4001 N. Shepherd Drive, Suite 118
Houston, Texas 77018
Phone (713) 524-8471
Fax (713) 529-2999

5800 IH 20 East
Abilene, Texas 79601
Phone (325) 676-9100














































1975 - 2010:

The Pelton Law Office

  Offices in Houston and Abilene, Texas

City Attorney, Impact, Texas, 2007-present

  Admitted to practice in State and Federal Courts - Federal: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; Southern, Western and Eastern District of Texas.
  Areas of Practice: All Criminal, D.W.I., Drivers License Suspensions, Felonies, Revocation Proceedings, Parole Board Hearings, Grand Jury Hearings
1974: Intern: Harris County District Attorneys Office, 185th District Court Assisted in the prosecution of numerous Felony cases.

Intern: Law Office of Jim Skelton
Houston, Texas

Assisted in the defense of David Owen Brooks, a Defendant in the largest  mass murder case in United States history.


Assisted as a specia prosecutor in a murder case in Montgomery County and murder case in Polk County


Dresser Industries
Houston, Texas
2nd in command of the risk management department


Fireman's Fund Insurance Company
Houston, Texas

  Honorary Deputy Sheriff in Fort Bend, Texas under former Texas Ranger and current Fort Bend County Sheriff Milton Wright


1966-1972: E-5, United States Army National Guard, 36th Infantry Division

McMurry College, Abilene, Texas
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Concentration in management & marketing


South Texas College of Law; Houston, Texas
Juris Doctor
Chief Prosecutor of Honor Court
Justice - Honor Court




Editor, Docket Call - Published by H.C.C.L.A.
Assistant Editor, Docket Call
Feature Articles Editor, Voice for the Defense - Published by T.C.D.L.A.
Assistant Editor, Annotations, South Texas College of Law Magazine
Articles published on:

  1. Punishment Options
  2. Grand Jury Defense
  3. Occupational Drivers License
  4. Bond Hearings and Writs
  5. Ethics
  6. Motions for Continuance
  7. Sentencing Options

Memberships and Associations:


Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (President '84-'85)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Houston Bar Association
Criminal Law Institute
President - Community Service Option Program '84-'85

Faculty: Criminal Trial Advocacy College, Huntsville 1975-1995



Houston Bar Association
Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Stuart Kinard D.W.I. Course 1996-98.
Texas Independent Bar Association
Criminal Law Institute



  • Martindale Hubbell: A.V. rated
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Named by H-Texas Magazine as one of Houston's Best Criminal Defense Lawyer 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09 , 2010
  • Named by H-Texas Magazine as one of Houston's "Top Lawyer for the People" 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 2010
  • Marquis Who's Who - American Law, 2010
  • Marquis Who's Who in America, 2010
  • Cambridge Who's Who, 2010
  • Member - College of State Bar: 05, 06, 07, 08
  • Personal Lawyer for Marvin Zindler (31 years)
  • Marvin's Angel
  • Founder and Chairman of the Ethics Committee for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA) & the Harris County Criminal Lawyer�s Association (HCCLA)

Indigent Defense Certification:
Certified to handle all cases from first chair capital murder to misdemeanor cases

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