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Robert H. Etnyre, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Transportation & Maritime Attorney in Houston, TX

Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams, LLP
1600 Smith Street, Suite 5000
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-224-8380
Fax: 713-225-9945
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2005, 2012 - 2021
Licensed in Texas Since: 1978
Practice Areas: Transportation/Maritime (50%), Insurance Coverage (30%), Immigration: Consumer (20%)
Attorney Profile

Robert H. Etnyre, Jr. is of counsel to Royston Rayzor, and he practices out of the firm’s offices in Houston, Texas. Representing clients throughout the state, he focuses his practice on complex civil litigation at both the trial and appellate levels.

Mr. Etnyre attended Trinity University in San Antonio as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1972. After obtaining a Master of Arts in 1975 from The University of Texas at Austin, he went on to pursue his legal education at the University of Houston Law Center. While he was there, Mr. Etnyre served as the articles editor of the Houston Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor with honors in 1978. Admitted to practice in Texas since that year, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Etnyre furnishes defense representation for his company and individual clients in a variety of matters. The cases that he has handled have included bad faith and other types of insurance coverage, personal injury claims arising out of premises liability, defective products, and construction site accidents, maritime torts, contract breaches, and property damage. In addition to his courtroom work, Mr. Etnyre has extensive experience in the preparation and review of contracts involving maritime services, oil and gas drilling, and master service agreements, and he has also handled on a pro bono basis petitions on behalf of people who are seeking asylum in the United States. His superb track record and high degree of ethics have earned him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and many other honors.

*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
  • 50%Transportation/Maritime
  • 30%Insurance Coverage
  • 20%Immigration: Consumer
Focus Areas

Admiralty & Maritime Law, Transportation Law, Insurance, Insurance Defense, Asylum

Selections

13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2005, 2012 - 2021

About Robert H. Etnyre, Jr.

First Admitted: 1978, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.roystonlaw.com/attorneys-9

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • The Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas (1996-present)
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Houston Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas (Litigation and Insurance Sections)
  • U.S. Courts of Appeal, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
  • American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Practice Section and Insurance Coverage Litigation Section)
  • All Texas State Courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • Texas, 1978

Educational Background

  • Trinity University, B.A., 1972
  • University of Texas, M.A., 1975

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Eleven Issues Regarding Contractual Liability Coverage, 11 Journal of Texas Insurance Law 2 (Spring 2011) Insurance Coverage Issues Raised by Typical Contractual Indemnity and Additional Insured Provisions in Oil and Gas Contracts, 57 Advocate 45 (Winter 2011) Preparing and Presenting an Asylum Case in Immigration Court, No. 12-08, Immigration Briefings (August 2012)
  • Contractual Risk Transfer: Indemnity and Additional Insured Provisions Under Texas and Maritime Law, 2012
  • Preparing and Presenting an Asylum Case in Immigration Court, No. 12-08, Immigration Briefings, 2012)
  • Texas Claims Handling Manual, 2012
  • Insurance Coverage Issues Raised by Typical Contractual Indemnity and Additional Insured Provisions in Oil and Gas Contracts, 57 The Advocate 45, 2011
  • Eleven Issues Regarding Contractual Liability Coverage, 11 Journal of Texas Insurance Law 2, 2011
  • University of Houston, Articles Editor, Houston Law Review, 1977 - 1978

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas

Honors/Awards

  • The award is given by the State Bar of Texas to an individual attorney who has provided outstanding pro bono work., Frank J. Scurlock Award, State Bar of Texas, 2002

Industry Groups

  • Maritime Law Association Of The United States
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Office Location for Robert H. Etnyre, Jr.

1600 Smith Street
Suite 5000
Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 713-224-8380

Fax: 713-225-9945

Last Updated: 5/5/2021

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