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Allan A. Cease - Sugar Land, TX

56 Sugar Creek Center Blvd.Suite 300 Sugar Land, TX 77478

Updated: 07/26/2023

Sugar Land Civil Trial Law Lawyer

Overview

Current Employment

Practicing law in the Sugar Land - Houston, Texas area -- Civil Litigation (State), Criminal Law - DWI (State), Mediation (Civil and Family), complicated divorce and custody matters.

Legal Experience

Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
Miami, Florida
1976
Served as a legal intern and law school graduate awaiting licensing. Handled numerous cases in the area of Family Law. Tried divorce and custody cases and handled all aspects of family law for indigent clients...


Current Employment

Practicing law in the Sugar Land - Houston, Texas area -- Civil Litigation (State), Criminal Law - DWI (State), Mediation (Civil and Family), complicated divorce and custody matters.

Legal Experience

Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
Miami, Florida
1976
Served as a legal intern and law school graduate awaiting licensing. Handled numerous cases in the area of Family Law. Tried divorce and custody cases and handled all aspects of family law for indigent clients.

Law Offices of Cease & Cease
Miami, Florida
1976-1980
General practice of law. Handled civil and criminal cases, including first degree murder. Not guilty verdict in the first murder case tried after one week in trial.

United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps
Ft. Hood, Texas
1981-1983
Served as Trial Counsel for the 1st Tiger Brigade, 2nd Armored Division.
Tried 70 Courts-Martials, Record: 68-2. Served as Chief, Administrative Law. Served as Chief, Family Assistance.

Johnson, Wurtzer & Westmoreland, P.C.
Houston, Texas
1983-1985
Served as civil litigator, in state and federal courts.

Walker & Cease, P.C.
Houston, Texas
1986-1988
Served as a Partner in the area of civil litigation, divorce and general practice Handled cases in state and federal courts.

Law Offices of Allan A. Cease and
Allan A. Cease & Associates, P.C.
Houston - Sugar Land, Texas
1988-2000
Solo practitioner. Handling commercial litigation in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings, criminal matters in state and federal courts, personal injury, divorce and custody, deceptive trade practice claims, employment-related claims and other areas of the general practice of law.

Cease & Bell, P.L.L.C.
Sugar Land, Texas
2000-2004
Attorney handling commercial litigation in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings, criminal matters in state and federal courts, personal injury, divorce and custody, deceptive trade practice claims, employment-related claims and other areas of the general practice of law.

Law Offices of Allan A. Cease and
Allan A. Cease & Associates, P.C.
Houston - Sugar Land, Texas
2004-present
Solo practitioner. Handling commercial litigation in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings, criminal matters in state and federal courts, mediation (Civil and Family), personal injury, divorce and custody, deceptive trade practice claims, employment-related claims and other areas of the general practice of law.

Teaching Experience

3387th USAR School
Miami, Florida
1973-1974
1976-1977
Served as a classroom instructor for various military subjects.

American Technological University
Killeen, Texas
1982
Instructor in the Masters Degree Program. Taught Government, Business and the Law.

2nd Armored Division
Ft. Hood, Texas
1981-1983
Taught classes to active duty military personnel on the subject of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the Law of War.

U.S. Army Reserves
Houston, Texas
1983-1985
Taught classes to ROTC students at the University of Houston and Rice University on the Law of War and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

American Trial Lawyers Association
Toronto, Canada
July 2005
Presented a speech and paper on "Technology for the Solo / Small Office Law Firm"

Civil Appeals

First State Bank of Bedias v. Bishop, 1985 Tex. App. LEXIS 6174 (Tex. App.- Houston [1st Dist.], 1985) - co-counsel (Motion for Summary Judgment) and co-appellate counsel

Houston v. Southwest Concrete Constr., Inc., 835 S.W.2d 728 (Tex, App. - Houston [14th Dist.], 1992)- trial counsel and appellate counsel

Schauer v. Memorial Care Sys., 856 S.W.2d 437; 1993 Tex, App. LEXIS 779; 61 U.S.LW, 2676; 8 LE.R. Cas. (BNA) 592 (Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.], 1993) - trial counsel and appellate counsel

Law v. William Marsh Rice Univ., 123 S.W.3d 786 (Tex. App. Houston [14th Dist.], 2003) - trial counsel and appellate counsel

Nguyen v. George W. Woodlev, et al., 273 S.W.3d 891; 2008 Tex. App. LEXIS 9729 (Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.], 2008 no pet. h.) - lead appellate counsel

Criminal Appeals

Exparte Bui, 983 S.W.2d 73 (Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.], 1998] - trial counsel and appellate counsel

Speth v. State, 965 S.W.2d 13 (Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.], 1998) - trial defense counsel

Speth v. State, 6 S.W.3d 530 (Tex. Crim. App. 1999), cert. den., 2000 U.S. LEXIS 2889 (U.S. Sup. Ct. 2000) - trial defense counsel in state district court; appellate counsel to U.S. Supreme Court

State v. Mechler, 153 S.W.3d 435 (Tex. Crim. App. 2005) - trial defense counsel and co-appellate counsel

About Allan A. Cease

Practice Areas

  • Civil Trial Law
  • Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce and Custody

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1981
  • Florida, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
  • Supreme Court of Texas, 1981

Specialties and Certifications

  • Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Other Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar (Member)
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association (Member)
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association (Past Treasurer)
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Keegans Glen Homeowners Association, Houston, Texas (President, 1988)
  • 1st Grade & Kindergarten School, Ft. Hood, Texas (President, 1982 - 1983)
  • West Kendall Optimist Club, Miami, Florida (President, 1979 - 1980)

Classes and Seminars

  • Instructor, Graduate Program, Government, Business and the Law, American Technological University, 1981 - 1982
  • Classroom Instructor, 3387th USAR School
  • Uniform Code of Military Justice and the Law of War, 2nd Armored Division
  • University of Houston and Rice University, Law of War and the Uniform Code of Military Justice, U.S. Army Reserves
  • "Technology for the Solo / Small Office Law Firm", American Trial Lawyers Association

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 1981
    LL.M., Master of Laws
    Major: International Law
  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas, 1976
    Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • University of Virginia School of Law, U.S. Army JAG School, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1981
    Basic Course
  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 1974
    B.B.A.
    Honors: Dean's List
  • Graduate, United States Army Warrant Officer Aviation Course, Ft. Rucker, Alabama, 1971
  • Fort Bend County Dispute Resolution Center 40 Hour Mediator Course - 2006
  • Fort Bend County Dispute Resolution Center 24 Hour Family Mediator Course - 2006
  • United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps (JAGC) Basic Course, Graduate
  • U.S. Army Rotary Wing Aviation Course, Graduate, 1971

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

56 Sugar Creek Center Blvd.Suite 300 Sugar Land, TX 77478

Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sat - Sun: Closed & After hours and weekends by appointment only

Achievements

Honors

  • Recipient: Distinguished Flying Cross For Heroism, United States Army, Vietnam
  • Recipient: Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star Attached for Valor, Vietnam
  • Recipient: 24th Award, Air Medal w/ "V" Device for Heroism, Vietnam
  • Recipient: 2nd through 23rd Awards of the Air Medal, Vietnam
  • Recipient: Air Medal, Vietnam
  • Recipient: Vietnam Service Medal
  • Recipient: Vietnam Campaign Medal with Three Stars
  • Recipient: Meritorious Service Medal, United States Army
  • Recipient: Army Achievement Medal and Good Counduct Medal
  • Letter of Commendation, Commander, 1st Tiger Brigade, Ft. Hood, Texas.
  • Letter of Commendation, Commander, 33 87th USAR School, Miami, Florida.
  • Letter of Commendation, Commander, ROTC, University of Houston and Rice University.
  • AV Rated, Preeminent Martindale Hubbell

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