Robert Tobey

Robert Tobey


    2020 Dallas Bar Association President Robert Tobey knows where all the bodies are buried. He is a master at preparing and handling cases for trial, arbitration, or settlement. Robert litigates cases himself and as part of the Johnston Tobey Baruch trial team.

    “Robert’s attention to detail is phenomenal,” says firm co-founder Randy Johnston. “He can tell you exactly how to keep yourself out of trouble.”


    Robert is Board Certified in Consumer and Commercial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. More than any other specialization, this one requires a broad knowledge of civil law.
    Robert serves as the 2020 President of the Dallas Bar Association, an honor that speaks volumes about the respect he commands from his peers in the Dallas legal community.

    A 1980 graduate of the University of Texas School of law, Robert began his undergraduate work at Southern Methodist University and graduated as a finance major (B.S. in Economics) from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He was associated with two law firms before joining Randy Johnston in a litigation practice in 1987. Perhaps Robert’s best recommendation is the testimonial he received from a client who was defrauded by an investment company until Robert made it right.

    “Our situation was desperate until Robert Tobey took the case.”  “It was just Robert against a roomful of lawyers on the other side.  And he outsmarted all of them.”

    In 2015, Robert was featured in Texas Monthly as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Texas.  The top five percent of lawyers in the state are honored each year as the Texas Super Lawyers, and Robert has made the list of distinguished attorneys chosen by their peers and recognized by Thomson Reuters each year since 2003. He was featured in the Texas Best Lawyers publication in 2013, and was selected among the Best Lawyers in Dallas by a vote of his peers (D Magazine 2013-2018).  Robert is recognized as a Best Lawyer in Commercial Litigation and Legal Malpractice Law in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Edition. He also is a 2018 Super Lawyer in Professional Liability: Plaintiff, and was listed as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Dallas/Fort Worth. He has been assigned the highest AV rating by Martindale Hubbell. He and his partners publish a blog which contains tips on legal ethics and practice management meant to keep his fellow attorneys miles away from legal malpractice lawsuits and grievances.

    For the past decade, Robert has been involved with a number of legal industry organizations. He currently serves as First Vice-President of the Dallas Bar Association and served as Co-Chair of the Equal Access to Justice Campaign (2014-15), and as Chair of the Trials Skills Section (2015), the CLE Committee (2015), the Judiciary Committee (2014), the Transition to Law Committee (2013), the Bench Bar Committee (2012), the Tort and Insurance Practice Section (2011) and the Business Litigation Section (2010).

    Robert also serves as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

    Partner Randy Johnston attests to his expertise.  “When Robert speaks, you get true words of wisdom.  If he says it, you can take it to the bank.”

    Speaking Engagements

    To book Robert Tobey to speak to your group, contact us at 214.741.6260.

    Robert speaks often on the following topics:

    • How to Avoid Malpractice and the Grievance Committee
    • Contracting for Ethical Attorneys’ Fees
    • Social Media Topics
    • The Anti-SLAPP Statute
    • How to Avoid Being Robbed at Pen Point
    • The Art of Negotiation
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    Featured Videos

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    Dallas Bar President Robert Tobey: This election season, we’re celebrating the right to vote

    The personal journey of Robert Tobey to President of the Dallas Bar Association

    Pioneers in Legal Malpractice

    Is Your Legal Malpractice Claim Valid?

    What is Fiduciary Litigation?

    Breach of Fiduciary Duty

    Contingent Fee Cases

    Speaking Engagements

    To book Robert Tobey to speak to your group, contact us at 214-741-6260 or

    He speaks often on the following:

    • How to Tell When A Partnership is Failing
    • How to Avoid Being Robbed at Pen Point
    • The Art of Negotiation