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Robert Warren Painter

Medical malpractice Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    60%
    Since 2006, I have exclusively represented injured patients and their families. Previously, I worked at a top defense firm, representing hospitals, a medical school, and physicians. Moreover, I attended three semesters of medical school and was a hospital administrator for two years, prior to law school. I have handled injury and death cases including brain injuries, surgical errors, medication errors, and numerous other types of medical negligence.

    25 years, 100 cases

  2. Birth injury
    20%
    I have handled numerous birth injury cases and am very familiar with the hurdles that plaintiffs need to overcome to have a successful investigation and case.

    25 years, 35 cases

  3. Brain injury
    20%
    Brain injury cases require careful attention. I have handled many of these cases and know how to work up these cases to achieve excellent results.

    25 years, 35 cases

I am passionate about standing up for those who have been harmed or even killed from needless medical malpractice. I exclusively represent patients and their families in medical malpractice, brain injury, wrongful death and serious personal injury cases.

I bring some unique experiences to my law practice. I started my educational career in medicine and then became a hospital administrator. After law school, I worked for a large prestigious defense firm, defending doctors and hospitals.

I believe that one of the major ways we see improvements in medicine is through the legal system. Time after time, clients tell me that they do not want the same medical malpractice to happen to someone else. I work hard every day to make hospitals and medicine safer for everyone.

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I regularly speak at town hall or community meetings about health and safety issues.
When the Texas legislature is in session, I frequently testify before the House and Senate concerning pending laws related to health, safety and medical malpractice.
For several years, I have been recognized by H Texas magazine as one of Houston's top lawyers.
This is a photo from New York City in front of a Tyrannosaurus bataar dinosaur skeleton, whcih was involved in a lawsuit. I was on the phone with a judge in Dallas.
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Location

Painter Law Firm PLLC
12750 Champion Forest Dr.
Houston, TX, 77066-1528

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Medical Malpractice
Selecting a Medical Malpractice attorney was difficult at the beginning because we weren’t sure how to approach the subject. Once we made the decision to pursue this Medical Malpractice with Painter Law Firm, it was like a ton of stress was lifted. Other attorneys wanted us to obtain all records needed and do a lot of the foot work. This only increased our stress of having to have any correspondence again with this hospital. Mr. Painter took over from the very beginning. Our family is already dealing with enough, each hour of the day, with the sustained injuries and can now focus back on the recovery process. We feel like he was right there and ready to pursue this task. Even though it is still in the “potential” stages, it is so helpful and so needed to have Mr. Painter on board and to fight for what is deserved and to hopefully prevent this from happening to others!! I just cannot express the peace of mind we have by the choice we made. Julie G. and Mr. Painter have kept us up to date, answered all questions promptly no matter how trivial the questions may have been. We have lots of trust in the Painter Law Firm. It is certainly a huge relief to turn it over to them and know they will do their very best to see that the right and proper process and procedures are done. Thank you Mr. Painter for researching and investigating for us, but especially for making things right! We know with your experience and expertise that all will see this lifelong harm that was done and not pretend it did not happen.
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Painter's Law Firm
We felt completely comfortable the moment we walked in the door. They are caring and responsive. I would recommend this law firm.
Posted by Susan | September 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5
My husband, of 2 years, was transported from work to a local hospital on 12/2/10 for chest pains and dizziness. His heart checked out fine but his blood count was low. The on call Gastroenterologist, wasn't available so the ER physician admitted him for a bleeding ulcer, where he received 4 units of blood through the night. The next morning, he was assisted to the bathroom but left unattended. He collapsed due from bleeding out. CPR was conducted for approximately 16 minutes. He was revived and sent to SICU, where he coded again for 3 minutes. One week later, my husband died of brain damage at the age of 41 years old, leaving behind a 38 year old wife and 10 year old daughter. We were in the process of an adoption three months prior to his death. I decided to go through this process alone and my precious daughter was born exactly 2 years from the day that he and I first contacted the adoption agency. Mr. Painter is extremely friendly and made time to listen to my story, although it was rather difficult for me to talk about. He was informative and realistic about my case, but more importantly, he was very honest. It breaks my heart that my husband will only see his daughters from Heaven but it puts my mind at rest knowing that justice was somewhat served.....and this could possibly save someone else's life from ending.
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Posted by Kennard L | September 14, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Service
The Painter Firm, including the staff, very professional and courteous. I would highly recommend the Painter Firm to anyone in need of professional legal service. [A+]. Excellent service, with a willingness to help.
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2014
Satisfied customer
Mr. Painter did an excellent job helping us to navigate through a complex situation. He was extremely knowledgeable of the intricasies of the medical field and medical insurance, and he helped us to arrive at a surprisingly positive conclusion to a difficult problem. We are very thankful for his guidance and direction, and we were able to realize a significantly sizeable settlement to help provide for our needs.
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Posted by Salima Ali | November 27, 2012
Very knowledgeable
We met Mr. Painter about 2 yrs. ago for a medical malpractice and a birth injury case for our child. What impressed us most about Mr. Painter was his knowledge and previous experience with the medical malpractice cases. As young parents to a severely brain injured child, we never could find the answers to what really happened to our child. From day one he listened to what has happened to us, and knew exactly what he needed to get all the facts and ordered the detail medical records. He knew time was an essence here to take any legal action. He moved very quickly on assembling a medical expert team together for their analysis and reports. He always kept us up-to-date on the case and the findings from the medical experts. He was always available to call and discuss any details and answer any questions we had about the case. As a family man himself, he was very compassionate towards us and our family, and knew what we were going through. We would highly recommend Mr. Painter
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Posted by Andrew | May 31, 2012
Robert Painter gets the job done
I hired attorney Robert Painter to help draft some form contracts for my business, so I could avoid lawsuits. I am very satisfied with the work he did for me and I have had no disputes with my customers because of my well-written contracts.
Posted by C. | May 24, 2012
Smart lawyer with good client service
I hired Robert Painter after I got a letter from a company accusing me of on-line copyright infringement. Mr. Painter gave my matter his immediate attention and solved the problem quickly. I was very satisfied with his service and that of the whole office.
Posted by Mark | April 27, 2012
Great medical malpractice lawyer, great result
Robert Painter was very professional to deal with, kept me informed about the case and helped me to feel confident about the process. We had a good settlement in my case, which was about problems after a surgery.
Posted by J. | April 20, 2012
Great medical malpractice attorney
Robert Painter handled my medical malpractice lawsuit after I was severely injured when the hospital didn't treat an infection after a surgery. He worked on the case quickly and we got a great settlement within a good period of time. Robert and his office stayed in regular communication with me throughout the case, and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2009
Excellent Advocate / Attorney
Robert was referred to our family at a time when we needed swift and effective assistance. Robert was swift, concise and professional in his assistance. We were bombarded with issues of Futility and Termination of Life Issues. Robert was effective in supporting life and providing effective legal intervention. Robert and the Painter Law Firm staff were supportive, thorough and very very professional. I would highly recommend Robert and his firm for fast, efficient and effective legal support.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 40%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Painter Law Firm PLLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
  • 1999 - 2005

Education

  • Baylor University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Webster University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1995
  • West Virginia University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992
  • Marshall University
  • MD candidate
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Suing to stop hospitals from taking advantage of the uninsured
  • Settled (confidential terms)
  • Baby gets cerebral palsy because of Houston hospital & doctor negligence
  • Settled (confidential terms)
  • Teenager brain injured at Memorial Hermann Hospital
  • Settled (confidential amount)

Associations

  • Houston Bar Association, Law and the Media Committee
  • Co-Chair
  • 2018 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2018 - Present
  • Harris County Dispute Resolution Center
  • Board of Directors
  • 2018 - Present
  • Houston Lawyer Referral Service
  • Board of Directors
  • 2018 - Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2013 - Present
  • Crown College
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • Houston Northwest Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Bellwether Forum
  • Chairman, Board of Directors
  • 2001 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Houston Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Houston Bar Association, Administration of Justice Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Texas Repertory Theatre
  • President, Board of Directors
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Houston Bar Association, The Houston Lawyer magazine
  • Editor in Chief
  • 2013 - 2015
  • CO+OP
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Christchurch Baptist Fellowship
  • Chairman, Deacon Board
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman, Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Leadership Houston
  • Vice President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Strake Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Christchurch Baptist Fellowship
  • Chairman, Deacon Board
  • 2008 - 2009
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Houston Bar Association, The Houston Lawyer Magazine
  • Associate Editor
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Houston Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Houston's Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2018
  • Houston's Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2016
  • Houston's Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2016
  • Award of Distinction (for Painter Law Firm PLLC)
  • Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Houston's Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2015
  • Pinnacle Award (for Painter Law Firm PLLC)
  • Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2014
  • President's Award
  • Houston Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Houston's Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2014
  • Pinnacle Award (for Painter Law Firm PLLC)
  • Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas
  • 2014
  • Houston's Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2013
  • Order of the Polar Star (for work on dinosaur smuggling case)
  • His Excellency Tsakhia Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2013
  • Pinnacle Award (for Painter Law Firm PLLC)
  • Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas
  • 2013
  • Houston's Top Lawyers for the People
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2012
  • Pinnacle Award (for Painter Law Firm PLLC)
  • Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas
  • 2012
  • Houston's Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2012
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Texas Rising Star Attorney
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Houston's Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2011
  • Award of Distinction (for Painter Law Firm PLLC)
  • Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas
  • 2011
  • Award of Distinction (for Painter Law Firm PLLC)
  • Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas
  • 2010
  • Houston's Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2010
  • Pinnacle Award (for Painter Law Firm PLLC)
  • Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas
  • 2009
  • Houston's Top Lawyers for the People
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2009
  • Houston's Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2009
  • Pinnacle Award (for Painter Law Firm PLLC)
  • Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas
  • 2008
  • Texas Pro-Life Attorney of the Year
  • Texas Right to Life
  • 2008
  • Houston's Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2008
  • Houston's Top Lawyers for the People
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2008
  • Texas Rising Star Attorney
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly luncheon
  • Country Clubs to Dinosaurs: The Ethics of Injunctive Relief
  • 2014
  • Texas House of Representatives Human Services C'tee hearing on H.B. 3520
  • Testimony on Proposed Amendment to Advance Directives Act
  • 2011
  • Monthly luncheon
  • Texas Medical Futility Law (a/k/a 'Death Panel Statute')
  • 2010
  • End of Life Ethics Symposium
  • Legal issues concerning medical futility and brain death
  • 2010
  • Healthcare Reform Town Hall Meeting (Faith Assembly of God Church, Houston, Texas)
  • Death Panels Under Texas Law
  • 2009
  • Healthcare Reform Town Hall Meeting (Copperfield Baptist Church, Houston, Texas)
  • Death Panels Under Texas Law
  • 2009
  • Houston Northwest Bar Association
  • From the Trenches: Medical Malpractice Cases Under Chapter 74
  • 2008
  • Houston Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Chapter 74 Medical Malpractice Update
  • 2008
  • Deer Park Fire Department Annual EMS Training
  • Emergency Medical Services Liability
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
Endorse Robert
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Painter is a passionate and aggressive advocate for his clients and has received outstanding results in a wide variety of cases ranging from the recovery of a national treasure of Mongolia to serious brain injury and medical malpractice cases. He brings integrity, intellect and creative solutions to every client he represents and I would recommend him to anyone who needs a strong advocate."
Personal injury Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A very smart attorney who is highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Painter is a very knowledgeable attorney. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this attorney. Very intelligent and very thorough when analyzing legal issues! Compassionate with clients and aggressive with legal issues! 5 STARS!!"
Medical malpractice Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this exceptional medical malpractice, birth injury and brain injury lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Painter is one of the finest attorney's in his state. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly endorse his legal services."
Health care Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Robert Painter is Houston's expert on health care. He attended medical school before attending law school. Then, Robert Painter and I worked together at Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Houston's largest law firm, for several years. Robert was a rising star in the Health Law section, where he primarily represented health-care providers. Robert now very capably represents individuals who have been harmed in the health care system. And, with his experience, needs no introduction about how health care providers operate. Robert also brings compassion to the practice of law. Compassion for his clients and their families, as well as the people he sues. Robert is honest, trustworthy, and very talented. I highly recommend Robert."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Painter on several matters. He is highly detailed, yet he always manages to see the "forest through the trees." Very few lawyers are able to focus on the details of a case and still understand the big picture; Robert Painter is one of these rare attorneys. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a counselor and an advocate in any legal matter."
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Houston Medical malpractice Lawyer Robert Warren Painter
Robert Warren Painter
Medical malpractice Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 24 years