Ryan W. Gertz

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Beaumont, Texas

The Gertz Kelley Law Firm
Ryan W. Gertz
The Gertz Kelley Law Firm

Practice Areas: Criminal defense, DUI-DWI, White collar crimes; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2005

Education: University of Houston Law Center

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2017
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The Gertz Kelley Law Firm

2630 Liberty Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77702 Visit website

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Attorney Ryan W. Gertz is the founder and owner of The Gertz Law Firm in Beaumont, Texas. A nationally ranked and board-certified attorney, Mr. Gertz has more than 17 years of total legal experience, and he has provided invaluable counsel and support to those dealing with legal challenges involving any of the following:

· White collar crimes, IRS investigations, tax fraud, securities fraud and other serious federal crimes

· DWI/DUI defense

· Computer crimes

· Theft and property crimes

· Drug crimes

· Sexual assault

· Murder and negligent homicide

· Other felonies and misdemeanors

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Gertz has achieved remarkable success fighting for the rights and liberties of the accused in state and federal courts. He holds board certification in Criminal Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a Beaumont native, so he has invaluable knowledge and insight into his area's court proceedings and criminal justice system.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Gertz has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with a "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" ranking from The National Trial Lawyers and designation as among the "Premier 100" from the American Academy of Trial Attorneys. He has also received "Superb, 10 out of 10" client ratings on Avvo as well as the site's Clients' Choice Award.

A 2000 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Gertz received his master's in political management from The George Washington University in 2001 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center in 2004. While in law school, he won several mock trial, mediation and negotiation competitions as well as two advocacy competitions. He also received the Ben G. Levy Essays in Freedom Award for authorship of an article on constitutional law, and he was a member of The Order of the Barristers.

Mr. Gertz is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Supreme Court of United States. He has also served on the board of advocates of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association as well as on the board of several teen and student courts and trial teams.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Criminal defense, Criminal defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal defense: white collar

Focus areas

Criminal law, DUI/DWI, White collar crime

  • 40% Criminal defense
  • 40% Criminal defense: DUI/DWI
  • 20% Criminal defense: white collar

First Admitted: 2005, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.gertzlawyers.com/our-attorneys/ryan-gertz

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Board of the Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association, the Board of Advocates of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of the Evelyn M. Lord Teen Court, and as the coach of the Central High School Mock Trial Team
  • Member, National College of DUI Defense and the College of the State Bar of Texas
  • “Premier 100” Attorney for the American Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2015
  • Eastern, Western, and Southern Federal District Courts, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court
Educational Background:
  • Master of Arts Degree from Columbia School of Arts and Sciences at George Washington University, Political Ethics, 2001
  • Bachelor's Degree, University of Texas at Austin, Government and Philosophy, 2000
Verdicts/Settlements:
  • State v. Killian- Jefferson County Court at Law #2 - Judge Lupe Flores -  Assault (Class A misdemeanor): not guilty verdict from the jury. State v. Eckhoff- Jefferson County Court at Law #3 – Judge Langston Adams – Criminal Trespass (Class B misdemeanor): not guilty verdict from the jury.  State v. King- Jefferson County Court at Law #2 – Judge Lupe Flores – DWI (1st – Class B misdemeanor): not guilty verdict from the jury. State v. Arceneaux-  252nd District Court, Jefferson County - Judge Lindsey Scott – Intoxication manslaughter (2nd Degree Felony): not guilty verdict from the jury.  State v. Copenhaver- Jefferson County Court at Law #3 – Judge Langston Adams – DWI (1st – Class B misdemeanor): not guilty verdict from the jury. State v. RLT - Jefferson County Court at Law #3 - Judge Langston Adams - electronic communications harassment (Class B misdemeanor) - Ryan sat second chair to legendary trial lawyer Lum Hawthorn: not guilty verdict from the jury, 2011
  • State v. Smith, Murder - Not Guilty from jury, 2015
  • Not Guilty Verdicts in DWI's in the following cases: State v. Culver, State v. Zammaron, State v. Chase, State v. Phillips, State v. Griffin, State v. Weaver, 2015
  • State v. Lee, Aggravated Assault by a Public Servant – Not Guilty from jury., 2016
  • State v. Havard, Murder of four month old: guilty verdict from jury, 8 years TDC from jury, 2016
  • Not Guilty Verdicts in DWI's in the following cases: State v. Ellis, State v. Jobe., 2016
  • State v. Larson, Not Guilty from Jury on Indecency with a Child Indictment, 2016
  • Two Not Guilty Verdicts in Capital Murder Cases: State v. Cotton and State v. Michael., 2017
  • State v. Taylor, Murder Indictment. Conviction on second count, four years TDC punishment., 2018
  • State v. McCloney; Intox Manslaughter and Assault. Guilty pleas and punishment from the jury - 8 years on manslaughter and probation on the assault; No deadly weapon finding by the jury., 2018
  • Not Guilty Verdicts in DWI's in the following cases: State v. Philpott, State v. LeDoux, State v. Tinoco, 2018
  • Not Guilty Verdicts in DWI's in the following cases: State v. Herrera, State v. Merriwether, State v. Trawhon, 2019
  • State v. Coleman, Capital Murder, Not Guilty from Jury, 2019
  • State v. Bean, Intoxication Manslaughter, Not Guilty Verdict from Jury, 2020
Honors/Awards:
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer, Jefferson County Bar Association, 2014
  • , AV rated, Martindale, AV Preeminent®
  • ,  ‘Top 100 Trial Lawyers’ in Texas as recognized by the National Trial Lawyers organization
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Capital Murder Certified in the 2nd Administrative Judicial Region, 2020
  • Capital Murder Certified in the 2nd Administrative Judicial Region, 2019
  • Capital Murder Certified in the 2nd Administrative Judicial Region, 2018
  • Capital Murder Certified in the 2nd Administrative Judicial Region, 2017
  • Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2014
Industry Groups:
  • Representing citizens accused of serious criminal offenses

Office location for Ryan W. Gertz

2630 Liberty Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77702

Phone: 409-257-7935

Selections

3 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2017

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