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Judge Alfred H. Bennett's Biography

Biography
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Education

          University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
          J.D. May 1991

          University of Houston, Houston, Texas
          B.S. Political Science, May 1988

          A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
          40 Hour Basic Mediation Training, August 2007

Legal Experience

          United States District Judge, Southern District of Texas
          April 2015 - present

          61st Civil District Court, State of Texas
          Presiding Judge, January 2009 – April 2015

          Harris County Administrative Judge (Civil Division), January 2010 – December 2011
          Administrative oversight of twenty-four civil district courts

          Law Offices of Alfred H. Bennett, Houston, Texas
          Solo Practitioner, March 1998 – December 2008

          Thurgood Marshall School of Law – Texas Southern University
          Adjunct Professor of Law - Trial Advocacy, Spring 2003 – Spring 2013

          Solar & Fernandes, L.L.P., Houston, Texas
          Associate, October 1994 – February 1998

          Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Houston, Texas
          Associate, September 1991 – September 1994

Bar Associations & Affiliations

          National Bar Association

          State Bar of Texas

          Federal Judges Association

          District Judges’ Association of the Fifth Circuit

          Houston Lawyers Association

          Houston Bar Association

          Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference 2016 Program Committee

          American Leadership Forum (Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter), Senior Fellow

          Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court

          Houston Young Lawyers Association

          W.J. Durham Legal Society

Awards & Recognition

          Service to the Legal Community Award, The Spouses of Houston Barristers, 2017

          The Joyce M. Reynolds Lifetime Achievement Award, Houston Community College, 2016

          Honorary Order of the Coif, University of Texas School of Law, 2015

          Outstanding Service in the Community, Mexican American Bar Association Foundation, 2015

          Father of the Year, The Houston Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, 2015

          Weldon Berry Judicial Service Award, Houston Lawyers Association, May 2014

          WEBELOS Leader of the Year, Boy Scouts of America, Sam Houston Area Council, W.L. Davis District, 2013

          Community Leader Award, Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation, 2011

          Rated AV (very high to preeminent legal ability) in Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory, 2001

          President Achievement Award, Houston Lawyers Association, 1998

          Distinguished Service Award, The Thurgood Marshall Legal Society, University of Texas School of Law, 1990