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Paul Goeke is licensed to practice in State and Federal Court. He is Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a Criminal Law Specialist. To achieve this qualification, a lawyer must devote a significant part of his practice to Criminal Law for a minimum of five (5) years and then pass a special law examination on Texas Criminal Law. Mr Goeke's law career has been ENTIRELY  devoted to criminal law. Having begun his career as an Assistant District Attorney (prosecutor) in San Antonio (Bexar County) Texas, he has experiance "on both sides of the docket". This provides a unique and highly valuable insight into the trial of criminal cases as it helps a lawyer to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of the State's case. Modern criminal cases rely heavily on forensic sciences the application of science in the courtroom. Mr Goeke has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in the physical and biological sciences. He has studied extensively in medicine and the neurosciences.This educational background makes him especially qualified to defend individual accused of crimes ranging from Capital Murder, Intoxication Manslaughter/Assault, Sexual Assault to Driving While Intoxicated.

All criminal defense cases are challenging. Defending an individual accused and prosecuted by the state, the police, all of the forces of government, this requires considerable training and experience. Many people wonder "why would a lawyer who is qualified to handle capital murder or aggravated sexual assault cases also handle misdemeanor DWI cases?" The fact of the matter is that DWIs can be some of the most complex and difficult cases that exist. Successfully defending a DWI case requires an in depth understanding of science, law and human nature. DWI also accounts for the greatest number of actually innocent people charged with a crime. Every good lawyer enjoys a challenge and every good lawyer enjoys seeing innocent people acquitted (found not guilty) by juries.  Mr. Goeke will represent you as an individual and treat your case as the most important case there is--because IT IS!  Conviction for ANY crime can have a long term negative impact on you.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    32 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
    32 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
    32 years



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Paul J Goeke Attorney at Law

115 E Travis St
Suite 1145
San Antonio, TX, 78205-1755


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198310/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2014
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant District AttorneyBexar County District Attorney's Office1983 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas DWI Defense Lawyers AssociationDirector2014 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
College of the State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Indecency with a Child by ContactDismissed.
Indecency w/ Child by ContactDismissed.
Driving While IntoxicatedDismissed.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Mary's UniversityLawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)1983
St. Mary's UniversityLawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)1983
University of TexasPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced DWI SeminarForensic Reconstruction and Criminal DefenseN/A