Robert E. Haslam

Top rated personal injury attorney in Fort Worth, Texas

The Haslam Firm
Robert E. Haslam
The Haslam Firm

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Insurance coverage, Products liability; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1987

Education: The University of Tulsa College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003, 2005 - 2022

The Haslam Firm

555 S Summit Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104


Robert E. Haslam is the founder of The Haslam Firm that is based in Fort Worth. Focusing his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, he provides representation to clients throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and he has been certified as a specialist in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Haslam is admitted to practice in Texas and Oklahoma and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. His practice also encompasses assisting policyholders whose claims have been delayed or denied in bad faith by their insurance companies.

Mr. Haslam represents people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that he has handled have included truck and other motor vehicle crashes, defective products, premises liability, professional malpractice and oil field accidents. Throughout his career, Mr. Haslam has been able to obtain numerous sizable jury awards and negotiated settlements, including a $1 million verdict for a client who was injured at work. His colleagues have taken note of his successful track record, and they have awarded him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. Haslam has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2012.

A past president of the Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Haslam is a member of several other legal organizations, including the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America and the American Association for Justice. He obtained his legal education at The University of Tulsa College of Law, where he served on the Tulsa Law Review before receiving his Juris Doctor in 1986.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Insurance coverage, Personal injury - products: plaintiff, Professional liability: plaintiff

Focus areas

Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Wrongful death, Dram shop laws, Construction accident, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Insurance, Legal malpractice

  • 50% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 20% Insurance coverage
  • 20% Personal injury - products: plaintiff
  • 10% Professional liability: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1986, Oklahoma

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Colonial Parent Junior Champion 2015 (with son William)
  • Texas State Father-Son Golf Tournament – Second in First Flight 2005 (with son Robert), Second in First Flight 2010 (with son William), and First in Presidents Flight 2013 (with son Robert)
  • Colonial Club Champion – 1996, Second – 1999 and 2003
  • Four Hole – in – Ones, various Golf Courses
  • Course Record Shady Oaks “Little Nine” 6 under par – 22 (par 28) April, 2007 – 2010
  • USGA, Member
  • Director, Bart Granger Foundation, 2005
  • Vestry St Andrews Epsicopal Church 2012-2015 and 2018-2020, 2012
  • Vice President, Bart Granger Foundation, 2005
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Northern District Court of Texas
  • Texas board of Legal Specialization, Advisory Committee, Personal Injury Trial Law, 2005-2011
  • Western District Court of Texas
  • Chair, AAJ Taser Litigation Group, 2008-2015
  • Sustaining Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past President, Tarrant County Young Lawyers
  • Member, Oklahoma Bar
  • Fifth Circuit Appeals Court
  • Eastern District Court of Texas
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA)
  • Western District Court of Oklahoma
  • Director, Tarrant County Trial Lawyers, 1998-Present
  • Past State Director, TTLA Advocates
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Southern District Court of Texas
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member, Advocate Rank
  • Eastern District Court of Oklahoma
  • President, Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
  • Fellowship Member, American Association of Justice
  • Past President, Fort Worth TTLA Advocates
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Crime Victims Quarterly, “Civil Liability of Daycare Facilities”, May 1995
  • Speaker, AAJ National Convention, 2003-2008
  • Author and Speaker, Texas CLE Approved Seminars
  • Crime Victims Quarterly, “Deshazo, a Case Study”, Spring 2000
  • National Crime Victims Seminar, Washington DC “Dramshop Causes of Action”
  • Tarrant County Community College, “The Benefit of Jury Trials”, 1994
  • Tarrant County Public Schools, “Your Legal Responsibilities After Eighteen”, 1992-Present
  • TTLA Seminar, “Insurance Co. Liability of Sale of Coverage and Inadequate Defense”, 2001
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell since 1990
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer, Tarrant County, 1993
  • The Best Lawyer in America, 2012-Present
  • Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly
  • One of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of Texas, American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)
  • Top Attorney, Fort Worth Magazine
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Personal Injury Trial Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Educational Background:
  • Southern Methodist University (SMU), Bachelor of Arts, Major: History, Minor: Business, Minor: Geology, 1983

Office location for Robert E. Haslam

555 S Summit Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Phone: 817-332-3115


19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2003, 2005 - 2022

Top Lists

Top 100: Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers: 2013

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