Joseph Trichter

Trichter & Murphy, P.C.
420 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77007-2520
(713) 524-1010
www.texasdwilaw.com


Houston DWI attorney J. Gary Trichter is one of only four defense lawyers in Texas who has earned the designation of "DWI Specialist by National College for DUI Defense" which means he is Board Certified DWI/DUI by the NCDD-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).

Award Winning Attorney

Gary has also been listed in Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White (in 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017), the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. He is recognized as one of the most successful DWI trial and appellate lawyers in the United States, and is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell, Martindale-Hubbell, one of the most respected lawyer rating entities.

Highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards graphicGary 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 280 legal seminars in 30 states where he has taught lawyers, judges and prosecutors about various aspects of the law?particularly DWI. He is licensed to practice law in Texas, Alaska, Colorado and Wyoming.

Experience and Credentials

Gary Trichter has been practicing law in the state of Texas since 1980 and is Founder and Past-President of Texas DWI Lawyers (formerly Texas DWI Defense Lawyers Association). Gary has also served as president of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA) from June 2011 through June 2012.

He is past chairman of the DWI committees for the TCDLA  and for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). Gary served the longest tenure on the Board of Regents for the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) where he was Dean of the College from 2002-2003.

The NCDD awarded Gary The Erwin-Taylor Award in 2013, 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, a Thompson Reuters service, every year from 2003-2017 and is rated 10.0 Superb by Avvo.

Gary has tried cases in 29 additional states besides Texas

Defending Pilots charged with DWI

Professional, private or commercially rated pilots charged with DWI have their livelihood on the line. Not only do they face losing their driver license, but they face losing Professional or commercially rated pilots charged with DWItheir pilot's license and career. Gary holds Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII), & Multi Engine Instructor (MEI) instructor licenses.

He's rated in jets, helicopters and floatplanes. Gary's experience as a pilot, DWI specialist and with defending general aviation pilots arrested for DWI gives him unique experience and insight few attorneys have.

Gary is a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association  (AOPA), Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Commemorative Air Force (CAF), so he understands Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) matters. But more importantly he knows how to defend and advise clients of their best courses of action to protect both of their licenses.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

President, Texas DWI Lawyers, 2014

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

President, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA),Gary with a helicopter image

"AV" Rated by Martindale-Hubbell 2012-2017

Avvo Rated: 10.0 Superb (read peer endorsements)

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service, 2004-2017

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

Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White Inc., 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016

Lead Counsel Rating in Criminal Law - State Felony & Misdemeanor, Drunk Driving Defense, a Thomson Reuters service, 2018

ABA National Essay Winner on Medicine and the Law

Licensed to practice law in Alaska, Colorado, Texas, and Wyoming

LEAD ARTICLES

Trichter, J. Gary and McClees, Ed: DWI Audio/Video Recordings: Expediting Production Where Charges Have Not Yet Been Filed, Voice for the Defense (Journal for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association) Vol. 45, No. 5 (June 2016)

McShane, Justin J., JD, F-AIC; Lee, Josh D., JD; Roberts, Richard; Trichter, J. Gary, JD; PBTs for Drugs: Oral Fluid Collection Devices, Voice for the Defense (Journal for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association), 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; 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; 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, October 2002.

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

Trichter, J. Gary; Poor Man's P-51, Warbirds, July 2002.

Trichter, J. Gary; Murphy, Doug; Administrative License Revocation Hearings: A DWI Specialist's 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, March 2002.

Trichter, J. Gary; Earning Honorary Naval Aviator Wings, Warbirds, 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, 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, March 1999.

Trichter, J. Gary; Trichter, Tiffany; Back to the Future in Aviation, Private Pilot, 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; Pe?a, Michael; DWI Field Sobriety Testing: A Commonsense Voir Dire and Cross-Examination to Show the Tests Are Designed to Cause Failure, Voice for the Defense (Journal for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association), January/February 1996

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

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

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

Trichter, J. Gary; McKinney, Troy; Pe?a, 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 Vol. 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, Voice for the Defense (Journal of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers 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. 23, No. 2, 1989.

TEXTBOOK AUTHORSHIP

Texas Drunk Driving Law

Trichter and McKinney, (Austin, Texas: West Publishers, two volumes, first through fourth editions)

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, Texas DWI Lawyers, 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 Bar of Nevada, State Bar of Nebraska, State Bar of 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 (Maricopa County, Arizona), National College for DUI Defense (Boston, Massachusetts)

SEMINARS WHERE LECTURED/PAPER PRESENTED
Dallas, Texas (March 9, 2017) Cross of the Arresting Officer
Boerne, Texas (September 15 -16, 2016) Case Law, Rules of Evidence, Ethics & Kill Shots
Dallas, Texas (March 3, 2016) David Burrows presents: I-C-A: Immediate Courtroom Application
"Cross of the Arresting Officer"
Corpus Christie, TX(November 6, 2015) CBCDLA "Four Rules of Jury Decision-Making"
Boerne, Texas (September 23-25, 2015) Texas DWI Lawyers: Pure Science: Blood & Breath Testing
Introduction to Pure Science: Blood & Breath Testing
Panel Discussion: Ethics in Science and Law
Summation of Blood and Breath Testing
Dallas, Texas (February 19, 2015) Texas DWI Defense Lawyers Association & David Burrows Present "DWI Winning Tactics"
Boerne, Texas (September 25-26, 2014)  Texas DWI Defense Lawyers Association "Mastering DWI Defense"
Miami, Florida (July 31 - August 1, 2014) Florida Public Defender Association Building a Better Defense 2014"
Lubbock, Texas (January 9, 2014) Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association "CDLP Presents DWI-Public Defender Training"
Houston, Texas (August 23, 2013)  Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association "Top Gun Seminar"
El Paso, Texas (February 27, 2013)  Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association "DWI - Public Defender Training"
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

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