Joseph Richard Gutheinz, Jr.

Title:  Mentor, Organized Crime Instructor

Company:  University of Phoenix

Location:  Friendswood, TX United States


  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2017)
  • Decorated Commendation Medal, U.S. Army
  • Recipient, Meritorious Service Medal, U.S. Army
  • Honoree, Top Lawyer, Houstonia Magazine (2014-2016)
  • Honoree, Top 100, National Trial Lawyers (2014-2016)
  • Honoree, Moon Rock Hunter, New York Times (2012)
  • Honorary Deputy Sheriff, Harris County, Texas (2008)
  • Honoree, World’s Foremost Authority on Stolen Moon Rocks, Irish Mail Newspaper (2007)
  • Honorary Lieutenant Governor, State of Oklahoma (1987)
  • Recipient, Award, National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2015-2016)
  • Merit Scholar, South Texas College of Law
  • Recipient, Excellence in Teaching Certification, Phi Theta Kappa (2005)
  • Recipient, Writing Honorarium, University of Phoenix (2011-2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004)
  • Recipient, Certificate of Commendation (2003)
  • Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation, US Attorney, Southern District of Texas (2003)
  • Recipient, President’s Council Integrity and Efficiency Career Achievement Award (2000)
  • Recipient, Exceptional Service Medal, NASA (2000)
  • Recipient, Texas Special Commendation, US Attorney Office Southern District (1996)
  • Recipient, Letter of Commendation, FBI Director Louis Freeh (1995)
  • Recipient, Certificate of Special Achievement, U.S. Department of Transportation (1989)


  • Distinguished Graduate, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, Office of the Inspector General
  • Honorary Graduate, Criminal Investigators Basic Course, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers
  • JD, South Texas College Law
  • MS in Systems Management, University Southern California
  • Graduate, U.S. Army Flight School
  • Graduate, U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course, U.S. Army Tactical Intelligence School
  • Postgraduate Coursework, University California, Davis
  • MA, California State University, Sacramento
  • BA, California State University, Sacramento
  • AS, AA, Monterey Peninsula College, California


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