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Robert W. Painter

Robert W. Painter

Painter Law Firm PLLC
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Texas
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Summary

Robert Painter is a former hospital administrator. As an attorney, he focuses on getting justice for patients and family members who’ve experienced life-changing injuries or wrongful death because of medical malpractice.

Robert has always been interested in health care. He started his graduate education in medical school and was awarded a full scholarship from the U.S. Army. Midway through medical school, he worried about the direction of health care in America and decided that he could have a more positive impact for patient safety in health law.

Before enrolling at Baylor Law School, though, it was time to repay the U.S. Army. He served two years on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Army. His main assignment was as a hospital administrator at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Robert excelled at Baylor and was elected to law review and as moot court president. He began his legal career at the prestigious law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski. In his six years there, he worked in the health litigation group, defending hospitals and health care providers.

In 2006, he devoted his practice to plaintiffs’ medical malpractice lawsuits at Painter Law Firm. He handles all kinds of medical negligence matters, including birth injury, brain injury, anesthesia error, surgical error, hospital error, failure to diagnose, and delayed diagnosis cases.

Many clients and other attorneys pick Robert because of his unique experience in medical school, as a hospital administrator, and defending hospitals and doctors. On top of that, there’s his proven track record of recoveries for his clients.

Practice Area
  • Medical Malpractice
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Our firm offers a free consultation for all potential medical malpractice and wrongful death clients.
  • Contingent Fees
    Painter Law Firm handles medical malpractice and wrongful death cases on a contingent fee basis. We are paid only when we achieve a recovery for our clients, through trial or settlement.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Languages
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Partner
Painter Law Firm PLLC
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Robert Painter represents individuals and families who have suffered severe injuries or death as a result of brain injuries, medical malpractice, pipeline explosions, serious personal injuries, and products defects. He also handles commercial litigation matters for a wide array of business fields and clients.
Senior Associate
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
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Robert Painter was a senior associate attorney in the Health Litigation Section, where he primarily litigated medical malpractice lawsuits, as first-chair or second-chair. He also handles cases involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals, workers' compensation, and products liability issues.
Education
Baylor University
J.D. | Law
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Webster University
M.A. | Public Administration
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West Virginia University
B.A. | Biology
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Marshall University
M.D. Candidate | Medicine
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Awards
Super Lawyer
Texas Super Lawyers
Award of Distinction
Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas
Houston's Top Lawyers
H Texas Magazine
Award of Distinction
Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas
Houston's Top Lawyers
H Texas Magazine
Top Lawyers
Houstonia Magazine
Award of Distinction
Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas
Houston's Top Lawyers
H Texas Magazine
Top Lawyers
Houstonia Magazine
Pinnacle Award
Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas
For Painter Law Firm PLLC
Top Lawyers
Houstonia Magazine
Houston's Top Lawyers
H Texas Magazine
Houston's Top Lawyers
H Texas Magazine
Pinnacle Award
Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas
President's Award
Houston Bar Association
Top Lawyers
Houstonia Magazine
Houston's Top Lawyers
H Texas Magazine
Top Lawyers
Houstonia Magazine
Pinnacle Award
Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas
Order of the Polar Star
His Excellency Tsakhia Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia
Houston's Top Lawyers
H Texas Magazine
Pinnacle Award
Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas
AV Rating
Martindale Hubbel
Houston's Top Lawyers
H Texas Magazine
Award of Distinction
Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas
Painter Law Firm PLLC received this award for maintaining a superior commitment to ethics, overall excellence, and quality.
Texas Rising Star
Texas Super Lawyers
Houston's Top Lawyers
H Texas Magazine
Houston's Top Lawyers for the People
H Texas Magazine
Award of Distinction
Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas
Painter Law Firm PLLC received this award for maintaining a superior commitment to ethics, overall excellence, and quality.
Houston's Top Lawyers
H Texas Magazine
Houston's Top Lawyers for the People
H Texas Magazine
Pinnacle Award
Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas
Painter Law Firm PLLC received this award for maintaining a superior commitment to ethics, overall excellence, and quality.
Houston's Top Lawyers
H Texas Magazine
Houston's Top Lawyers for the People
H Texas Magazine
Texas Pro-Life Attorney of the Year
Texas Right to Life
Robert Painter was recognized as the 2008 Texas Pro-Life Attorney of the Year for his extensive work in futility review cases under the Texas Advance Directives Act of 1999.
Pinnacle Award
Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas
Painter Law Firm PLLC received this award for maintaining a superior commitment to ethics, overall excellence, and quality.
Texas Rising Star
Texas Super Lawyers
Houston's Top Lawyers for the People
H Texas Magazine
Professional Associations
Houston Bar Association
Board of Directors
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Houston Bar Association, Law and the Media Committee
Co-Chair
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Houston Lawyer Referral Service
Board of Directors
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Harris County Dispute Resolution Center
Board of Directors
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Houston Bar Association
Continuing Legal Education Committee
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Texas Bar Journal (official State Bar of Texas magazine)
Editorial Board
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The Crown College
Board of Directors
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Painter Law Firm
Surviving Hospitals: How Texas Law Allows Health Care Providers To End Treatment
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Activities: www.survivinghospitals.com
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Houston Northwest Bar Association
Member
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College of the State Bar of Texas
Member
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Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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Activities: Board of Directors, 2009-2010
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Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
- Current
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State Bar of Texas # 24013284
Member
- Current
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Houston Bar Association
Member
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Houston Bar Association
Board of Directors
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Houston Bar Association
Judicial Polls Committee
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Houston Bar Association Administration of Justice Committee
Member
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Texas Repertory Theatre
Chairman, Board of Directors
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The Houston Lawyer (official Houston Bar Association magazine)
Editor-in-Chief
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Christchurch Baptist Fellowship
Chairman, Board of Deacons
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Activities: Chairman, 2008
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Leadership Houston
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
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Strake Foundation
Board of Directors
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Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce
Chairman, Board of Directors
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Activities: Member, Board of Directors, 2007-Current
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Texas Right to Life
Symposium Speaker, Legal issues concerning medical futility and brain death
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Houston Lawyer Magazine
Article: Major Changes to the Minerals Management Service and Off-Shore Drilling Regulation in the Aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Explosion
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Activities: http://www.thehoustonlawyer.com/aa_sep10/page28.htm
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Christchurch Baptist Fellowship
Chairman, Board of Deacons
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Binti Lee Will Never Speak the Same After a Houston Hospital Misdiagnosed Her Stroke
Houston Press
Access to Medicine Through the Emergency Room
The Houston Lawyer magazine
Chapter 74 Update
The Houston Lawyer magazine
Major Changes to the Minerals Management Service and Off-Shore Drilling Regulation in the Aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Explosion
The Houston Lawyer magazine
Developments in Advance Directives
Houston Lawyer magazine
Developments in Texas Advance Directives
The Houston Lawyer magazine
'Death panels' exist already
Washington Times
Doctors vs. Parents: Who Decides Right to Life?
Houston Press
Speaking Engagements
From Country Clubs to Dinosaurs: The Ethics of Injunctive Relief, Houston Northwest Bar Association, Houston, TX
Houston Northwest Bar Association
Death Panels Under Texas Law, Healthcare Reform Town Hall Meeting, Faith Assembly of God Church, Houston, TX
Healthcare Reform Town Hall Meeting, Faith Assembly of God Church
Death Panels Under Texas Law, Healthcare Reform Town Hall Meeting, Copperfield Baptist Church, Houston, TX
Healthcare Reform Town Hall Meeting, Copperfield Baptist Church
From the Trenches: Medical Malpractice Cases Under Chapter 74, Houston Northwest Bar Association, Houston, TX
Houston Northwest Bar Association
Chapter 74 Medical Malpractice Update, Houston Bar Association, Litigation Section, Houston, TX
Houston Bar Association, Litigation Section
Emergency Medical Services Liability, Deer Park Fire Department Annual EMS Training, Deer Park, TX
Deer Park Fire Department
Texas Medical Futility Law (a/k/a 'Death Panel Statute'), Houston Disability and Elder Law Association, Houston, TX
Houston Disability and Elder Law Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Videos
Hi I'm Robert Painter, and today we are going to be talking about a birth injury called Erb's palsy, or also known as a brachial plexus injury.  

Now the...Brachial plexus injuries/Erb's Palsy from birth

Hi I'm Robert Painter, and today we are going to be talking about a birth injury called Erb's palsy, or also known as a brachial plexus injury. Now the...

Hi. I'm Robert Painter. Today I want to talk to you about brain injuries, and one specific tip on how you can avoid brain injuries during a hospitalization.

There are a...Avoiding Brain Injuries

Hi. I'm Robert Painter. Today I want to talk to you about brain injuries, and one specific tip on how you can avoid brain injuries during a hospitalization. There are a...

Today we're going to speak about something that happens in every prenatal visit—or at least it should in any prenatal visit with an OB/GYN—and that's the fundal height measurement. I'll...Prenatal Visits & Fundal Height Measurement Can Save Lives

Today we're going to speak about something that happens in every prenatal visit—or at least it should in any prenatal visit with an OB/GYN—and that's the fundal height measurement. I'll...

With the holiday season upon us there are two things I want to talk to you about today that can keep you and your family safe when it comes to...Holiday seasons see an increase in dangerous hospital errors

With the holiday season upon us there are two things I want to talk to you about today that can keep you and your family safe when it comes to...

Watch fetal movements & prevent brain injury

One of most rewarding things about helping people as an attorney in the area of medical malpractice is I get to learn a lot...Watch fetal movements & prevent brain injury

Watch fetal movements & prevent brain injury One of most rewarding things about helping people as an attorney in the area of medical malpractice is I get to learn a lot...

Many people do not realize that hospitals are dangerous places. Studies have shown that nearly 100,000 people die each year from preventable medical errors. In my practice, the most common...Good Hospital Communication Saves Lives

Many people do not realize that hospitals are dangerous places. Studies have shown that nearly 100,000 people die each year from preventable medical errors. In my practice, the most common...

'The Minute Lawyer' Series by Robert W. Painter
www.painterfirm.com
Painter Law Firm PLLC, Houston, TXHospital Death Panels in Texas

'The Minute Lawyer' Series by Robert W. Painter www.painterfirm.com Painter Law Firm PLLC, Houston, TX

How a hospital committee can stop your health care when you want it to continue.Intro to the Texas Advance Directives Act (the death panel law), Part B

How a hospital committee can stop your health care when you want it to continue.

What happens after the hospital committee decides that your health care will stop.Intro to the Texas Advance Directives Act (the death panel law), Part C

What happens after the hospital committee decides that your health care will stop.

What happens after the hospital committee decides that your health care will stop.Intro to the Texas Advance Directives Act (the death panel law), Part C

What happens after the hospital committee decides that your health care will stop.

What happens after the hospital committee decides that your health care will stop.Intro to the Texas Advance Directives Act (the death panel law), Part C

What happens after the hospital committee decides that your health care will stop.

Contact & Map
Painter Law Firm PLLC
12750 Champion Forest Drive
Houston, TX 77066
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Telephone: (281) 580-8800
Telephone: (281) 580-8800