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Robert E. Golden - San Antonio, TX

14100 San Pedro AvenueSuite 611 San Antonio, TX 78232

Updated: 07/26/2017

San Antonio Real Estate Litigation Lawyer

Overview

I was born January 20, 1952 in San Antonio, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin, obtaining a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with highest honors in December 1973. I then attended law school in Austin and graduated with a Juris Doctor degree with honors in 1977.

After law school, I moved to El Paso, Texas, where I was a partner in a small firm and had a trial practice consisting of criminal law, personal injury, consumer law, and domestic relations...

I was born January 20, 1952 in San Antonio, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin, obtaining a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with highest honors in December 1973. I then attended law school in Austin and graduated with a Juris Doctor degree with honors in 1977.

After law school, I moved to El Paso, Texas, where I was a partner in a small firm and had a trial practice consisting of criminal law, personal injury, consumer law, and domestic relations. The Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Family Law certified me in 1983. In 1984, I moved back to San Antonio and joined the firm of Davis and Smith, which later became Smith, Barshop, Stoffer & Millsap, a twenty-five-person firm, where I was head of the Litigation Section. Since 1984, my practice has been concentrated in the area of civil litigation, primarily in general business litigation.

I obtained certification by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Civil Trial Law in 1989 and have maintained that certification since then.

In June 1991, I opened my solo practice, again concentrating in the area of civil litigation, which has continued to the present. My practice continues to mainly involve general business litigation, although I do other general civil litigation matters, as well as some general representation of business clients. I have also been extensively involved in contested litigation in the probate court, both representing guardians and trustees and attacking them. One significant case in which I was involved was a suit in which my clients, as beneficiaries of a large family trust, were suing the trustee, who was their brother, for breach of fiduciary duty. This case resulted in a judgment against the brother for approximately $9 million, and collection efforts in several states are still ongoing. Additionally, in 1998, I conducted a trial of a legal malpractice case in which I represented the executrix of an estate against her former attorney for negligence and breach of fiduciary duty, which we claimed resulted in the unnecessary payment of a large amount of death-related taxes and excessive attorney’s fees. We were successful in recovering a judgment against the attorney for reimbursement to the estate.

After having participated in several mediations as a litigant in various civil matters, I took mediator training in March 1994, and subsequently completed all requirements to be a qualified mediator by the Attorney-Mediator Institute. I continue to actively practice law, representing civil litigants generally, but I also conduct mediations and arbitrations in most civil matters, as well as contested probate, estate, and trust matters.

I am admitted to practice before the courts of Texas, the United States District Courts for the Western, Southern, and Northern Districts of Texas, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

About Robert E. Golden

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Litigation 50%
  • Commercial (Business) Litigation 25%
  • Probate & Estate Litigation 10%
  • Trust Litigation 10%
  • General Business 5%

Litigation

  • 95%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1978

Specialties and Certifications

  • Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1989

Other Affiliations

  • San Antonio Bar Association, 1986 - Present (Member, Fee Dispute Committee)

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    J.D.
    Honors: With Honors
  • The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
    B.B.A.
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Honors: With Highest Honors
    Major: Business Honors Program

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • Characterization of Assets, Texas Practice Guide, 2d Ed., Vol. II, 1985

Office Information

Address

14100 San Pedro AvenueSuite 611 San Antonio, TX 78232

Fax

  • (210) 495-0997

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 5:30PM

Achievements

Honors

  • Qualified Mediator, Attorney Mediators Institute, 1993 - Present

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