"We let our clients know that the key to success, financially and emotionally, is learning to operate as a divorced couple rather than a married couple. The rules as you once knew them no longer apply."
Managing Shareholder, PresidentPlano Board Certified
Rick Robertson’s family law clients are high net-worth individuals, A-level executives, pro athletes, entertainers and their spouses, but he never mentions their names and actions. His policy and that of KoonsFuller, P.C. Family Law is one of discretion. He respects the privacy of his clients above all else.
Rick Robertson is one of Collin County’s best-known divorce attorneys.
He has been selected one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Dallas-Fort Worth (Thomson Reuters, 2005 and 2015-2018), the Top 50 Attorneys in Texas (Thomson Reuters, 2012), has been nominated a Super Lawyer (2002-2019 Thomson Reuters), was featured on the cover of the 2011 Texas edition of Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters, 2011) and Awarded Best Go-To Lawyer for Texas Lawyer’s Go-To Guide.
Rick Robertson has been voted by his peers in D Magazine (2003-2019) as one of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas and Fort Worth.” He is also listed in a recent issue of The Best Lawyers In America and has been included among the best in his profession each year since 1997. He is Board Certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Mr. Robertson came to the family law firm after many years with the largest law firm in McKinney, Texas. He was raised in Austin and attended the University of Texas for both his undergraduate and law degrees.
A Fellow in the Texas Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation, he also serves on the board of directors of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists.
Rick Robertson has written articles and made presentations on family law issues to local, state and national bar associations.
In 2011 he was the first family attorney to appear on the cover of Super Lawyers. His article, written by Paul Sweeney covered Family Law in the Age of Facebook. An excerpt is included here: “Call her Ms. Smith. She was single, fun and interested in men, she declared on her Facebook profile. Photographs on her page depicted her canoodling with her latest boyfriend at a Dallas cocktail lounge. A Budweiser sign is prominently displayed overhead. But for Rick Robertson, the family law attorney who was representing her soon-to-be ex-husband (call him Mr. Smith) in a divorce and child-custody dispute, Ms. Smith’s Facebook postings afforded a Perry Mason moment. Until then, Ms. Smith had successfully been denying her husband full visitation rights with his infant son on grounds that he was “abusive and had alcohol issues…” Read the full article
His peers recognize his expertise in the use of electronic evidence and the role of social media in the divorce process. In 2007, he won the award for the best paper written for presentation to legal groups by the State Bar of Texas, for his effective paper on the use of electronic evidence.
He also offers commentary on a wide variety of subjects to Metroplex radio stations. For Dallas radio station KLIF, Rick Robertson has commented on the uses of Facebook in court; what divorcing people need to know at tax time; and the situation of crowded family courts throughout the state. He was also interviewed on ABC Radio about international child custody laws.
Rick Robertson appears regularly on local Dallas-Fort Worth television. He appeared on KTVT News 11 in Fort Worth and on Good Morning Texas on WFAA-TV in Dallas to talk about the dangers of Facebook and other social media and their use in family law and divorce cases. See the WFAA-TV video here.
Rick Robertson also speaks to church and civic groups on staying married and the many challenges that face those who decide to divorce.
“We always offer clients the possibility of saving their marriages,” he says. “We don’t need to drum up business, and we would much rather see people get their lives in order. But if a divorce is inevitable, we are zealous advocates for them.”
Presentations and Appearances
- Guest, “Recording, Snooping and Tracking: What’s legal when going through divorce.” Guest on WFAA-TV Good Morning Texas. October, 2019.
- Speaker, “Business Entities and Divorce.” Presentation at Marriage Dissolution. April, 2019.
- Author, “Cutting Ties with a Narcissist.” D Magazine, July 16, 2019.
- Author, “How Can Digital Evidence Be Used to Help (Or Hurt) My Divorce Case?” D Magazine, January 1, 2019.
- University of Texas at Austin School of Law (1978)
- University of Texas at Austin (1976)
- Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists – Board of Directors
- Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists – Past President
- Texas Bar Foundation – Board Member
- Texas Family Law Council
- Collin County Bench Bar Foundation – Fellow
- Texas Bar Foundation and American Bar Foundation – Life Fellow
- Faculty, National Family Law Trial Institute – South Texas College of Law (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)
- New Frontiers in Marital Property Law, Co-director (2012)
- Advanced Trial Strategies, C0-director (2016)
- Advanced Family Law, Co-director (2018)
- Masters of Family Law Conference – Faculty (2019)
- Honoree, Texas Super Lawyers (2003-19)
- Top 100 Texas (2005, 2012, 2015-19)
- Top 100 DFW (2005, 2009, 2012, 2014-19)
- Legal Leaders: Top Rated Lawyers in Texas (2019)
- 2015 Texas Bar Association CLE Standing Ovation Award Recipient
- Recognized, Elite Lawyer by Elite Lawyer (2018)
- The Best Lawyers in America© in family law and family law mediation as recognized by Best Lawyers, LLC (1997-2020)
- Plano Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Plano” (2017)
- D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas” (2016-19)
- Board Certified, Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization