Personal Injury Lawyer Robert A. Kraft - Of Counsel

Overview

Warning — this page is all about me. You don’t have to read the whole page before making your decision to hire a lawyer.

If you’re looking for a friendly and honest law firm you’ve come to the right place here at Kraft & Associates, P.C. That’s the most important thing you need to know.

I am no longer a partner at Kraft & Associates, P.C., but I was a founder of the firm way back in 1979. I am now Of Counsel.

I’ve been representing injured, disabled, and elderly people for 50 years, and it’s what I love to do. The great feeling of making a real difference in people’s lives is what keeps me coming to the office every day. This firm celebrated its 40th anniversary in October 2019. I worked at another personal injury firm before starting this one.

Our firm represents people who are in unfair fights. Some are car wreck victims fighting big insurance companies. Some are physically or mentally disabled people fighting the huge bureaucracy at the Social Security Administration or at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

I understand and sympathize with working people because I come from a working family myself. My father was a letter carrier for the post office, and my mother was a bank teller. I didn’t have the luxury of being born to wealthy parents, but I think I got the two best parents anyone could ever hope to have.

I’ve been working part-time or full-time since junior high. I started by mowing yards around our neighborhood and had a few other odd jobs as a kid. In high school, I worked two years at Putt-Putt Golf Course in Waco — maybe the best job ever.

At Baylor, I worked part-time in the Texas History Collection, which is a library of valuable old books about Texas. Later I started working full-time at the Waco Tribune-Herald newspaper, first as a copy boy and then as an engraver. I worked the night shift during the week and worked a double shift on Saturdays. I put myself through Baylor undergraduate school and law school that way (with help from government student loans).

While attending Baylor I met and married my beautiful wife. In 2019 we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. I was 21 when we got married, and only 23 when I graduated from law school and started practicing law in Dallas.

My wife and I have two beautiful daughters, both grown and married, and we have been blessed with a terrific grandson from each daughter, and finally a granddaughter also!

On October 15, 2002, I was proud to be admitted in person to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. The swearing-in ceremony was performed by Chief Justice William Rehnquist, with the full Supreme Court in session.

OK, that’s pretty much my entire life story. Thank you to anyone who read the whole thing. I feel a little silly putting all this information here, but I’ve been told that lengthy lawyer bios are “the thing to do” these days.

The main thing to know is that I’m just like you. I understand your situation, and I want to help you. And all the people at this law firm feel the same way I do. Please call us and let us try to solve your legal problems.

Membership & Positions

General:

  • Born in Waco, Texas. Married since 1969, two beautiful daughters – one lawyer, one teacher. Two handsome grandsons and one gorgeous granddaughter

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Education

  • Undergraduate: Baylor University, B.B.A.
  • Law: Baylor University School of Law, J.D. 1971

Presentation & Contributions

Recent Presentations:

  • 2020, Addison, Texas
    Sponsor: North Dallas Bar Association
    Topic: The Impact of Technology on Lawyer Mental Health
  • 2019, Addison, Texas
    Sponsor: North Dallas Bar Association
    Topic: Website Ethics for Lawyers
  • 2018, Addison, Texas
    Sponsor: North Dallas Bar Association
    Topic: The Ethics of Getting Clients and Managing Staff
  • 2017, Dallas, Texas
    Sponsor: North Dallas Bar Association
    Topic: Legal Aspects of Distracted Driving
  • 2015, Farmers Branch, Texas
    Sponsor: North Dallas Bar Association
    Topic: Volunteer Opportunities for Texas Lawyers
  • 2014, Dallas, Texas
    Sponsor: North Dallas Bar Association
    Topic: Ethical Issues in Representing Injured or Disabled Clients
  • 2013, Addison, Texas
    Sponsor: North Dallas Bar Association
    Topic: Ethical Duty to Use the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program
  • 2013, Addison, Texas
    Sponsor: North Dallas Bar Association
    Topic: Legal Hazards of Hiring Household Help
  • 2012, Kaufman, Texas
    Sponsor: Kaufman County Bar Association
    Topic: Medicaid Planning and VA Pension Benefits
  • 2012, Dallas, Texas
    Sponsor: Dallas Bar Association, Media Relations Committee
    Topic: Ethical Considerations of Use of Social Media
  • 2012, Dallas, Texas
    Sponsor: Dallas Bar Association, Senior Lawyers Committee
    Topic: Medicaid Planning and VA Pension Benefits
  • 2012, Dallas, Texas
    Sponsor: Dallas Bar Association, North Dallas Clinic
    Topic: Medicaid Planning and VA Pension Benefits
  • 2011, Dallas, Texas
    Sponsor: Medallion Assisted Living Center
    Topic: VA Pension Benefits
  • 2011, Plano, Texas
    Sponsor: LifeCare Hospitals of Plano
    Topic: Long Term Care Options
  • 2011, Irving, Texas
    Sponsor: Heritage Senior Center of Irving
    Topic: VA Pension Benefits
  • 2011, Irving, Texas
    Sponsor: Heritage Senior Center of Irving
    Topic: Medicaid Planning for Long Term Care
  • 2011, Dallas, Texas
    Sponsor: North Dallas Bar Association
    Topic: Medicaid Planning and VA Pension Benefits
  • 2009, Cary, North Carolina
    Sponsor: Personal Injury Lawyers Marketing and Management Association
    Topic: Attracting Clients Through Blogging
  • 2009, Dallas, Texas
    Sponsor: International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
    Topic: Using Avvo & Twitter to Build Your Law Practice
  • 2008, Phoenix, Arizona
    Sponsor: ATLAS Lawyer Group
    Topic: Client Relationship Marketing
  • 2008, Austin, Texas
    Sponsor: State Bar of Texas
    Topic: The Ethics of Law Firm Blogs
  • 2008, Durham, North Carolina
    Sponsor: Lawyers Inner Circle
    Topic: Internet Social Networking for Lawyers
  • 2007, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    Sponsor: Lawyers Inner Circle
    Topic: Marketing to Your Client Base
  • 2006, Dallas, Texas
    Sponsor: Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
    Topic: Preventing Employee Turnover
  • 2005, Dallas, Texas
    Sponsor: Carrollton Bar Association
    Topic: Ethical Attorney Advertising
  • 2004, Dallas, Texas
    Sponsor: North Dallas Bar Association
    Topic: New Rules for Attorney Advertising

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