Robert was born and raised in Fort Worth. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University and his law degree from St. Mary’s University. Upon graduation from law school, Robert began his legal career at the Tarrant County District Attorney’s office where he spent two years trying many types of criminal cases. Turning his attention from criminal law to civil trial law after leaving the district attorney’s office, Robert spent 11 years at Cantey Hanger and left to form his own firm for 22 years. Robert has now returned to Cantey Hanger.
Throughout his legal career, Robert has tried many commercial and fiduciary cases including the representation of plaintiffs in securities matters, estate and will contests, fraud claims, DTPA claims, and many types of construction issues. His family law practice includes cases involving substantial estates with complex legal issues. Robert also handles personal injury claims involving serious bodily injury as well as death cases.
Robert has been active in the legal and civic communities and, since 2006, has served as a board member, Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President, and President of the Tarrant County Bar Association. For the 2011-2012 bar year, Robert served as President of the Tarrant County Bar Association. He has been elected to various boards, associations and legal foundations and continues to be active in them. Robert is board certified in both personal injury and civil trial law and speaks on these subjects.