Mary Noel Golder

Mary Noel Golder

San Angelo, Texas
Partner, since 1988

Listening to your needs

“Personal injury attorneys are an important tool society can use to protect itself from harm-doers.”

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When an accident occurs, the victim needs an experienced advocate on their side. They need an advocate who will listen to their needs and provide prompt legal counsel and representation. Mary Noel Golder is that advocate.

From automobile injury claims to complex wrongful death cases, Mary brings her considerable legal skills, persistence and perspective to personal injury cases. Her trial law experience includes representing victims of car, motorcycle and pedestrian wrecks; injuries on private and business premises; injuries on the job; and all other types of injury cases. Her courtroom and settlement victories have compensated the injured, and improved the standard of care by sending a message to wrongdoers that their dangerous actions have consequences. She takes pride in fighting for those who cannot fight for themselves.

Since watching her first jury trial in junior high, Mary has had a passion for law and a compassion for people who are suffering. This early love for the courtroom and desire to help others has motivated her ever since. Mary has devoted more than 34 years to representing individuals and families.

Out of the office, Mary has served on the boards of a number of local charitable organizations, and has even helped establish a local dog and cat rescue, Sadie’s Rescue, Inc. Through her personal and professional work, she strives to make our community a better place to live.

Community Involvement:

Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health
Board of Directors (2014- )
http://www.laurabushinstitute.org/

Sadie's Rescue, Inc.
501(c)(3) Dog and Cat Rescue
Vice-President

Therapy Dogs, International
Member
http://www.tdi-dog.org/

Sonrisas Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
Past Board Member and Event Chairperson
http://www.sonrisasriding.org/

Meals For The Elderly
Past Board Member and Recording Secretary
http://www.mealsfortheelderly.org/

San Angelo Texas Ex-Students' Association
Member and Past President
http://www.texasexes.org

Habitat for Humanity
Past Member & Secretary
http://www.habitat.org

St. Paul Presbyterian Church
Member & Elder

San Angelo Independent School District, H.O.S.T. Program
Past Mentor

Assault Victim Services
Past Board Member and President

Texas Cattle Dog Rescue
Volunteer
http://www.texascattledogrescue.com

Year Joined Organization:

1985

Areas of Practice:

Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage:

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certification/Specialties:

Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1990

Certified Specialist, Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates

Bar Admissions:

Texas, 1978
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education:

University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, 1977
Doctor of Jurisprudence

University of Texas, 1975
B.B.A.

Published Works:

A Civil Rights Manual: Defense of Suits Against Law Enforcement Officers (Co-Author)

Representative Cases:

Littlefield v. Schaefer (1997)
Robinson v. Central Texas MHMR Center (1989)
Transco Leasing Corp. v. U.S. (1993)

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Past Adjunct Instructor, Howard College

Honors and Awards:

Martindale Hubbell’s Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers 2017

Selected to Texas Super Lawyers, 2010-2016

Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 2000 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Tom Green County Bar Association
Member

Tom Green County Bar Association, 1998 - 1999
Director

Tom Green County Bar Association, 1999 - 2000
Secretary/Treasurer

State Bar of Texas

State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee Member for District 15, 2015 - Present

Panel Chair, State Bar of Texas Grievance Commitee for District 15, 2016

Texas Trial Lawyers Association

American Association for Justice

American Board of Trial Advocates, 2007 - 2008

President Central West Texas Chapter

College of the State Bar of Texas, 1998 - Present

San Angelo Texas Ex-Students' Association
Member

Past Employment Positions:

State of Texas, Assistant Attorney General, 1978 - 1983

Frank Maloney and Associates, 1983 - 1985