Edward A. Mallett

Edward A. Mallett

ATTORNEY AT LAW

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Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Defense

Biography

Edward Mallett is a native Houstonian and a seventh generation Texan. He is a graduate of Lamar High School, Dartmouth College, and the University of Texas, School of Law. His jobs and scholarships paid for his complete college and law school educations. 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 is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Ed is a Lamar H.S. graduate and 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 in all courts in the State of Texas, the State of New York, many Federal Courts of Appeal 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 150 publications and presentations on criminal law to bar associations and law students throughout the United States.

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 1970
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
    • B.A. - 1967
  • University of Chicago
    • Graduate School of Business

Bar Admission

  • Texas
  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of 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

Published Works

  • Federal Criminal Rules and Codes, Thomson Reuters Publishing, Author and Editor, 2010 – Present

Honors

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers, Hall of Fame, 2016
  • Selected for "The Best Lawyers in America"
  • "Texas Monthly Super Lawyers"
  • H Houston Magazine's Best Lawyers in Houston
  • National Directory of Criminal Lawyers
  • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • Life Fellow, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Educational Institute
  • Life Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation
  • H-Texas, Houston's Top Lawyers for the People
  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers

Classes & Seminars

  • Speaker and Author at over 150 Criminal Law Seminars in Texas and Throughout the United States, on various topics such as: Opening Statements and Jury Argument, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Grand Jury Investigations, Rules of Evidence, Making Objections in Trial, and Judicial Recusal and Disqualification of Judges, 2000 to 2020
  • Course Director, "Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law", Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2010
  • Faculty, National Criminal Defense College, 2010
  • Faculty, University of Houston, School of Law, 1986 to 1996
  • Course Director, State Bar of Texas, Advanced Criminal Law Course, 1986
  • Faculty, State Bar of Texas, Advanced Criminal Law Course, 1990 to 2010

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Honorable Discharge, United States Army Reserves
  • Vietnam Service Medal

Social and Leadership Honors at Law School

  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • Teaching Quizmaster
  • Published, University of Michigan Law Review

Professional Associations

  • Foundation for Criminal Justice, President, 2005 to 2010
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Past President, 2000 to 2001
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Past President, 1988 to 1989
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, Past President, 1982 to 1983
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers, Fellow
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Educational Institute, Life Fellow
  • Houston Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Member
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, Life Member, Legal Committee