Robert Pelton

INDIGENT DEFENSE CERTIFICATION:

– Certified to handle all cases from first chair capital murder to misdemeanor cases (Most recent certification: Dec. 12, 2003 by Harris County Criminal Courts at Law–Office of Court Management)

EXPERIENCE:

1975 – 2010:
– The Pelton Law Offices (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
– Assisted in the defense of David Owen Brooks, a Defendant in the largest mass murder case in United States history.
– Assisted as a special prosecutor in a murder case in Montgomery County and a murder case in Polk County

1972-1974:
– Dresser Industries (Houston, Texas)
– 2nd in command of the risk management department

1970-1972:
– 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

MILITARY:

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

EDUCATION:

1970: McMurry College, Abilene, Texas
– Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
– Concentration in management and marketing

1975: South Texas College of Law; Houston, Texas
– Juris Doctor
– Chief Prosecutor of Honor Court
– Justice – Honor Court

PUBLICATIONS:

– 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: Punishment Options, Grand Jury Defense, Occupational Drivers License, Bond Hearings and Writs, Ethics, Motions for Continuance, Sentencing Options