A Reputation For Excellence
My service and dedication to my clients have earned me the respect of other lawyers and the judiciary in the Houston area. I am proud to be listed in The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that lists only the very top professionals in the nation. My success has also been memorialized over the years through professional awards and achievements:
- Selected to The Best Lawyers in America* in 2008 to present
- Criminal Defense: General Practice
- General Defense: White Collar
- Rated AV Preeminent** under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review system
- Recognized by the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
- Featured in the Texas Super Lawyers list in Texas Monthly magazine
My practice is dedicated to representing individuals and businesses under criminal investigation or those who have been charged with serious state crimes or federal crimes, from assault, theft, DWI or drug charges to allegations of fraud, sex offenses or environmental crimes. I understand how a drunk driving arrest, a drug arrest or any criminal prosecution can turn your life upside down. Regardless of the charges against you, I have the experience, credentials and determination to protect your rights and keep your record clean. I can also provide the advice you need to clear or seal your criminal record once you have paid your dues.
During my 25-plus years of practicing law, I have found that most people do not think much of criminal defense lawyers. That is, until they need one. In my judgment, being a criminal attorney in Houston, Texas, is of the highest calling. The representation of a human being in a criminal case brings with it an immense responsibility and a duty that I hold sacred.
I have lost a lot of sleep and a lot of hair over the years representing people in criminal cases in Harris County and other counties in Texas. It is always in the front of my mind that my client and his or her family are relying on me to obtain the best possible result for them.
If you have been charged with a crime or are under investigation, you face potentially serious consequences that can permanently affect every aspect of your life, not the least of which is the loss of your freedom. Choosing the person who is going to stand between you and the prosecutor is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Treat it as such.
What Should You Look For In An Attorney?
Searching for a Houston criminal defense lawyer can be overwhelming. After a while, all of the “Criminal Attorney” websites start to look the same. How do you choose? Find one who is Board-Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Find a criminal defense attorney who has an AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory. A lawyer with those qualifications is most likely an experienced, well-qualified criminal law attorney.
Meet Your Houston Criminal Defense Attorney
— R. Todd Bennett
I am a former Harris County prosecutor, I am Board-Certified in criminal law and I have practiced in the criminal courts of Texas since 1991. I firmly believe that preparation and hard work are the keys to my success in the courtroom. I strive to achieve the very best result for every client that I represent. I want to win for each client, but I desire to win for myself, too. I am very proud of my reputation and work diligently on every case to protect it.