He was an assistant district attorney in Bay City, Texas. He was chief of the section for appeals and sexually-violent-predator civil commitment at State Counsel for Offenders in Huntsville, Texas. He did trials and appeals himself. The trials were in Conroe. And he taught younger lawyers to do them. The rest of his career he was in the private practice of law in metropolitan Houston. Bob taught Continuing Legal Education on Avoiding Ineffective Assistance of Counsel at the Matagorda County/Wharton County Criminal Appointments Training in 2016. He has been on the board of the Montgomery County Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association.
Bob was born in Houston. He grew up in Deer Park in Harris County, Texas, Bob went to Austin College in Sherman, Texas. He studied philosophy there. After that he took military training. Then he sold books in Dallas. For the next five years, Bob taught at St. Thomas High School in Houston. His subjects were English and history. He was the speech and drama coach. In 1990, he graduated from South Texas College of Law in Houston. He was the best student in his section of Civil Procedure I. He earned the right to be on the staff of the South Texas Law Review. He worked his way through law school as a clerk for George W. Wilhite and Associates PC.
He has tried dozens of cases to verdict as a first chair. He has been first chair on and dozens of appeals to mandate. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts of the Southern District of Texas, the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Northern District of Texas, the Supreme Court of Texas and all subordinate Texas state courts. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and its Appellate, Criminal Justice, Juvenile, and Litigation sections. He is a member of the Federalist Society and its Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Procedure, Free Speech and Election Law, and Litigation practice groups and its Houston Lawyers Chapter, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association and the Montgomery County Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association.
In 2012 he wrote for the Texas Bar Journal about internet weblinks. Twice in 2017 a blog post of his was chosen as one of the Ten Best Blog Posts of the Week by the State Bar of Texas.
Bob has been a guest lecturer at Austin College and at the University of Houston Downtown College. Bob trained of paralegals at Concorde Career Academy and Texas School of Business.Bob Mabry has been practicing law for 29 years. His practice emphasizes civil appellate law, criminal appellate law, and criminal law
- Criminal Law 58%
- Civil Appellate Law 37%
- General Practice 5%
- South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas
- Austin Colloge, Sherman, Texas
- Texas, 1990
- Supreme Court of Texas, 2000
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2018
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1992
- Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers' Ass'n, Member, 2019 to Present
- Montgomery County Criminal Defense Lawyers' Ass'n, Former board member, 2019 to Present
- Federalist Society, Member, 2019 to Present
Classes & Seminars
- Avoiding Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, Matagorda and Wharton County Bar Ass'ns, 2016 to 2016
- State Bar of Texas Top Ten Blog Post of the Week
Pro Bono Activities
- ProBar, 2010 to 2011
- Matagorda County District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney, 2008 to 2010
- State Counsel for Offenders, Section Chief, 2002 to 2004
Current Employment Positions
- CEO, Bob Mabry Attorney at Law PLLC