STEVEN J. LIEBERMAN

Steven J. Lieberman is a native Houstonian who has practiced law in Texas for more than 25 years. Most of his career he has been affiliated with the prominent criminal defense firm of Bires and Schaffer.

Steven J. Lieberman is board ceritfied in criminal appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Board ceritification is a recognition of an attorney’s expertise which is awarded to only ten percent of all attorneys licensed in the State of Texas.

Steven J. Lieberman has been either lead or associate counsel in more than 200 appeals and post-conviction cases. He has filed appellate briefs in ten of the fourteen Texas Courts of Appeals and in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Steven J. Lieberman has filed appellate briefs in the Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, and Eleventh Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals. He has argued many cases in the Fifth Circuit and in the Ninth Circuit.

Steven J. Lieberman is licensed by the United States Supreme Court and has filed multiple petitions with the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. He is counsel of record on more than 15 published opinions that are now part of Texas and federal law.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Texas, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

EDUCATION

  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    J.D. – 1989

  • The University of Texas at Austin
    B.A. – 1985

ARTICLES AND SEMINARS

  • Harmless Error Rule Revisited: What The Trial Lawyer Needs To Know To Create Reversible Error, December, 2002
  • Initiating The Attorney-Client Relationship, U of H Advanced Criminal Law Course, 2008

ORAL ARGUMENT

Case:  USA v. Garcia-Gonzales

Attorney: Steven J. Lieberman

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REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Ex Parte Rodriguez,

195 S.W.3d 700

(Tex. Crim. App. 2006)

State v. Neesley,

196 S.W.3d 356

(Tex. App. Houston [1st Dist.] 2006)

Carty v. State,

178 S.W.3d 297

(Tex. App. Houston [1st Dist.] 2005)

Garza v. State,

126 S.W.3d 79

(Tex. Crim. App. 2004)

Beal v. State,

91 S.W.3d 794

(Tex. Crim. App. 2002)

Thompson v. State,

44 S.W.3d 171

(Tex. App.Houston [14th Dist.] 2001)

Richardson v. State,

39 S.W.3d 634

(Tex. App. Amarillo 2000)

Paulea v. State,

278 S.W.3d 861

(Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.] 2009)

United States v. Lombardi,

138 F.3d 559

(5th Cir 1998)

Gomez v. State,

498 S.W.3d 691

(Tex. App. – Houston [1st Dist.] 2016)

St. Julian v. State,

874 S.W.2d 669

(Tex. Crim. App. 1994)

De La Torre v. State,

583 S.W.3d 613

(Tex. Crim. App. 2019)

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