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About me

I defend people in state and federal court in Houston, Texas, and anywhere else I am needed.


I am board-certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and AV-Rated by Martindale Hubbell.


Please check out my website for information, including video interviews with me. Also, please read my blog. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call and tell me how I can help you.


Thank you,



Languages spoken: Spanish

Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 45%
    21 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Federal Crime: 33%
    21 years
  3. Appeals: 20%
    21 years
  4. Libel: 2%
    9 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

56 total 

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  • Phillip Lawson Baker

    Mark Bennet is a brilliant attorney and a very thoughtful person. I have known and worked along side Mark for twenty years. Recently I asked Mark for help on a difficult case. Not only did Mark answer my call for help, but immediately took the lead and filed an appeal on my client's behalf. I value his friendship and endorse this lawyer without reservation.


    Phillip Baker DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Gary Don Peak

    Mark Bennett is one of the most well respected attorneys I know. He is extremely smart, dedicated, and I am proud to recommend Mark no matter how complicated the case.


    Gary Peak Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Bennett & Bennett

917 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Houston, TX, 77002


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199501/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Criminal Law BlogABA Journal2009
Top Criminal Defense Lawyers in HoustonN/A2004
Not Guilty VerdictsVarious Felony and Misdemeanor Juries in State and Federal CourtN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBennett & Bennett1995 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationVice President2014 - 2015
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationPresident2008 - 2009
Harris County Criminal Lawyers' AssociationPresident-Elect2007 - 2008
Trial Lawyers College Alumni AssociationBoard Member2005 - 2006
Harris County Criminal Lawyers' AssociationVice President2005 - 2007
Fort Bend County Criminal Lawyers' AssociationMember2003 - 2004
Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers' AssociationMember1999 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers' AssociationVice President1998 - 1999
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers' AssociationMember1995 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1995 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Texas vs. W.H.E."Not guilty" verdict from jury.
State of Texas v. N.M."Not guilty" verdict from jury.
United States v. MMCase dismissed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
HCCLA DefenderApprendi in the Fifth Circuit2001
UnknownInternet for Lawyers2000
Memphis State University Law ReviewThe New Federalism and State Court Activism1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers' CollegeN/AN/A1999
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Rice UniversityReligious StudiesBA1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Hon. Craig Washington & Sen. Rodney Ellis Criminal Law SeminarJury Selection2013
In-House Continuing Legal EducationJury Selection2012
Advanced Criminal Law CourseJury Selection2012
TCDLA Central Texas Criminal Law Boot Camp20 Simple Rules for Better Jury Selection2009
Criminal Trial Advocacy ClassCriminal Trial Advocacy2004
Criminal Trial Advocacy ClassCriminal Trial Advocacy2003
Criminal Trial Advocacy ClassCriminal Trial Advocacy2002
STCL White Collar Crime SeminarBond in Federal Court2000
HCCLA Galveston SeminarThe Action Method of Trial Preparation1999
Warrantless Arrest WorkshopMedical RecordsN/A
Hearsay 101Hearsay 101N/A
DWI SeminarMedical RecordsN/A