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Robert S. "Bob" Bennett

Attorney Robert S. "Bob" Bennett is certified as a specialist in consumer and commercial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. There are fewer than 30 Texas attorneys presently certified in consumer and commercial law. Such a distinction marks an attorney as being exceptionally qualified in both expertise and experience in a particular field. Nationally, no other state in the United States has this type of certification.

It means, specifically, that Mr. Bennett, who has been practicing law for over 25 years, has counseled and represented clients in numerous consumer claims; he has regularly attended consumer and commercial law seminars to keep his legal training up to date. In addition, Mr. Bennett had to be evaluated by fellow lawyers and judges and pass a day-long written examination by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


A native Texan, Bob Bennett was born in the oil camp town of Phillips, Texas, close to Amarillo. He graduated from Tascosa High School and attended Amarillo Junior College and George Washington University where he received his B.A. and M.A. While in Washington, D.C., Bob worked as United States Congressman Patrick Caffery’s Legislative Assistant. Bob was on the Dean’s List at Amarillo Junior College and George Washington University where he also started on the Colonials Club Rugby Team. Prior to leaving GWU, he studied overseas visiting Portugal, South Africa, Thailand, and Japan.

Bob attended law school at the University of Houston Law Center where he interned in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and United States Attorney’s Office. He was also a member of the International Moot Court Team and the Order of Barristers.

Bob began his professional life as a trial attorney for the Interstate Commerce Commission in Washington, D.C. He was hired by U.S. Attorney John Clark in San Antonio and he served in that position for three years.

After five years of governmental service, Bob accepted a position as the General Counsel for the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He facilitated the sale of the company and liaison with the franchisor.

Returning to Houston, Bob entered private practice and started his own Firm that handled civil and criminal litigation. During the last twenty-five years he has tried a wide range of criminal cases including sexual assault and drug conspiracy cases. Bob’s expertise extends to ATV – recreational vehicles with jury verdicts of $8 million in Edinburgh, Texas and $30 million in Brownsville, Texas. He also represents plaintiffs in legal malpractice cases.

In the last ten years, Bob focused his practice on defending attorneys, doctors, and judges, along with other professionals. On a weekly basis, throughout the state, Bob or the other attorneys in his office are appearing before Evidentiary Grievance Hearings or Disbarment Trials. Appearances before the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, Board of Law Examiners, and Board of Judicial Conduct are quite common. Bob is a frequent speaker on legal and medical ethics, professional topics, and the author of many articles.

Professional/Community Involvement :

Bob is involved in the community having served as a volunteer with Amigos de las Americas in Guatemala and on the Amigos Board of Directors. He also served on the Board of Directors of the University of Houston Law Center Alumni Association, and as the President of the Association 1992-1993. He has served as the president of his civic association. He coached little league baseball and youth hockey. Most recently, he has competed in USA Master Swimming competitions and Senior Olympics Swimming at the local and state levels.

Email Robert Bennett: bbennett@bennettlawfirm.com

Robert S. Bennett Resumé
Bennett Certified Specialist in Consumer Law
Member Texas Board of Legal Specialization
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Bob Bennett is Board Certified in Consumer and Commercial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as is Skip Cornelius Board Certified in Criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, while no other members of the Firm are Board Certified.
This does not mean nor imply that members of the Firm are specialized in other areas of the Law.
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