Criminal defense attorney Jerome Godinich’s consistent efforts to ensure justice in the courtroom are paralleled in his private life by his endeavors to preserve historical and cultural heritage. Although his private law office is based in Houston, Texas, Mr. Godinich’s personal affiliations span the country and the globe. Jerome Godinich Jr. first gained an appreciation for history when studying the subject extensively for his Bachelor of Arts in this academic discipline at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. He successfully completed his undergraduate degree in 1979. Two years later, he continued his education at the University of Texas Law School, an institution attended by a number of high-ranking government officials over the years. After obtaining his J.D. in 1984, Jerome Godinich began preparing for his bar exam, and he became a practicing criminal defense attorney in the State of Texas in 1987. Despite the time-consuming responsibilities of his profession, Mr. Godinich has demonstrated a keen appreciation for historical preservation through his contributions and active memberships with several organizations. He supports the New York-based International Center of Photography as well as the Museum of Modern Art. In addition, Jerome Godinich belongs to The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, a research organization committed to Near Eastern studies, particularly in the areas of philology, history, and archeology. For over a decade, Mr. Godinich has given generously to the Archeological Institute of America, a nonprofit that seeks to educate citizens about the importance of archeological preservation and the need to sustain cultural heritage. Through the contributions of members like Jerome Godinich, the organization helps fund research and various projects in addition to promoting best practices in the field of archeology. On a local level, Jerome Godinich Jr. helps promote arts appreciation through his involvement with the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston. The non-collecting museum offers a myriad of vibrant exhibits, scholarly publications, and educational programs in support of regional, national, and international art.