Robert Alden started practicing law in 1987, and joined Byrd Davis Furman & Alden as a partner in 2001. In addition to commercial litigation, he tries personal injury, car accident, wrongful death and product liability cases in State and Federal courts. Robert has tried over 30 trials, and has argued several cases before the federal and state courts of appeals. Robert’s practice encompasses a wide range of civil and commercial disputes in areas such as personal injury, real estate and partnership disputes, products liability, construction defects, professional malpractice, corporate director and officer liability, and deceptive trade practices.
Awards and Honors
Robert has been rated “AV,” the highest peer review rating, by Martindale Hubbell since 1996. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America as one of the best lawyers for commercial litigation, Plaintiff’s personal injury litigation and “bet-the-company” litigation, and was named “Personal Injury Trial Lawyer of the Year” for 2012 by Best Lawyers. He has also been named as a “Super Lawyer” beginning in 2005. Super Lawyers are chosen by Thomson Reuters and published in Texas Monthly magazine.
- American College of Trial Lawyers – Fellow
- American Board of Trial Advocates – Associate,
- 2015-2016 President of Austin chapter and Representative to the National Board of Directors
- The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers
- Texas Bar Foundation – Life Fellow
- Austin Bar Foundation – Life Fellow
- American Inns of Court, Robert Calvert Inn – Master
- College of the State Bar of Texas.
Robert is member of the State Bar of Texas and admitted to practice in all Texas state courts. He has been admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
Robert earned his Juris Doctorate with “high honors” from the University Of Texas School Of Law. Robert received honors in law school as a Chancellor and Order of the Coif. He was also an editor of the Texas Law Review. He received a Masters of Public Affairs with highest honors, and Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from the University of Texas at Austin.
Articles And News
Judge Rules Drainage Fee Invalid
Plaintiff Awarded over $900k for injuries in car accident
Robby Alden is interviewed by KVUE newsregarding the officer shooting of a North Austin resident.
Appellate Lawyer of the Week: Texas Lawyer
Triple D Security Settles Suit Over Deadly 2010 Wreck
Brochtrup v. Mercury Marine and Sea Ray — I was the lead counsel for the plaintiff in this product liability action, alleging that an unguarded propeller on a ski boat or planing vessel was unreasonably dangerous. A unanimous federal court jury returned a verdict in our favor, and awarded $3.9 million in damages. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment. This was the first verdict and judgment against the boating industry on such a claim.
Poole v. City of Austin — Represented a group of Plaintiffs seeking to have the City of Austin's drainage utility fee declared invalid as applied to residents living in multi-family residences because it did not meet the requirements of the authorizing statute. Court ruled in Plaintiffs' favor, and declared the city's ordinance invalid.