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Robert J. Witte

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Robert J. Witte supports clients throughout business litigation matters involving contract disputes, financial services, non-profit governmental regulation and compliance, energy, business torts, construction, and real estate.

Education

J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 1993
B.A., University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, Oklahoma, 1990, with highest honors; Outstanding Male Graduate; Phi Beta Kappa

Recognitions

Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubble

Named D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas (2005, 2007-2009, 2011, 2013)

Named a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters (2003-2011, 2015-2018)

Named among the Ten Outstanding Young Americans by the United States Junior Chamber (2009)

Named among the Five Outstanding Young Texans by the Texas Junior Chamber (2008)

Recipient of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation Award of Excellence (2008)

Named among the Five Outstanding Young Dallasites by Dallas Junior Chamber (2007)

Named to the Top 40 Business Leaders Under 40 by the Dallas Business Journal (2002, 2004, 2005)

Named D Magazine Best Dallas Lawyers Under 40 (2002, 2004, 2005)

Recipient of the Texas Young Lawyers Association President’s Award (2005)

Named Dallas Outstanding Young Lawyer by Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (2003)

Dallas Heart Ball Debra Sue Payne Award

Named among The Best Lawyers in America – Commercial Litigation by Best Lawyers (2013-2022)

Who’s Who in America

Memberships

American Bar Association, Co-Chair, Business Law Section, E-Discovery Subcommittee (2009-present), Co-Chair, Appellate Subcommittee (2004-2009), Member, Litigation Section, Fellow, Young Lawyer Division

State Bar of Texas, Local Bar Services Committee member (2004-2011)

Texas State Bar College, Member

Texas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow, Nominations Committee

Dallas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow

Texas Young Lawyers Association, Board of Directors (2001-2005), Co- Founder, Ten Minute Mentor and Leadership TYLA

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Board of Directors (1997-2005)

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation, Founding Sustaining Life Fellow, Trustee (2005-2009)

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class, Co-Chairmanand Class Co-Facilitator (1997-present)

Dallas Assembly, Member (2013-present)

Trinity Park Conservancy, Board of Directors (2017-present); Audit Committee

Trinity Commons Foundation, Board Chairman (2017-present), Board of Directors (2011-present), Luncheon Co-Chair (2014-2015)

University of Oklahoma, College of Arts & Sciences Board of Advocates (1995-2013; 2017-present); Associates Council (2001-2012)

Common Unity (Seven Loaves Food Pantry), Board of Directors (2011-2017)

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star Foundation, Board of Trustees (2010-present); Audit Committee

Dallas Summer Musicals, Executive Committee (2015-present); Secretary (2016-present); Board of Directors (2007-present), Co-Chair,Curtain Call Gala (2008)

Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas, Founding Co-Chairman, Wish Night, Board of Directors (1996-2009), Board Chairman (2003-2004)

MDA’s Dallas Legal Leaders: The Hot Hundred Who Care, Founding Co-Chairman

Greater Dallas Planning Council, Executive Committee Member, Board of Directors (2009-2014), Chair, “MetroMorphosis” Symposium (2009)

International House of Blues Foundation, Founding Member, Dallas

St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Chancel Choir

North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, Vice Chair, Volunteer Action Team

Texas Rangers Season Ticketholder Advisory Board (2009-2012)

State Bar Licenses

Texas

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
U.S. District Court, W.D. of Oklahoma
U.S. District Court, N.D. of Oklahoma
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Texas
  • Handles complex litigation matters with experience representing clients on both sides of the docket.
  • Provides extensive representation to financial institutions with respect to security interests, foreclosure, workout, lien priority, and other matters related to creditors’ rights.
  • Helps non-profit entities ensure legal compliance and best practices. Assists non-profit organization clients on contract, audit, human resources, board governance, and other matters.
  • Represents clients in federal and state government enforcement and compliance matters.
  • Advises clients on document retention and electronic discovery issues.
  • Conducts appellate work in various state and federal jurisdictions, including the United States Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Texas.
  • Mediates and employs alternative dispute resolution, assists clients in efficiently resolving disputes, often avoids the expense and risk associated with trial and appeal.
  • Represents clients in the enforcement and defense of copyright and trademark infringement matters.
  • Conducts nonsubscriber litigation for major corporate entities.
Articles
  • Speaker & Course Co-Chair, Texas Bar CLE, New Lawyer Seminar and Practice Skills Course
  • Co-Author, Appellate Law & E-Discovery Chapters, ABA Section of Business Law: Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation
Presentations
  • Speaker, Texas Bar CLE, Advanced Civil Trial Course
  • Speaker, Texas Bar CLE, Choosing & Courting a Jury SeminarSpeaker & Course Co-Chair, Texas Bar CLE, Federal Practice Seminar