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Ryan W. Gertz

Practice Areas:

  • Federal & State Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Crime
  • IRS Investigations
  • SEC Defense Matters
  • Corporate Fraud Defense
  • Securities Fraud
  • Conspiracy
  • Mail/ Wire/Bank Fraud
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Tax Fraud
  • Tax & Securities Investigations
  • Antitrust Violations
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Environmental Violations
  • Immigration Fraud
  • Custom Violations
  • Criminal Antitrust Violations
  • Government/Mail/Wire Fraud
  • Bribery
  • Embezzlement
  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
  • Computer Crimes
  • Theft (Shoplifting, Employee Theft)
  • Possession of Drugs/ Controlled Substances
  • Carrying a Weapon in a Restricted Area
  • Assault (Family Violence)
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Intoxication Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault
  • Indecency with a Child
  • Juvenile
  • Murder
  • Intoxication Manslaughter
  • Negligent Homicide


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 2004
    • Honors: Order of Barristers
    • Honors: Ben G. Levy Essays in Freedom Award for authorship of an article on constitutional law
    • Honors: Winner, mock trial, moot court, mediation, and negotiation competitions
    • Honors: Winner, best speaker in two advocacy competitions on three occasions
  • George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia
    • Masters in Political Management - 2001
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.A. - 2000

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • AV rated as a preeminent lawyer by peers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers
  • “Premier 100” Attorney", American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Jefferson County Bar Association’s "Outstanding Young Lawyer" Award, 2014
  • Named to the Rising Stars list in 2017, by Super Lawyers

Specialties And Certifications

  • Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Central High School Mock Trial Team, Coach

Professional Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense, Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Advocates
  • Board of the Evelyn M. Lord Teen Court