Robert C. Alden

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Austin, TX

Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, LLP
 | 707 W 34th St, Suite 1
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: 512-593-7650
Fax: 512-451-5857
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • 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 Board 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 with high honors 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 a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and an associate member in the American Board of Trial Advocates. 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%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (30%)

Business Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2019

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About Robert Alden

Admitted: 1987, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.byrddavis.com/About/Robert-Alden-Profile.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • University of Texas School of Law Order of the Coif
  • Named Lawyer of the Year in Austin, Texas for Bet-the-company litigation, Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell:  "AV" Rating, 1996
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for “Bet-the-company” litigation, commercial litigation, and personal injury litigation  2006 - 2019, Best Lawyers
  • Named “Personal Injury Trial Lawyer of the Year” for 2012 by Best Lawyers, 2012
  • University of Texas School of Law “Chancellor” (“Clerk” for third highest GPA in class)
  • 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

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District Courts for the Western Districts of Texas
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Austin chapter officer: President 2015 - 2016
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • TEX-ABOTA President-Elect, 2019
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern Districts of Texas
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Austin chapter officer: Secretary 2010-2012
  • Texas Law Review (Note Editor 1986-87), 1985
  • Trustee for American Board of Trial Advocates Foundation, 2019
  • American Inns of Court, Barbara Jordan Inn, Master
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts for the Southern Districts of Texas
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Austin chapter officer: Treasurer 2008-2010 
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2012
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Austin chapter officer: President-elect 2013-14
  • Austin Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • United States District Courts for the Northern Districts of Texas

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

Verdicts/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 W 34th St
Suite 1
Austin, TX 78705

Phone: 512-593-7650

Fax: 512-451-5857

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Last Updated: 5/20/2019

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