Michael C. Gross, born 1962; admitted to bar, 1987, Texas; also admitted to practice before United States Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Tenth Circuits; United States District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas; United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Preparatory Education: Trinity University (B.A. 1984); legal education: St. Mary’s School of Law (J.D. 1987). Board Certified, Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Certified, Criminal Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Mr. Gross has extensive trial and legal experience in high-profile capital murder cases and white collar offenses. He has tried and handled all levels of criminal offenses on behalf of clients from misdemeanor DWI cases up to and including death penalty cases. As recently as March 5, 2015, he obtained a dismissal of all charges in an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon case. On February 3, 2015, he obtained not guilty verdicts on all counts in a multi-defendant federal white collar case. On October 7, 2014 after an evidentiary writ hearing, he convinced a judge in a capital murder death penalty case to grant a client a new sentencing hearing. On August 1, 2014, he convinced a judge in a felony white collar trademark counterfeiting case to suppress all evidence. On April 2, 2014, he convinced an appellate court to reverse the sentence in an aggravated assault case for a client who had been in prison for over ten years. On January 22, 2014, he convinced an appellate court to affirm a trial judge's granting of a new trial for a client charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. On May 24, 2013, he convinced a district judge to grant a new trial for a client previously convicted and sentenced to ten year's imprisonment for aggravated sexual assault of a child. On February 13, 2013, he won a motion to suppress in a child pornography case resulting in the case being dismissed on February 15, 2013. On February 11, 2013, he convinced a district judge after a writ hearing to find a client actually innocent of aggravated sexual assault of a child after having been in prison for over thirteen years. On December 11, 2012, he won three motions to suppress in a DWI blood draw case resulting in a dismissal of the case. On November 1, 2012, he won a motion to suppress in a DWI case resulting in a dismissal of the case. On July 2, 2012, he convinced an Article 32 investigating officer to reject the referral to a general court-martial of child sex assault charges against a field grade officer resulting in all charges being dismissed on July 24, 2012. On May 10, 2012, he won two motions to suppress in a theft case resulting in the dismissal of the case. On August 10, 2011, he convinced a military judge to dismiss the referral of charges to a general court-martial resulting in the convening authority dismissing all charges against a senior officer. On June 2, 2011, he convinced a state judge after a writ hearing to grant a new trial in an aggravated assault case on a client who had been in prison for more than five years. On December 21, 2010, he won a motion for new trial in state district court for a white collar client who had been previously sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment. On December 3, 2010, he convinced a federal judge after a writ hearing to reverse an aggravated sexual assault conviction on a client who had been in prison for more than five years. On August 16, 2010, he obtained a dismissal in a federal criminal drug distribution case after a preliminary examination hearing. On February 1, 2010, he obtained a life sentence for a client who had been on death row over thirteen years. On January 5, 2010, he won motions to suppress all evidence in a DWI case and two drug cases resulting in dismissals of these cases on January 26, 2010. On January 13, 2010, he represented a client in a federal transporting aliens case resulting in a mistrial/hung jury with ten jurors voting not guilty. On August 12, 2009, he obtained an acquittal in one hour in an injury to a child felony case. On June 10, 2009, he obtained a life sentence for a client who had been on death row over twelve years. On March 25, 2009, he obtained an acquittal in two hours in a capital murder trial. On May 21, 2008, he obtained an acquittal in less than thirty minutes in a two count felony indecency of a child case. His appellate work and writ of habeas corpus work are both at the state and federal level. Mr. Gross’ military defense experience includes all levels of courts-martial, administrative discharge boards, and other adverse actions, to include representation at Article 15 and Article 32 proceedings, for all types of military offenses.