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Robert E. Linkin is a partner in the firm’s complex litigation/dispute resolution group. Rob represents clients in complex litigation, securities litigation, and class action lawsuits. He brings more than 24 years of legal experience advising clients in business disputes, financial reporting, and commercial litigation.

Rob is well known in the legal industry as an accomplished litigator and class action attorney with both defense and plaintiff skills in the courtroom. He frequently serves as first chair trial attorney in multi-million-dollar cases and has an established reputation for developing and executing successful litigation strategies.

In addition to his complex litigation and class action work, Rob represents clients in investor claims, investment fraud, and stockbroker misconduct. He handles FINRA and AAA securities arbitration matters, and he is a consultant to publicly traded corporations on consumer protection matters, fiduciary matters, anti-trust matters, fraud claims, and complex state and federal securities matters.

Rob has developed a niche practice in entertainment law, representing independent labels and recordings artists in Austin. This practice area experience blends perfectly with MWM’s established entertainment practice headed by two partners in the LA office and now gives the firm great market position in two of the nation’s top entertainment cities.

Rob is a member of the State Bar of Texas and received his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.


  • South Austin Office
    807 Las Cimas Pkwy, Suite 300
    Austin, TX 78746


  • Yeshiva University , J.D., graduated 1995
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., graduated 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1996

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law


  • Best Lawyers in America, Woodward White, Inc.2022

Matson v. NIBCO, Inc.

Co-lead counsel for class in recently settled and approved Matson v. NIBCO, Inc. resulting in settlement fund valued at $8.1 million

Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation

Co-lead counsel for Japanese auto part manufacturer in In Re Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Mich.)

FINRA Arbitration

Lead counsel for founder of Fortune 500 Company in pending FINRA arbitration claim

Investment Fraud

Lead counsel for former 14-year major league baseball player against registered investment advisory firm, resulting in $6.7 million settlement

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