Robert J. Bogdanowicz III

Robert J. Bogdanowicz III


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Rob is the "go to" lawyer for his clients when a dispute arises, no matter the issue. He is a trial lawyer who routinely appears on both sides of the docket, regardless if his client is a giant, multi-billion dollar company or an individual seeking justice.

Rob's peers have recognized his commitment to excellence; he has been named a Texas Rising Star each of the past five years by Super Lawyers®. Selection to this list is a distinction limited to 2.5% of all lawyers in Texas.

Rob has tried lawsuits in state courts, federal courts, and before arbitration panels for both plaintiffs and defendants. He has gone toe-to-toe against some of the most accomplished and revered trial attorneys in the country - and emerged victorious. That said, his successes are not limited to courtroom victories alone; in 2013, Rob obtained one of the top ten reported settlements in Texas according to VerdictSearch in a complex construction defect lawsuit.

A New York native, Rob made his way to Texas after graduating from Rutgers University in New Jersey to attend Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he earned Dean's List honors and was one of only ten graduates named to the Order of Barristers, a prestigious honor society recognizing outstanding advocacy skills. Before joining Deans & Lyons, Rob practiced with a large, full-service national law firm.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Noncompete & Nondisclosure Agreements
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Securities Litigation
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law
    • J.D. - 2008
    • Honors: Order of Barristers
    • Honors: Dean’s List
  • Rutgers University
    • B.A. - 2005
    • Major: English Literature

Published Works

  • Makin' It Rain: An Associate's Guide to Bringing in Business, DAYL Dicta, TYLA eNews, 9/2011, 11/2011
  • Clean Out Your Desk, But Leave Your Twitter Account, DAYL Dicta, 4/2012
  • Making the Transition : A Mentoring Case Study, Texas Bar Journal, Vol. 75, No. 5, 5/2012
  • To Appeal or Not to Appeal: That is the Ethical Question, Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, 5/2013
  • Company Warfare: Navigating Common Pitfalls of a Business Divorce Lawsuit, DAYL Dicta, 3/2014


  • Speaker, "Social Media in Litigation: Ha! Ha! I'm Using the Internets", February 2012, Texas Association of Defense Counsel's Winter Seminar
  • Speaker, "R U Safe" Protecting Yourself Online, May 2011, Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Speaker, "When the Jury Box Becomes Pandora's Box: The Dangers of the Online Juror", June 2011, Collin County Bench Bar Conference
  • Speaker, "Discovery", Evidentiary & Ethical Considerations on the Use of Social Media Evidence, November 2011, State Farm Corporate Law Department CLE
  • Speaker, "Crafting Your Closing Argument", May 2009, Winning Mock Trial Academy
  • Speaker, "Social Media Evidence in Personal Injury Litigation: Admissibility Challenges", November 2013, Strafford CLE Seminar
  • Speaker, "The Use of Social Media Evidence", March 2014, State Bar of Texas, Paralegal Division CLE
  • Panel Member, "Putting Your Best Professional Foot Forward", May 2014, CLE at Belo Mansion

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Texas, Rising Star 2012 - 2016
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Service Award, 2011
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers "One to Watch", 2010
  • Avvo 10.0 "Superb" Rating

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The William "Mac" Taylor American Inn of Court, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Board of Directors, 2012 - 2014
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Leadership Class, 2010
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Committee Chair (Equal Access to Justice Committee, Membership Committee)
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow