PRINCIPAL PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION

  • Texas Christian University
    Fort Worth, TX
    B.B.A., 1975
  • St. Mary’s University
    San Antonio, TX
    Juris Doctor, 1978

EXPERIENCE

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.

BAR ADMISSIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Licensed by the State Bar of Texas on November 6, 1978
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Federal Claims, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Certification in Civil Trial Law, 1998
    Personal Injury Trial Law, 2000

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • American Board Of Trial Advocates
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • American Inns Of Court, Emeritus, Eldon B. Mahon Inn
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • State Bar of Texas, District 7 Director, 2012-2015; Member: Litigation and Family Law sections
  • Charter Fellow, Tarrant County Bar Foundation
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
    President, 2011-2012
    President-Elect, 2010-2011
    Vice President, 2009-2010
    Secretary/Treasurer, 2008-2009
    Board of Directors, 2006-2008
    Chair, Election Committee, 2004-2005
    Chair, Mentor Committee, 2006-2008
  • Tarrant County Family Bar Association

Honors:

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2023 Edition by Woodward/White, Inc. in Commercial Litigation and Family Law
  • “Best” Lawyers, “Super” Lawyers, Texas (2003-2019)
  • “Distinguished” Lawyers And “Pre-eminent” Lawyers In Various National, State, Regional and Local Periodicals.
  • Recognized as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in General Litigation by Texas Monthly Magazine in the special September/October issue, 2018-2021.
  • Recognized in Fort Worth Inc. Magazine for being a “Top Attorney”.

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Author, Speaker & Panelist

  • Numerous Seminars And Workshops On Trial Practice