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Robert B. Abtahi

Criminal defense Attorney at Dallas, TX

4.9   30 reviews

also known as Bobby Abtahi


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Robert Abtahi is a former Big Four tax attorney and former Dallas Assistant City Attorney who left for private practice and started The Law Office of Robert B. Abtahi.

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Licensed for 15 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2007
Updated 10/23/2022

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Law Office of Robert Abtahi
1126 N. Zang Blvd
Dallas, TX, 75203
Fort Worth Office
5601 Bridge Street, #300
Fort Worth, TX, 76112
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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2015
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Criminal Defense advice session
Robert is fantastic!! He contacted me within minutes of my inquiry, gave me outstanding advice, went beyond my expectations, was extremely helpful and was super friendly and laid back. I couldn't have asked for better!
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2015
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Criminal Defense advice session
So far his responses have exceeded our expectations. He has provided good advice and helped us understand the law and procedures regarding our issue. He is still working for us and things are not yet resolved but we are very hopeful that he will succeed
Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2015
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Real Estate advice session
Very informative!
Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2015
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Employment & Labor advice session
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2015
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Business advice session
He was very helpful and clear.
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2015
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Real Estate advice session
Very informative
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2015
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Criminal Defense advice session
On October 7, 2015 I spoke to Mr. Robert B. Abtahi, Attorney practitioner in Dallas, TX regarding a Court hearing I am scheduled to attend for the suspension of my driver license. Mr. Abtahi, listen to the particulars that got to the above mentioned hearing, interrupted me several times during the discussion for a better definition, and at the end of the discussion began to give me his recommendations regarding various aspects of the case. What impressed me about Mr. Abtahi, is his listening skills and then the way he wrapped everything up into a series of recommendations; also, an attorney that specialize in traffic court for me to consider hiring.. Would I hired Mr. Abrahi again? ABSOLUTELY! I would recommend Attorney Robert B. Abtahi services to others that may asked.
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2015
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Criminal Defense advice session
Excellent, clear and to the point. Sounds like a great litigator in court!
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2015
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Criminal Defense advice session
Very responsive and gave very clear answers to my questions.
Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2015
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Real Estate advice session
Excellent conversion and advice. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2015
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Business advice session
He answered all my questions and explained his answers. He also reassured me that the information I had been given from a friend (not a lawyer) was not correct. I learned a lesson to always ask a lawyer not friends.
Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2015
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Real Estate advice session
Very quick response following my initial registration. I so appreciate that given I of course felt on fire, legally speaking. I got straight forward advice and felt it was reasonable and in no way self serving. I didn't feel as if I was getting pushed into more professional legal help than my situation required.
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2015
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Real Estate advice session
Extremely helpful and really personable. I'm so thankful that I found this service!
Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2015
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Criminal Defense advice session
Was very helpful thank you very much
Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2014
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Business advice session
Excellent. Knowledgeable regarding various factors of my complex matter involving MSA, contract and other things. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2014
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Business advice session
Fast call, good information, great service!
Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2014
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Business advice session
I was given expert immediate advice which should avoid any future problems.
Posted by Michael | December 29, 2015
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Outspend Advice and Understanding
Mr. Abtahi provide me the information I needed to make an informed and educated decision on how to proceed with a pending criminal case. I am very grateful and satisfied with his advice.
Posted by Omar | December 1, 2015
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Absolute Confidence
I spoke to Mr. Abtahi about a situation regarding criminal defense. He put me at ease despite the fact I did not retain his services. Rest assured he is the FIRST person I would want to represent me in court.
Posted by Jose Vasquez | August 18, 2015
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He replied right away and solved all my contract needs.
I got the sense that he is available almost all of the time. Even though it was after hours he was the only lawyer that replied to me right away (it was probably 9pm local time for him). I send he the contract and he was able to solve all of my contract needs by next morning. Robert is my go to lawyer for the state of Texas.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Robert B. Abtahi
  • 2011 - Present
  • City Planning Commsioner
  • City of Dallas
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Parker University
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Guest Lecturer
  • Southern Methodist University, Center for Dispute Resolution & Conflict Management
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Assistant City Attorney
  • Dallas City Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Summer Associate
  • Dallas City Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Summer Clerk
  • Dallas County Court at Law No. 3
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Analyst
  • GameStop Corporation
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • Local Real Estate Services Company
  • Business Formation
  • IRC 280G Golden Parachute Payments
  • Executive Compensation, Global Equity Plan Design

Associations

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas
  • N/A
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
  • N/A
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
  • N/A
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • N/A
  • Dallas Iranian American Bar Association
  • Founding Member
  • N/A
  • Iranian American Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Farsi

Honors and Awards

  • Community Service Award
  • The White House
  • 2012
  • New and Noteworthy Texas Law Blog
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2009
  • Recognized Law Blog
  • American Bar Association Journal
  • 2009
  • Semi-Finalist, Best Comment Award
  • SMU Science and Technology Law Review
  • 2007
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • City of Dallas
  • 2006
  • Best Appellate Brief Nominee
  • Jackson Walker Moot Court Competition
  • 2005
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Publications

  • The Young Texas Lawyer
  • Navigating the Deep Web
  • N/A
  • The Young Texas Lawyer
  • The Economics of Layoffs
  • N/A
  • The Young Texas Lawyer
  • Take Control of Student Loans
  • N/A
  • Texas Bar Journal
  • Weblinks
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Transaction Advisory Services Lunch & Learn
  • Benefits and Executive Compensation Considerations in a Transaction
  • N/A
  • Performance & Reward Conference, Atlanta
  • Global Equity Plan Optimization
  • N/A
  • Excecutive Compensation Lunch & Learn
  • Golden Parachute Payments
  • N/A
  • Downtown Dallas Quality of Life Conference
  • Matters Before the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH)
  • N/A
  • Dallas Stop the Violence Campaign
  • Broken Windows Theory
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (23)
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Unknown Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Robert since law school. He has always shown himself to be a well-informed and highly capable attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Robert in the past. He is experienced, diligent and respectful when dealing with his clients and their legal issues."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great member of the legal community."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Business Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Mar 02
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great resource for help with Business concerns!"
Business Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Other
"Intelligent and hard working attorney, gets involved with the community, cares about people and his clients, and simply a great person to know."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Robert since law school. I would not hesitate to use him on any matter given his experience and breadth of knowledge."
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