Robert S. Bennett

Throughout Bob Bennett’s lengthy career, he has amassed an impressive resume encompassing a variety of areas of legal practice. He served as a legislative assistant for Congressman Patrick Caffery; he interned in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and served three years with the United States Attorney’s Office in San Antonio, Texas; he spent two years as a litigator for the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) and three years working for United States Attorney John Clark; he served as general counsel for Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Guatemala; and as a private practitioner, he has represented clients throughout Texas and many parts of the United States in a variety of civil and criminal matters. For the last decade, he has focused his practice on defending professionals of various types in disciplinary proceedings including barratry. His clients include lawyers, judges, doctors, professional students and other professionals.

  • Attorney disciplinary issues
  • Medical disciplinary issues
  • Professional disciplinary issues
  • Law license denials
  • Medical license denials
  • White collar crime

Admitted

  • Texas, 1974

Education

Honors

Community involvement

  • Member, International Board of Directors, Amigos de las Americas,
  • President, University of Houston Law Center Alumni Association
  • Coach, little league baseball and youth hockey
  • Competitor, USA Masters Swimming competition
  • Competitor, Senior Olympics Swimming

Seminars

  • How Not to Lose Your Bar Card: New Barratry Laws, Law Week, 2012
  • Legal Issues with Social Media, AMA Speaker Series, 2010
  • How to Ethically and Without Committing a Grievance: Market Your Law Practice on the Internet, Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, 2009
  • Marketing Law Firms, Harris County Municipal Justice Bar Association, 2009
  • Changes in Legal Marketing and Ethics, Houston Mexican American Bar, 2007
  • Changes in the Texas Grievance System, Denton County Bar, 2007
  • Ethical Issues — Corporate Counsel Liability, Corporate Counsel Institute, 2007
  • Understanding the Role of the TSBME Discipline Process and How to Avoid It, Texas Medical Association, 2004
  • Further Ethical Considerations for Attorneys Taking and Defending Depositions, 2003
  • Deposition Tips and Practical Considerations, 2003
  • Legislative Changes in the Texas Grievance Process, 2003

Articles

  • Legal Talk — A Case Study Before the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners: What We Can Learn from What Happened?, DocTalk, 2004
  • First the Accountants, Then the Executives, Next the Lawyers — Criminal Exposure for Dealings with Enron, 2002
  • Mandatory Arbitration Hits Home, Texas Lawyer, 2002
  • BOLE Doesn’t Appreciate Haste or a Bad Memory, Texas Lawyer, 2002
  • A Debate Over How Lawyers Have to Operate, Texas Lawyer, 2000
  • Just What Is Barratry, Anyway?, Texas Lawyer, 1999
  • DA, Bar Counsel Spar Over Dropped Barratry Charters, Texas Lawyer, 1998
  • The Small Firm and Strategic Alliances, Houston Lawyer, 1996

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