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Mark W. Bennett

Mark W. Bennett

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, DUI & DWI

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,


Mark

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Criminal Defense: 57%
    20 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Federal Crime: 33%
    20 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 10%
    20 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

55 total 

  • 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.

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    Gary Peak Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Cory Julien Roth

    Mark is a mentor of mine in the Future Appointed Counsel Training Program. He is one of the most thoughtful, wisest, intelligent people you will ever meet. He is the most interesting man in the world in the criminal law field. He is an excellent attorney that achieves excellent results more often than most.

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    Cory Roth Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Bennett & Bennett

917 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Houston, TX, 77002

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive199706/30/2015
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199505/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
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
N/ABennett & Bennett1995 - Present

Associations
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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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
HCCLA DefenderApprendi in the Fifth Circuit2001
UnknownInternet for Lawyers2000
Memphis State University Law ReviewThe New Federalism and State Court Activism1994

Education
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