Robert R. Burford

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Burford Perry LLP
 | 909 Fannin St, Suite 2630
Houston, TX 77010
Phone: 713-401-9790
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • Securities Litigation (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

Robert R. Burford is a co-founder of Burford Perry LLP. From the firm's office in Houston, Texas, he handles complex commercial litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants throughout the area. Some of the cases he has been involved in include breach of fiduciary duty, securities fraud, legal malpractice, trade secret misappropriation, contract breaches, director's and officer's liability, oil and gas litigation, and partnership disputes.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Burford received a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Houston in 1981. He subsequently decided to pursue his legal education at the University of Houston Law Center and was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1986. While in law school, Mr. Burford served on the Houston Law Review and upon graduation was elected to the Order of the Coif, an honor society for graduates of U.S. law schools. After graduation, he spent three years as a tax associate at a Houston law firm and then joined another Houston firm, rising to the level of partner before co-founding Burford Perry LLP in 2009. Admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, Mr. Burford is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

During his career, Mr. Burford has earned the respect of his colleagues for his successful track record and high degree of ethics. This is reflected in his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. Mr. Burford remains active in several legal organizations, including the Houston Bar Association and the Texas Bar Foundation.

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (60%): Trade Secret

Securities Litigation (20%)

Civil Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Trade Secret


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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018

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About Robert Burford

Admitted: 1986, Texas

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Honors and Awards:

  • Order of the Coif, University of Houston Law Center, 1986
  • Reviewed AV Preeminent* peer , Martindale-Hubbell
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly, 2004-2016
  • Rated through Avvo. Mr. Burford, Superb peer
  • Order of the Baron, University of Houston Law Center, 1986
  • Plaintiff’s Hot List, The National Law Journal
  • Finalist, American Lawyer’s Boutique Litigation Firm of the Year
  • Top Lawyers in Houston, H Texas Magazine, 2015-2016
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly, 2003-2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Texas, 1986
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Houston Bar Association
  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • The U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Houston Law Review, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, Member

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Quantum Chemical Corporation v. The M. W. Kellogg Company .
  • Integrated Health Concepts, Inc. v. U.S. Diagnostic, Inc., Mohammad Athari, M.D., and Don Ballard.
  • Goodrich Leasehold, LLC and Goodrich Drillers, LLC v. Stone Energy Corporation.
  • In Re: Azurix Securities Litigation.
  • D. Bobbitt Noel, Jr. v. Chief Energy and Devon Energy Holdings, L.L.C., et al.
  • AIG Highstar Capital, L.P. v. Stagecoach Holding, LLC et al.
  • Houston Police Officers Pension System v. City of Houston, et al.
  • Francis D. John v. Key Energy Services, Inc.
  • WTG Gas Processing, L.P. v. ConocoPhillips Company, et al.

Educational Background:

  • University of Houston, Houston, Texas, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1981

Industry Groups

  • Texas Bar Foundation
Office Location for Robert R. Burford

909 Fannin St
Suite 2630
Houston, TX 77010

Phone: 713-401-9790


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Last Updated: 12/6/2017

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