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Robert L Keates

Robert L Keates

Keates Law Firm, Austin Criminal Defense
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law
  • California, District of Columbia, New York, Texas
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Robert Keates has clerked for a Federal Judge in the 5th Circuit (Texas, Lousiana), as well as worked for the California Innocence Project. He has argued motions and prepared cases with the Federal Defenders of San Diego, and was employed over five years with the Orange County Public Defender's Office. At that office, Robert was immediately assigned to jury trials, and advanced quickly to handle a large caseload of serious felony and misdemeanor jury trials for both adults and juveniles. In 2008, Robert Keates was awarded the Don Simms Award for 'Trial Attorney of the Year' within the Public Defender's Office. He was also the recipient of eight "Litigator of the Month" awards for Trial work while representing Juveniles.

Education and Law School
Robert Keates received his Law Degree (J.D.) from Hofstra University School of Law. After graduating with concentrations in both Criminal Law and Constitutional Law, he obtained his Masters of Law Degree (LL.M.) in Criminal Law from Western School of Law, one of only two Universities at the time in the United States that offered such a program and degree.

Get to Know Robert!
Robert is a husband and father, and enjoys music and traveling when not practicing law. He brews his own beer, plays guitar and banjo, and enjoys carpentry and woodworking when the mood suits him. He has backpacked and traveled throughout Eastern Europe and Russia, been to almost all 50 States, and can often be seen driving his old pickup around town on the weekends.

Hofstra Univ School of Law
Law Degree
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Professional Experience
Keates Law FIrm
- Current
Don Simms Trial Attorney Award
OCPD's Office
Professional Associations
Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
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DUI Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
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Travis County
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24067701
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Websites & Blogs
Austin Criminal Lawyer
Contact & Map
Keates Law Firm
901 South Mopac Expy
Austin, TX 78746
Telephone: (512) 761-5297
Cell: (512) 800-3741
Fax: (512) 870-9403
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: After Hours upon Request. 24 hour answering service.