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Joseph Hoelscher

Joseph Hoelscher

Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda PLLC
  • Domestic Violence, Family Law, Divorce...
  • Texas, Federal Western District of Texas
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Joe Hoelscher is an award-winning criminal and family law trial lawyer whose dedication to vigorously defending his clients has earned him national recognition. Having been involved with the legal system since his mother's disappearance and murder in 1986, Joe knows how tough court is on clients and families in need of legal assistance. As a result, he has dedicated his law practice to helping his clients navigate the legal system so they can gain closure and find peace. The Hoelscher Law Office's holistic approach to client services frequently involves the use of experts and counselors to help clients develop their case while overcoming the problems that led them to be involved with the legal system, whether in civil, criminal, or federal court. Hoelscher has deliberately staffed his office with successful professionals who share in the experience of having been in court as litigants, victims, and witnesses so they can better understand their clients' needs. As a result, he has successfully represented clients in high-profile civil and criminal cases covered by outlets such as the New York Daily News, Washington Times, and America's Most Wanted. Joe is a published author and regular speaker at public events and legal seminars. He advocates a client-centered approach to legal representation and aggressive trial-oriented approach to the law. Joe is a native San Antonian, graduate of MacArthur High School, with three graduate degrees from St. Mary's University and Baylor Law School. While practicing throughout Texas, he lives in San Antonio with his wife, Melissa, and three kids, Louisa, Ceclia, and Wolfgang. He supports a variety of social causes through his pro bono legal work which focuses on children's issues, the rights of indigent accused, voters' rights, and First and Second Amendment issues.

Education
Baylor Law School
J.D. (2006) | Law
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Honors: Dean's Academic Scholarship, Order of Barristers, 2nd Place National Criminal Procedure Tournament
Activities: Advocacy Program
St. Mary's University
M.A. (2002) | Communication Studies, International Relations
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St. Mary's University
B.A. (1998) | Political Science
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Professional Experience
Managing Member
Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda PLLC
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Trial counsel for criminal, DWI, child welfare, and family cases.
Managing Member
Hoelscher Gebbia PLLC
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Attorney/Owner
Hoelscher Law Office
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Owner of a small law firm focused on DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) Defense, Criminal Defense, Trial Advocacy, and Family Law.
Law Clerk
54th District Court of Texas
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Law clerk for Judge George Allen. Performed legal research related to felony trials and suppression issues, briefed issues related to various major felonies, including capital cases. Coordinated with criminal attorneys for expenses and motions. Handled DNA exoneration claims and prisoner correspondence.
Law Clerk
Goldstein Goldstein & Hilley
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Legal research and writing for an internationally recognized criminal defense law firm. Cases included state and federal criminal trial preparation and significant research, writing, and exhibit preparation related to Capital writs. Performed work for both named partners and the senior appellate associate.
Assistant Director of Forensics
St. Mary's University
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Instructed nationally recognized students in speech and debate, including world championship preparation. Guest lectured in Persuasion and Public speaking courses. Conducted proprietary research in the area of layperson decision making between adversarial parties. Developed educational materials for use in university-level courses.
Director of Forensics
Texas Military Institute
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Lead a nationally competitive speech and debate team, placing a student in the Top 10 in the USA 2 years in a row. Awarded Texas State Champion Coach by the Texas Forensics Association. Taught classes in logic, rhetoric, and public speaking.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Texas Drunk Driving Law
Lexis Nexis/Matthew Bender
Speedy Trial: Punishing the State for Making Us Wait
Voice For The Defense Magazine(Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)
Sealing Criminal Records
San Antonio Defender Magazine
Speaking Engagements
Asymmetrical Discovery: Tactics For Making the State Fight Itself, Monthly CLE Series
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
Elements of Storytelling in Criminal Trial, Monthly CLE Series
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
Bad Blood
KSAT 12 News
Panel discussion on flawed forensic blood draws in DWI cases. https://www.hoelscherlawoffice.com/DWI-DUI/
Communicating With Clients With PTSD, PTSD: The Elephant in the Courtroom
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
Cops As Witnesses: Friend or Foe?, Plaintiff's Litigation INSIGHT
Cowen Mask Blanchard Trial Attorneys
Unsinking the Ship: What to Do When Your Client Has Confessed, Monthly CLE
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
Marijuana Laws in Texas
Bexar County Republican Liberty Caucus
Contract Systems for Indigent Defense
Bexar County Task Force on Indigent Defense
Changing Lanes: New Directions in Vehicle Search Law, Monthly CLE Series
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
Certifications
Legal Aspects of Analytical Testing in Intoxication Cases in Texas
Education Forensics, LLC
Awards
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Top 30 DWI Lawyers
SA Scene Magazine
Top 30 Criminal Lawyers
SA Scene Magazine
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Top 30 DWI lawyers
SA Scene Magazine
Client Distinction
Martindale Hubbel
Top Family Lawyers
SA Scene Magazine
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Top 10 DWI Attorneys in Texas for Client Satisfaction
American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
Top 30 Criminal Lawyers in San Antonio
SA Scene Magazine
Best Lawyers of 2014
SA Scene Magazine
Best Lawyers of 2013
SA Scene Magazine
Rising Star
SA Scene Magazine
Professional Associations
Texas Association of Cannabis Lawyers
Founding Member
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Pro Bono College of The State Bar of Texas
Member
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
Member
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College of the State Bar of Texas
Member
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
Federal Western District of Texas
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • DUI & DWI
  • White Collar Crime
  • Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda PLLC
Blog
Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda, PLLC blog
Contact & Map
3030 Nacogdoches, Ste. 222G
3030 Nacogdoches, Ste. 222G
San Antonio, TX 78217
USA
Toll-Free: (210) 222-9132
Telephone: (210) 222-9132
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