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Robert Tsung-Hsien Tsai

Child custody Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   34 reviews

also known as Robert Tsai

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  • Licensed for 10 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Robert

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2023 AVVO CLIENT'S CHOICE ATTORNEY, 2024 AV PREEMINENT AND SUPERLAWYER.

I am a native Texan, born and raised in Dallas. I left Texas to study economics at Purdue University and graduated in 2010 with honors. At Purdue, I participated in AIESEC and regularly played in all intramural sports. Also, I attended Bejing Jiaotong University for a semester on an expenses-paid scholarship to study Chinese. Studying abroad was not only educational but also incredibly fun and showed me how important it is to me to travel.


After college, I attended Baylor Law School in Waco, Texas and graduated in February 2014. In law school, I competed in the National Health Care Law Moot Court competition and successfully made a break out of 30 teams across the country. I also competed on the Transactional Law Meet team. Both of these competitions sharpened my advocacy skills I continue to use in my practice. During my first summer of law school, I interned with the Honorable Judge McFarland in the 133rd District Court in Houston, and the internship taught me insights relating to the courtroom I rely on still.


Before starting my firm, I worked at a mid-size family law litigation firm and a defense litigation firm both in Houston.


In my free time, I enjoy traveling abroad to hike and camp, including the Inca Trail in Peru and Patagonia in Argentina. I also had the chance to work on an alpaca farm in New Zealand for six weeks after I took the Texas bar exam, which was a unique way to experience a new culture. I have also been to South Africa, Germany, many Asian countries, and continually look forward to adding more stamps to my passport. Locally, I also appreciate what Houston offers, such as its famous restaurant scene. 

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Location

Law Office of Robert Tsai, PLLC
4900 Woodway Dr.
Suite 660
Houston, TX, 77056

Reviews

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Posted by Emmanuel | January 15, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you
I am beyond grateful for the incredible support I received from Robert Tsai, a Board Certified Family Law Attorney referred to me by Jamie. To say he's amazing is an understatement; he's been an absolute blessing during one of the toughest periods in my life. Robert's responsiveness, thoroughness, and genuine care have been nothing short of extraordinary. In a world where I've felt unheard and struggled for real assistance, Robert stood out. He took the time to ask meaningful questions, truly understanding my situation and concerns. His responses were not just legal jargon; they were genuine, heartfelt, and filled with a compassion that's rare to find in the legal realm. I've navigated through numerous lawyers, desperately seeking help, but Robert's authenticity set him apart. He didn't give me a runaround or sugarcoat things. Instead, he provided concrete, real-world solutions, ensuring that I felt seen, heard, and supported. This review will never be enough to express the depth of my gratitude. Robert not only guided me legally but also offered a compassionate hand that made a world of difference for me and my family. I genuinely hope that life showers him with all the success and blessings he deserves for being the remarkable and compassionate professional that he is. Thank you, Robert, for being a true guardian angel during a challenging chapter of my life.
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Posted by Greta | October 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Genuine & trustworthy!
I highly recommend Robert Tsai! He is very genuine and trustworthy! He really helped me through the ups and downs of the divorce journey. I also appreciate that he keeps up with technology and that makes it a simpler process!
Posted by Willie | April 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal work with an extremely talented and knowledgeable attorney!
Robert is truly an exceptional attorney. When I needed his services, I believe I reached out to him on a Friday. He went out of his way to provide a consultation over the weekend even when he should be spending time with family. I immediately knew I was in good hands and did not hesitate to retain Robert for my divorce case. Throughout this truly uncomfortable situation, each contact with Robert reminded me that I had made a good choice. We made out very well with my settlement and I am ear to ear with smiles knowing that the choice to work with Robert was the right one. I’ve since referred Robert several times and will continue to refer him to anyone I know who needs the right attorney. Highly recommended. Thank you, Robert. You were a life saver.
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Posted by Steve | April 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended as a Fellow Attorney
I was looking for a family law attorney to help me, and Robert’s name had come up a few times as recommended on a local Facebook group for local lawyers. Robert was very professional, transparent and knowledgeable, and will cut to the chance to save you time and money. As a fellow attorney myself, I would highly recommend him.
Posted by David | February 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly competent, professional, caring divorce attorney
I hired Robert for my divorce, and was very satisfied by his handling of my case. I was very impressed by his knowledge of the law and polished communication skills. He offered straightforward, honest advice, and patiently took time to answer questions to ensure I understood the process and concepts. Above all, he was very responsive, promptly returned emails and calls, and efficient with exchanging drafts - both with me and opposing counsel. I would definitely use him again and highly recommend!
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Posted by Monique | January 26, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely fabulous,! Knowledgeable, Caring, Personable, Reliable
When I say I didn't need to shop around for anyone else! I got immediate responses, I got sound advise, I got excellent service, I got timely responses, and my problem was solved within two days. They were excellent in all areas. Mr. Tsai knows the law, he provided me with all the options and didn't sugar coat anything or give me unrealistic expectations. He didn't over promise and under deliver, it was the exact opposite!!! They were awesome! I would absolutely recommend him for anyone that asks. If I need services in the future, I'm not even hesitating, I know I had the best and will definitely utilize them for any issues that will ever come up in the future. Don't waste your time with the rest, definitely go for the BEST, THE LAW OFFICE OF ROBERT TSAI!!!! He is a godsend! Thank you again Mr. Robert, God bless!!!
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Posted by Lilian | January 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney Ever
Best Attorney Ever!!! I really like Robert. He's very Attentive, Super Smart and really knows what he's doing. Robert really cares about what I'm going through. This is my first divorce and I really don't understand the court system and how everything works, but Robert Always takes the time to explain everything to me in detail and makes sure I understand everything that's happening. Thank you Robert you've made everything a lot easier for me through this difficult time in my Life. I Really Appreciate You and all that you've done for me and my Family
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Posted by Jennifer | November 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
I went to Robert Tsai for help with my divorce. He was extremely helpful, had great communication, and did a great job staying on top of things. He is very professional, knowledgeable, and was very meticulous when it came to my case. He really did an awesome job helping me with things that were unique to my case. I definitely recommend Robert Tsai and his law office for your divorce needs.
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Posted by Bethany | February 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Family Lawyer in the State
Hiring Robert was the best decision I ever made. He was not only professional and well spoken, but he also listened to each and every concern I had throughout the process. He always provided space at any time in the day to answer questions and alleviate the overall stress that's involved with a court case. Having him on your side in court is a wonderful experience; he is so well versed in the law that he towers over the other lawyers. Robert truly saved me and my children. I highly recommend him for anyone needing an honest, no-nonsense, fight til the end attorney.
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Posted by Nina | January 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, upfront, professional, thorough, helpful, patient, bright, efficient, hardworking, passionate
Robet was incredibly professional and efficient in handling my divorce on very short notice. Most lawyers try to nickel and dime different fees but Robert was always to the point, he does not waste client's time in order to keep billing them and he is very thorough with his work. Divorce is obviously a difficult situation, but if you are in Texas and need it handled quickly and simply, then I'd wholeheartedly recommend Robert. Robert did exceptionally wonderful job with my divorce. I can say that “I am blessed and thankful to have an Attorney like him." He is very smart and knowledgeable. He is very upfront and honest. He gave me sound advice on things I could compromise on, what points were worth standing my ground for and it helped me find a good balance that would work best for my kids and me. He was able to guide me towards right direction so that I can heal. He usually responded to my emails and calls within 5 minutes that is exceptional service. He will do the best for you. I really appreciate everything Robert has done for me. We were set to go for trial a day after his first child was born and despite being on vacation he prepared for my case and stood by me in trial. I am so thankful and I really appreciate everything Robert and Brooke did for me during those tough times. Robert is so passionate about his work and I would have not made it without the support they provided.
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Posted by Terrilyn | November 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Case
I was represented by Robert Tsai (Walters Gilbreath) thru my divorce case. Was a difficult time for me. Robert was my rock thru it all. I felt supported, he answered all calls and questions in a very timely manner. He is strategically brilliant and compassionate at the same time. He's the only team you need.
Posted by Erica | October 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happily Divorced
Robert was able to ease my concerns and address my questions at our first encounter. He came highly recommended. He is diligent and communicates well. I always felt that he had my best interest in mind and in doing so provided an ease throughout the process.
Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended.
Robert is very efficient in responding to me and getting things done nicely. He is reasonable and fair. I didn't feel being taken advantage of financially. Most importantly, he carefully thought out my case at every step along the way.
Posted by Sam | April 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not the hero Gotham deserves, but the one it needs!
I can’t say enough about what a phenomenal advocate Mr Robert Tsai is. He was not only efficient and effective in communication and execution, but also vastly experienced and knowledgeable in the law – allowing him to employ strategies as well as defend against tactics that make Family Law frustrating and arduous. I came to him with an extremely messy and complex situation, one that had been completely botched and intentionally delayed by previous counsel on both sides. Mr Tsai was an answered prayer after a year-long nightmare, as he finished the case with ease just two weeks after firing my previous lawyer! He was understanding and compassionate in my unique and dire circumstance, patient and honest in explaining the law, clever in finding creative ways to protect my best interest, professional in communicating with the court and opposing counsel, quick to reply to all of my messages, efficient in drawing up important documents and filing them with the court, worked tirelessly on weekends and off-days when the case heated up, and even consulted with a colleague of his in Austin who practices a different area of law on my behalf when he was there on personal holiday! If you want a true advocate who embodies the definition of a civil servant, who goes in overprepared to defend your interests, runs circles around opposing counsel, while saving you money in the process thanks to his efficiency and honesty, then learn from my mistakes and hire him from the start to represent you. There is way too much on the line – monetarily, but more importantly your own health/sanity.
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Service
I cannot speak highly enough of Robert. Throughout my divorce he clearly explained the law as it pertained to my case. He included me in all correspondence with opposing counsel and responded to emails and text messages quickly (even while on vacation). In fact, Robert handled every facet of the divorce (filing, agreements, etc.), even though I was not the party asking for divorce. During mediation Robert aggressively argued my case, and if it became necessary, I was completely confident in receiving a “fair shake” in court. My primary focus was on custody of my children, which as DAD, thought impossible (it’s not!). Without his counsel, I am certain the outcome of my divorce would have been less than ideal (for me and my children).
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Posted by Patrick | September 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the Best Family Law Attorneys in Houston - I Highly Recommend Robert Tsai
Robert Tsai, Senior Associate at Walters Gilbreath, successfully represented me in 4 different hearings. 1) Contempt of Child Support – Non-Payment against my Ex. We won 2) Deposition of my ex for the custody trial. Very well done. 3) Emergency Motion for Modification of Custody against my Ex. We won 1 out of 3. 4) Defended me on an Enforcement filed by my Ex. We won 5) Assisted Brian Walters at the final hearing. We won. As you can see, I had a very complex case. One that I would not wish upon any single father. My son and I were put through a very difficult time – all based on lies and deceit by my son’s mother. Here is what you get with Robert Tsai’s representation: a very smart attorney, a Baylor Law School graduate, extremely professional, honest, very prompt to respond to all my emails and texts, always kept me updated, answered all my questions and very patient. What I like about Robert the most is that he always had my best interest at heart. Robert’s method of questioning on the stand is aggressive – he will fight for you. Robert is clean cut, a sharp dresser and has a very professional demeanor in court. I truly believe that he is well respected by the Judges in the family courts. Robert also sympathized with what my son and I were going through, both personally and in court. Brian Walters is very fortunate to have this legal mind working at Walters Gilbreath. Robert Tsai is an exceptional attorney. There are so many great qualities that I admire about Robert Tsai. I would highly recommend Robert to anyone needing a family law attorney. I’ve seen him in court and he is a winner. Robert has my cell number if anyone needs to speak with a previous client. I would be more than happy to talk to anyone who is thinking about hiring Robert Tsai and Walters Gilbreath PLLC Law Firm.
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Posted by Jason Lee Bassett | August 31, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Intelligent, Kind, Fast and Extremely Reliable
Robert Tsai, Has to be one of the best family lawyers in Texas. He very fast, knows the law and can handle cross state situations with ease. He took our very difficult case with confidence and was able to quickly answer any and all of our questions with no hesitation. In front of the judge he was amazing, was able to get a lot of information in our quick 1.5 hour limited THO. Robert walked us through each step of the processes with absolute clarity. He was kind and upfront with each step. Let us know what to expect and how to handle the situation. He was available at all times to call or text. Emailed us regularly and was very quick to respond. He knew the judges and what to expect from them. He is defiantly on our case from the beginning and is still working hard, making us feel like we were his only case. He is quick to understand the direction of court room and will adjust with ease. You will not be disappointed in hiring Mr Tsai at all. He has vast amount of resources at his disposal and works for a very respectable firm in Houston. Our family has hired a few lawyers in the past and working with Mr Tsai has renewed our trust in the legal system. Why go anywhere else this is man is who you want working your case. When it comes to price and understand your bill he is very upfront will let you know what to expect and what your cost is going to be. His firm has many different options to work with you. when it comes to appearance Mr Tsai is well dressed and ready to be in court.
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Posted by Becky | August 28, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Jennings-Damery Divorce
Attorney Robert Tsai represented me during my divorce proceedings from May - August 2020. Robert was able to come in and successfully and quickly take over my case when my previous local Cypress attorney, failed to adequately represent me. My case was stressful and emotional, and Robert did an excellent job of resolving the case as quickly as possible, while ensuring I was informed of all possible options available to me for resolution. He was quick and concise with his responses to any questions I had, and kept me updated daily on the progress of my case. He went the extra mile to ensure the court was pushed when we needed the decree signed by a certain date, and was successful in accomplishing that for me. He went above and beyond for me on this case, and would highly recommend him to anyone. I currently have a friend also working with the same local Cypress attorney I previously had, whom I've already referred her to Robert to take over the case. Robert, thanks for everything!
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Posted by S. J. | August 19, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Responsive, Honest, and Courteous
Robert did work for me on a divorce that was later dismissed. During the entire process, he met and exceeded my expectations for the price. He was extremely responsive and took the time to explain things to me by email or phone. After having dealt with other attorneys, I would choose to work with Robert and this firm again.
Posted by Christina | December 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Communicative, Understand, and Honest
Robert helped me settle a custody case and he was great. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone. Robert was communicative, understanding, and honest. I have worked with a few other attorneys in the past, but will never go to anyone else. Thanks for everything!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 485-500 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Law Office of Robert Tsai, PLLC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Walters Gilbreath, PLLC
  • 2016 - 2022

Education

  • Baylor University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2014

Associations

  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation
  • Trustee
  • 2023 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2023 - Present
  • Asian American Bar Association
  • Solo and Small Firm Committee Co-Chair
  • 2021 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Committee-Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2014 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Texas State Bar Pro Bono Committee
  • SAPCR case law update
  • 2023
  • Asian American Bar Association solo and small firm
  • Solo and Small Firm Panel
  • 2023
  • Texas Modern Mediation Conference Webinar
  • Division of Marital Debt
  • 2022
  • Texas Modern Mediation Conference Webinar
  • Mediated Settlement Agreement Drafting, Prove-Up, and Entry issues
  • 2021
  • Houston Bar Association
  • A conversation on Inherent Biases in Family Law
  • 2020
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
Endorse Robert
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Outstanding lawyer who is well versed in family law and a zealous, dedicated advocate for his clients. Rob is the first person I think of when people ask me for a referral for a family lawyer in Houston. He is meticulous in his trial preparation and his skills are unmatched. You can’t go wrong with Rob in your corner."
Family Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Robert is knowledgeable, thorough, and professional. He understands the law and knows how to advise his clients to achieve results. He works diligently and is always prepared for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Robert is a smart and thoughtful attorney. I endorse this lawyer."

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Houston Child custody Lawyer Robert Tsung-Hsien Tsai
Robert Tsung-Hsien Tsai
Child custody Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 10 years
Virtual consultation available