Senior Counsel

Craig Bennett

Craig Bennett specializes in administrative and regulatory law, counseling clients on a broad range of matters including compliance, enforcement, litigation, and judicial review of administrative agency decisions. Craig served as a Master Administrative Law Judge with the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings for 18 years prior to joining the firm. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas Law School, where he has taught Texas Administrative Law since 2007.

Phone: (512) 615-1215

Professional Background

Professional & Community Activities

Professional Background

Prior to becoming an Administrative Law Judge, Craig was in private practice in Dallas and Austin as a litigator in the areas of employment, civil rights, governmental liability, and environmental law. He has served as a mediator for more than 18 years, having successfully mediated dozens of cases. From 2004-2010, Craig served as an Exam Commissioner for the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has been a regular guest lecturer at Baylor Law School and numerous universities in China, including Wuhan University Law School, Xiamen University Law School, and Jinan University. Craig is also a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars, including various Advanced Administrative Law Seminars.


  • Advises clients on litigation strategy and compliance with applicable regulatory and other laws
  • Has represented a wide variety of municipal entities in employment and civil rights litigation, including large population counties and prominent school districts
  • Has represented both large and small private entities in state and federal courts
  • Has served as first chair and second chair counsel in jury and bench trials in federal courts

Admitted to Practice

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Texas


  • Baylor University Law School, Waco, Texas
    - J.D., 1995
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    - B.S., Business, 1992

Professional & Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
    - Administrative Law Section
    - Public Law Section
  • Austin Bar Association
    - Administrative Law Section
  • Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, Basic Mediation Training, 2000