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My focus is in DWI defense, I quickly established myself as an attorney that battles in a courtroom to ensure that my client's rights are preserved and protected.  I have further established myself as a nationally recognized trial attorney that specializes in  DWI's.  Blood and breath tests require specific knowledge that not every attorney has, I have that knowledge.


After working at the prosecutor's office and then at the public defender's office I decided to start my own firm with a former college friend/roommate and a former colleague at the prosecutor's office, Shea Baggett.  We handle all levels of criminal litigation and specialize in taking all cases to trial, not just criminal cases.  We have a tremendous record in trial and often work out cases with rgeat results for our clients just by having the prosecutor's know that we are willing to go to trial.  I handle family law cases including divorce and custody.  I take the time to get to know my clients and try to figure out what will actually work best for my client in the long run.  I realize that divorce and custody disputes can be tramatic and that is what I'm here for, to handle the legal component so that you can worry about your emotional concerns.  When it comes to the personal injury portion of our practice we take great care in knowing that our client is grieving because of some painful occurence that someone else is responsible for.  We go after the responsible persons and we will not let up until we believe that you are compensated for your experience.  While we know, that no monetary compensation will make up for some losses we make sure justice is done.


You can click on the link or type in to visit our website and learn more about my firm.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
    16 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%
    16 years
  3. Car Accident: 10%
    14 years



Hourly ($150-225/hour), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Everett Ward Newton

    Robert is an excellent attorney who fights hard for his clients.


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  • Neil Edward Pask

    Robert is an excellent trial lawyer who fights for his clients. I highly recommend him.


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Contact info

6060 North Central Expressway
Ste 560
Dallas, TX, 75206


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200007/16/2016
HISuspended - Administrative200707/25/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 National Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Top contributor AwardAVVO2014
Client's Choice Award DWIAvvo2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
10 BestAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
Admtted to the state bar of HawaiiState of Hawaii2008
Rookie of the yearTCEQ2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHernandez & Baggett, PLLC2008 - Present
AttorneyDallas County Public Defender's Office2006 - 2008
Prosecuting AttorneyDallas Prosecutor's Office2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI Defensemember2015 - Present
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2014 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2014 - Present
Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Hawaii State Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A2000 - Present
University of Dayton Student BarPast Vice President1997 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Texas vs Javier Salinasdismissed
State of Texas vs. Paul Hernandezdismissed
DWI DALLADismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Administrative RulesAdministrative Rules of Texas2001
DoD NewsEvidentiary Issues in Employment Law1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Marys University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of TexasPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Dallas Public DefendersCrawford Issues in Texas Family Violence2008
Dallas Public DefenderVoir Dire issues and criminal cases2007
Environmental Law TCEQ CLEIntroducing Evidence to SOAH2003
Litigation TrainingPresenting the Agenda2002