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When you hire Braden, Varner & Aldous, P.C. you will receive the personal attention of an accomplished and experienced trial lawyer. You will have access to your attorneys at all times, and your telephone calls and e-mails will usually be returned on the same day.

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Mike Braden - in memoriam

Steve Aldous

Bobby Varner


Steven E. Aldous

Steve Aldous has been trying civil cases before juries, judges and arbitrators for more than 18 years. Steve has tried cases ranging from medical malpractice to trade secret protection, from pharmaceutical liability to breach of contract, from all types of wrongful death to securities fraud. Steve has tried cases all over the State of Texas and Oklahoma. In addition to trying cases, Steve has successfully briefed and argued appeals in the Texas Supreme Court, the Dallas, Austin, Eastland and Fort Worth Courts of Appeals, the United States Courts of Appeals in the Fifth and Tenth Circuits, and the Alaska Supreme Court. Steve believes that the variety of cases he has tried, and argued on appeal, translates into a tangible benefit for all of his clients.

Steve graduated from The University of Texas with a BBA in Finance in 1984. He went on to law school at the University of Houston where he received his JD cum laude in 1987. At law school, Steve was awarded membership in the Order of the Barons, an honor bestowed to those in the top fifteen percent of their class after sixty hours of credit, and awarded membership in the Order of the Coif, an honor bestowed on those who graduate in the top ten percent of their class. After law school, Steve clerked for the Honorable Paul Brown, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas. After his clerkship, Steve went to work for the prestigious Dallas law firm of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, where he first met Bobby Varner and Mike Braden.

Steve's Civil Trial Law practice focuses on all serious personal injuries no matter what the cause, business litigation of all types, and securities fraud. Steve is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization - an honor held by less than three percent of the lawyers admitted to practice law in Texas. In addition, Steve is "AV" rated by the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory-the highest rating available. Steve is admitted to practice before all state courts in Texas, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas, the United States Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 10th Circuits and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the ABA, the TBA, and the Dallas Bar Association. Steve was raised in Lake Jackson, Texas, and moved to North Texas in 1987.

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Robert R. Varner, Jr.

Bobby Varner has a wealth of real world experience that has proven to be invaluable when coming to the rescue of his clients. Bobby's life experiences, unmatched by most in his profession, make him uniquely qualified to handle a broad range of catastrophic personal injury and business injury cases. Bobby is an experienced heavy equipment operator, coal miner, cattle rancher, farm equipment operator, motorcyclist, and certified rescue diver. He has operated railroad locomotives, worked as an emergency medical technician and CPR instructor, a security guard, a bouncer, an embalmer, a grocer and is an active real estate investor who has owned and operated several businesses. He is also an instrument-rated private pilot, actively flying his own aircraft to complete missions for Angel Flight (providing free air transportation for sick and terminally ill patients) and the Homeland Security Emergency Air Transportation System (providing volunteer pilot services to respond to small local and major national disasters or tragedies).

Bobby has used his vast experience to handle cases filed across the country -- from Massachusetts, to Virginia, to Washington, to California, to Arizona and all across the great State of Texas. Bobby has tried numerous cases and has acted as lead counsel in a variety of cases in different areas of the law. Bobby concentrates on catastrophic personal injury and death cases, with an emphasis on aviation, auto, trucking and construction equipment accidents, industrial explosions, defective products and work-related accidents. He also focuses on commercial litigation, often representing minority shareholders and small companies who have suffered from the abuse of power by larger companies and interests. Bobby has represented several Fortune 500 companies, and is currently General Counsel for a leading fractional aircraft ownership company.

Bobby takes pride in his availability to clients, handling only a few select cases, and returning every phone call and every e-mail, every day. In addition to business contact information, every client has access to his home phone, fax, e-mail and mobile numbers.

Bobby graduated from the University of Virginia's College at Wise with a B.S. in Biology in 1984. After working for four years, Bobby returned to school and graduated from one of the top law schools in the country -- the University of Virginia School of Law (ranked number seven), where he was a member of the Virginia Tax Review. After law school, Bobby went to work for the prestigious Dallas law firm of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, where he first met Steve Aldous and Mike Braden. After only two years of practice, Bobby was offered a shareholder position and along with Steve Aldous, helped establish the Dallas law firm of Sayles & Lidji, P.C.

Bobby is admitted to practice in Texas and Virginia, the United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Bobby's special invitations and memberships include: the American Bar Association; the Dallas County Bar Association; the Association of Trial Lawyers of America; the Texas Trial Lawyers Association; the American Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Texas Trial Lawyers; the Top Trial Lawyers in America; the Lawyer Pilots Bar Association; the Verdict Club, Premier Trial Lawyers (based on reputation for outstanding case results); the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (based on verdicts and/or settlements of more than $1MM); the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (based on verdicts and/or settlements in the multi-millions of dollars); the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (as one of the most highly regarded practices in America); Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating (the preeminent rating indicating the highest level of legal ability and ethics the pinnacle of professional excellence); Texas Super Lawyers 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008; Texas State Advisory Board of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (acceptance limited to 25 lawyers in all of Texas); Helicopter Association International; Strathmore's Who's Who (acceptance limited to those who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in the profession); Continental Who's Who Registry of National Business Leaders; America's Premier Lawyers; America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals; Cambridge's Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals; the Global Directory of Who's Who.

See Bobby's attorney profile on Findlaw.

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Braden, Varner & Aldous, P.C. serves clients throughout all of Texas, including, but not limited to, the cities of Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, Corpus Christi, Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen, Marshall, and the counties of Tarrant County, Brazoria County, Hidalgo County and Collin County.
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