Steve Oliver Gonzalez

Founding Attorney

STEVE OLIVER GONZALEZ

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

Affiliations:

  • 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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