Ed Mallett is partner at the law firm of MallettSaper Berg, LLP, in Houston. He is a Past President of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a member of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers and on the faculty at the National Criminal Defense College. His State and Federal cases include acquittals in homicide, drug, and white-collar crime cases. He successfully tried and appealed a civil asset forfeiture in state court and, in collaboration with civil firms, successfully prosecuted a private “whistleblower” suit for fraud against the federal government. His most recent publicized victory was a civil rights case, Brown v. Livingston (with attorney Gerald M. Birnberg), winning the right to unsupervised religious meetings for all Muslim inmates in the TDCJ: The federal court’s judgment and opinion are on appeal by the State to the Fifth Circuit. Ed is a member of the TCDLA Executive Committee.