LAWYERS
MICHAEL C. GROSS

MICHAEL C. GROSS

Michael C. Gross, Board Certified, Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Certified, Criminal Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy. 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).

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.

Results:
  • Nov 2018 motion to dismiss granted in drug case;
  • Jan 2018 motion to dismiss granted in federal prison riot and mutiny case;
  • Aug 2017 new punishment hearing granted via writ habeas corpus in burglary case;
  • Jul 2017 two DWI cases dismissed day of trial;
  • Apr 2017 federal drug convictions vacated by Fifth Circuit for illegal search warrant;
  • Jul 2016 military sex offenses overturned on appeal and new sentencing hearing ordered;
  • Oct 2016 new trial granted via writ habeas corpus in white collar case resulting in case dismissed;
  • Aug 2016 not guilty verdicts on multiple counts in aggravated sexual assault of a child case;
  • Nov 2015 federal civil forfeiture victory for client involving $650,000.00 aircraft;
  • Aug 2015 aggravated sexual assault of a child case dismissed;
  • Jul 2015 capital murder death sentence reversed for client who had been on death row 10 years;
  • Mar 2015 aggravated assault deadly weapon charges dismissed;
  • Feb 2015 not guilty verdicts on all counts in $1.6M federal white collar case;
  • Oct 2014 capital murder death sentence writ of habeas corpus resulting in new sentencing hearing;
  • Aug 2014 obtained suppression of all evidence in felony white collar trademark counterfeiting case;
  • Apr 2014 appellate reversal aggravated assault case sentence for client in prison 10 yrs;
  • Jan 2014 appellate win/new trial granted in aggravated sexual assault of a child case;
  • May 2013 new trial granted by district judge in aggravated sexual assault of child case;
  • Feb 2013 won motion suppress in child pornography case resulting in case dismissed;
  • Feb 2013 after writ hearing judge found client actually innocent of agg sexual assault of child;
  • Dec 2012 won 3 motions suppress in DWI blood draw case resulting in case dismissed;
  • Nov 2012 won motion suppress in DWI case resulting in case dismissed;
  • Jul 2012 convinced Art. 32 investigating officer to reject child sex charges; case dismissed;
  • May 2012 won 2 motions suppress in state theft case resulting in case dismissed;
  • Aug 2011 convinced military judge dismiss referral of GCM charges; case dismissed against colonel;
  • June 2011 after writ hearing convinced judge grant new trial in aggravated assault case;
  • Dec 2010 won motion new trial for white collar client; 20 yr sent overturned;
  • Dec 2010 after writ hearing federal judge reversed aggravated sexual assault of child conviction;
  • Aug 2010 dismissal of federal drug distribution case after preliminary examination hearing;
  • Feb 2010 after writ hearing, overturned death sentence; client had been on death row 13 yrs;
  • Jan 2010 won motions suppress all evidence in DWI case and 2 drug cases - cases dismissed;
  • Jan 2010 federal transporting aliens trial/hung jury with 10 jurors voting not guilty; case dismissed;
  • Aug 2009 not guilty verdicts in 1 hour in injury to child felony case;
  • Jun 2009 capital murder death sentence overturned; life sentence for client on death row 12 yrs;
  • Mar 2009 not guilty verdict in 2 hours in capital murder trial;
  • May 2008 not guilty verdict in 30 minutes in 2-count felony indecency with child case;
  • Mr. Gross' 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.

    Named:
    • The Best Lawyers in America (2005-2018);
    • The Best Lawyers in America Lawyer of the Year San Antonio (2015);
    • The Best Lawyers in America Lawyer of the Year San Antonio (2017);
    • A Texas Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine (2004-2018);
    • A Top 10 Criminal Defense Lawyer in San Antonio in S. A. Scene Magazine (2013);
    • A Top 30 Criminal Defense Lawyer in San Antonio in S. A. Scene Magazine (2014-2018);
    • A Top 30 DWI Defense Lawyer in San Antonio in S. A. Scene Magazine (2014-2018);
    • A Top 50 Texas Super Lawyer in Central and West Texas Region (2010-2012, 2014);
    • The Best Lawyers in San Antonio by Scene in San Antonio Magazine (2004-2018);
    • Defender of the Year, San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (2008);
    • Defender of the Year, San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (2009);
    • AVVO Rating 10.0 - Superb;
    • AV Rated Martindale-Hubbell.
    Member:
    • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Board of Directors, 1999-2000, 2005-2015, Officer 2016-Present);
    • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Director 2006-2007, Officer 2008-2011, President 2011-2012);
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
    Military Service:

    Captain, United States Marine Corps (1988-1992). Former judge advocate and former military defense counsel.

    Quotes from military judge advocates regarding Mr. Gross:


    "Premier advocate for the defense . . . draws the hard case files . . . does a beautiful job of case preparation and is a natural in the courtroom."

    Staff Judge Advocate, Colonel, USMC, 3D Marine Division


    "He is uniformly recognized as the premier defense counsel . . . [he] represents the best of the attorneys within our system . . . his tightly reasoned arguments bring the facts and law together into a focused and professional product every time . . . [his] efforts on behalf of clients have always reflected sound, mature judgment . . . [he] possesses extraordinary court-room ability . . ."

    Staff Judge Advocate, Colonel, USMC, 3D Marine Division


    "Outstanding trial advocate . . . mastered the rules of evidence and, a more difficult task, learned to use them effectively . . . tempered with a keen sense of strategy."

    General Court-Martial Military Judge, Lieutenant Colonel, USMC


    "Meticulously well prepared . . . his command of the rules of evidence and prodigious motion writing were always highlights of his cases . . . I was impressed with his ability to focus on issues that were outcome determinative . . . he was the best defense counsel out of the twenty who worked for me."

    Senior Marine Corps Defense Counsel, 3D FSSG

1524 N. Alamo St.     San Antonio, TX 78215     Phone (210) 354-1919     Fax (210) 354-1920