Rob comes from a family of lawyers (father, cousins, grandfathers) and has three children: two likely to be lawyers, one likely to be a professional wrestler.
Rob has experience in various fields of law, having practiced criminal defense and civil litigation, but has dedicated the last three plus years of his practice exclusively to the practice of family law, a field he believes is his legal calling.
Rob practices all aspects of family law, but prides himself on child custody matters – an issue near and dear to his heart. As a father of three, it gives him great pride to ensure that his clients – through negotiation or litigation (when necessary) – get meaningful possession and access with their children.
Rob treats all clients with the respect they deserve, acknowledging his role as a counselor to clients and presenting multiple, realistic options for the client to choose from in making decisions that will have lasting impacts on their lives and those of their families.
Rob is a native Texan, and was raised in Austin, Texas, having attended Westlake High School in Austin and the graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. Rob graduated with honors from the St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. Rob and his wife Susie (whom he met in kindergarten) reside with their children, Bobby, Molly and Shepherd (“Shep”), in Westlake.
Rob is an avid reader, though often falls asleep with an unread book on his chest at night, after days of chasing – and running away from – the children he adores. They are what inspire Rob to do great work for his clients.
Recent representative cases
- Obtained majority possession of children in Williamson County, Texas where under prior counsel, mother had agreed to fifty-fifty possession of children and opposing party sought majority possession, alleging neglect and abuse.
- Preserved mother’s majority possession of children at three day temporary orders hearing in spite of damning evidence against client, by presenting expert testimony of mother’s strong relationship with children.
- Obtained modified expanded standard possession for father who previously was saddled with two-year protective orders against him and children and successfully restricted mother’s request to move great distance from father.
Jury Trial Experience
- Modification Suit in Travis County – successfully defended against father’s request to take majority possession from mother of young children (one with special needs).
- Breach of Contract / Fraudulent Inducement in Travis County – successfully obtained relief through counterclaim for client and mitigated damages and attorney’s fees (survived summary judgment on two occasions before final trial).
- Driving While Intoxicated in Williamson County – though client was convicted, by taking case to jury trial, State agreed to lesser punishment than initially seeking.
- Various Justice of the Peace / Municipal Court jury trials.