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Traci  Bennett


Traci has been a prosecutor for over twenty-one years. She has served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office since 2002 and is currently the Chief of the Sex Crimes Division. Traci has also served as a Division Chief in the Trial Bureau, Division Chief of the Intake Division, HCDA Training Coordinator and as the Chief Prosecutor in multiple Harris County District Courts.

Prior to her position in Harris County, Traci served as an Assistant District Attorney in Caddo Parish, Shreveport, Louisiana, for six years where she served as the Section Chief of a felony court.

In her prosecution career, she has first chaired over 100 jury trials many of which were murders and capital murders as well as multiple adult and child sexual assault cases in both Texas and Louisiana.

Traci was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar in 1996 and the State Bar of Texas in 2002. She received her J.D. from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. She received a B.S., cum laude, from Louisiana Tech University in 1992. Traci has served on the faculty of several state and national prosecutor seminars.