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Robert H. Etnyre, Jr.

Of Counsel


Mr. Etnyre has been involved in trial and appeal of contract disputes, business torts, and injunction proceedings involving commercial litigation; trial and appeal of insurance coverage cases and coverage evaluation of all types of insurance polices; trial and appeal of personal injury, property damage, premises liability, products liability and construction cases; trial and appeal of maritime tort and contract cases; and drafting and negotiation of master work or service agreements, drilling and other oil and gas contracts, construction agreements, towage and other marine contracts and insurance policies.  Regarding his pro-bono activities, he has represented over 100 asylum seekers in Federal Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Courts Appeals, and Federal Appellate Courts.

Publications & Speeches


Honors & Distinctions

Frank J. Scurlock Award from the State Bar of Texas for outstanding pro bono legal services to the poor (2002)


  • University of Houston, J.D., with honors, 1978
  • University of Texas, M.A., 1975
  • Trinity University, B.A., 1972
  • Articles Editor, Houston Law Review, 1977-1978

Texas, 1978

U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

U.S. Courts of Appeal, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits

U.S. Supreme Court

All Texas State Courts

  • American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Practice Section and Insurance Coverage Litigation Section)
  • State Bar of Texas (Litigation and Insurance Sections)
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • The Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas (1996-present)
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