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Joseph Richard Gutheinz Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Friendswood, TX

5.0   32 reviews

Licensed for 25 years

About Joseph

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Criminal defense attorney maintaining a continuous felony and misdemeanor case load. Has secured expungements, and non-disclosures of adult records as well as the sealing of juvenile records. Licensed by the State of Texas Supreme Court and a number of Federal courts to include the United States Supreme Court. In addition he is a retired Senior Special Agent having served as a Special Agent with three Federal agencies.

    24 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Juvenile law
    20%
    Has defended juveniles in cases ranging drug paraphernalia to sexual assault

    24 years, 350 cases

  3. Drug Crime
    15%
    Texas has some of the strictest drug laws in the nation. When you have been arrested for a drug crime, contact an attorney immediately. At the Gutheinz Law Firm, we are focused on providing aggressive, effective defense of all types of drug offenses.

    21 years, 50 cases

  4. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Has represented defendants in over 50 DWI/DUI cases, to include intoxication assault..

    21 years, 50 cases

  5. Government
    10%
    Has over 30 years experience serving in government jobs to include employment on rule making boards and in agencies where he was charged with investigating government organizations. and Government contractors. He has 16 years experience representing individuals in disputes with schools, agencies and boards..

    24 years, 50 cases

  6. Aviation
    5%
    Has served as a consultant and an attorney on 5 cases. Has 30 years experience in aviation. He is a former Army Aviator, FAA Special Agent, U.S. Department of Transportation OIG Special Agent, NASA OIG Senior Special Agent; adviser to the Coalition for an Airline Passenger Bill of Rights and adviser to law firms and one U.S. Attorney's office on aviation and space law. As a Special Agent he worked over 1,000 criminal and civil involving aviation and space law.

    21 years, 5 cases

Joe Gutheinz is the General Partner in the Gutheinz Law Firm, LLP and is licensed to practice law before several courts, to include the Texas Supreme Court; the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th, 8th 10th and 11th Circuits, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court. He is a former Commissioner on the Texas Commission on Fire Protection; he is a former Commissioned Member of the Texas State Council on Sex Offender Treatment and is a Former Member of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Advisory Committee on Offenders with Medical and Mental Impairments. As a college instructor, he has taught over 200 graduate and undergraduate Criminal Justice, Risk Management and Mediation classes for three colleges and one law school. 

Joe has served as a consultant on aviation and space related cases for both the government and the defense. He is a retired Senior Special Agent with NASA’s Office of Inspector General and a former Special Agent with both the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General and F.A.A. Civil Aviation Security. He is a former Army Intelligence Officer and Aviator. For his service, he has received the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency Career Achievement Award, the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, The NASA Superior Accomplishment Award, a Special Commendation from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas and the U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal. He is a past top graduate (Honor Graduate) of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s Criminal Investigator’s Course and a past Distinguished Graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's OIG Basic Course. He holds six college degrees and eight teaching credentials, is a Certified Fraud Examiner and is a former Commercial Pilot. 

Joe has been featured in two documentaries "Missing Moon Rocks" & "Moon for Sale”; he was featured on several television shows to include Oprah Winfrey Network’s "Unbelievable Mysteries Solved", History Channel 2's "Lost History with Brad Meltzer", BBC 2's "Stargazing Live" and eleven episodes of NASA's Unexplained Files on the Science Channel. On June 13, 2015, "Missing Moon Rocks", which is a documentary he both appeared in and was about a part of his life, earned an Emmy Award for best Historical Documentary. He is also the subject in a novel by Joe Kloc "The Case of the Missing Moon Rocks". Presently Joe is being filmed in a full length movie provisionally titled "Operation Lunar Eclipse"; this movie is about one of Joe’s cases when he went undercover as a NASA OIG Senior Special Agent. Joe is married and has six sons, two of whom are his law partners.

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Licensed for 25 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1997
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Gutheinz Law Firm, LLP
307 S. Friendswood Drive.
Suite B3
Friendswood, TX, 77546

Reviews

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Posted by Joe | May 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring, competent, and effective
Joseph Gutheinz got a serious charge dropped for one of my boys, and the charge was pretty solid, and things did not look good for my son.. I don't know how he did it so fast and with such favorable results from the District Attorney. Thank you Mr. Gutheinz. You made a huge difference in our lives, and enabled a positive future for our son!!
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Posted by Elizabeth | August 16, 2010
Highly intelligent, tenacious, honest, bulldog Defense Attorney never let me down!!
Joe Gutheinz defies all negative lawyer stereotypes- he is forthright and honest, accessible, respectful, hardworking, and refused to give up even when I was ready to. He made sure I understood everything that was happening with my case and patiently explained all of the confusing legal jargon so I felt empowered. With his constant hard work, support, and confidence, he took away my fears and gave me and my family peace during our legal nightmare. His counsel is invaluable, I am deeply grateful and I will recommend him to everyone I know.
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Posted by Rene | November 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Thanks for everything
Great lawyer, had serious accusations against me but he was able to get all my charges dismissed.
Posted by Julian | September 22, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thanks for your help
I just want to say he is an amazing lawyer he helped me to my case dismissed!!!!!
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
We hired Mr. Gutheinz to handle a legal matter of ours. A different attorney recommended Mr. Gutheinz to us stating he is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Harris County. He is well known in the community. We liked him from day one. He was always straight forward and to the point. Mr. Gutheinz went up and above for us. He was always willing to meet with us or take our calls or emails. I never felt neglected or in the dark. He attended every court hearing we had and was always on time, if not early. He always acted professionally. His office staff was amazing! Always answered my calls and returned emails timely.... usually the same day. His office is conveniently located in Friendswood, TX. Mr. Gutheinz and his staff worked very hard on our case and we ended up with a victory. If you need a great attorney who will fight for you....choose Attorney Gutheinz.
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Posted by Joanna | June 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
An awesome lawyer
He was a very good lawyer, he was a court appointed lawyer but he did a good job in supporting my case since I was innocent. I would use he again and I will recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Victory
My name is Aguilar and in my opinion Mr.Joseph Jr. Was one of the best lawyers i have ever encountered! After being arrested and charged with a crime that i did not commit,(sex assult) my attorney went into court and fought for my justice. At the end of it all,my case was dismissed. Thanks to Mr.Joseph Jr. and his firm i am able to move forward with my life.
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Posted by Amy | May 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Appeals
Super Lawyer Joseph Gutheinz is honest, a great communicator in regards to our case, caring, knowledgeable, resourceful, understanding and is the best lawyer! He help assist our family of six when we were denied P.U.A During the pandemic my husband was let go in April of 2020 from his job. We were denied benefits and we believe we got lost in the files. We filed an appeal in the disagreement of the decision of twc. Super Lawyer Gutheinz helped our family win our case! We highly recommend Joseph Gutheinz.
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Posted by Steve | May 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer ever
This man is one of the best defense attorney I have ever met thank god I chose him. He got me off of a charge that could have caused me to go to jail for a year. Thank you very much Joe your the best.
Posted by Virginia | May 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal attorney
Joseph Richard Gutheinz. Fixed our problem. After waiting for court since October because of COVID he got charges dropped. My husband can come home!!
Posted by Martha | April 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job!
Mr. Gutheinz did a great job representing my family member in his case. He was very aggressive early on with the grand jury and the case was eventually dropped (no-billed) by the prosecution. Best possible result!
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
A kind, compassionate, intelligent, personable, professional
Joe exceeded our expectations, He thoroughly explained and answered all our questions, and consistently followed up during this lengthy legal procedure. He believed in his client and fought for him with tenacity. We are pleased that Joe was our attorney and won the case.
Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer in Galveston County!
My family relative was charged with family assault. We knew that it was going to be difficult to dismiss the case. Mr. Joseph told us from the beginning that he was going to get the case dismiss. He was very professional and his office was always open for any questions.He played the case with the prosecution like a chess game. At the end he got the case and charges dismiss.
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Posted by Michael | April 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
Won a case for me hands down of falsely accused for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Posted by Rudy | March 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer.
Joseph Guthheinz is a fantastic lawyer. He did an excellent job getting my charges dismissed. I was always kept up to date with my case. His entire staff is top notch. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal representation. I really appreciate the service i received from Mr. Gutheinz.
Posted by Ismael | March 2, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend
Mr. Gutheinz handled my case with fierce veracity against the opposition while maintaining a very personable relationship with me as the client. He is very knowledgeable and explained each part of the legal process in layman’s terms as it was happening. He’s the kind of lawyers that just willing to come to bat for his clients and frankly that’s what you’re looking for when you are going through troubling times.
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Posted by Ronald | November 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Non-Disclosure for DWI on Record
Joe came through and can't thank him enough for allowing me to regain my professional career. As a result of obtaining a non-disclosure I will be able to work for a major company without the worries of being rejected because of a negative criminal background check. I was a little reluctant at first but Joe knows what he is doing and highly recommend his services to anyone who made the same mistake I made and paid dearly for it.
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Posted by Alice | October 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney! Amazing Results!
Our teenage son was falsely accused of a horrendous crime. He was being charged with an aggravated 1st degree felony in Harris County Juvenile Court. If convicted, he would face potentially life ruining penalties. We hired Joe to represent our son. Joe worked tirelessly and fearlessly on his case. He made our son a high priority due to the seriousness of the charge he was facing. He was very supportive to our family, always honest and extremely generous of his time. Joe was never too busy to visit with me whenever I had questions or just needed reassurance. Our son was in the court of one of the toughest juvenile judges in Harris County and Joe carried us to a total victory! Our son’s case was completely dismissed! He can now go on with his life a free, teenage kid! If you need help, Joe Gutheinz is the best! He keeps his promises! Thank you Joe!
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Dwi non disclosure
Mr. Gutheinz did an excellent job in representing me in my order of non disclosure. He kept me fully informed throughout the process and effectively advocated my position and won. I highly recommend Mr. Gutheinz.
Posted by Jennifer | August 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I am very pleased with Mr. Joe Gutheinz. I was very nervous in my situation, however, he assured me everything was going to work out, that he will do whatever it took to win my case. After a few months my case was dismissed! I could not be more thrilled on how my situation turned out. I highly recommend Mr. Joe and his law practice.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • General Partner
  • GUTHEINZ LAW FIRM, LLP GUTHEINZ LAW FIRM, LLP GUTHEINZ LAW FIRM, LLP
  • 2010 - Present
  • Member
  • California State University, Sacramento, Community Advisory Committee of the Division of Criminal Justice
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Director
  • CABOT COVE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Thurgood Marshall School Of Law
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Commissioner
  • TEXAS COMMISSION ON FIRE PROTECTION 2013- TEXAS COMMISSION ON FIRE PROTECTION
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Vice President
  • CABOT COVE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Board Member
  • TEXAS COUNCIL ON SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT
  • 2009 - 2012
  • College Instructor
  • ALVIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • 2004 - 2011
  • Board Member
  • Texas State: TCOMMI
  • 2004 - 2008
  • College Instructor
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
  • 2002 - 2016
  • Senior Special Agent
  • NASA OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
  • 1990 - 2000
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Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • State of California
  • Teaching Credential
  • 1986
  • California State
  • Teaching Credential
  • 1986
  • University of Southern California
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1984
  • State of Texas
  • Teaching Credential
  • 1982
  • California State
  • Teaching Credential
  • 1980
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • MA - Masters (Distinguished Alumni)
  • 1979
  • California State
  • Teaching Credential
  • 1979
  • California State
  • Teaching Credential
  • 1979
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts (Distinguished Alumni)
  • 1978
  • Monterey Peninsula College
  • AS-Associate of Science
  • 1974
  • Monterey Peninsula College
  • AA-Associate of Arts
  • 1974
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Legal Cases

  • State of Texas vs. John Doe Defendant-Aggravated Robbery
  • No Billed
  • State of Texas vs. John Doe Defendant- Narcotics
  • No Billed
  • United States vs. John Doe
  • Conducted investigation of Government's case and submitted grand jury packet. On eve of grand jury hearing the case was dismissed.
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Associations

  • Veterans Advocacy and Benefits Association
  • Accredited Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • Licensed
  • 2017 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit
  • Licensed
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Government Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Legion
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Alpha Phi Sigma-Eta Theta Chapter
  • Faculty Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Galveston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Brazoria County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Aviation Law Section
  • Board Member (2008)
  • 2008 - Present
  • St. Thomas More Society
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Licensed
  • 2001 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Licensed
  • 1998 - Present
  • United States Court of Veterans Appeals
  • Licensed
  • 1998 - Present
  • United States Court of Armed Forces Appeals
  • Licensed
  • 1998 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the tenth Circuit
  • Licensed
  • 1998 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • Licensed
  • 1998 - Present
  • United States Tax Court
  • Licensed
  • 1998 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Licensed
  • 1997 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Licensed
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Licensed
  • 1997 - Present
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • 1990 - Present
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • California State University Sacramento, Criminal Justice Department Student Council
  • Member
  • 1978 - 1978
  • Citizen's for Fair Tax Funding
  • President
  • 1977 - 1979
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top Attorney Listee
  • Whos Who Top Attorneys of North America
  • 2021
  • Distinguished Alumni Leadership and Service Award
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • 2019
  • Listed in the 34th Edition
  • Marquis Who's Who in the World
  • 2018
  • 71'st Expanded Edition of Who's Who in America
  • Marquis Who's Who in America
  • 2018
  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 2017
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • Client Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Listed in the 33rd Edition
  • Who's Who in the World-Marquis
  • 2016
  • Listed in the 70th Edition
  • Marquis Who's Who America
  • 2016
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Avvo Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2016
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Alumni Hall Portrait
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Listed in the 19th Edition
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers Plaque-2014
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2014
  • Listed in the 18th Edition
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2014
  • Listed in the 26th Edition
  • Who's Who in American Politics-Marquis
  • 2014
  • Listed in the 32nd Edition
  • Who's Who in the World-Marquis
  • 2014
  • Listed in the 69th Edition
  • Who's Who in America -Marquis
  • 2014
  • Listed in the 31'st Edition
  • Who's Who in the World-Marquis
  • 2013
  • Listed in the 68th Edition
  • Who's Who in America -Marquis
  • 2013
  • Faculty Member
  • Alph Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society
  • 2013
  • Speakers Honoraium
  • NASA Goddard Engineering Colloquium
  • 2012
  • Listed in the 30th Edition
  • Who's Who in the World-Marquis
  • 2012
  • Listed in the 67th Edition
  • Who's Who in America -Marquis
  • 2012
  • Listed in the 17th Edition
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2011
  • Listed in the 8th Edition
  • Who's Who in American Medicine and Healthcare
  • 2011
  • Listed in the 29th Edition
  • Who's Who in the World-Marquis
  • 2011
  • Listed in the 66th Edition
  • Who's Who in America -Marquis
  • 2011
  • Listed in the 28th Edition
  • Who's Who in the World-Marquis
  • 2010
  • Listed in the 11th Edition
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering-Marquis
  • 2010
  • Listed in the 65th Edition
  • Who's Who in America -Marquis
  • 2010
  • Listed in the 16th Edition
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2009
  • Listed in the 7th Edition
  • Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare-Marquis
  • 2009
  • Listed in the 37th Edition
  • Who's Who in Finance and Business-Marquis
  • 2009
  • Listed in the 64th Edition
  • Who's Who in America -Marquis
  • 2009
  • Honorary Deputy Sheriff
  • Harris County Sheriff's Department
  • 2008
  • Listed in the 63rd Edition
  • Who's Who in America -Marquis
  • 2008
  • Listed in the 15th Edition
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2007
  • Listed in the 8th Edition
  • Who's Who in American Education-Marquis
  • 2007
  • Listed in the 25th Edition
  • Who's Who in the World-Marquis
  • 2007
  • Listed in the 10th Edition
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering-Marquis
  • 2007
  • Listed in the 34th Edition
  • Who's Who in the South and Southwest-Marquis
  • 2007
  • Listed in the 36th Edition
  • Who's Who in Finance and Business-Marquis
  • 2007
  • Listed in the 62nd Edition
  • Who's Who in America -Marquis
  • 2007
  • Listed in the 6th Edition
  • Who's Who in Medicine and Education-Marquis
  • 2006
  • Listed in the 24th Edition
  • Who's Who in the World-Marquis
  • 2006
  • Listed in the 9th Edition
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering-Marquis
  • 2006
  • Listed in the 33rd Edition
  • Who's Who in the South and Southwest-Marquis
  • 2006
  • Listed in the 61st Edition
  • Who's Who in America -Marquis
  • 2006
  • Listed in the 14th Edition
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2005
  • Listed in the 7th Edition
  • Who's Who in American Education-Marquis
  • 2005
  • Listed in the 23rd Edition
  • Who's Who in the World-Marquis
  • 2005
  • Listed in the 32nd Edition
  • Who's Who in the South and Southwest-Marquis
  • 2005
  • Listed in the 35th Edition
  • Who's Who in Finance and Business-Marquis
  • 2005
  • Listed in the 60th Edition
  • Who's Who in America -Marquis
  • 2005
  • Listed in the 22nd Edition
  • Who's Who in the World-Marquis
  • 2004
  • Listed in 8th Edition
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering-Marquis
  • 2004
  • Listed in the 34th Edition
  • Who's Who in Finance and Buisness-Marquis
  • 2004
  • Listed in the 59th Edition
  • Who's Who in America-Marquis
  • 2004
  • Certificate of Appreciation-Lockheed Martin Case
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 2003
  • Listed in the 13th Edition
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2003
  • Listed in the 6th Edition
  • Who's Who in American Education-Marquis
  • 2003
  • Listed in the 6th Edition
  • Who's Who in American Health and Healthcare-Marquis
  • 2003
  • Listed in the 21st Edition
  • Who's Who in the World-Marquis
  • 2003
  • Listed in the 7th Edition
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering-Marquis
  • 2003
  • Listed in the 58th Edition
  • Who's Who in America-Marquis
  • 2003
  • Listed in the 20th Edition
  • Who's Who in the World-Marquis
  • 2002
  • Listed in the 33rd Edition
  • Who's Who in Finance and Industry-Marquis
  • 2002
  • Listed in the 57th Edition
  • Who's Who in America-Marquis
  • 2002
  • Listed in the 12th Edition
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2001
  • Listed in the 19th Edition
  • Who's Who in the World-Marquis
  • 2001
  • Listed in the 32nd Edition
  • Who's Who in Finance and Industry-Marquis
  • 2001
  • Listed in the 56th Edition
  • Who's Who in America-Marquis
  • 2001
  • Career Achievement Award
  • President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency
  • 2000
  • NASA Exceptional Service Medal
  • NASA
  • 2000
  • Listed in the 18th Edition
  • Who's Who in the World-Marquis
  • 2000
  • Listed in the 55th Edition
  • Who's Who in America-Marquis
  • 2000
  • FAST AWARD (Operation Lunar Eclipse)
  • NASA
  • 1999
  • FAST AWARD, (CAC Investigation)
  • NASA
  • 1999
  • Listed in the 11th Edition
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 1999
  • Superior Accomplishment Award (Mir Space Station Investigation)
  • NASA
  • 1997
  • Special Commendation
  • United States Attorney's Office. Southern District of Texas
  • 1996
  • Leadership Plaque
  • Omniplan Task Force
  • 1996
  • Speakers Plaque (Omniplan Case)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners-Houston Chapter
  • 1995
  • Letter of Commendation (Omniplan Task Force Investigation)
  • F.B.I. Director Louis J. Freeh
  • 1995
  • Certificate of Appreciation Presented for Speech
  • Association of Government Accountants, Houston Chapter
  • 1995
  • FAST AWARD (Omniplan Investigation)
  • NASA
  • 1994
  • Certificate of Special Achievement
  • United States Department of Transportation
  • 1989
  • Letter of Commendation
  • United States Department of Treasury
  • 1989
  • Letter of Commendation
  • United States Department of Treasury
  • 1988
  • Honorary Lieutenant Governor
  • Oklahoma's Lieutenant's Governor Office
  • 1987
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • United States Army
  • 1986
  • Senior Rater Option OER
  • United States Army
  • 1985
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • United States Army
  • 1984
  • Aviator Wings
  • United States Army
  • 1984
  • 2nd Lieutenant Commission
  • United States Army
  • 1979
  • Honorary Discharge
  • United States Army
  • 1979
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Publications

  • Air & Transportation Law Reporter
  • The Russian Space Program and Mir Space Station Investigations
  • 2017
  • Earth Magazine
  • Dirty Little Secrets about Moon Rocks
  • 2012
  • Earth Magazine
  • Obama’s Mission to an Asteroid
  • 2010
  • Earth Magazine
  • Where Dinosaurs Were Dreams Remain
  • 2010
  • Earth Magazine
  • Confusing Science with Science Fiction: The Remarketing of an Asteroid Threat
  • 2010
  • Austin American Statesman
  • Tarmac Delays are Unlawful Restraint of Passengers
  • 2009
  • The Daily Comet, Thibodaux, LA
  • Nation Needs Better Air Safety Rules
  • 2008
  • Earth Magazine
  • Fix the Hubble Telescope: Mankind’s Spyglass on the Universe
  • 2008
  • Earth Magazine
  • Settling the Moon: A Home Away From Home
  • 2008
  • Daily Comet
  • Nation Needs Better Air Safety Rules
  • 2008
  • National Post (Canada)
  • They Could Have Stopped Him: US Customs officials could have arrested Gregory Despres why didn’t they?
  • 2007
  • Caller Times
  • NASA must make safety its top concern
  • 2007
  • Telegraph (Canada)
  • US Customs Should Acknowledge Error in Despres Case
  • 2005
  • Geotimes Magazine
  • Marketing an Asteroid Threat
  • 2005
  • Space Daily
  • There Will Be A Day After Tomorrow
  • 2004
  • Courier Journal
  • Hostetteler; victim of double standard?
  • 2004
  • Thesis: California State University, Sacramento
  • A Survey on the Attitudes of California State Legislator's Towards the Decriminalization or Legalization of Prostitution Within the State of California
  • 1979
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Speaking Engagements

  • NASA's Unexplained Files, Season 6, Episode 7
  • Gutheinz Discusses the Importance of Finding Water in Space
  • 2019
  • NASA's Unexplained Files
  • NASA; Season 6 Episode 7
  • 2019
  • NASA's Unexplained Files
  • NASA; Season 6 Episode 6
  • 2019
  • NASA's Unexplained Files
  • NASA; Season 6 Episode 4
  • 2019
  • Brazoria County Bar Association Meeting
  • Omniplan Investigation
  • 2019
  • Mossman Elementary School
  • Operation Lunar Eclipse and the Moon Rock Project
  • 2018
  • International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association Annual Conference (Washington, D.C.
  • Russian and Mir Space Station Investigations
  • 2018
  • NASA's Unexplained Files
  • Astronaut Mystery Special
  • 2017
  • 28th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference
  • Stealing Space: Defrauding NASA
  • 2017
  • NASA's Unexplained Files, Season 4, Episode 6
  • Did Earth Have Two Moons. Retired NASA OIG SSA Gutheinz talked about the Spartain satelite.
  • 2016
  • NASA's Unexplained Files, Season 4, Episode 4
  • The Earth Next Door: SSA Gutheinz's Mir Fire Investigation and PAR Theft Case
  • 2016
  • NASA's Unexplained Files, Season 4, Episode 3
  • A President's Close Encounters: SSA Gutheinz's Mir Collision Case.
  • 2016
  • NASA's Unexplained Files, Season 4, Episode 2
  • Rise of the Planet Killers; Retired NASA OIG SSA and former Army Intelligence Officer Gutheinz discusses NASA's espionage exposure.
  • 2016
  • NASA's Unexplained Files, Season 3, Episode 9
  • Space Deadliest Moments
  • 2016
  • NASA's Unexplained Files, Season 3, Episode 8
  • Attack of the Thunderballs: SSA Gutheinz's Undercover Investigation, Operation Lunar Eclipse.
  • 2016
  • NASA's Unexplained Files, Season 3, Episode 7
  • Red Storm Rising
  • 2016
  • NASA Unexplained Files, Season 3, Episode 4
  • Ghost of a Comet
  • 2016
  • NASA Unexplained Files, Season 3, Episode 2
  • Return of the Moon Bugs
  • 2016
  • NASA Unexplained Files, Season 3, Episode 6
  • Curse of the Red Planet
  • 2016
  • Stargazer; Season 5 Episode 1
  • Operation Lunar Eclipse
  • 2015
  • Outlook
  • Missing Moon Rocks
  • 2015
  • Lawline.com CLE
  • Introduction to Space Law
  • 2013
  • OWN Network; Season 1, Episode 8
  • Unbelievable Mysteries Solved: This show focuses on one of Joe's graduate students successful efforts to locate the West Virginia Goodwill Moon Rock as part of Joe Gutheinz's Moon Rock Project.
  • 2012
  • BBC Radio International
  • Missing Moon Rocks
  • 2012
  • BBC Radio Hosted by John McCarthy
  • Missing Moon Rocks
  • 2012
  • BBC Radio 5 Live
  • Gary Mckinnon (Hacker-Extradition Case)
  • 2012
  • Alvin Community College Criminal Justice Depatyment
  • Mock Trial
  • 2010
  • Talk Radio Europe
  • Gary McKinnon Extradition
  • 2009
  • Rotary Club (Seabrook)
  • Airline Passenger Bill of Rights
  • 2009
  • Houston Property Rights Association Lucheon
  • Grand Jury Reform
  • 2009
  • Canadian Radio News
  • Canadian Apollo 17 Goodwill Moon Rock
  • 2009
  • Alvin Community College Mock Trial
  • Mock Trial
  • 2009
  • WFAA-TV (Chanel 8 Dallas)
  • Half of American MD-80's to fly by Monday
  • 2008
  • State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting
  • Significant NASA Cases
  • 2008
  • Fox News National Telivision
  • Go Airline Pilot's Fall Asleep in Flight
  • 2008
  • Alvin Community College Mock Trial
  • Mock Trial
  • 2008
  • KYW Newsradio
  • Expert Says Marsalis Success as Impostor Not Unprecedented
  • 2007
  • Alvin Community College Mock Trial
  • Mock Trial
  • 2007
  • Certified Fraud Examiners Conference, Orlando, Florida
  • Lease Back Schemes
  • 2001
  • Houston Metropolitan Criminal Investigators Association Monthly Meeting
  • Significant NASA cases.
  • 1999
  • International Business Forum
  • Omniplan Investigation
  • 1995
  • Briefing to Boris Ye;tsin's Economic Advisors
  • Omniplan Investigation
  • 1995
  • Association of Government Accountants, Luncheon/Meeting
  • Omniplan Investigation
  • 1995
  • Press Conference
  • Omniplan Indictment
  • 1993
  • Briefing to FAA Officials
  • New Denver Airport-Investigation
  • 1989
  • Vll U.S. Corps Command and Staff
  • Briefing Officer (Intelligence) to Vll U.S. Corps Command and Staff
  • 1983
  • VII U.S. Corps -Troop Briefing
  • Terrorist Threat Europe
  • 1983
  • Harvey Barracks Theater, Kitzigen Germany
  • Whatever Happened to the Human Race-Discussion (Hosted by Lt Gutheinz)
  • 1981
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