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If you have been hurt in a car or truck wreck, on a job site, or
otherwise by someone else’s negligence, we can help. We will
investigate the claim, monitor your medical treatment and deal with the
insurance company. If the insurance company won’t settle, the Firm will
file a lawsuit, conduct discovery and try the case in Court. Don R.
Cotton concentrates on these Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases.

Don attended the University of Kansas, where he earned a B.A. degree in
History and Psychology. While at K.U., he was named a State of Kansas
Scholar, a Freshman Honor Scholar, and was a member of the KU Honors
College. He also received several other academic awards and
scholarships, and developed his undying devotion to the Kansas Jayhawk
basketball team.

Don next earned a J.D. degree, with honors, at the University of Texas
School of Law. While at U.T., he developed a strong interest in
litigation and trial work as a member of the National Mock Trial Team
and the winner of a number of mock trial and moot court competitions and
awards. Don received numerous honors grades for his course work and
served several prestigious internships with some of the leading law
firms in Texas. Despite his Jayhawk roots, Don now considers himself a
Longhorn as well.

Don began his practice in Houston in 1990 as a litigation defense
lawyer. While a defense lawyer, he concentrated on medical device
litigation and medical malpractice defense with one of the top ten
largest law firms in the United States. In 1995, Don left the “dark
side” and has spent his time since then representing injured people in
lawsuits against insurance companies and corporations. At The Bob
Richardson Law Firm, Don has successfully settled and tried cases
ranging from minor impact car wrecks to million dollar wrongful death
and medical malpractice actions.  He recently won an appeal at the Texas
Supreme Court that preserved the rights of all Texans against
automobile liability insurance companies who try to get out of paying
valid claims.

Don is married to a School Nurse Manager and is the father of two teenagers.


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Practice areas


  1. Trucking Accident: 25%
  2. Car Accident: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
  4. Litigation: 25%



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Bob Richardson Law Firm

812 San Antonio St.
Suite. 510
Austin, TX, 78701


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199008/17/2016
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified - Personal Injury Trial LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2009
BV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Bob Richardson Law Firm1997 - Present
AttorneyMorris, Craven & Sulak1994 - 1997
AttorneyFullbright & Jaworski1992 - 1994
AttorneyHoltzman & Urquhart1990 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Capital Area Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
D.C. vs. J.C. & D.C.Confidential Settlement
P.M. & the Estate of S.IConfidential Settlement
Greg Tanner and Maribel Tanner, et al v. Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company.Jury Verdict Upheld in the Texas Supreme Court
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of KansasHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
University of KansasPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1987