Steve Gonzalez

Attorney

Admitted into the Texas state bar in 1997, Steve Gonzalez fights to defend his clients’ rights ferociously. He is passionate about helping clients regain their freedom and serves as a zealous advocate to help handle anything the prosecution may try. A graduate from the University of Houston School of Law, Mr. Gonzalez sets the standard for excellence, in the courtroom and out.

Education

  • Christopher Columbus High School, Miami, FL, 1988, Football
  • Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin 1988-1990, Sigma Chi Fraternity, Football
  • Trinity University, Bachelor of Arts: Spanish and Sociology, 1992, Football, Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Houston School of Law, J.D., 1997, Dean Scholarship Recipient, HLSA member

Certifications

  • Expert in Administration and Scoring of the NHTSA approved Standardized Field Sobriety Tests Battery, July 17, 2004
  • Certification in Maintenance and Repair of the Intoxilyzer 5000 Series, June 24-25, 2005
  • Certified as Maintenance Technician of the CMI, Inc. Intoxilyzer 5000 Series, November 19-21, 2004
  • Certified as Operator of the CMI, Inc. Intoxilyzer 5000 Series, November 19-21, 2004
  • Certificate of Successful Completion of a 28 hour intensive seminar in Forensic Blood & Urine, May 14-17, 2009
  • Certificate of Successful Completion of a Hands-On 40 hour Forensic Chromotography VII: Theory and Practice held by Axion Training Institute, Inc. Analytical Laboratories Inc., July 2012

Employment History:

Assistant District Attorney, Brazoria County, 1997-2000 President, Steve O. Gonzalez, P.L.L.C., 2000 to present

  • Admitted to the Bar by the Supreme Court of Texas to practice law in all Courts of the State of Texas November 7, 1997
  • Admitted as Attorney and Counselor of the United States District Court Southern District of Texas, February 1, 2002
  • Brazoria County Bar Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • National College of DUI Defense Member since 2004
  • Official Competition Judge Thurgood Marshall School of Law, James M. Douglas Board of Advocates
  • Harris County Criminal Law Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member since March 2006

Other Involvement

  • Participant in the Texas District and County Attorney Association, 1998 Prosecutor Trial Skills Course, July 5-10, 1998
  • Participant in the 12th Annual Texas Department of Public Safety DWI Prosecution Course, 1998
  • Participant in the National District Attorney Association, National Trial Advocacy Center, Trial Advocacy I Course, February 8-12, 1999
  • Participant in the State Bar of Texas 26th Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course, 2000
  • Participant in the State Bar of Texas 27th Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course, 2001
  • Participant in the State Bar of Texas 28th Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course, 2002
  • Participant in the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association DWI Seminar, 2002
  • Participant in the State Bar of Texas 29th Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course, 2003
  • Participant in the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Top Gun DWI Seminar, 2003
  • Participant in the 30th Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course 2004, San Antonio, TX, July 26-29, 2004
  • Participant in the 11th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence Seminar, Atlanta, GA, April 22-24, 2004
  • Participant in the 10th Annual Summer Session of the National College for DUI Defense, presented at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, July 21-24, 2004
  • Participant in the 2005 Winter Session of the National College for DUI Defense, presented in New Orleans, LA, January 20-22, 2005.
  • Participant in the 12th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases, Sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association & National College for DUI Defense, presented in Dallas, Texas, April 28-30, 2005.
  • Participant in the 11th Annual Summer Session of the National College for DUI Defense, presented at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, July 21-23, 2005
  • Participant in the Trial Tactics to Win a DWI Breath Test Case, The Center for American and International Law, Plano, TX, August 26, 2005
  • Participant in the NCDD Winter Session, Amelia Island, FL, Jan. 19-21, 2006
  • Participant in the 5th Annual Absolute Criminal Litigators Conference, Las Vegas, NV, April 3-4, 2006
  • Participant in the 12th Annual Summer Session of the National College for DUI Defense, presented at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, July 2006
  • Participant in the Forensic Blood and Urine 28 Hour Intensive Seminar, May 14-17, 2009
  • Participant in the NCDD and TCDLA 18th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 14-16, 2011
  • Speaker at the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 10 th Annual Top Gun DWI Seminar, Austin, Texas, August 16-17, 2012

Languages: English and Spanish

Future Plans: Continue to devote his life to seeking out justice for his clients in the most zealous and honest way possible.

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