Robert D. Crain
Highly-Rated Dallas Injury Attorney
Attorney Robert Crain is a nationally-renowned personal injury attorney, and has been included in lists such as U.S. News’ Best Lawyers in America. Additional publications often include Rob on their “Best Lawyers” lists, including Texas Monthly and D Magazine. As a testament to his excellence, he is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. This means fellow attorneys and legal professionals have rated him highly for his ethical practice and legal skill, demonstrating his integrity and high-level insight.
Rob's educational career mirrors the excellence of his practice. He graduated from the University of Texas with high honors, and pursued his Juris Doctorate at the University of Texas School of Law. From there, he began work as an attorney at a personal injury defense firm. While working for the other side of the courtroom, Rob learned firsthand the strategies employed by defendants in negligence claims.
After learning how to successfully represent personal injury plaintiffs from a renowned Texas trial lawyer, Rob partnered with Rachel Montes to open his own firm in 2001. He later joined with like-minded attorney Chris Lewis to form Crain Lewis, LLP in 2007. The firm became Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP in 2015 when Quentin Brogdon joined the team.
Both in and out of the courtroom, Rob is a passionate leader. To date, he has obtained some of the largest personal injury verdicts and settlements in the nation, including a precedent-setting verdict awarded to the parents of a child-death/negligence case. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, lending his insight and experience to improve the practice of personal injury law in Texas.
As a respected member of the legal community, Rob was named the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Dallas by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers in 2004. He was also named the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas by the Texas Young Lawyers Association for 2004 - 2005. Rob was again recognized in 2016 by the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association for his “courageous pursuit of justice in the face of adversity.” Most recently, he was elected as the 108th President of the Dallas Bar Association.
Rob is a past member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers and Big Sisters in the North Texas Chapter. Additionally, he moderates debates between political candidates and forums about crucial civic issues. He has received the Dallas Police Association’s Back the Blue Award, as well as the DAYFL Award of Excellence for his professional and community service efforts. His involvement at the local level demonstrates his devotion to the law and to his fellow man, both as a professional and as a Dallas resident. His practice is single-mindedly devoted to upholding the rights of injured or wronged individuals.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Product Defects
- Civil Law Plaintiff Cases
The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
- J.D., Juris Doctorate
University of Texas, Austin, Texas
- Honors: with High Honors
Honors and Awards
- The Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- “AV-Rated” by Martindale-Hubbell
- "Best Lawyers in America,” 2007-2014
- "Best Lawyers in Dallas", D Magazine, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014
- "Texas Super Lawyer", Texas Monthly, 2003, 2004, 2007-2010, 2014, 2017
- "Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas", Texas Young Lawyers Association, 2004 – 2005
- "Outstanding Young Lawyer of Dallas", Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 2004 – 2005
- "Back the Blue Award,” Dallas Police Association, 2003
Professional Associations and Memberships
Dallas Bar Association
Texas Bar Foundation
- Life Fellow
Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
Dallas Bar Foundation
- Sustaining Life Fellow
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- Board of Directors, 2001-Present
- Community Legal Advice Clinic
- American Association for Justice
- Pro Bono Representation of 9/11 World Trade Center Victim to the September 11 Fund
Pro Bono Activities
- Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- Board of Directors of the North Texas Chapter of Big Brothers and Big Sisters
Christopher W. Lewis
Darrell W. Calvin, Jr.
Maria “Marifer” Aceves
Senior Litigation Paralegal / Office Administrator
Francisco “Frank” Davila
Senior Paralegal / Criminal Defense
Secretary / Paralegal