Allan A. Cease

Allan A. Cease

Of Counsel
Location:
Sugar Land, Texas
Phone:
281-201-0988
877-543-3523
Fax:
281-491-5055
Email:

Current Employment

Practicing law in the Sugar Land - Houston, Texas area since August of 1983--Civil Litigation
(State and Federal), including Appeals (State and Federal), Criminal Law (State and Federal),
Employment Litigation (State and Federal), Mediation (Civil and Family), Personal Injury Law,
Business and Corporate Law, Administrative Law, Family Law and General Practice.

Legal Experience

Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
Miami, Florida
1976

Served as a legal intern and law school graduate awaiting licensing. Handled numerous cases in the area of Family Law. Tried divorce and custody eases and handled all aspects of family law for indigent clients.

Law Offices of Cease & Cease
Miami, Florida
1976- 1980

General practice of law. Handled civil and criminal cases, including first degree murder. Not guilty verdict in the first murder case tried after one week in trial.

United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps
Ft. Hood, Texas
1981-1983

Served as Trial Counsel for the 1st Tiger Brigade, 2nd Armored Division. Tried 70 Courts-Martials, Record: 68-2. Served as Chief, Administrative Law. Served as Chief, Family Assistance.
Johnson, Wurtzer & Westmoreland, P.C.
Houston, Texas
1983-1985

Served as civil litigator, in state and federal courts.
Walker & Cease, P.C.
Houston, Texas
1986- 1988

Served as a Partner in the area of civil litigation, divorce and general practice Handled cases in state and federal courts.
Law Offices of Allan A. Cease and
Allan A. Cease & Associates, P.C.
Houston - Sugar Land, Texas
1988-2000

Solo practitioner. Handling commercial litigation in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings, criminal matters in state and federal courts, personal injury, divorce and custody, deceptive trade practice claims, employment-related claims and other areas of the general practice of law.
Cease & Bell, P.L.L.C.
Sugar Land, Texas
2000 - 2004

Attorney handling commercial litigation in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings, criminal matters in state and federal courts, personal injury, divorce and custody, deceptive trade practice claims, employment-related claims and other areas of the general practice of law.

Law Offices of Allan A. Cease and
Allan A. Cease & Associates, P.C.
Houston - Sugar Land, Texas
2004-present

Solo practitioner. Handling commercial litigation in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings, criminal matters in state and federal courts, mediation (Civil and Family), personal injury, divorce and custody, deceptive trade practice claims, employment-related claims and other areas of the general practice of law.

Teaching Experience

3387th USAR School
Miami, Florida
1973-1974
1976- 1977

Served as a classroom instructor for various military subjects.

American Technological University
Killeen, Texas
1982

Instructor in the Masters Degree Program. Taught Government, Business and the Law.

2nd Armored Division
Ft. Hood, Texas
198 1-1983

Taught classes to active duty military personnel on the subject of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the Law of War.

U.S. Army Reserves
Houston, Texas
1983-1985

Taught classes to ROTC students at the University of Houston and Rice University on the Law of War and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

American Trial Lawyers Association
Toronto, Canada
July 2005

Presented a speech and paper on "Technology for the Solo / Small Office Law Firm"

Civil Appeals

First State Bank of Bedias v. Bishop, 1985 Tex. App. LEXIS 6174 (Tex. App.— Houston [1st Dist.],
1985) - co-counsel (Motion for Summary Judgment) and co-appellate counsel

Houston v. Southwest Concrete Constr., Inc., 835 S.W.2d 728 (Tex, App. — Houston [14th Dist.], 1992)- trial counsel and appellate counsel

Schauer v. Memorial Care Sys., 856 S.W.2d 437; 1993 Tex, App. LEXIS 779; 61 U.S.LW, 2676; 8 LE.R. Cas. (BNA) 592 (Tex. App. — Houston [1st Dist,], 1993)- trial counsel and appellate counsel

Law v. William Marsh Rice Univ., 123 S.W.3d 786 (Tex. App. Houston [14th Dist.], 2003) - trial counsel and appellate counsel

Nguyen v. George W. Woodlev, et al., 273 S.W.3d 891; 2008 Tex. App. LEXIS 9729 (Tex. App. — Houston [14th Dist.], 2008 no pet. h.) - lead appellate counsel

Criminal Appeals

Exparte Bui, 983 S.W.2d 73 (Tex. App. — Houston [1st Dist.], 1998) - trial counsel and appellate counsel

Speth v. State, 965 S.W.2d 13 (Tex. App. — Houston [14th Dist.], 1998) - trial defense counsel

Speth v. State, 6 S.W.3d 530 (Tex. Crim. App. 1999), cert. den., 2000 U.S. LEXIS 2889 (U.S. Sup. Ct. 2000) - trial defense counsel in state district court; appellate counsel to U.S. Supreme Court

State v. Mechler, 153 S.W.3d 435 (Tex. Crim. App. 2005)- trial defense counsel and co-appellate counsel

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1981
  • Florida, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of International Trade, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
  • Supreme Court of Texas, 1981

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • LL.M., Master of Laws - 1981
    • Major: International Law
  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1976
  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
    • B.B.A. - 1974
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • University of Virginia School of Law, U.S. Army JAG School, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • Basic Course - 1981
  • Graduate, United States Army Warrant Officer Aviation Course , Ft. Rucker, Alabama - 1971
  • Fort Bend County Dispute Resolution Center 40 Hour Mediator Course - 2006
  • Fort Bend County Dispute Resolution Center 24 Hour Family Mediator Course - 2006

Classes/Seminars

  • Instructor, Graduate Program, Government, Business and the Law, American Technological University, 1981 - 1982

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient: Distinguished Flying Cross For Heroism, United States Army, Vietnam
  • Recipient: Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star Attached for Valor
  • Recipient: 24th Award, Air Medal w/ "V" Device for Heroism, Vietnam
  • Recipient: 2nd through 23rd Awards of the Air Medal
  • Recipient: Air Medal
  • Recipient: Vietnam Service Medal
  • Recipient: Vietnam Campaign Medal with Three Stars
  • Recipient: Meritorious Service Medal, United States Army
  • Recipient: Army Achievement Medal and Good Counduct Medal
  • AV Rated, Preeminent Martindale Hubbell
  • Letter of Commendation, Commander, 1st Tiger Brigade, Ft. Hood, Texas.
  • Letter of Commendation, Commander, 33 87th USAR School, Miami, Florida.
  • Letter of Commendation, Commander, ROTC, University of Houston and Rice University.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Keegans Glen Homeowners Association, Houston, Texas, President, 1988 - Present
  • 1st Grade & Kindergarten School, Ft. Hood, Texas, President, 1982 - 1983
  • West Kendall Optimist Club, Miami, Florida, President, 1979 - 1980
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member, Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • U.S. Army Rotary Wing Aviation Course, Graduate, 1971
  • United States Army Warrant Officer Aviation Course, Graduate, 1971
  • United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG) Basic Course, Graduate
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association, Past Treasurer

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Army, Warrant Officer, 1970 - 1972
  • Served in the Republic of Vietnam, Helicopter Pilot, 1971 - 1972
  • Army Reserves, Chief Warrant Officer (CW3), 1973 - 1980
  • U. S. Army, Judge Advocate General's Corps, 1981 - 1983
  • Army Reserves, Captain, 1983 - 1985

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi