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Jackie Robinson



Jackie Robinson considers himself to be a litigation mechanic — he enjoys solving problems in the legal arena. A trial lawyer with an emphasis on premises, general defense litigation, and product liability, Jackie listens to his clients to determine their goals and focuses on getting the best results for them within that framework. Jackie’s clients include insurance companies and self-insured corporations, and are in industries as diverse as hospitality, retail and food manufacturing. He steadfastly protects their interests, seeking and employing cost effective alternatives whenever possible. With over 75+ trials tried to verdict, when the time comes to go to trial, he is prepared and ready to present the case with complete confidence.


Tarrant County’s Top Attorneys (Civil Litigation), Fort Worth, Texas, 2009

Top Attorneys (Personal Injury Defense), Fort Worth Magazine 2014 - Present


Civic & Professional

State Bar of Texas, Litigation Council

National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association

Texas Association of Defense Counsel; Vice President, Fort Worth/North Central Texas Area, 2005-2006; Dallas Area Vice President, 2006 -2007; Director at Large, 2007-2008

National Bar Association, Commercial Law Section

State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section, Jury Services Committee, Former Member, Planning Committee

Grievance Oversight Committee Appointed by the Texas Supreme Court, Attorney Member, 2019 - Present

Texas Minority Counsel Program

Fort Worth/Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association; President - 1990

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

American Board of Trial Advocates

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Central Texas Chapter, Past Board Member

Tarrant Area Food Bank, Past Board Member

State Bar Grievance Committee, 2012-2013, Panel Chair

State Bar Grievance Committee, 2010-2012, Panel Member

News & Insights


Client Alert:  House Bill 274 – “Loser Pays” – Brings Procedural Changes in State Court Litigation – June 10, 2011

“Judicial Diversity and a Comparison of Election vs. Appointment Systems” – 2011


  • State Bar of Texas, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern Districts of Texas
  •  Texas Supreme Court


University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1986

Morehouse College, B.A., 1978

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