Gerald Goldstein was extensively involved in civil rights suits and death penalty cases after receiving his bar admissions in Texas and Colorado, the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Courts for the Western District of Texas and the united States Courts of Appeal for the Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits.
During his presidency, Gerry addressed issues for criminal defense attorneys regarding indigent defense, parole revocations, and the Punishment Standards Commission’s “truth-in-sentencing” proposal to the Texas Legislature. TCDLA joined the Texas County and District Attorneys Association in presenting the Punishment Standards Commission with a unified front opposing any “reform” that remotely resembled Federal Sentencing Guidelines. A notable case during the year of Gerald’s presidency was the Rodney King Trial. During his term, Jane Underwood was elected as President of the FRIENDS of TCDLA.
Past President of both the National Association of Criminal Defense
Lawyers (1994-1995) and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Gerry is listed
in The Best Lawyers in America and Texas Lawyer’s Legal Legends, has
been profiled in numerous publications, has served as an adjunct
professor of law at University of Texas School of Law in Austin and at
St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, and is a fellow in
the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, American College of Trial
Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. In 2002, he received the high honor of induction into the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Hall of Fame.