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Robert C. Alden

Personal injury Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1987
    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.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury

    27 years, 50 cases

  2. Car accident

    24 years, 40 cases

  3. Commercial real estate

    37 years, 50 cases

  4. Brain injury

    24 years, 8 cases

  5. Defective and dangerous products

    22 years, 9 cases


I primarily represent plaintiff's in civil cases.   The majority of the cases are personal injury, but I also represent parties in commercial litigation.   I spent the first 15 years of my practice in larger law firms handling primarily commercial cases.  Since 2001 my practice has been withByrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, handling both personal injury and commercial cases.   I have been listed in "Best Lawyers in America" for personal injury, business and "bet-the-company" litigation.   I have also been listed by Texas Monthly as a "Super Lawyer" and have been AV rated by Martindale Hubbell since 1996.  



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Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, LLP
8911 N. Capital of Texas Hwy.
Suite 3150
Austin, TX, 78759


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Posted by Julie | April 30, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney
Mr. Alden showed me great respect and was very helpful in navigating my difficult case. Most importantly, he showed integrity for which I was most impressed. He's smart and kind and helpful. A brilliant attorney and all-around nice person.
Posted by Bradley | December 8, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
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Robby Alden was involved in a case involving my nephew. Although he represented another party in the case, I observed Robby's work in the process. Robby is one of the most tenacious trial lawyers in the state. His attention to detail is unsurpassed.
Posted by Darryl R Robbins | January 6, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional AND Personable
I received a consultation with Mr. Alden regarding a family matter and he instantly put me at ease. He was articulate and knowledgeable in speaking to the intricacies of the situation, and more importantly, he was warm and considerate, and his compassion for my family was forefront in how he approached the matter. I felt an instant rapport with him and knew that, should I require representation, Mr. Alden and his team were the ones who could handle the case fairly, with integrity and forthright conviction. I highly recommend you call Byrd, Davis, Alden, & Henrichson for your legal needs.
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Posted by Lisa | October 17, 2014
Great lawyer- no joke!
I had received 2 medical device implants that were recalled and subsequently failed. From the moment I walked in the door to discuss a possible case I felt completely at ease with Mr. Alden and all of his associates. They were warm, but professional. If I had a question or concern they were quick to respond. My case was taken care of by Mr. Alden and his team with a more than fair result. I don't feel I was taken to the cleaner by my lawyer. Very much the opposite. A super nice guy and a very competent lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2014
Mr. Alden was very sincere from the beginning. He was very poised, very articulate when working with the juror's. Never augmentative with the judge or any witnesses. Robert was just, very factual and to the point! Communication appeared to be a priority to him and helped coach me through the process that was ahead, and helped me to understand what to expect! He focused more on how to overcome the issues, rather then more on a "similar" past case. I am not one to list "all" excellent and I usual list a mix of poor, standard and/or good. But I cannot think of when I have ever listed all excellent rating!
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Posted by Tammy | October 9, 2014
Could not have asked for a better lawyer than Robby.
Robby represented my family in a lawsuit very recently that should never have been a lawsuit at all. Robby handled our case professionally, keeping us informed every step along the way. He is smart, personable and highly professional. He could not have been better prepared and our case ended in a "Plaintiff takes nothing" settlement. The entire process was terribly frightening for our family and Robby walked us through the process encouraging us every step of the way. I can't recommend him highly enough.
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Posted by Lee | October 9, 2014
Robert C. Alden is a truly exceptional advocate and litigator.
Robby represented my family and its insurer in a potentially devastating lawsuit filed against us by a husband and wife who were both lawyers. Though we knew the plaintiffs' claims were false, it was still a very frightening experience. His representation resulted in a minimal nuisance settlement by our insurer and a full release of liability for my family. Robby prepared an incredibly thorough, detailed factual defense that succeeded in decimating each and every accusation alleged against us. We could not have asked for better representation. Robby is smart, hardworking and of exceptional integrity. We knew we were cared for with the strongest advocate fully on our side and willing to go the distance to achieve justice for us. I can't recommend Robby and his extraordinary skill set high enough.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 650-750 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson
  • 2001 - 2024
  • partner
  • Bracewell & Patterson, LLP
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Associate
  • McGinnis Lochridge & Kilgore
  • 1987 - 1994


  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • MA - Masters
  • N/A
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wallace v. Barfield
  • The Jury found the defendant 100% responsible and awarded $904,377.58 in damages
  • Rodriguez v. Boyce Industries and Senderro Constgruction, INc.
  • Pre-trial settled with the subcontractor that installed the guardrails for a confidential amount. Tried case against the general contractor alone. Jury returned a verdict that general contractor was 98% liable, and awarded $2.8 million in damages.
  • Rodriguez v. Senderro
  • At trial against the general contractor, the jury found the genearl contractor 98% responsbile, and awarded damages totaling $3,145,104.12
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  • International Society of Barristers
  • Fellow
  • 2023 - Present
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2020 - Present
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Texas State Chair 2021-2023
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Austin Chapter)
  • Associate
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Inns of Court, Robert C. Calvert chapter (Austin, Texas)
  • master
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer, personal injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer "bet-the-company" litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Best lawyer, commercial litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2005
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
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  • University of Texas Page Keeton Civil Trial Seminar
  • Preparing and Cross Examining Expert Witnesses
  • 2010
  • State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Trial course
  • Business Litigation/Torts
  • 2006
  • Texas Law Review
  • Modernizing the Situs Rule for Real Property Conflicts
  • 1987

Speaking Engagements

  • Page Keeton Civil Litigation seminar
  • Preparing and Cross Examining Expert Witnesses
  • 2010
  • Advanced Civl Trial seminar
  • Business Litigation/Torts
  • 2006
  • Advanced Civil Trial seminar
  • "Do's and Don'ts in the Courtroom"
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (17)
Endorse Robert
Unknown Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert is a sharp, extremely accomplished trial lawyer who takes good care of his clients, handles opposing counsel deftly and is consistently effective with juries. It is always a pleasure to work with him."
Personal injury Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robbie is an excellent lawyer. Sharp, very experienced, and has a good reputation among his peers. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robby Alden is one of the finest lawyers I know -- he possesses impeccable courtroom skills and unmatched integrity. Robby goes the extra mile for each and every client and enjoys a first-rate reputation in the Austin legal community."
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Austin Personal injury Lawyer Robert C. Alden
Robert C. Alden
Personal injury Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 36 years