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Robert O'Conor, Jr.

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Robert O'Conor, Jr.

Robert O'Conor, Jr. Former U.S. District Judge Robert O'Conor, Jr., is a native of Los Angeles, California and a Texas resident since 1946. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and began his practice in Laredo, Texas in 1958. From the inception of his law career, Robert O'Conor, Jr. focused his practice on trials of cases in state and federal courts. He has received the highest rating ("AV") from Martindale-Hubbell and a listing of his court admissions is noted below. He also served in the U.S. Army, Judge Advocate General's Corps, as an army lawyer (Capt., U.S.A.R.J.A.G.C.).

In 1975, President Gerald Ford appointed Robert O'Conor, Jr. to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. He served the Southern District in the Laredo, Brownsville, Corpus Christi and Houston Divisions. In 1984, he resumed the practice of law in Houston, Texas, specializing in plaintiffs' personal injury trials. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. With more than 42 years of trial experience, including years of courtroom hours as a federal district judge in a broad spectrum of cases, Robert O'Conor, Jr. has the background and experience which has qualified him to prosecute and try any case and has garnered continuing lawyer referrals. Representative cases can be found following. For a personal reply to any inquiry, click on CONTACT US.


  • Founder


  • Texas, 1958
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Claims
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of International Trade


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX, 1957
    LL.B., Bachelor of Law
  • The University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1956
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Board Certification:

  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Areas of Practice:

  • Plaintiffs' Negligence claims, including all Professional Negligence
  • Plaintiffs' Products Liability Claims
  • Plaintiffs' Toxic Tort Claims
  • Plaintiffs' Federal Statutory Claims
  • Plaintiffs' Employment Claims
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appeals in State and Federal Courts

Major Cases as U. S. District Judge:

  • Ross v. H.I.S.D. (Desegregation of H.I.S.D.)
  • Pemex v. Sedco (Pemex-Ixtoc I Oil Spill)
  • Schlumberger v. I.R.S.
  • Estelle Prison Desegregation
  • Nissho-Iwai Co. Ltd. v. Occidental Crude
  • U.S. v. Billy Clayton et al. (Speaker of Texas House)


  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association


  • Spanish

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Robert O'Conor, Jr. is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization; the other firm members are not certified by Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
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