Robert grew up in San Antonio, TX, the son of a pharmaceutical sales representative.  As an adolescent, Robert excelled in science and math.  In his spare time, he refereed youth soccer and worked as a camp counselor.

Having always had a strong interest in the world in which we live, as well as an aptitude for methodical logic and reasoning, Robert’s first academic pursuit led him to Baylor University, where he earned his BA in Biology, then onto a career as a cancer research scientist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. It was here, researching and investigating causes of cancer, that he developed a passion for advocacy and decided to change course and transition from science to law. He attended South Texas College of Law, where he earned his law degree and was a Dean’s Fellowship Recipient and president of the Health Law Society.

Prior to joining Hagans, Robert spent over twenty years representing cancer victims in toxic exposure cases, specifically silica, asbestos, and benzene exposure.  He also focused on representing clients injured or killed by pharmaceutical drugs and other product defects.

His scientific research background is a significant advantage to our clients in that the fundamental building blocks in any case rely on a strong foundation comprised of facts and the ability to detangle and cull relevant information. Additionally, Robert has the ability to take complex concepts and explain them in an easy-to-understand manner.

Outside of the office, Robert enjoys spending time with his wife and four children and is involved with the Alamo Defenders Descendants Association, the Texas Bar Foundation, and the Baylor Bear Foundation.


  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 2001
  • Baylor University, B.A., 1997


  • State of Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas