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About me

I have spent my adult life trying to help those in need.


For 21 years I was a U.S. Air Force pilot and officer, and protected the United States, it's citizens, and Allies.  I am a combat veteran.  I am also a disabled veteran.


Today I protect and help clients facing legal issues ranging from consumers facing landlord-tenant issues, homeowners who have issues with construction defects, advise health care providers with their employment contracts or formation of their business entity, to my passion of helping veterans who are seeking benefits from the VA.


Assisting Veterans obtain and fight for their VA Disability Benefits is my passion.  As a disabled veteran myself, not only do I understand the frustration veterans face in the hampster-wheel process of the VA benefits process.  Not only do I understand the veterans, I am an expert in VA Law. 


As a VA Accredited Attorney, I know the VA laws and regulations.  This knowledge allows me to assist veteran's obtain their benefits.  The VA is overwhelmed with case files.  An average Decision Review Officer has around 3000 cases assigned to them.  They do not have the time to read each page and determine how the veteran needs to support their case with evidence.  Instead the average VA rater reads to find errors and then denies the claim.


As an experienced VA Accrediated attorney I know how to develop the evidence to support your VA claim.


In my private life, I love my 4 children and when they were younger I was a baseball manager & coach while on active duty.  I am active in my church, enjoy gardening, raising citrus and tropical trees and plants, and being with my friends and family.




Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Administrative Law: 75%
    14 years
  2. Landlord & Tenant: 10%
    10 years
  3. Appeals: 5%
    10 years
  4. Health Care: 5%
    10 years
  5. Military Law: 5%
    10 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Patrick J. Mclain

    Bob Goss is a leader in the legal community in fighting for veterans. He is highly regarded by his peers, and he is knowledgable, ethical, and tough fighter for his clients. You will find no more dedicated and honorable man to fight your case than Bob Goss. Semper Fi, Patrick McLain


    Patrick Mclain Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Kay M. Perry

    I endorse this lawyer. Bob is as diligent and hard working attorney as they come. His many years of military service serve him well when representing clients before the VA. He is also an extremely likeable and downright nice person. You will be in good hands if he is representing you.


    Kay Perry Estate planning Attorney
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Contact info

5100 Westheimer Road, Suite 115
Houston, TX, 77056-5507

Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C.

5100 Westheimer Rd., Suite 115
Houston, TX, 77056-5507



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200708/17/2016
ALAuthorized to practice law200608/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Colonel Bryan S. Spencer AwardState Bar of Texas - Military and Veterans Law2016
Pro Bono Award - 2015Center for Veterans Advancement & NOVA2016
Advocate DesignationNational Institute of Trial Advocacy2015
Master Advocate DesignationNational Institute of Trial Advocacy2015
Top Lawyer - Veteran LawHoustonia Magazine2015
Knight of the Month (June)Knights of Columbus - Council 147002015
Top Lawyer - Veteran LawHoustonia Magazine2014
Client's ChoiceAVVO2014
Veteran Small Business Champion of the YearSmall Business Administration2011
Meritorous Service Medal, 3 OLCU.S. Air ForceN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLaw Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C.2008 - Present
Intern - Department of Corrections Attorney's OfficeAlabama Attorney General's Honors Program2005 - 2005
Instructor Aircraft CommanderU.S. Air Force1982 - 2002
Graduate StudentTexas A&M University1980 - 1982
Student WorkerTexas A&M University1977 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Knights of ColumbusDistrict Deputy, District 842016 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Disability CommitteeMember2016 - Present
Knights of Columbus - Texas State CouncilLegal Affairs Committee Member2015 - Present
National Association of Veteran AdvocatesMember, Board of Directors2013 - Present
United States Supreme CourtN/A2009 - Present
The Pro Bono College of the State Bar of TexasN/A2009 - Present
National Organization of Veteran AdvocatesN/A2008 - Present
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesN/A2008 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasN/A2008 - Present
American LegionLife Member2002 - Present
Knights of Columbus4th Degree1997 - Present
Knights of ColumbusN/A1996 - Present
Veterans of Foreign WarsLife Member1995 - Present
Order of DaedaliansLife Member1984 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Military and Veterans Law SectionImmediate Past Chair2014 - 2015
Knights of ColumbusGrand Knight2013 - 2015
Knights of ColumbusGrand Knight2013 - 2015
State Bar of Texas, Military and Veterans Law SectionChair2013 - 2014
State Bar of Texas, Military Law SectionChair Elect2012 - 2013
Knights of ColumbusChancellor2011 - 2013
State Bar of Texas, Military Law SectionVice Chair2011 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
HORACE DELLAFOSSE v. ROBERT A. MCDONALDCase remanded with Instructions
Robinson v. Eric K. ShinsekiVeteran won his disability benefits
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Publication nameTitleDate
University of Houston Law CenterA Case Study for a Recommended Informed Consent for Eye Surgeries2008
University of Houston Law CenterStop the Music, I Want My Royalty -- The Public Playing of Music in Restaurants and Businesses2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterIntellectual Property & Information LawLL.M - Master of Laws2008
University of Houston Law CenterHealth LawLL.M - Master of Laws2008
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Texas A&M UniversityAerospace EngineeringMS - Master of Science1982
Texas A&M UniversityAerospace EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1980
National Institute of Trial AdvocacyN/AMaster Advocate DesignationN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2016Processing a Disability Claim with Veterans Affairs2016
Spring 2016 Conference - Las VegasDRO hearings Tips and Practice2016
State Bar of Texas, Military and Veterans Law SctionCommon Errors when dealing with the Regional Office: Claims File and Diagnostic Codes2015
State Bar of Texas, Annual MeetingMilitary and Veteran Law Conference2014
SBOT MVLS / ABARepresenting Veterans before the VA – 1st Year CLE2014
Military and Veterans Law SectionVeteran Law - Full Day at Moody Gardens2014
Houston CPA Society Annual MeetingVeterans Benefits from the VA2014
HBA, Commercial & Consumer Attorneys CLEVeteran Issues for Commercial & Consumer Attorneys2014
Handling a Case: From Initial Call Through AppealHandling a Case: From Initial Call Through Appeal2014
ABA & State Bar of Texas MVLS CLEPractical Tips: Claims File and Diagnostic Codes The VA Schedule for Rating of Disabilities – How to Use and Interpret It2014
The Biennial InstituteTexas Law for Attorneys Representing Service-members & Veterans in Texas Courts2013
1st Year VA CLERepresenting Veterans before the VA – 1st Year CLE2013
The Basics of Veterans Benefits Law: Part IIAttorney Fees for Representing Veterans with VA Claims2012
State Bar of Texas Annual MeetingRepresenting Veterans before the New, Kinder, Gentler VA2012
Military Divorce & Retirement, What the Practitioner Should KnowVA Benefits benefits for Spouses, for Spouses, For former spouses & attendancemer Spouses, & Dependents2012
State Bar of Texas "The Basics of Veterans Benefits Law"The Basics of Veterans Benefits Law2010
University of Houston Student Optometric Practice Management AssociationContracts for Doctors2009
University of Houston Student Optometric Practice Management AssociationBusiness Entities for Doctors2009
State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Military Law SectionVeteran Law and Changes to Hiring an Accredited Attorney for a VA Claim2009
Military Officers Association of America, Houston ChapterYour VA Claim-Help Is on the Way2009