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R. Todd Bennett - Houston, TX

1545 Heights Blvd.Suite 600 Houston, TX 77008

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Updated: 07/14/2023

Houston Criminal Law Lawyer


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...

About R. Todd Bennett

Practice Areas

  • 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

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney


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

Specialties and Certifications

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

Other Affiliations

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


  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas, 1991
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Order of the Lytae
  • Texas A&M University, 1987

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi

Past 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


Other Sources of Feedback About R. Todd Bennett

Included on the 2023 Texas list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2003 Texas Super Lawyers list

View the profile for R. Todd Bennett on Super Lawyers


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

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Office Information


1545 Heights Blvd.Suite 600 Houston, TX 77008


  • 713-650-1602

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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