CONTACTS

Tel: (713) 236-1900
edward@msblawyers.com

EDUCATION

A.B., Government, Dartmouth College

Attended the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business

J.D., The University of Texas

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dward 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.

 Education

  • A.B., Government, Dartmouth College
  • Attended the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business
  • J.D., The University of Texas

Professional Leadership and Memberships

  • President, Foundation for Criminal Justice, 2005 – 2010; Trustee, 2010 – present
  • President, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2000 – 2001  (Chair, Investments Committee, 2011 – 2016)
  • President, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 1988 – 1989  (Chair, Judicial Integrity Committees and Long Range Planning, 2015 – 2016)
  • President, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 1982 – 1983
  • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • Life Fellow, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Educational Institute
  • Life Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation
  • Life Member, Texas Bar Foundation
  • International Criminal Defense Bar
  • Board of Directors, Defense Initiated Victim Outreach, 2010 – 2012
  • School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin
  • Life Member, NORML Legal Committee
  • Honorable Discharge, United States Army Reserves

Professional Recognition

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers, Hall of Fame, 2016
  • “Best Lawyers in America” by Woodward White, Inc., 2006 – 2017
  • “Super Lawyers” by Thomson Reuters, 2004 – 2017
  • H Magazine “Best Lawyers in Houston” 2004 – 2017

Teaching Positions

  • Course Director, “Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law”, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2010
  • Former Course Director, State Bar of Texas, Advanced Criminal Law Course
  • Faculty, State Bar of Texas, Advanced Criminal Law Course
  • Faculty, National White Collar Defense College, Stetson University, 2012-present
  • Faculty, National Criminal Defense College, Mercer Law School, Macon, Georgia, 1990-present
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Houston School of Law (1983-1996)
  • Author and Speaker at over 200 professional seminars on topics in Criminal Law and Evidence

Bar Admissions and Board Certifications

  • United States Supreme Court
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Supreme Court of the State of New York
  • All U.S. District Courts in Texas
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • Criminal Law, State Bar of Texas, Board of Legal Specialization

Publications

Federal Criminal Rules and Codes, Jones-McClure Publishing, 2010 – Present
(1483 pages)

Areas of Practice

State Cases:
Capital Murder, Murder and Voluntary Manslaughter
Fraud
Theft
Controlled Substances
Marihuana
Driving While Intoxicated, DWI, DUI
Intoxication Assault
Intoxication Manslaughter
Sex Offenses
Organized Criminal Activity
Extradition
Money Laundering

Federal Cases:
Pretrial Release
Grand Jury Investigations
Controlled Substances
Internet Crimes
Securities and Exchange Commission
Anti-Trust, Price Fixing and Bid Rigging
Federal Tax Evasion
Medicare and Medicaid Fraud
Defense Contracting Fraud
RICO – Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
Asset Forfeiture
Money Laundering

International Investigations:
Terrorism
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Extradition
Overseas Cases – Investigations and Prosecutions in Foreign Countries

Parallel Civil and Criminal Cases:
Qui Tam (False Claims Act – Whistleblower Suits)
Asset Forfeiture
Civil Suits Alleging Criminal Conduct
Criminal Charges with Civil Suit Pending

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