A partner of the firm since 2000, Eric Robertson provides compassionate assistance, creative solutions, and honest advice to his clients. Eric’s areas of expertise include divorces involving the valuation and division of complicated assets, drug and alcohol addiction, and mental health issues. His clients include business owners, professionals, and their spouses. He is known for his financial acumen, and for helping individuals in long-term marriages successfully transition to the next chapter of their lives.

Eric has extensive experience in litigation, and is trained as a collaborative family law practitioner and mediator. He helps clients understand their options, including when to go to trial and when other alternatives are better suited to the outcomes they desire. He encourages his clients to make informed decisions based on facts, rather than emotions.

Recognized by his peers in the legal profession, Eric was named the Austin Family Law Lawyer of the Year in 2018 by The Best Lawyers in America- Woodward White, Inc. In 2016, Eric was president of the prestigious Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and listed by Woodward White, Inc. in The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law Section since 2005. He is a frequent speaker at family law courses and seminars, and the author of numerous articles on family law issues.

Areas of Practice

Published Works

  • Chair of Drafting Committee and Contributor: State Bar Family Law Section’s & Texas Family Law Foundation’s Annotated Texas Family Code
  • Author and Speaker, 2012 Marriage Dissolution Institute 101, “Client Management”
  • Author and Speaker, 2012, Marriage Dissolution Institute, “Transitioning from the Collaborative Case-What you Really Need to Know”
  • Course Director, 2011 Advanced Family Law 101 (Boot Camp)
  • Author and Speaker, 2005 University of Texas School of Law 5th Annual Family Law on
    the Front Lines, “Collecting Judgments.”
  • Author and Speaker, 2005 State Bar of Texas Poverty Law Conference “Child Support
    and Visitation Enforcement.”
  • Author and Speaker, 2003 University of Texas Continuing Legal Education Series
  • Family Law on the Front Lines, “How to Look Prepared, Even if You Just Met Your Client Yesterday.”
  • Author and Speaker, 2000 State Bar of Texas Legal Assistant’s University “Discovery for Family Law – One Year Later: How the New Rules Apply to Family Law”
  • Author and Speaker, 1999 State Bar of Texas Legal Assistant=s University “Modification in Family Law Cases.”

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, 1991
    • J.D., Law
  • University of Texas at Arlington,  1982
    • B.A., General Studies
  • University of Texas at Arlington, 1986
    • M.S., Psychology

Presentations

  • “Mischaracterized Employment and Retirement Benefits”, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2018
  • Speaker, 2017 Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, “Securing the Deal.”
  • Speaker, 2017 Advanced Family Law Course, “Daubert and Other Pre-Trial Matters.”
  • Speaker, 2017 Innovations: Breaking Boundaries in Custody Litigation “Children of Divorce-What You Need to Know.”
  • Speaker, 2016 Advanced Family Law Course, “Rights & Duties and the Legal Meaning of the Phrase ‘Exclusive Right to Designate the Primary Residence’.”
  • Speaker, 2015 Innovations: Breaking Boundaries in Custody Litigation “Do You Have a Prescription for That?”
  • Speaker, 2013 Advanced Family Law Course “Declaratory and Summary Judgments.”
  • Speaker, TAFLS 2012 Trial Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Author and Speaker, 2012 Marriage Dissolution Institute 101, “Client Management”.
  • Author and Speaker, 2012, Marriage Dissolution Institute, “Transitioning from the Collaborative Case-What you Really Need to Know”.
  • Speaker, 2008 Austin Bar Association Divorce Basics Seminar, “Child Support.”
  • Speaker, 2006 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Family Law Section CLE Event, “Property Division.”
  • Author and Speaker, 2005 University of Texas School of Law 5th Annual Family Law on the Front Lines, “Collecting Judgments.”
  • Author and Speaker, 2005 State Bar of Texas Poverty Law Conference “Child Support and Visitation Enforcement.”
  • Speaker, 2004 Williamson County Bar Association Annual Family Law Seminar “Preparing for the Temporary Orders Hearing.”
  • Speaker, 2003 Williamson County Bar Association Annual Family Law Seminar “Economic Contribution, Reimbursement, and Tracing.”
  • Author and Speaker, 2003 University of Texas Continuing Legal Education Series Family Law on the Front Lines, “How to Look Prepared, Even if You Just Met Your
    Client Yesterday.”
  • Author and Speaker, 2000 State Bar of Texas Legal Assistant’s University “Discovery for Family Law – One Year Later: How the New Rules Apply to Family Law”
  • Author and Speaker, 1999 State Bar of Texas Legal Assistant=s University “Modification in Family Law Cases.”
  • Speaker, 1999 Advanced Family Law Course “Securing and Collecting What Your Client Got.”

Honors & Awards

  • Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Family Law, Woodward and White Press, 2005 – 2019
  • Named the Best Lawyers© Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Austin, Woodward and White Press, 2018
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Thomson Reuters, 2009– 2018

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1992
  • New Mexico, 2015

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • Fellow
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
    • Member
  • Austin Bar Association
    • President, Family Law Section, 2002-2003
    • Member
  • State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, District 9A
    • Past Chair
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
    • Member
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Family Law, Legal Assistants
    • Member 2004-2007
  • Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • President, 2016 – 2017
    • Member
  • Williamson County Bar Association
    • Member

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