E. Alan Bennett

Sheehy Lovelace  & Mayfield, PC

Mr. Bennett became of counsel to the firm in 2011. Mr. Bennett has over 25 years of experience in civil and criminal appellate law. Mr. Bennett has represented numerous clients in simple to complex civil appeals as well as a full range of criminal appeals. Alan’s lengthy experience as an appellate court staff attorney gives him unique insights as he represents appellate clients in both state and federal court. With board certification in criminal law and prior experience as a prosecuting attorney, Alan is an effective advocate for criminal defendants. Alan has tried more than fifty cases to verdict before district court and county court at law juries and negotiated hundreds of plea bargains, which serves him well as a litigator.

Mr. Bennett has over 25  years of experience in criminal defense and prosecution matters.  Mr. Bennett  assists client facing felony or misdemeanor charges as well as the collateral consequences flowing from such charges. Before joining the firm, Alan served as a staff attorney at the Tenth Court of Appeals in Waco for the Honorable Rex D. Davis during his tenure as Chief Justice and for Justice Felipe Reyna. Alan also served as an assistant district attorney in the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office for several years.

Current Employment Position(s):
Areas Of Practice:
Appellate Law
Civil Appellate Law – State and Federal Courts
Commercial Transactions
Criminal Appeals – State and Federal Courts
Criminal Defense
Litigation – State and Federal Courts
Public Law
Real Property
Bar Admissions:
Texas, 1990
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2010
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 1995
Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1995
Criminal Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2011
Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas 1990
Juris Doctor
Baylor University, Waco, Texas,1987, B.A.
Honors: Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of Texas
Criminal Justice Section, State Bar of Texas
Waco-McLennan County Bar Association
McLennan County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
McLennan County Employees Federal Credit Union
Board of Directors, 1993-1996, 2008-2010
Professional Activities/Awards:
Speaker, Appellate Roadshow,
Appellate Section, State Bar of Texas, Waco, 2003
Guest Lecturer, Civil Appellate Procedure, Civil Litigation II,
McLennan Community College Paralegal Program, 2001
Speaker, “Practicing Before the Tenth Court of Appeals in Criminal Cases,”
McLennan County Criminal Defense Lawyers Assocation, 2001
Speaker, “Panel Discussion: Working Together to Make Life Easier,”
14th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course,
State Bar of Texas, 2000
Prosecutor of the Year,
Texas Advisory Council on Arson, 1996
Lecturer, Heart of Texas Regional Police Academy,
McLennan Community College, 1991-1994
Birth Information:
1965, Sebring, Florida, United States of America