Hon. Robert Todd Bennett

Hon. Robert Todd Bennett

Presiding Judge
Houston, Texas
(713) 668-2341

The Law Office of R. Todd Bennett, P.C. is a Texas Criminal Defense Law Firm based in Houston, Texas. The Texas Criminal Defense Firm was formed in 1995 and has served the citizens of Houston and the State of Texas with distinction for over a decade. Todd Bennett is dedicated to protecting the constitutional rights of the person accused and represents people and business entities in Harris County, Galveston County, Ft. Bend County, Montgomery County, Brazoria County and throughout Texas in both State and Federal Court.

Todd Bennett is a lifelong Houstonian. He is a graduate of the Houston public school system, Texas A&M University and is an honors graduate of South Texas College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Bennett was recruited by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office to go work as a prosecutor. Upon graduation, he did just that. Mr. Bennett quickly advanced through the ranks where he successfully prosecuted hundreds of cases, ranging from DWI to rape, robbery and murder.

In 1995 Todd Bennett left the District Attorney’s Office to pursue a criminal defense practice in Houston. Mr. Bennett’s state criminal defense practice includes defense of DWI, intoxicated manslaughter and other alcohol related offenses, drug crimes, domestic violence cases and other assaultive type offenses, sex crimes, theft and fraud offenses, robbery and various types of homicide, including murder. In federal court, Todd Bennett represents people and companies charged with various types of fraud, including bank fraud, health care fraud, immigration fraud, wire and mail fraud. He also tries large drug cases, money laundering as well as conspiracy cases.

Mr. Bennett’s service to the law, his clients and the criminal justice system has won him the respect of the bar and the judiciary. His success has been memorialized by his professional awards and achievements:

  • Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • A/V Rated by Martindale-Hubble Legal Directory
  • Member - Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • “Texas Super Lawyer” as featured in Texas Monthly Magazine

One of Houston’s Top Lawyers as featured in H Texas Magazine
Mr. Bennett is an experienced, aggressive and effective Texas criminal defense trial lawyer. He is tirelessly dedicated to the defense of his clients and the protection of their constitutional rights. If you are interested in having Mr. Bennett on your side, call him at the above number to schedule an appointment to meet with him personally.

The Texas Criminal Defense Law Firm of R. Todd Bennett, P.C. serves the citizens of Texas in Galveston County, Ft. Bend County, Montgomery County Brazoria County and Harris County in both State and Federal Court.

Bar Admissions

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


  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. cum laude - 1991
    • Honors: Order of the Lytae
  • Texas A&M University, College Staton, Texas
    • B.S. - 1987
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • A/V Rated by Martindale-Hubble Legal Directory
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • "Texas Super Lawyer"

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, 1991 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, Panal Chairman, 2003 - 2005
  • Houston Bar Association, 1995 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 1995 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 1995 - Present
  • Texas District and County Attorney’s Association, 1991 - 1994

Past Employment Positions

  • Harris County District Attorney Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1991 - 1994
  • City of Southside Place Municipal Court, Presiding Judge, 2000 - 2008


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  • Spanish