Headlines Marketing Corporation: Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases

Tyler, Texas
(April 25-26, 1996)

Criminal Defense Lawyers Project (Skill Course)

Cleveland, OH (March 22, 1996)

Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: OACDL DUI Seminar

Phoenix, AZ (February 21-23, 1996)

Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office: “DUI Seminar: Going the Extra Mile”

Houston, Texas
(February 15-16, 1996)

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: DWI Superstar Seminar

El Paso, Texas
(January 18-19, 1996)

Criminal Defense Lawyers Project (Skills Course)

Lubbock, Texas
(December 7-8, 1995)

Criminal Defense Lawyers Project (DWI Skills Course)

Beaumont, Texas
(November 9-10, 1995)

Criminal Defense Lawyers Project (Skills Course)

South Padre Island, Texas
(October 27-27, 1995)

Criminal Defense Lawyers Project (Skills Course)

Galveston, Texas
(July 20-21, 1995)

Criminal Defense Lawyers Project (Skills Course-paper submitted/ no lecture)

Boston, Massachusetts
(July 19-22, 1995)

Harvard Law School National College for DUI Defense

Levelland, Texas
(July 14, 1995)

Hockley County Bar Association (Summer Update on DWI/ paper submitted/ no lecture)

Grand Cayman Islands, British West Indies (July 1-8, 1995) Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Fourth Annual Cayman Island: Advanced Criminal Law Seminar)
San Antonio, Texas
(June 15-17, 1995)

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (8th Annual MP Rusty Duncan III: Advanced Criminal Law Short Course)

Austin, Texas
(May 18-19, 1995)
Criminal Defense Lawyers Project and Texas Courtroom Publications (Skills Course and DWI/ALR Seminar: Taking the Battle to Them)
Biloxi, MS (April 28-29, 1995) DUI Trail Tactics (Advanced Legal Seminar)
Abilene, Texas
(April 20-21, 1995)
Criminal Defense Lawyers Project and Texas Courtroom Publications (Skills Course and DWI/ALR Seminar: Taking the Battle to Them)
San Antonio, Texas
(March 31-April 1, 1995)
32nd Annual Criminal Law Seminar Institute
Ft. Worth, Texas
(March 3, 1995)
Criminal Defense Lawyers Project and Texas Courtroom Publications (Skills Course and DWI/ALR Seminar: Taking the Battle to Them)
Houston, Texas
(February 17, 1995)
Detoxifying the Intoxilyzer 5000
Las Vegas, NV (February 2-4, 1995)

10th National Seminar (Getting Tough on DWI: The Defense)

El Paso, Texas
(January 19-20, 1994)
Criminal Defense Lawyers Project (1994 Penal Code Changes Including State Jail Felonies and DWI Practice)
Dallas, Texas
(December 8-9, 1994)
Criminal Defense Lawyers Project (1994 Penal Code Changes Including State Jail Felonies and DWI Practice)
Levilland, Texas
(December 9, 1994)
DWI Seminar
Columbia Lakes, Texas
(December 2, 1994)
Criminal Defense Lawyers Seminar (DWI New Cases and New Law)
Smith County, Texas
(November 11, 1994)
Smith County Bar Association (Driver’s License Suspension)
Fort Bend, Texas
(October 27, 1994)
DWI Seminar
Gulfport, MS (October 28-29, 1994) Second Annual MACJ Advanced DUI Seminar (Anatomy of a DUI Trail)
Dallas, Texas
(July 25-28, 1994)
1994 Advanced Criminal Law Course (DWI New Cases and New Law)
Grand Cayman Islands, British West Indies(July 3-10, 1994) Lone Star Seminars(Course Moderator/Director)
Nebraska City, NE(June 17-18, 1994) Nebraska Criminal Defense Lawyers Assoc.(DWI Cross-Examination)
Houston, Texas
(June 15, 1994)
Houston Bar Assoc.(DWI )
San Antonio, Texas
(June 2-4, 1994)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assoc.(DWI Defense Techniques and Pre-Trial Motions)
Nashville, TN (April 22, 1994) Southeastern Education Institute (Cross-Examination)
Atlanta, GA (December 9-10,1993) Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (Cross-Examination)
Las Vegas, NV (December 3, 1993) State Bar of Nevada (Demonstrative Evidence)
Reno, NV (December 2, 1993) State Bar of Nevada (Demonstrative Evidence)
Richmond, Texas
(November 22, 1993)

Continuing Legal Education of the Ft. Bend County Criminal Defense Bar (Cross-Examination)

South Padre Island, Texas
(Oct. 21, 1993)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Cross-Examination)
Lubbock, Texas
(October 14-15, 1993)
Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Cross-Examination)
Natchez, Mississippi (October 8, 1993) Louisiana Association Criminal Defense Lawyers (DUI)
Houston, Texas
(September 17, 1993)
HBA Seminar (DWI)
Mobile, AL (August 19-21, 1993) Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Drug Couriers)
Dallas, Texas
(July 29-30, 1993)

Anatomy of a DWI Trial: A view from the Defense by the Superstars (CDLP)

San Antonio, Texas
(July 19-22, 1993)
19th Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course
Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies (July 3-10, 1993) Lone Star Seminars (DWI)
San Antonio, Texas
(June 17-19, 1993)
Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Drug Couriers)
Tyler, Texas
(June 11, 1993)
Smith County Bar Association (DWI)
Houston, Texas
(June 9-12, 1993)

Houston Bar Association; Criminal Law and Procedure Section

Arlington, Texas
(April 22 & 23, 1993)
Tarrant County Bar Association (DWI Cross Examination)
San Antonio, Texas
(March 26 & 27, 1993)
San Antonio Bar Association 30th Annual Criminal Law Institute (DWI)
Las Vegas, NV (February 12 & 13, 1993) Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice (DWI)
El Paso, Texas
(January 14-15, 1993)
Criminal Defense Lawyers Project Skills Course
Houston, Texas
(August 21, 1992)
Houston Bar Association (DWI breath testing)
Houston, Texas
(July 28-31, 1992)
Advanced Criminal Law Course by the State Bar of Texas (DWI)
League City, Texas
(July 16-17, 1992)
Criminal Lawyers Defense Project (Scientific Evidence)
Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies (June 29-July 4, 1992) Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Houston, Texas
(June 18, 1992)
Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
San Antonio, Texas
(June 11-13, 1992)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Houston, Texas
(May 28-30, 1992)
Houston Bar Association
Corpus Christi, Texas
(April 16-17, 1992)
Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Project
Houston, Texas
(April 9-10, 1992)
Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
San Antonio, Texas
(March 13-14, 1992)
San Antonio Bar Association
Orlando, FL (Feb. 28-29, 1992) The Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice
Aspen, CO (Jan. 25, 1992) Advanced Criminal Law Seminar
Washington, DC (Nov. 13-16, 1991) Drug Policy Foundation
Austin, Texas
(Sept. 25, 1991)
Criminal Law & Procedure Section of the Travis County Bar Association
Austin, Texas
(Aug. 5-9, 1991)
State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course
Ft. Worth, Texas
(June 20, 1991)

Tarrant County Defense Lawyers Association

South Padre Island, Texas
(Apr. 11-12, 1991)
State Bar of Texas Performance Enhancement Course
San Antonio, Texas
(Apr. 12-13, 1991)
San Antonio Bar Association Criminal Law Institute
Galveston, (March 14-15, 1991) Advanced DWI Criminal Law Seminar
Lake Tahoe, NV (Jan. 9-13, 1991)

TCDLA Winter Seminar

Tyler, (Nov. 30, 1990) Criminal Defense Lawyers Project
St. Louis, MO (Nov. 16, 1990) Missouri Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Dallas, Texas
(Oct. 5, 1990)
Dallas County Bar Association
San Antonio, Texas
(Sept. 24-27, 1990)
Judicial Section Annual Conference
Ft. Worth, Texas
(July 16-20, 1990)
Advanced Criminal Lawn Course
South Padre Island, Texas
(May 17-18, 1990)
Criminal Defense Lawyers Project
Acapulco, Mexico (Apr. 25-27, 1990) Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Brownsville, TX (Apr. 7, 1990) Mexican American Bar Association

McAllen, TX (Apr. 7, 1990)

Criminal Defense Lawyers Project Sex Crimes Seminar

San Antonio, TX (Apr. 6, 1990)

San Antonio Bar Association Criminal Law Institute

Houston, TX (March 30-31, 1990)

Advanced DWI Criminal Law Seminar

San Antonio, TX (Feb. 16-17, 1990)

Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice

El Paso, TX (Jan. 11-12, 1990)

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Project

Houston, TX (Dec. 1, 1989)

Moderator-State Bar Criminal Law Section

Houston, TX (Oct. 31, 1989)

Texas Municipal Courts Training Center

Corpus Christi, TX (Oct. 19-20, 1989)

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Project

San Francisco, CA (Aug. 9-13, 1989)

NACDL Annual Board Meeting (paper only/ no lecture)

San Antonio, TX (July 24-28, 1989)

Advanced Criminal Law Course

San Antonio, TX (June 10, 1989)

Texas Criminal Law Short Course

Victoria, TX (June 8, 1989)

Victoria County Bar Association

South Padre, TX (May 11-13, 1989)

Federal Criminal Law Seminar

San Antonio, TX (May 5-6, 1989)

Annual Criminal Law Institute

Houston, TX (Apr. 14, 1989)

Advanced DWI Criminal Law Seminar

Lake Charles, LA (Feb. 24, 1989)

Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Key West, FL (Dec. 8-10, 1988)

NORML’s 5th Annual Key West Seminar

Houston, TX (Dec. 2, 1988)

Criminal Defense Skills Course

Austin, TX (Nov. 18, 1988)

Sex Crimes Criminal Law Seminar

Houston, TX (Nov. 17, 1988)

Practice Skills Course

Houston, TX (Nov. 10, 1988)

South Texas College of Law Criminal Law Institute

Ft. Worth, TX (Sept. 28-30, 1988)

Texas Criminal Law Short Course

San Antonio, TX (Aug. 18-20, 1988)

Federal Criminal Law Short Course

Longview, TX (Aug. 5, 1988)

Criminal Defense Skills Course

College Station, TX (July 8, 1988)

Criminal Defense Skills Course

Ft. Worth, TX (June 9, 1988)

Criminal Law Institute

Huntsville, TX (May 1-6, 1988)

Criminal Trial Advocacy

San Antonio, TX (Apr. 21-22, 1988)

DWI Defense Seminar

San Antonio, TX (Apr. 15-16, 1988)

Annual Criminal Law Institute

South Padre, TX (Apr. 7-8, 1988)

Federal Criminal Law Seminar

New Orleans, LA (Feb. 25-26, 1988)

TCDLA Criminal Law Update

Corpus Christi, TX (Feb. 12, 1988)

DWI Defense Seminar

Odessa, TX (Nov. 20, 1987)

Criminal Defense Skills Course

Houston, TX (Nov. 19, 1987)

Practice Skills Course

San Antonio, TX (Oct. 15-16, 1987)

Criminal Defense Skills Course

Lubbock, TX (Oct. 2-3, 1987)

Criminal Practice Update

Dallas, TX (Aug. 3-7, 1987)

Advance Criminal Law Seminar

Ft. Worth, TX (May 1, 1987)

DWI Seminar

El Paso, TX (Apr. 10, 1987)

Search and Seizure Seminar

San Antonio, TX (Apr. 3-4, 1987)

San Antonio Advanced Criminal Law Seminar

San Antonio, TX (Apr. 3, 1987)

DWI Seminar

Austin, TX (Mar. 6, 1987)

DWI Seminar

Lake Tahoe, NV (Feb. 16-20, 1987)

Criminal Defense Skills Course

Houston, TX (Jan. 30, 1987)

DWI Seminar (Houston Bar Association)

Houston, TX (Dec. 11-12, 1986)

Criminal Defense Skills Course

Corpus Christi, TX (Oct. 17, 1986)

Criminal Defense Skills Course

Houston, TX (Aug. 4, 1986)

Advanced Criminal Law Seminar for State Bar

Houston, TX (July 10, 1986)

DWI Seminar

Houston, TX (Aug. 23, 1985)

Drug Offenses Seminar

Houston, TX (June 21, 1985)

DWI Seminar

Beaumont, TX (Nov. 1, 1984)

DWI Seminar

McAllen, TX
(Oct. 1984)

DWI Seminar

El Paso, TX (May, 1984)

DWI Seminar

Dallas, TX (April, 1984)

DWI Seminar

LAW SCHOOL FACULTY:

Adjunct Professor of Law
South Texas College of Law
1303 San Jacinto Street
Houston, Texas 77002
Responsible for appellate advocacy (Fall, 1983-84).
Adjunct Professor of Law
College of Law
University of Houston
Houston, Texas 77004
Responsible for instruction in advanced legal communications (Winter, 1981-1983).

CRIMINAL JUSTICE FIELD EXPERIENCE:

Grand Jury Commissioner, 338th Criminal District Court (1987); 176th Criminal District Court (1988); 351st Criminal District Court (1990); and Grand Juror for 338th District Court (1987) and the 351st Criminal District Court/Assistant Foreperson (1990-91).301 San Jacinto Street
Harris County, Texas
Responsible as Grand Jury Commissioner for Grand Juror nominations for the 176th and 338th District Courts.Responsible as a Grand Juror to determine existence of probable cause and make criminal investigations.
Staff Assistant (1/77-8/77)
Office of the State Attorney
Bartow, FL 33830
Responsible for design and coordination of prosecutorial diversion programs, criminal investigation, office efficiency, personal interviewing and grants.
Research Assistant (1/77-5/77)
Department of Criminal Justice
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33620
In-depth interviews with death row population of Florida State Prison and research on historic and contemporary perspectives of capital punishment.
See 9 Stet. L.R. (1979).
Police Officer (8/74-7/76)
City of Sarasota Police Dept.
2050 Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 33577
Law enforcement, investigation into civil and criminal matters.

EDUCATION:

Legal: Juris Doctorate (1980) South Texas College of Law Houston, Texas

Law School Honors and Activities

Law journal and Winner, A.B.A. National Essay Competition on Medicine and the Law (1979).

  • Guest speaker at A.B.A. National Convention for the Medicine and Law Committee (Dallas, 1979).
  • Order of the Lytae Honor Society
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (1980).
  • President, student chapter, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1979).

Prelegal:
Master of Arts of Criminal Justice (1977) University of South Florida Tampa, Florida Thesis: A Putative Grand Jury Witness’ Right to Assistance of Counsel.

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Affairs (1973) Florida State University – Tallahassee, Florida