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Robert M. O'Boyle



720 Brazos Street
Suite 700
Austin, TX 78701
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Fax: 512.536.5707
J.D., Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 1985, Managing Editor, Southwestern Law Journal, n/k/a S.M.U. Law Review
B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 1982
Court Admissions
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Texas
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Robert M. O'Boyle


Since 1985, Bob has tried cases to judges and juries throughout Texas and regularly handles complex matters of critical importance to his clients. He has developed substantive knowledge in a number of areas, including securities, real estate, employment, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder derivative and oppression claims. Bob has also handled numerous appeals and is a member of the firm's appellate practice group. Bob is board certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


  • Jury trials in cases involving minority shareholders, breach of fiduciary duty, covenants not to compete, real estate, and securities
  • Defense against claims of theft of trade secrets and tortious interference with contracts.
  • Defense of attorneys and law firms in legal malpractice lawsuits
  • Prosecution of civil cases accompanied by parallel criminal proceedings
  • Internal investigations of alleged wrongdoing by business organizations
  • Extensive knowledge of extraordinary relief such as injunction, sequestration, and attachment
  • Defense and prosecution of class actions involving securities fraud and oil and gas interests
  • Defense of monopolization and restraint of trade claims


  • Fifth Circuit Addresses Privilege Law Requirements, Strasburger's Trial & Error Blog (July 2017)
  • Collateral Attack on Final Judgment Disallowed, Strasburger's Trial & Error Blog (April 2017)
  • Failure to Disclose Not Justified by Non-Fifth Circuit Authorities, Strasburger's Trial & Error Blog (January 2017)
  • Judicial Error May Relieve Attorney of Malpractice Liability, Strasburger's Trial & Error Blog (July 2016)
  • Fifth Circuit Requires Daubert "Inquiry" Upon Proper Objection, Strasburger's Trial & Error Blog (June 2016)
  • Failure To Certify Last Known Address Opens Door to Bill of Review, Strasburger's Trial & Error Blog (September 2015)
AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubbell
Named among The Best Lawyers in America - Commercial Litigation by Best Lawyers (2013-2019)
Named a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters (2008-2011)
Received the J. Chrys Dougherty Award from Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas (2008)
American Bar Association, Fellow
Austin Bar Foundation, Founding Fellow, Former President (2009-2010)
Austin Bar Association, Former President (2008-2009)
Dripping Spring Education Foundation, Trustee
Hill Country Rally For Kids, Inc., Director & Secretary
Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, Advisory Board
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