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Robert Wharton

Law Firm Founder

Families deserve to know what really happened, and compensation for their pain and medical bills.

Biography

For the entirety of Robertʼs legal career, he has exclusively represented plaintiffs and their families– choosing never to represent or defend a corporation in that time. Robert chooses to focus on helping people that have been harmed as a result of a company or corporationʼs negligence and fighting for those that are unable to advocate for themselves. The Wharton Law Firm was founded with the express purpose of representing clients like they were family and giving injured people the best advocacy in the fight against any corporation or entity.

Education

Robert Wharton graduated from Florida State University before accepting a full scholarship at Baylor University School of Law in Waco, Texas. Robertʼs time at Baylor Law School prepared included a strong focus on trial advocacy that he would continuously put to use for his clients throughout his practice. Robert focuses his practice on medical malpractice claims, birth injury claims, cerebral palsy claims, nursing home claims, wrongful-death claims, catastrophic injuries, as well as maritime and admiralty claims.

Family

Robertʼs wife Amanda is also an attorney, working in downtown Houston. When not traveling around the country advocating for his clients, he spends time with his wife hiking and biking, and playing at the park with their dogs. The Wharton family are active supporters of Susan G Komen, as well as a number of local and national charities.

Associations

Robert is a member of the following associations:

  • Texas State Bar
  • The American Association for Justice
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Admissions

  • Robert is licensed to practice law before every State and Federal Court in Texas
  • Robert is licensed to practice in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Awards and Achievements

Robert Wharton has been recognized throughout his career by numerous agencies and associations for his representation of personal injury victims. During this time, he has been selected as an elite attorney in both the state of Texas as well as nationally for his legal work.

  • Houstonia Magazine Top Lawyer 2016
  • ‘Best of the Best, Medical Malpractice’ 2014 / 2015 / 2016
    • As selected by the Texas Lawyerʼs Group.
  • Largest Nursing Home Verdict in Texas
    • Per Verdict Search Top Verdicts – 2011
  • Top 10 Medical Malpractice Verdict in Texas – Second Chair
    • Per Verdict Search Top Verdicts – 2011
  • Super Lawyers – Rising Stars 2014 / 2015 / 2016
    • Robert was selected for inclusion in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Rising Stars edition of the Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers drawn from more than 70 different practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations, with only 5% of active attorneys that are selected.
  • Top 1% Trial Counsel in Texas Medical Malpractice
    • In 2012, Robert was selected for this distinction in his first year of eligibility, and was one of the youngest attorneys selected. Medical Malpractice Lawyers._orgʼs staff uses a completely objective process to rate potential candidates, ultimately selecting the most elite professionals in their state that handle medical malpractice cases.
  • Top 40 Trial Lawyers under 40
    • By The National Trial Lawyers Association 2013 – Present. In 2013, Robert was honored with the distinction as one of the top 40 lawyers under 40 in Texas by the National Trial Lawyers Association. “Membership into the Top 40 Under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young trial lawyer.”