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Attorney Robert Alden


Robert Alden enjoyed a career as a commercial litigator for a number of years before he decided to focus on serving people who had been hurt, instead of defending wrongdoers and trying to protect insurance companies. So in 2001 he joined Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, LLP and began representing plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits as well as plaintiffs in business disputes.

“I switched to plaintiff work from defense work because I like helping people with problems that often are the most significant problem in their lives and are beyond their ability to deal with on their own,” Alden says. “It feels good to help people in need like that, especially in the area of personal injury, because they’re people who have had their lives turned upside down.”

Alden’s trial work has earned him acceptance into two prestigious professional organizations, the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. Lawyers can only be admitted into these groups by invitation and must meet rigorous requirements dealing not only with trial experience and ability, but also with civility and professionalism. Alden served as the president of the Austin chapter of ABOTA in 2015 and 2016.

Undergraduate & Law Degrees

Alden earned his undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of Texas in 1980, where he was a student in the prestigious Plan II honors program. Before entering graduate school, he spent two years teaching and coaching at a boarding school in Connecticut. In 1987, he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence and Masters in Public Affairs degrees with high honors from the University of Texas. Alden received honors in law school as a Chancellor and Order of the Coif, and he served on the editorial board of the Texas Law Review.

Alden began his legal career as an attorney with McGinnis Lochridge & Kilgore in Austin, focusing on commercial litigation. In 1994, he opened his own practice, before joining Bracewell & Patterson in 1997. He stayed with that firm for four years before joining Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, LLP. Contact him today for a free consultation.