R. Todd Bennett

R. Todd Bennett

Houston, Texas
Houston criminal defense attorney R. Todd Bennett is one of the most respected and credentialed criminal defense lawyers in Houston. Mr. Bennett is AV Preeminent peer-review rated*, the highest designation under Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system. He is listed on the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in Houston.

He has been selected for inclusions in Super Lawyers in Texas Monthly for several years and has been named one of Houston's top lawyers by H Texas Magazine. Recently he was recognized by his peers as of one of the Best Lawyers in America. ** Attorney R. Todd Bennett devotes his practice exclusively to the representation of individuals and business entities under investigation for or charged with crimes.  

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law - Federal (White Collar Crime)
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Juvenile
  • State Criminal Defense
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • Sex Crimes
  • Parole
  • Domestic Violence
  • Misdemeanors
  • Felonies
  • Fraud
  • Sexual Assault
  • Drug Crimes
  • Law Enforcement
  • Police Misconduct
  • Mischief
  • Assault
  • Murder
  • Conspiracy
  • Criminal Defense
  • State and Federal - Trial and Appellate

Certified Legal Specialties

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

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1998


  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. cum laude - 1991
    • Honors: Order of the Lytae
  • Texas A&M University
    • B.S. - 1987

Honors and Awards

  • A/V Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Texas Super Lawyer as featured in Texas Monthly Magazine

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, Member, 1999 - 2005
  • State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, Panel Chair, 2003 - 2005
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Texas District and County Attorney's Association, 1991 - 1994

Past Employment Positions

  • Harris County, Texas, Assistant District Attorney, Trial Bureau, 1991 - 1995
  • City of Southside Place, Harris County, Texas, Chief Prosecutor, 1995 - 2000
  • City of Southside Place, Harris County, Texas, Presiding Judge, 2000 - Present


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