Allen Place

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Allen Place is going on his 34th year being a practicing Texas attorney. Since 1990, Allen’s practice has primarily focused on parole law. He served in the Texas Legislature from 1990 through 1999 and chaired the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence. In 1993, Allen was named one of the Ten Best Legislators by Texas Monthly magazine for his efforts during that session. Currently, Allen, author of the Texas Penal Code, is a lobbyist for TCDLA.

Stories from Allen Place

Twenty-Five Criminal Law Changes You Will Need to Know Starting September 1, 2019
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

The 86th Legislature adjourned sine die on May 27th, 2019. Since the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House have indicated the Legislature passed every “critical” bill during the regular session, it is not anticipated Governor Abbott will call a special session.

2013 Criminal Law Legislative Update
Wednesday, January 29th, 2014


During the 83rd Texas Legislature, criminal justice issues were dominated by Michael Morton, a man who was wrongfully convicted of killing his wife and who spent 25 years in prison before being officially exonerated.

Discovery in Texas—83rd Texas Legislature Style
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

During the 83rd Texas legislative session, criminal justice issues were dominated by Michael Morton, a man who spent 25 years in a Texas prison for not killing his wife. Exoneration finally came to Mr.