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Robert Sterling Guest

Criminal defense Attorney at Forney, TX

4.9   66 reviews

Licensed for 19 years

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About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    Proud to be the highest-rated local criminal defense team. If you can get arrested for it, we can defend it. No case is too big for our team of 4 former prosecutors. Felonies, misdemeanors, state or federal charges we fight for clients and win!

    20 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    I will fight for your license and your freedom. I have the experience to challenge even the most factually difficult DWI arrests. Call today so we can start planning your defense.

    20 years, 300 cases

  3. Sex crime
    15%
    You need a team of local experienced defense lawyers, not a solo, to fight a sexual assault allegation in Texas. If you have been falsely accused, we will fight back. It's urgent that you hire us immediately before the case is lost through inaction.

    18 years, 25 cases

  4. Family
    5%
    Need a simple agreed divorce? We do that. In the middle of a custody battle? We are ready to fight for your children. We are the highest rated local family law firm for a reason. Clients come first at Guest and Gray.

    18 years, 100 cases

WE ARE PROUD TO BE THE BEST REVIEWED AND HIGHEST-RATED LEGAL TEAM IN KAUFMAN AND ROCKWALL COUNTY.

I am proud to fight for the freedom and liberty of my clients. No matter what you are charged with I am ready to help. 

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2017,2016,2015,2014,2012,2011,2010
Client's Choice
2017 2016 2015 + 4 ...
Top Contributor 2013,2012
Top Contributor
2013 2012

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Robert Guest is the Chief of the Criminal Defense at Guest and Gray. If you are facing a criminal charge in Kaufman County we are ready to help. Call today to schedule a consultation so we can discuss your options.
Kaufman County Family Lawyer Courtney Wortham is a member of Guest and Gray's family law team. Courtney is ready to help you with your divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, or grandparent's right case. Call today for a free consultation.
Licensed for 19 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2003
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Robert

Guest and Gray Law Firm
Guest and Gray Law Firm
815 TL Townsend Drive
Suite 106
Rockwall, TX, 75087
Robert Sterling Guest
6010 W Spring Creek Pkwy
Plano, TX, 75024
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  66 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
Robert received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2017
Posted by Thomas | October 10, 2011
Cool and Confident Attorney who gets the job done.
This guy made me feel confident that he knew exactly what he was doing. The day I walked in his office, I was amazed by his confidence in himself. He prepared me for trial and the fee that it would cost. Ultimately he got my case dismissed before trial and told me to keep the trial fee. I was stunned that he was NOT a money hungry lawyer trying to take his clients for every penny. He saved me trial fees which was actually my mortgage payment. I can not thank him enough. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a honest, efficient and knowledgeable attorney.
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Posted by LaToya | November 10, 2009
"Highly blessed to have found a lawyer like Robert Guest"
I had came to Mr. Robert Guest back in October of 2008, with a criminal case that had been filed against me. And i asked Robert to please help me beat this case. And he assured me that it will nto be a problem and that he can have the case dismissed as long as i pay the fees that were owed. So i tried to gather the money as soon as i could but i found my self losing my faith and almost gave up. But Robert Guest still hung in there and kept his word. He was dedicated and kept me informed on everything that had been going on through the whole process. And i am truly grateful to have him represent me as his client. I had broken my agreement the first time and instead of Mr. Guest turnign his back on me and letting me get the punishment that i had coming and still fought it out until the end. So as of today he got my case dismissed. Thank you so much Mr. Robert Guest. Thank You, LaToya Y.
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Posted by Kimberly | October 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gave me a few different options.
Had a phone consult with Mr. Guest on how to proceed in a criminal citation w/a prior conviction. He laid out a few different options I could take with or without his legal assistance. He was thoughtful in the advice he gave and did not pressure me any direction I decided to take. He genuinely cared about the resolution of the case. Because of his consult I enlisted his services to handle this matter and would recommend him for any one else dealing with a possible criminal situation. Especially if it involves complexities.
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Response from Robert Guest October 25, 2022
Thank you for this kind review! I really appreciate you taking the time to write this and I'm glad I could help you.
Posted by sp inv | November 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Civil Eviction Case
I went through an eviction process in JP Court and represented myself, (I am the Landlord). I was successful, ( I thought), and judgement was granted in my favor. Instead of moving out, tenant filed an appeal, to have the case re-tried in County Court. Tenant claimed COVID protections, CARES Act protections, among many other things, and was successful in getting an appeal granted. I learned real quick that because of the times we were currently experiencing, that this was going to be a complicated, uphill battle. I hired the Guest and Gray Law Firm to take this matter over. Scott Gray was great at getting this case together and ready for court. Robert Guest took it before the Judge and tried the case. What had been a months long horrible situation for me, was finally over, when these guys got the case before the Judge. Judgement was awarded in my favor and tenant had to vacate. These people are great, charged an extremely fair price, and did an outstanding job. Getting a case like this before a judge during these difficult times is a huge task. Getting a positive verdict even more so. Thank you Scott and Robert!
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Posted by Reed | March 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Window tint dismissal
Thank you again for helping get my tickets dismissed. Hopefully I won’t need to come back again for the same issue.
Posted by William | January 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Robert Guest Advised Me Through A Challenging Situation and Won
I had to break a lease I had just signed due to an unfortunate experience with the Apartment Complex I leased at. Robert Guest not only advised me on how to handle this, he also ensured a favorable outcome. His advice and counsel made a very stressful process more simple than I imagined, and the result I obtained was more favorable and quick than I originally imagined it would be. Robert and the entire team at Guest & Gray work hard to ensure that matters are resolved efficiently and respectfully. Thanks RG!
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great man and great work
I got in trouble at a young age, Robert worked with me on price knowing it would be a struggle for me. He walked me through the whole thing and made sure I knew what was going on, results for my case couldn't of been better thanks to this wonderful lawyer named Robert Guest
Posted by Bryan | January 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Firm
Guest and Gray was the best decision I have ever made. When faced with a warrant that threatened to revoke my probation, they stood by my side, had the warrant lifted and basically saved my life. Andres Carullo gave me his word and delivered exactly what was promised. In my worst time of crisis Guest and Gray were there for me and for that I am very thankful. I highly recommend this law firm and would not hesitate to use them again if ever needed.
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If your serious...This is your guy
I am a professional in the IT world and a DWI conviction would destroy my life. So, I did my research and interviewed with several other attorneys, and then Robert last. Robert was the most down to earth, he was very approachable and business-like. Frankly, he was very honest with my situation and within my first 30 minute discussion he outlined almost to the “T” exactly how it would all play out. He was able to get the DWI dismissed and I took a lesser charge. I can’t leave out the other attorneys and office staff that worked on my case. They were great, awesome…I can’t give them enough praise. Candice was outstanding and professional in her work on my case…and Ana, I don’t know how they could survive without you. The reason I mention these other people that were highly involved in my case is they work as a team. This was a tremendous help for me being able to stay up-to-date on my case and keeping peace of mind. It’s a long process and something very important and they helped keep me calm. It took me a few weeks to understand this team of lawyer approach but it works and now I realize the power and how it benefits me in the long run. You are able to reach someone pretty much at all times and they will address your needs. My recommendation, do your due diligence and research...think about it hard because it's your life and money. Then use what you've read here from others on this site, other sites, and my review. If you do, you will come back to Robert and give him another look because he’s not the cheapest and there is a reason. Robert and his staff have a lot of experience and work extremely well in Kaufman County. Do what he and his staff demand, sit back and let them go to work for you. In the end, if he takes your case, I can’t guarantee a win…but I can say with confidence he is in your corner. He will fight for your rights, you are important to him…and he knows the law. I highly recommend Robert.
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Response from Robert Guest January 10, 2018
I can't thank you enough for the kind words. This review represents the goals and standards we set for ourselves as a firm- communication, teamwork, and amazing legal service. We were proud to fight for you and hell get this DWI dismissed. Ana and Candice are the best and we are lucky to have a group this talented and dedicated. We wish you the best. It was honor to fight for you.
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Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and effective
Robert worked with the DA to ensure that everything that could be done was and every detail was gone over so that we achieved the best possible outcome. This case was complicated as it was linked to a family law case. Robert worked with the other attorneys to help.
Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Robert's your Ace in the hole
I am business executive who is 420 friendly. Unfortunately, the great State of Texas is not. I was charged with possession of under 2 ounces(less than 3 grams). I faced up 180 days in jail and a $2000 fine plus court costs and a year's probation. Robert was a able to work with the DA's office and got me the best possible outcome. It was far better than expected. I paid an $800 fine, 3 days in jail(with 1 day credit) and most importantly, no probation. And I was out of jail is just 17 hours. Wow, Robert Rocks!! Best criminal attorney ever. Don't want to ever need him again, but he made a horrific situation better. It was all him. Trust the man. Pay the man. I did. It's money well spent.
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney, definitely recommend!
Excellent job and highly recommend the firm! I am an 18-year old college student who received a POM charge at the end of last year. I regret my actions, but Robert Guest was awesome in working with the District Attorney's office to have the charge dismissed. I am able to move forward with my future goals in becoming an RN. He quickly responded to my telephone messages and emails. He made me feel important, and I am grateful to have contacted Guest and Gray in Forney.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consult
Mr. Robert Guest answered my questions
Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
excellent!
very pleased with the advice. thank you
Posted by Judy | January 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent lawyer
My experience with Robert was excellent. I have used Robert twice for my son and both times he has done an excellent job defending my son. I would recommend Robert to anyone that needs a very good attorney. He always response back when ask questions and he is always up front and honest with his customers. Very great attorney and very dependable.
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Posted by Jeanette | November 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
One of the main complaints I've had before using lawyers is once they are paid it's very hard to get a hold of them and many do not return your call or emails until after several attempts. I can attest that Robert always returns calls/emails. He and his staff really do go above and beyond to ensure that you have peace of mind while they handle your case. I HIGHLY recommend Robert and his expertise!!
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Posted by Phil | November 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I had a possession case. He was responsive, understanding and fought my case with professionalism. He would always let me know when he would have another lawyer double check him just so he knew he wasnt missing anything. He didnt charge any additional fees for that either. All around good guy.
Posted by Judith | September 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Law Practice
Wish I would have contacted Robert sooner then I did. With that said, the help he did for us was above and beyond. Robert treats you with respect and does not "sugarcoat" what needs to be done. Honest and truthful, very knowledgeable and is prompt if you have to leave a message. He legal assistant will get information to him quickly and respond as fast as possible. Would highly recommend Robert for your legal needs
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Posted by Matthew | August 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Miracle Worker
This guy is one of the best lawyers hands down, first off he is honest, and true to his word. I hired him for my 2nd probation revocation on a felony assault, and was looking at 5 years. Not only did he get me a bond on a no bond, so I could continue to fight this from the outside, he also told me exactly what I needed to do to accomplish staying out of prison. My advice at least give him a call. He will be forward with you in the consultation and let you know if you even have a chance. Secondly do exactly as he says he, regardless of the extremes, and you'll come out on top. I titled this miracle worker for a reason. I handed this man an impossible task in one of the most ruthless counties, and I am free. It took time, and in my situation a bit of cash but every penny was well worth it. I am a changed man and no longer count on a confrontation with the law, but if I ever were again he would be my first call hands down.
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Posted by Chad | June 19, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Law Team
Robert and his Team have always been highly regarded and very rightfully so. Robert has assisted me multiple times when I was needing legal advice. Robert was not only very knowledgable but had me the legal documents I needed in a matter of minutes. I would highly recommend Robet and his team for any of your legal needs.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Guest and Gray Law Firm
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Guest Law Firm PC
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Chief Misdemeanor Prosecutor
  • Kaufman County District Attorney
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Bowie County District Attorney
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • Texas Tech University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • 2002
  • UT- Arlington
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Assault Family Violence
  • Dismissed
  • Dismissal- Possession of Marijuana in Drug Free Zone
  • Dismissed
  • Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Case dismissed
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Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Law Practice Management Committee Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • NORML Legal Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Advisor to LGBT Section
  • 2014 - 2015
  • State Bar of Texas, Jury Service Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • State Bar of Texas Client Security Fund Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • State Bar of Texas, Public Utility Law Section
  • Advisory Board
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Technology Committee
  • Chair
  • 2013 - 2016
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2015
  • State Bar of Texas Client Attorney Assistance Program
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Kaufman County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 1% Professional
  • American Registry
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certificate
  • Platt and Associates
  • 2012
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Texas State Bar Annual Conference
  • Advertising Ethics for Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rockwall County Bar Meeting
  • State Bar Director Q&A
  • 2013
  • Grayson County Bar Meeting
  • State Bar Director Q&A
  • 2013
  • Kaufman County Bar Monthly Meeting
  • State Bar Update
  • 2012
  • Richardson Rotary Club
  • Alternatives to the War on Drugs
  • 2010
  • Kaufman County Bar Meeting
  • Open Records Advocacy
  • 2010
  • Netroots Naition 2008
  • Open Records
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (46)
Given (63)
Endorse Robert
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Guest is a well known and respected lawyer. The prosecutors know Robert by name and they know what he brings to the table. If you have a criminal trial, Robert is a good choice whether you need to have a plea negotiated or you want the case taken to trial."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is the smartest lawyer I know. He is also passionate about his work, and understands his clients. His characteristics make him a natural, successful champion for the defense. I have recommended Robert without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've known dozens of defense lawyers in my career and none are as passionate as Robert when it comes to defending his clients. We often consult on cases and share ideas. You want him on your side if you have been arrested or charged with a crime in Rockwall or Kaufman County."
Unknown Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert Guest is the "go-to" defense attorney in Kaufman and Rockwall Counties. He has a superior knowledge of the law and great insights into potential defenses. He is entirely at home in front of a jury, so you are in completely capable hands when you hire Robert Guest for your defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Robert Guest since 2012. During that time Robert and I have discussed several complex criminal issues in defending clients. I have found Robert to be highly competent, in defending those accused of crimes. I have further found that Robert maintains a good reputation with other attorneys and the Judiciary in the Dallas, Texas area. I frequently relied on Robert to assist me when my client have had criminal issues in the Dallas area. I have no hesitation in referring my clients to Robert for representation in their criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am proud to be able to endorse Robert Guest. He's a knowledgeable, dedicated attorney who is always willing to help out."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Guest is a dedicated and aggressive criminal defense attorney who gets results. he is always up to date on the most current legal trends and defenses and uses his knowledge to vigorously defend his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is a gifted attorney who cares about the client. I highly recommend him for your legal needs in the Kaufman area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Friend
"Robert is as passionate a lawyer as anyone will find anywhere. He is beyond committed to his clients. He is what all lawyers should hope to be. Dedicated. Smart. Vigilant. No matter the problem, Robert will find a solution. Seek his counsel and you will find the best."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Guest is well versed and experienced in Texas criminal law and procedure."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert is tireless in his fight against the government as they accuse his clients. He is also a student of the law and outwits and out prepares the State at every turn. I highly recommend him for any criminal matter, anywhere."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Guest is smart, skilled and effective. Great lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I first met Mr. Guest when he was a prosecutor in Bowie County. He has proved himself as a competent and tireless advocate for his clientele. I have no reservations in recommending him. I endorse Mr. Guest."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert is a very nice guy who is also an awesome lawyer and person. Anyone is smart to seek his advice and assistance"
Unknown Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert Guest is an exceptional criminal trial lawyer. He exudes confidence without arrogance. He communicates with a jury in a way that few can. I respect Robert for his unfailing faith in the Constitution and his unwavering fight to protect the rights of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The best defense attorneys are those that understand the inner workings of the police departments and the prosecutor offices. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Guest is keenly aware of what the weaknesses are in the government's case. This is the edge which makes him a superb defense attorney. I highly endorse him."
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Forney Criminal defense Lawyer Robert Sterling Guest
Robert Sterling Guest
Criminal defense Attorney
Forney, TX
Licensed for 19 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available