He has earned a BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® listing for his professionalism and ethics.

Robert W. St. Clair, a partner in FBSR&W, concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of bankruptcy, business/personal injury/employment litigation, and civil appellate matters. Robert has been certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in business bankruptcy law since 1988 and is a trained mediator. He practices in both state and federal courts in Texas (including bankruptcy) and bankruptcy courts in New Mexico and has tried many jury and bench trials during his 30-year legal career.

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, South Texas College of Law (1982)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting), Abilene Christian University (1979)

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

  • Attorney and Counselor-at-Law, Texas Supreme Court (1982)

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Texas (1982)
  • United States Supreme Court (1998)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (1988)
  • United States District and Bankruptcy Courts, Northern (1982), Western (1987), Eastern (1987), and Southern (1987) Districts of Texas

SPECIAL TRAINING

  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization (Business Bankruptcy) (1988 - Present)
  • Basic Mediation Training (40 hrs),The Dispute Resolution Training Institute™ , a Division of the Texas Dispute Resolution System™ (2011)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES

  • State Bar of Texas, 1982 – Present

    • Agricultural Law Committee, Member (1989-90)
    • Bankruptcy Section, Member
    • Litigation Section, Member
  • Lubbock County Bar Association, Member (1982-Present)
  • West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association, Member

(President 1997-98; Secretary 1989-90, 1993-94)

  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Texas Association of Mediators (Candidate for Membership, 2011)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Fargason, Booth, St. Clair, Richards & Wilkins, L.L.P., Lubbock, Texas (Partner, 1994 – Present)
  • St. Clair Law Office, Lubbock, Texas (1993-94)
  • Curry, Curry & Robinson, P.C. Lubbock, Texas (1986-93)
  • James A. Walters & Associates, Inc., Lubbock, Texas (1982-86)

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Robert has been a member and actively involved in Sunset Church of Christ, Lubbock, Texas since 1982 and was a deacon at the church for many years. He served for several years as an officer and coach with Midwest Little League in Lubbock. Additionally, Robert served on the board of directors of Whisperwood Home Owners’ Association and was president of the board for several years.