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Robert Abtahi

Attorney at Law

Robert Abtahi is a Dallas lawyer that represents clients in a variety of matters, with an emphasis on providing aggressive and efficient representation. Robert started his career as a tax attorney with the world’s third-largest professional services firm. He then spent years as a Dallas Assistant City Attorney focusing on crime reduction in Southern Dallas. In 2011 he left for private practice and started Texas Defenders. He is committed to providing clients with smart, experienced and cost-effective legal representation.

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Bar Admissions

  • Texas State Bar, 2007


  • J.D. - Southern Methodist University, 2007

  • B.S. - University of Texas at Austin

Professional Associations

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas


  • County Court at Law 3, Dallas, Texas


  • State Bar of Texas

  • The College of the State Bar of Texas

  • Dallas Bar Association

  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program and Legal Aid of Northwest Texas

  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

  • Alpha Kappa Psi Iota Exes

  • Mayor’s Southern Dallas Task Force


  • Special Recognition – Mayor Mike Rawlings 2019

  • The White House - Drum Major for Service Award 2012

  • Dallas City Plan Commission – Recognition of Service 2012

  • Texas National Guard Joint Counterdrug Taskforce – Challenge Coin Recipient


  • Law Review, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, Articles Editor