Attorney Robert Root

Robert Root

Associate


Phone: 409.654.6700

Location: Beaumont Office

Overview

Robert Root is a proud native of Southeast Texas and alumnus of Vidor High School, Lamar University, and University of Houston Law Center. Robert graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Lamar University. He was named a Lamar University Senior of Significance and was awarded the Ortho B. Plummer Award for Outstanding Graduate. He then went to law school at the University of Houston Law Center where he was a Dean’s Academic Scholarship recipient and a Case Notes and Comments Editor for the Houston Journal of International Law.

Robert is a trial and appellate lawyer that practices in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance defense and first-party insurance litigation, personal injury defense, construction litigation, and railroad/transportation litigation. He handles civil appeals at the state and federal level. The issues Robert works on usually involve complex procedural problems, novel areas of law, or complicated claims surrounding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR), Texas Motor Carrier Regulations, or the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). Robert regularly assists insurance carriers with “Stowers” doctrine claims, extra-contractual liability claims, bad faith insurance claims, policy coverage analyses, and pre-litigation/post-accident investigations.

Outside of the practice of law, Robert devotes significant time to various charitable causes and organizations. He sits on boards of local charities and is passionate about encouraging young people to enter the legal profession. For instance, Robert serves as the co-chair of the Jefferson County Bar Association’s Mock Trial Committee. In that role, Robert helps the committee organize and host an annual mock trial competition for local high schools. This competition serves a vital role in assisting local high school students better understand the legal profession and providing the students with the skillset needed to best advocate for themselves and their future clients.

When able, Robert advocates for parents whose parental rights have been terminated by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (“CPS”) as a court appointed ad litem attorney.

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Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas – 2021
  • Admitted to practice before the following courts:
    • Texas state courts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
    • Juris Doctor – 2021
    • Case Notes and Comments Editor, Houston Journal of International Law
    • Dean’s Academic Scholarship Recipient
    • Mark Vela Scholarship for Outstanding Essay in Criminal Law Recipient
    • Award for Outstanding Comment in International Human Rights Law
    • Dean’s List
  • Lamar University
    • Bachelor of Science in Political Science – summa cum laude
    • Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society
    • David J Beck Regents Scholarship in Political Science Recipient
    • Carl Levy Scholarship Recipient
    • Marilyn and Gilbert Adams Scholarship Recipient
    • Ortho B. Plummer Award for Outstanding Graduate Recipient
    • Irvin O. Dawson Award for Best Political Science Student Recipient

Publications

  • Robert J. Root, comment, Protecting Online Political Discourse: An International Approach, 43:1 Hou. J. Int’l L. 121 (2020).

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Interests

  • Robert is an avid traveler. He also enjoys trying new food and spending time with his dogs.

Contact the Attorneys at Germer PLLC for a consultation today. We provide services for clients in Beaumont, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Tyler and surrounding areas.

Beaumont:

GERMER PLLC
550 Fannin, Suite 400
Beaumont, Texas 77701
Ph: 409.654.6700
Fax: 409.835.2115
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Austin:

GERMER BEAMAN & BROWN PLLC
One Barton Skyway
1501 S Mopac Expy, Suite A400
Austin, TX 78746
Ph: 512.472.0288
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Houston:

GERMER PLLC
America Tower, 2929 Allen Parkway,
Suite 2900, Houston, TX 77019
Ph: 713.650.1313
Fax: 713.739.7420
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San Antonio:

GERMER PLLC
1826 North Loop 1604 West, Suite 300
San Antonio, Texas 78248
Ph: 210.640.1650
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Tyler:

GERMER PLLC
102 N College Ave, Suite 303
Tyler, TX 75702
Ph: 713.650.1313
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