R. Todd Bennett

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston, TX

R. Todd Bennett, P.C.
 | 1545 HEights Blvd, Suite 600
Houston, TX 77008
Phone: 713-489-7763
Fax: 713-650-1602
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2005, 2019 - 2020
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
    • 50%Criminal Defense
    • 50%Criminal Defense: White Collar


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    Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2005, 2019 - 2020

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    About Todd Bennett

    Admitted: 1991, Texas

    Professional Webpage: https://www.rtoddbennettpc.com/Attorney/R-T-Bennett.shtml


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

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Educational Background:

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

    1545 HEights Blvd
    Suite 600
    Houston, TX 77008

    Phone: 713-489-7763

    Fax: 713-650-1602

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    Last Updated: 12/18/2020

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