Robert C. Alden

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Austin, TX

Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, LLP
 | 707 West 34th Street, Austin, TX 78705
Phone: 512-454-3751
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner at Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson LLP, Robert Alden provides dedicated legal services to people living in Austin and throughout the State of Texas. He focuses his practice on personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death, as well as business litigation.  He is Boarad Certified in Civil Trial and Personal Injury Trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas at Austin in 1980, Mr. Alden went on to attend The University of Texas School of Law. He graduated with his Juris Doctor in 1987. Mr. Alden also holds a Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

Mr. Alden is dedicated to maintaining high legal standards and offering clients the quality representation they deserve, which has helped him earn the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. He is admitted to practice before all Texas state courts as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the Supreme Court of the United States and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (60%): Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents

Civil Litigation (20%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Medical Malpractice

Business Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Medical Malpractice

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

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About Robert Alden

Admitted: 1987, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://byrddavis.com/attorneys/robert-c-alden/

Honors and Awards:

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • June 13, 2011 "Appellate Lawyer of the Week" for Brochtrup v. Mercury Marine, Appellate Lawyer of the Week, Texas Lawyer, 2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell:  "AV" Rating, 1996
  • University of Texas School of Law Order of the Coif
  • University of Texas School of Law “Chancellor” (“Clerk” for third highest GPA in class)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for “Bet-the-company” litigation, commercial litigation, and personal injury litigation  2006 - 2015
  • Named “Personal Injury Trial Lawyer of the Year” for 2012 by Best Lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • U.S. Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Western, Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Trustee for American Board of Trial Advocates Foundation, 2018
  • TEX-ABOTA Vice President, 2018
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2012
  • Texas Law Review (Note Editor 1986-87), 1985
  • American Inns of Court, Barbara Jordan Inn, Master
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Austin chapter officer: President-elect 2013-14
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Austin chapter officer: President 2015 - 2016
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Austin chapter officer: Secretary 2010-2012
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Austin chapter officer: Treasurer 2008-2010 
  • United States District Courts for the Western Districts of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern Districts of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Southern Districts of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Northern Districts of Texas
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Austin Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Author and Speaker, University of Texas Page Keeton Civil Litigation seminar Oct. 2010 , “Preparing and Cross Examining Expert Witnesses”
  • Speaker, “Do’s and Don’ts in the Courtroom,” Advanced Civil Trial Seminar sponsored by the State Bar of Texas, August 27, 2003
  • Co-Author for the State Bar of Texas, 1991 - Claims Against Insurers Arising Under "Third-Party" Policies
  • Co-Author for the State Bar of Texas, 1991 - An Insurer's Liability for Wrongful Failure to Defend
  • Co-Author and Speaker, Business Litigation/Torts, for State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Trial Course 2006
  • Author, Modernizing the Situs Rule for Real Property Conflicts; Vol. 65, Texas Law Review, February 1987
  • Notes Editor of the Texas Law Review, 1986-87

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $3.89 million verdict for Jacob Brochtrup against Mercury Marine and Sea Ray, divisions of Brunswick Corporation, in a products liability case. 5th Circuit affirmed judgment in case number 10-50534., 2010

Educational Background:

  • Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, M.P.A. with Highest Honors, 1987
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. with Honors [Plan II], 1980

Industry Groups

  • AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES
  • American College Of Trial Lawyers
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Foundation
  • Inns Of Court
  • Texas Bar Foundation
Office Location for Robert C. Alden

707 West 34th Street
Austin, TX 78705

Phone: 512-454-3751

 

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Last Updated: 3/9/2018

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