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Robert A. “Rob” Swofford grew up in Nassau Bay, Texas.  He graduated from Clear Creek High School in 1983.  After receiving his undergraduate degree from Baylor University, Rob graduated from South Texas College of Law in May 1994.  During his time in law school, Rob received numerous awards for his academics and was a regular participant in mock trial.  Also during law school, Rob took the opportunity to clerk for noted criminal defense attorney, Dan Cogdell while also interning at the Harris County District Attorney’s office.  After experiencing both sides of the criminal docket, Rob decided that his beliefs aligned most strongly with the preservation of individual rights and the rights of the accused.  His decision was proven proper when, in 2006, Rob was named one of Houston’s Top Lawyers in the area of Criminal Defense.

Rob has personally tried cases to verdict at all levels of State and Federal courts, as well as having years of second chair experience under the direct supervision of Cogdell.  Through his representation of high profile clients and cases, Rob has appeared in numerous national and local publications including People Magazine and Texas Monthly.  Rob has also appeared on several national broadcasts including “Dateline NBC,” “20/20” and “Good Morning America.”

Rob is licensed to practice in The State of Texas, in the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He has also represented clients in South Carolina, Illinois, Mississippi, Alabama and Hawaii.

During his career, Rob spent several years working for Greer, Herz and Adams working in insurance defense and most notably, assisting in national litigation for DirectTV in its pursuit of piracy claims against more than 15,000 defendants.

Most recently, before joining Collins, O’Neal & Swofford, Rob served as Vice President and general counsel to a Houston engineering and consulting firm that serviced clients throughout the United States and overseas.

Rob and his wife, Ebon Swofford, also an attorney, reside in League City, Texas and have two children.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    21 years, 250 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    6 years, 50 cases
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 20%
    8 years, 50 cases
  4. Family: 5%
    6 years, 25 cases



Hourly ($250-350/hour), contingent (33-45%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Dan Lamar Cogdell

    I endorse this lawyer. Rob is a hard working, knowledgeable and conscientious lawyer. He can be depended on to provide zealous representation in any Criminal Courtroom and is both fair and honest in all circumstances. I recommend him without reservation.


    Dan Cogdell Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Kenneth A. Scott

    Rob Swofford is a top-notch litigator who gets the best results for his clients by applying his vast energy, enthusiasm and experience each case.


    Kenneth Scott Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

Swofford Law Firm

5225 Katy Freeway.
Suite 605
Houston, TX, 77007


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199408/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers for the PeopleH Texas Magazine2007
Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2006
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Who's Who in Amrican Law StudentsWho's Who Legal1993
MemberOrder of Laytae1992
MemberPhi Delta Phi - Honor Fraternity1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCollins, O'Neal & Swofford2010 - 2013
Vice PresidentATA Associates2008 - 2010
AttorneyCogdell Law Firm2004 - 2008
AttorneyGreer, Herz & Adams, LLP2000 - 2004
AttorneyCogdell & Associates1994 - 2000
CaptainHarbour Performance1988 - 1991
SackerKroger1980 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Houston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Galveston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Galvestron County Young Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Baylor UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CrossroadsTransitioning Jobs2006