- B.B.A., Baylor University, 1991 with honors
- J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 1993
Admitted to Practice:
- State Bar of Texas, 1994
- U.S. District Courts for the Western, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas
- Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law
- American Association of Justice
- American Bar Association
- Houston Police Department (Former Commissioner)
- State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee (Former Member)
- Asian American Bar Association (Past President)
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- Houston Bar Association
- Life Member – Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Board Member – Trinity Classical School
- Board Member (Emeritus) – Every Village
Robert S. Kwok
Mr. Kwok hails from Clear Lake City, Texas where he served as Class President and played “all State” 5A Texas Football. Mr. Kwok earned his BBA from Baylor University in 1991, attending on the Presidential Scholarship and graduating as the Hankamer School of Business Outstanding Student. He then earned his JD from The University of Houston Law Center in 1993, graduating early. In 1993, Mr. Kwok entered private practice with a small Plaintiff’s firm in Houston. Three years later, Mr. Kwok founded Robert Kwok & Associates, LLP with one paralegal, representing people in car wrecks, catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases.
In 2004, Mr. Kwok won a record setting jury verdict in Brazoria County, Texas, in a hard fought dangerous railroad crossing wrongful death case against the Union Pacific Railroad. The jury returned a record-setting verdict of $18.2 million in favor of Mr. Kwok’s clients.
In 2005, Mr. Kwok was honored to file the first wrongful death lawsuit arising from the tragic BP Amoco refinery explosion in Texas City. Mr. Kwok settled the fatality case and a group of injury cases, except for one. In the fall of 2007, Mr. Kwok got to try his last BP explosion case to a Galveston County jury. After conducting voir dire of 200+ Galveston County residents, Mr. Kwok and the Plaintiffs seated a jury and the case settled that same night.
From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Kwok was honored to represent a group of ladies who took the dangerous prescription drug, Paxil, during their pregnancy. Mr. Kwok filed the lead case in Brazoria County, Texas and eventually garnered a confidential settlement with lifetime payments to the family.
In 2011, Mr. Kwok honored the achievements of long-time friend and law partner Thomas Daniel by changing the firm’s name to Kwok Daniel Ltd LLP, expanding the firm’s services to clients statewide and nationally, in Beaumont, New Orleans, San Antonio, Dallas, Oklahoma, and Los Angeles. The firm routinely handles one of the highest volume practices in the City, with 1000+ active files.
In 2012, Mr. Kwok and the litigation team were honored to file a wrongful death lawsuit arising from the June 2, 2012 Channelview explosion for the family of a welder (and injured co-workers) killed at the Oiltanking Houston terminal. After 17 months of litigation, Mr. Kwok conducted voir dire of 150 potential jurors and seated a jury of 12 and 2 alternates. After 5 1/2 weeks of trial, and 3 days of deliberations, the jury returned a record-setting verdict of $20.2 million in favor of Mr. Kwok’s clients. It was the top verdict in Harris County for 2013 and a top 100 verdict nationwide for 2013, landing Mr. Kwok in the Texas Lawyers Hall of fame.
Over the past 2 decades, Mr. Kwok has successfully represented individuals and classes in the prosecution of serious injury/fatality cases – workplace explosion deaths/injuries, workplace burns/amputations, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, defective products, defective drugs, and wrongful death suits against automobile and tire manufacturers, chemical plants, oil refineries and other corporate giants. Mr. Kwok has taken on and successfully tried to jury verdict or settled significant six, seven and eight figure cases against Oiltanking Partners, British Petroleum, Union Pacific Railroad, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, GlaxoSmith Kline, General Motors, Ford, Honda, Toyota, Isuzu, Nissan, Bridgestone/Firestone, Exxon, Phillips 66, and most 18-wheeler & insurance corporate defendants.
From 2008 to 2019, Mr. Kwok has been voted by his peers a “Texas Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters, featured in Texas Monthly Magazine. In 2012, 2013, and 2019, Texas Super Lawyers appointed Mr. Kwok to their Blue Ribbon nominating committee, helping with the selection process. Being a Super Lawyer places Mr. Kwok in the top 5% of all attorneys in the State of Texas.
Mr. Kwok is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. On the road to getting board certified until present, Mr. Kwok has been part of 100+ jury trial verdicts, devoting his entire legal career to representing individuals in civil litigation across the country. Many of Mr. Kwok’s jury trials have been followed by local and national news agencies, including the Houston Chronicle, the Galveston County Daily News, KPRC Channel 2, KHOU Channel 11, Texas Lawyer, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Business Week, Bloomberg, MSNBC, USA Today, Fox News, Dow Jones News Wires and various trial magazines and publications.
Mr. Kwok is individually rated “AV Pre-eminent” by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory – the directory’s highest rating. Mr. Kwok has also taught continuing legal education seminars in Harris and Matagorda Counties, with an emphasis on jury selection and proving up damages.
Mr. Kwok speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, and studies Cantonese, Vietnamese and Spanish. Mr. Kwok has taught Bible at Second Baptist Church for over a decade, serving with wife, Karen, and their four children. Mr. Kwok sits on the board of Trinity Classical School where the Kwok kids attend school as part of a classical hybrid home-school program. The Kwok family is passionate about accelerated Bible translations through Seed Company & building water wells in South Sudan through Every Village – with a portion of all profits supporting local churches, ministries and world missions.