Robert Schmidt

Robert Schmidt

Fighting for Employee Rights

Crews Law Firm
701 Brazos
Suite 900
Austin, TX 78701


About Me:

Bar Admissions:

1989, Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court Northern and Western District of Texas


Oklahoma City University, 1986 - B.A., magna cum laude
The University of Texas, 2000 - B.F.A., highest honors
The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1989- J.D.
Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, Wyoming - Sept. 2009 Graduate
Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, Graduate Programs - 2010 and 2011

Professional Speaking and Publications:

Disability Rights Texas, Statewide Training Seminar, "Collier v. Texas Tech University Verdict," April 2012

Lorman Education Services, Austin, "Employment Law Update, " April 2012

Austin Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section, "Electronic Discovery Issues in Employment Litigation," February 2012

Job Seekers Network, Hill Country Bible Church, Austin, "Employment Law 101," January 2012

Texas Employment Lawyer’s Association; Annual Conference, “Strategies for Defeating Non-Compete Agreements,” October 2011

Verdict Search, $547,651 Plus Attorneys Fees Employment Verdict

Lubbock Avalanche Journal, “Jury Finds Against Texas Tech in Employee Case,” May 25, 2011

University of Texas School of Law, Labor and Employment Law Conference, "An Eye for an Eye: How to Prepare and Try a Retaliation Case," May 2011

Lorman Education Services, Employment Law From A to Z, “At-Will Employment: The Rules and the Exceptions, Employment Discrimination and Retaliation, Can’t We All Just Get Along?”, April 2011

OUTLaw, LGBT Advocacy Conference, ”Employment Discrimination Affecting LGTB Employees,” April 2011

Austin Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, “Discovery Issues in Employment Litigation,” January 2011

Austin Human Resources Management Association, Annual Conference, “Squaring Off In the Ring, Plaintiff vs. Defense Attorney” August 2010

At-Will Employment: The Rules and the Exceptions and Employment Discrimination and Retaliation: Can't We All Just Get Along?, Prepared and Presented April 23, 2009, City of Austin Seminar.

City of Austin, Small Business Development Program, Employment Law Basics, April 2009

Charles v. Grief, published opinion, United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 2008

Lorman Education Services, 2007 Employment Law Developments, November 2007

Lorman Education Services, Think Like an Employment Lawyer, September 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships:

State Bar of Texas, Labor and Employment Law Section - Member

Austin Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section - Member/Officer

Texas Trial Lawyers Association - Member

Texas Employment Lawyers Association - State Board Member

National Employment Lawyers Association - Member

American Constitutional Society - Member

Past Employment Positions:

Associate, Locke Purnell Raine Harrell, 1989-92

Assistant Legislative Counsel, Texas Legislative Counsel 1993-94

Assistant Attorney General, Texas Attorney General’s Office, 1994-96

Assistant General Counsel, Texas Ethics Commission, 1996-2002

Howard & Kobelan, 2002-2006

Born: Enid, Oklahoma, July 23, 1964