Ed Mallett is a Member of the TCDLA "Hall of Fame." He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Texas School of Law. He is also a Past President of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association. He was been a Course Director for the TCDLA Rusty Duncan Course and the State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course.. He is, by Presidential appointment, for 2017-2023, Chair of the TCDLA Judicial Relations Committee.