Excellence with Cost Effective Results
ROBERT F. MARIS
Robert Maris practices in the areas of business, commercial law and litigation, involving mortgage lending, creditor-debtor relations, general business matters, contract disputes, construction and real estate disputes. Representing businesses and individuals throughout Texas, Mr. Maris handles a broad scope of state and federal litigation and appeals including matters before the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Maris has comprehensive knowledge of the courts and judges in northern Texas, derived from more than three decades of practice in federal and state courts. He also has extensive trial experience in many civil courts in the Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton and McKinney areas.
Robert’s philosophy is to find practical solutions to legal problems. While vigorously advocating his clients’ interests in all litigation, he first seeks alternative means to resolve civil and commercial disputes in his client’s favor, such as arbitration, contract negotiations, renegotiations, work-out arrangements and strategic use of mediation before going to trial.
Where litigation cannot be avoided, Robert works with clients along with firm associates to prepare winning cases by thorough investigation and discovery. He emphasizes efficient and careful case development, which avoids unnecessary costs and disruption to the client’s ongoing business activities.
Mr. Maris believes that any case worth trying is worth trying well, which his trial record demonstrates.
- Previous Work
Prior to rejoining Glast, Phillips & Murray, P.C., Robert Maris formed Maris & Lanier, P.C. in 1996 and practiced with other major Dallas law firms for 20 years. He worked in the Dallas/San Antonio/Houston firm of Glast, Phillips & Murray, P.C., formerly Glast & Miller, P.C., and the Dallas/Houston law firm of Maxwell, Godwin & Carlton, P.C., now Godwin, Pappas, Langley, Ronquillo, P.C. He was also a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Labor.
Listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, Robert Maris is among the select lawyers who have earned the AV Peer Review Rating. An AV rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.
Robert Maris was named Texas Monthly Super Lawyer®, for three consecutive years.
Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., 1974
Notes and Comments Editor, The Journal of Air Law and Commerce
The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1970
Dallas Bar Association, Business Litigation Section
State Bar of Texas, Business Litigation Section
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts
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