• Graduated from the University of Texas/Austin with Highest Honors in English and was named to Phi Beta Kappa.

  • Attended Baylor Law School, known—unlike most law schools—for very intensive training in litigation. Named executive editor of the Law Review and graduated in the top 10 of his law school class.

  • Drawn immediately to the practice of family law, because he enjoys working closely with, and advocating for, people at a critical time in their lives.

  • Joined Fulbright & Jaworski (now Norton Rose Fulbright), one of the largest law firms in Houston, upon graduation. Became a partner after only seven years; stayed at the firm for 22 years.

  • Learned a great deal from F & J attorneys practicing in the fields of corporate law, real estate, trusts and estates, finances, trial work, and other areas frequently involved in divorces.

  • Became Board-Certified in Family Law—Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1986.

  • Named a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2000.

  • Works with an extensive group of highly specialized experts in various legal and other fields, such as psychology and financial valuation, who could be called upon to assist with a divorce case.

  • Designated one of Texas’s Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters 2008 — 2018 and Best Lawyer by BL Rankings in 2018.

  • In 2009, despite the growing economic depression, Robert made the decision to start his own firm.

  • “I felt that I could give even better personal service to my clients,” Robert explains, “without the layers of administration inherent in practicing in a very large firm.”

  • The Law office of Robert S. Hoffman has now been in business for almost 10 years and has been highly successful because Robert Hoffman’s priority has never been simply adding lawyers and growing the firm, but providing the best, most effective service possible to clients.

Fellow — American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

FellowAmerican Academy
of Matrimonial Lawyers


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It’s a different story every day in family law.
Each case is interesting and many are quite challenging.
— Robert S. Hoffmann