About Keates Law Firm


Robert Keates
Attorney at Law

Criminal Defense & Jury Trials

Robert has been a criminal defense attorney for over 16 years. He has handled serious felony and misdemeanors in County Courts, District Courts, State Court, and at the federal level. He also practices Juvenile Law.

He has clerked for a Federal Judge, written briefs/motions and investigated for the Innocence Project, and was a trial attorney with a Public Defender's Office early in his legal career.

Robert makes himself available to his clients through personal cell phone, email, and is okay with text messages. He prides himself on handling each case personally -- no junior attorneys or recent law school graduates handle clients cases. Only Robert.

Read more about Attorney Robert Keates here.

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 Canada, Eastern Europe and Western Asia, been to almost all 50 States, and can often be seen driving his old 1989 Ford pickup around town on the weekends.

Our Principles

  • We focus on YOUR needs, whether it's dismissal, avoiding probation, or avoiding jail
  • Direct Access to Attorney's Cell and Email
  • Calls and Emails Answered.
  • You're in Control of Your Case
  • No Hidden or Added Fees for Hearings, Motions, etc...
  • Open and Transparent "No Interest" Payment Plans
  • We Treat Clients like Family!
  • Track Record of Dismissals and Reductions!
  • Discounted Expunctions after dismissal!
  • Office is just blocks from the Courthouse.
  • Practice ONLY Criminal Defense.

Our Story

With over 16 Years of Experience, the Keates Law Firm represents the accused on a variety of Criminal Offenses, from DWI, Marijuana and Drug Defense, Theft, Assaults, and other felonies and misdemeanors in Travis County.

A hallmark of the Firm's practice is the belief that a client is entitled to be informed of everything that is happening with respect to the client's case. We work closely with each client to promote open communication, empowering Clients with the knowledge and information to effectively assist in the representation of the case. We provide direct access to the Attorney via email and cell phone, and we return calls and will spend the time necessary to ensure you're educated about the criminal justice process and your case options.

Our Reviews

Testimonials, and Reviews from Former Clients.
  • Google Reviews
  • Yahoo Reviews
  • Judy's Book
  • AVVO Lawyer
  • Read Reviews

Our Affiliations

Professional Affiliations, Memberships, and other Groups.
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • NORML Legal Team
  • DUIDLA: DWI Defense Lawyer Association

Our Credentials

We are Fully Licensed, Accredited, and in Good Standing with:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Judy's Book
  • Austin Chamber of Commerce
  • Independent Texas Bar