Robert Lapin

Lapin & Landa LLP
500 Jefferson St.
Suite 2000
Houston, TX 77002-7337
(713) 756-3232
www.lapinlanda.com


Robert E. Lapin

BOBBY LAPIN, a native Houstonian and active volunteer leader in the Houston not-for-profit community, was born in 1960, graduated Phi Beta Kappa, With Distinction, from Stanford University in 1982, and obtained his law degree, With Honors, from the University of Texas Law School in 1985 where Bobby won the National Mock Trial Competition, finished as a quarter-finalist in the National Moot Court Competition, and was awarded the Order of the Barristers. Bobby is Board Certified in the fields of Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has annually been a guest lecturer on trial tactics at the South Texas College of Law in Houston. Bobby is a Member of the College of The State Bar of Texas and the Pro Bono College of The State Bar of Texas, and is a Fellow of the Houston Bar Association. Bobby has also been selected as a "Texas Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly magazine in each year starting in 2003.

During his 20 year legal career, Bobby has tried dozens of jury trials and arbitrations here in Harris County and elsewhere, spanning the fields of commercial litigation, personal injury and wrongful death, securities arbitration, employment law and product liability. Most frequently, Bobby represents the plaintiff in such cases, though he continues to handle defense cases to this day for both new and longstanding clients of the firm.

"I have always appreciated that the predominant amount of my work comes to me on referral from my colleagues in the bar", Bobby notes, "and I will continue to endeavor to demonstrate to them, and to our clients, that zealous and successful advocacy need not come at the price of diminished professionalism or personal service."

Education:

The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
J.D. With Honors, 1985
Order of the Barristers
National Mock Trial Champion, 1985
National Moot Court Quarter Finalist, 1984

Stanford University, Stanford, California
B.A., with Distinction, 1982
Phi Beta Kappa

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Investor Suitability/Unsuitability Claims & Arbitration

Bad Faith Insurance Cases

Product Liability

Contract Disputes & Commercial Litigation

Employment Retaliation & Discrimination

Electrocutions

Premises Injuries

Construction Litigation

Securities Arbitration

Certified Legal Specialties

Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1990

Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1990

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1985

U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1985