R. Todd Bennett

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston, TX

R. Todd Bennett, P.C.
 | The Niels Esperson Building, 808 Travis Street, 24th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-752-2728
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2005
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%)
Attorney Profile

R. Todd Bennett is the founder and sole practitioner of his firm located in Houston, Texas. With a practice that focuses exclusively on criminal defense, he provides counsel to clients throughout the greater Houston area in such matters as violent crimes, domestic violence, fraud, theft charges, white collar crimes and drug charges. Mr. Bennett also assists clients with expungements, grand jury investigations and alleged probation violations, and has been certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in criminal law.

In 1987, Mr. Bennett graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree. He then went on to obtain his law degree from South Texas College of Law, graduating cum laude in 1991. While in law school, Mr. Bennett was named to the Order of the Lytae and was a member of the international legal honor society Phi Delta Phi.

After graduation from law school, Mr. Bennett worked with the Office of District Attorney of Harris County, Texas, then as chief prosecutor for the city of Southside Place in Harris County. Having also served as a presiding judge in Harris County since 2000, Mr. Bennett has gained unique and valuable insights for his criminal defense practice. In recognition of his track record and ethics, Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Mr. Bennett its AV-Preeminent* rating.

Admitted to practice in Texas, Mr. Bennett is licensed to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. He is a member of the Houston Bar Association, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%)

Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2005

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About Todd Bennett

Admitted: 1991, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://rtoddbennettpc.com/bio/RBennett.asp

Honors and Awards:

  • Phi Delta Phi, South Texas College of Law, 1991
  • Order of the Lytae, South Texas College of Law, 1991
  • Cum Laude, South Texas College of Law, 1991
  • One of the Best Lawyers in America
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubble Legal Directory

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1995
  • Texas, 1991
  • Texas District and County Attorney's Association, 1991-1994
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Panel Chair, Grievance Committee, State Bar of Texas, 2003 - 2005
  • Member, Grievance Committee, State Bar of Texas, 1999 - 2005
  • Houston Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee Member, State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee Chair

Educational Background:

  • Texas A&M University, B.S., 1987
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Office Location for R. Todd Bennett

The Niels Esperson Building
808 Travis Street, 24th Floor
Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 713-752-2728

 

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Last Updated: 9/29/2016

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