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Robert L. Guerra, Jr.



"[Opposing counsel would call me] a tough, honest, and ethical lawyer who doesn't play games...a skilled litigator who will defend his clients to the best of his ability."

Mr. Guerra concentrates his practice in the field of civil litigation. He has had significant experience representing insurance companies in numerous complex legal matters, including personal injury and wrongful death. His other areas of practice include admiralty and maritime law, construction litigation, products liability, toxic torts, transaction and finance, and labor, employment and OSHA. Mr. Guerra is BV-rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been named a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star for the past three years.

In addition to his successful law practice, Mr. Guerra is an active force in the community. He is currently serving a term as president of the Cameron County Bar Association and sits on the board of directors of the Su Clinica Familiar, an innovative community health clinic in the Rio Grande Valley. He is also active as a parishioner of Our Lady Queen of the Universe Catholic Church in San Benito, Texas.  

Prior to his joining Royston Rayzor, Mr. Guerra served as a Felony First Chair Prosecutor and Chief of the Misdemeanor Division with the Cameron County District Attorney's Office. While there he successfully prosecuted numerous felony and misdemeanor cases. This experience, among others, helped shape a tough, honest, and ethical lawyer.  

Languages: English & Spanish


  • San Diego Independent School District v. Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.; Cause No. DC-06-74; In the District Court of Duval County, Texas, 229th Judicial District; Before the Honorable Judge Alex Gabbert     
  • Zapata County ISD v. Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc., et al ; Cause No. 8,030; In the District Court of Zapata County, Texas, 49th Judicial District, Before the Honorable Judge Jose Antonio Lopez
  • Maria Isabel Cepeda, Individually, as Next Friend of Noelia Elizabeth Cepeda, Celeste Rosselyn Cepeda and on Behalf of the Estate of Noe Cepeda; Ana Maria Cepeda, and Sigifredo Cepeda v. J.F. Fontaine & Associates, Inc. Cause No. DC-05-237; In the District Court of Starr County, Texas, 381st Judicial District Court; Before the Honorable Judge John Pope
  • Amanda Cid, individually and on behalf of Yazmine Galvan and Evaristo Galvan, Minor Children v. Wal-Mart Stores Texas, L.P., Cause No. CL-05-3215-F; In the County Court at Law No. 6, Hidalgo County, Texas; Before the Honorable Judge Alberto Garcia
  • Jackie Rucker, Individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of Conrad Dale Zimmerman, Deceased v. Chico Trucking Company, Inc., Eliodoro Tellez and Sunbelt Express Services, Inc. (Formerly Sunbelt Express Transport); Cause No. C-3413-10-G; In the District Court 370th Judicial District, Hidalgo County, Texas; Before the Honorable Judge Noe Gonzalez 


Publications & Speeches


Honors & Distinctions

  • BV Rated, Martindale Hubbell
  • 2013 Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • 2014 Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • 2015 Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • 2016 Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star


      • Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., 2002
      • Rice University, B.A. Political Science, Policy Studies 1998

State Bar of Texas

United States Southern District Court of Texas

United States Western District Court of Texas

United States Eastern District Court of Texas

United States Norther District Court of Texas

United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Supreme Court

State of Texas Thirteenth Judicial Court of Appeals, Summer 2001, Edinburg, Texas, Judicial Clerk for Justice Linda Reyna Yanez

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Cameron County Young Lawyers Association - Board of Directors 2006 - 2008, Member 2003 – 2013
  • Cameron County Bar Association  Member 2003 - Present, Board of Directors 2012 -2013, Vice President 2013-2014, President-Elect 2014 -2015
  • Hildalgo County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute - Member 2009-Present
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel - Member 2010-Present
  • American Bar Association - Member 2014-Present
  • Director, Su Clinica Familiar Foundation Board of Directors, October 2011 - June 2012
  • Parishioner, Our Lady of the Universe Catholic Church, San Benito, Texas, 2007 - Present
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