Edward Mallett is a native Houstonian. He is a graduate of Lamar High School, Dartmouth College, and the University of Texas, School of Law. He has served as President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers and President of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association and, on June 17, 2016, was inducted into the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association’s Hall of Fame. Ed has served as a Special Prosecutor, appointed by the President of the State Bar of Texas. He has been board certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1975.

Ed returned to Houston after taking the Bar Examination, and has been in private practice ever since. His career in criminal defense started with court appointments. His early successes quickly led to retained cases, including serious felonies in state and federal courts. He is admitted to practice law by the State of Texas, the State of New York and the United States Supreme Court.

Ed’s academic career also includes attending the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago, ten years on the faculty of the University of Houston School of Law, fifteen years teaching at the National Criminal Defense College and more than 100 publications and presentations on criminal law to bar associations and law students throughout the United States.


I am Gus Saper, a fifth generation Houstonian and a third generation Texas A & M “Aggie”. I have devoted my 42 year career as a trial lawyer dedicated to criminal defense work. However, over the years as the business world has become more regulated, I have found that my practice overlaps with that of a commercial trial lawyer. Often, civil litigation involving the SEC, CFTC and other government regulatory agencies is the precursor to criminal charges. Being able to handle these quasi-civil/criminal investigations is essential to a good outcome for the client. I pride myself in being able to do both. In addition, I represent those accused in both state and federal court with drug offenses, bank fraud, Medicare/Medicaid fraud, DWI/DUI, and various violent criminal offenses such as murder, robbery, and assault.

I am admitted to practice law in Texas, but I have and continue to take cases around the country. My practice has taken me to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, California, Washington, as far west as Alaska, as well as England, Canada and Mexico.

I encourage you to contact my office and schedule a free evaluation of your case.