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Robert C. Alden

8911 North Capital of Texas Highway, Suite 3150 Austin, Texas 78759
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Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, LLP

Years In Practice

Phone Number (512) 454-3751

Robert Alden started practicing law in 1987, and joined Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson 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.   He is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law.  He is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial Law.

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.

Professional Affiliations
  • American College of Trial Lawyers – Fellow (chair of Texas State Committee 2021 - 2023)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates – Advocate
  • 2015-2016 President of Austin ABOTA chapter and Representative to the National Board of Directors
  • 2017 - 2020 ABOTA Foundation Board of Trustees
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers - Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation – Life Fellow
  • Austin Bar Foundation – Life Fellow
  • American Inns of Court, Barbara Jordan Inn – Master Emeritus
  • 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.

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Appellate Lawyer of the Week: Texas Lawyer

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Lawyer of the Year recognition for Robert C. Alden
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Bet-the-Company Litigation, Austin (2019)
Personal Injury Litigation, Austin (2012)
University of Texas - Austin, J.D.
Graduated 1987
University of Texas - Austin, MPA
Graduated 1987
University of Texas - Austin, BA
Graduated 1980
Contact Details and Office Locations
8911 North Capital of Texas Highway, Suite 3150
Austin, Texas 78759
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