Education & Experience
Gene graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001 with a degree in Corporate Communications. He then attended law school at South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas and graduated in 2005. While in law school he participated in mock trial and moot court. It’s there that he caught the litigation bug. He was also an editor for South Texas’ International Trade Law Journal, Currents.
Gene started his legal career as a prosecutor in Travis County where he prosecuted hundreds of cases big and small. He served as a prosecutor from 2005 until 2007 when he left to become a criminal defense lawyer.
Gene is a board member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He’s also a member of the National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Williamson County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the Barbara Jordan Inn of Court.
Gene is a member of the Texas Bar College. From the Texas Bar College website: “The Texas Bar College is an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas. Members are qualified attorneys who are interested in both high ethical standards and improved training for all Texas attorneys. The College recognizes Texas lawyers who attend at least double the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) required by the State Bar of Texas.”
Tom Hanks once remarked that he could never be a lawyer because, “that’s doing homework for a living.” Gene prides himself on staying on top of the latest law and science. He lives by the motto, “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”
Gene is one of the few attorneys in the Central Texas area who is an affiliated attorney with the Armed Citizen’s Legal Defense Network. He is regularly called by members to answer questions and, in 2016, was able to successfully defend a homeowner who was no-billed by a grand jury after killing an home intruder. ACLDN wrote an article about the matter in their monthly newsletter: “The Network Track Record of Assistance to Members” (Jan. 2017)
- 2005, Texas
- 2007, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
- State Bar of Texas
- Austin Bar Association
- Williamson County Bar Association
- Board Member – Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Board Member – Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Texas Young Lawyers Association
- Austin Young Lawyers Association
- Texas Bar College 2016 – present
Speeches & Presentations
- Criminal Defense for Paralegals, Capital Area Paralegal Association, March 26, 2014
- Cross Examination of the Blood Draw Technician, Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, January 29, 2016
- DWI’s: Knowing is Half the Battle, Austin Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference, May 12, 2017
- Handling your First Animal Cruelty Case, Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, May 10, 2019
Video conference meetings also available
Gene is available for Skype appointments which is especially helpful if you live out of town and find yourself charged with a crime in central Texas. It’s best if you set up an appointment, but if he’s online he’s happy to take a Skype call. Simply click the following link: geneanthes to launch Skype.
Please note that you must have a webcam and Skype installed. If you prefer some other kind of video conference software let us know and we’ll work it out. Or, if you just prefer an old-fashioned telephone meeting we can do that too. Gene’s goal is to be as accessible as possible to clients.
Gene was born in El Paso, Texas in 1979. He married his college sweetheart, Stephanie, and has two daughters, Taylor and Audrey. When he’s not busy in the courtroom he enjoys woodworking, boat building, home repair, reading and working out.