Stephen Gordon | San Antonio Criminal Lawyer
Stephen Hardy Gordon
- Law School: St. Mary's J.D. 1998
- Status: In Good Standing
- Licensed: 19 years
- No Misconduct Found✓
- Reviews Pro Bono Cases✓
Stephen H. Gordon is a native Texan, who grew up in the Houston and San Antonio area. He graduated from University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in Psychology and Political Science. He then attended St. Mary's University School of Law, where he received a number of academic awards and graduated in the top 10% of his class. While at St. Mary's, he honed his research and writing skills by serving on the St. Mary's Law Journal, first as a Staff Writer, and later as a member of the Editorial Board. His article on the topic of international law was selected for publication in the law journal during his second year. He also sharpened his advocacy skills by participating in the school's Moot Court program. Midway through his schooling he served as an intern for the Fourth Court of Appeals. Upon graduation, he worked with a number of attorneys on various research projects, helping prepare motions and appellate briefs. Shortly thereafter, he began his own solo practice, focusing mainly on family law and criminal law, and eventually branching out into the fields of personal injury, wills and estates and bankruptcy. He is currently a member of the San Antonio Bar Association, and licensed to practice before all courts in the State of Texas and federal courts in the Western District of Texas.
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In the last year alone I have obtained 2 "Not Guilty" verdicts in DWI cases for my clients. Many lawyers say they will fight for their clients, but it is more important to know how to go all the way to trial and win. I have a proven track record of success in these kinds of cases.
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I have learned how to build a successful practice over the last 15 years by focusing on the most important part of the job -- listening to the client's needs first. I pride myself on making sure the client is always able to get in touch with me to discuss their needs. I try to return every phone call the exact same day, or the next day at the latest. The number 1 complaint I hear from clients who have left other lawyers and come to me for help is that their lawyer would not return their phone calls. If you don't communicate with your client, you cannot possibly establish a god attorney-client relationship.
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I always provide potential clients a free phone consultation. After hearing what my clients need help with, I explain to them in simple easy to understand terms exactly what their options are in the case. I also give them a solid estimate on what the fees are likely to be to handle their case. For the average person, dealing with an unexpected legal problem is a very scary and intimidating process. I want them to leave that phone call with a sense of reassurance that there is someone out there ready to help them with their problem in the future.
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What differentiates me from other lawyers is my breadth of knowledge and experience. I handle a variety of cases, such as family law, criminal law, personal injury, bankruptcy, and probate law. I have handled many cases where a client has had to deal with 2 or more of these issues at the same time. I do not have to get on the phone to check with another lawyer to see how these areas of law go together. I already understand how they interact. Knowing how these areas of the law all work together can give me a distinct advantage over the other lawyer I am dealing with on the other side.
|Owner||Gordon Law Firm P.C.||San Antonio, Texas||1998–present|
|St. Mary's University School of Law||J.D.||Law School||1998|
|University of Texas System, San Antonio||B.A.||Psychology||1995|
|State / Court||Date|
|Texas Western Bankruptcy Court||N/A|
|Texas Western District Court||N/A|
- Member San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2000–present
Member United States District Court, Western District of Texas 2000–present
Member San Antonio Bar Association 1999–present
Member San Antonio Bankruptcy Bar Association 2010–2012
Articles Editor St. Mary's Law Journal 1997–1998
Staff Writer St. Mary's Law Journal 1996–1997
Intern Texas Fourth Court of Appeal 1996–1997
Intern St. Mary's Center for Legal & Social Justice 1995–1996
Honors & Awards
- Best Human Interest Story State Bar of Texas 2013
Super Lawyer Scene in SA Magazine 2009
Order of the Coif St. Mary's University School of Law 1998
Corpus Juris Secundum St. Mary University School of Law 1996
Personal Injury Settlement
Practice Area: Car / Auto Accident
Date: Oct 28, 2013
Outcome: $17,400 settlement
DWI Jury Trial
Practice Area: DUI / DWI
Date: Aug 14, 2013
Outcome: Not guilty
DWI Jury Trial
Practice Area: DUI / DWI
Date: Jun 07, 2013
Outcome: Not Guilty
Family Law - Temporary Orders Hearing
Practice Area: Family
Date: May 16, 2013
Outcome: Successfully protected client's rights over his children
- What to do When Your Briefcase Goes Missing San Antonio Lawyer Magazine 2013
Judicial Profile: Judge Richard Price San Antonio Lawyer Magazine 2013
Book Review: Bracing for Impact: A Practical Guide for Preparing for Disasters San Antonio Lawyer Magazine 2013
Attorney Profile: Gerry Goldstein, For the Defense San Antonio Lawyer Magazine 2013
Judicial Profile: Judge Karen Pozza San Antonio Lawyer Magazine 2006
The Prospects for Challenging U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy in Light of the World Court's Advisory Opinion on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Such Weapons St. Mary's Law Journal 1997
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|Verified Credentials||Date Verified|
|(1998) Licensed as Attorney in Texas. Verified with The Texas State Bar.||February 27, 2014|
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5820 W Ih 10
San Antonio, TX 78201
Mr. Gordon proudly serves the greater San Antonio, Texas area.
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