Robert Kraft

Robert Kraft

Kraft & Associates - Personal Injury, SS Disability, Medicaid Planning, VA Benefits Law. Call Us--We're Easy To Talk To.

Location
Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Industry
Law Practice

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Robert Kraft's Overview

Current
Past
  • Partner at Kraft & Johnson
  • Partner at Eakins & Kraft
Education
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Robert Kraft's Summary

Attorney and Owner -- Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, Medicaid Planning for Long-Term Care, Veterans Pension Benefits, and Elder Law. I have been a lawyer in Dallas, Texas since 1971, representing injured and disabled clients and families who need help planning for long-term care. Kraft & Associates has experienced attorneys and staff members. We have helped tens of thousands of clients over the years.

We represent clients in the fields of Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, Medicaid Planning for Long-Term Care, Veterans Pension Benefits, and Elder Law.

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Specialties

Rather than "specialties," which has a specific meaning for Texas lawyers, I am listing my practice areas: Personal Injury of all types, Social Security Disability at all levels, Medicaid Planning for Long-Term Care, Veterans Pension Benefits, and Elder Law. Please contact me if you have a question about any of these fields of law.

Robert Kraft's Experience

Law Practice industry

April 1999Present (15 years 7 months) 2777 Stemmons Freeway, Suite 1300 Dallas, Texas 75207

Kraft & Associates is a Dallas, Texas law firm representing people who have suffered personal injuries of any type, or who are making claims for Social Security disability. We also help people with Medicaid planning for long-term care and with claims for veterans pension benefits. Call us -- We're Easy To Talk To.

Law Practice industry

August 2010Present (4 years 3 months) 2777 Stemmons Freeway, Suite 1300 Dallas, Texas 75207

Medicaid Planning. Elder Law, Veterans Benefits

Partner

Kraft & Johnson

January 1988March 1999 (11 years 3 months)

Kraft & Johnson was a Dallas, Texas law firm representing people who suffered personal injuries and people making Social Security disability claims. The firm became Kraft & Associates in 1999.

Partner

Eakins & Kraft

October 1979December 1987 (8 years 3 months)

Eakins & Kraft was a Dallas, Texas law firm representing people who suffered personal injuries and people making Social Security disability claims. The firm became Eakins, Kraft & Johnson, then Kraft & Johnson in 1987, and Kraft & Associates in 1999.

Robert Kraft's Skills & Expertise

  1. Personal Injury
  2. Automobile Accidents
  3. Product Liability
  4. Wrongful Death
  5. Torts
  6. Social Security Disability
  7. Veterans Penion Benefits
  8. Elder Law
  9. Presentations on Veterans Pension Benefits
  10. Medicaid Planning for Long-Term Care
  11. Presentations on Medicaid Planning for Long-Term Care
  12. Injury
  13. Litigation
  14. Immigration Law
  15. Claim
  16. Long-term Care
  17. Medicaid
  18. Slip & Fall
  19. Public Speaking
  20. SEO
  21. Legal Marketing
  22. Law Firm Administration
  23. Legal Ethics
  24. Disability Law
  25. Blogging
  26. Social Media Marketing
  27. Facebook
  28. Personal Injury Litigation
  29. Family Law
  30. Trusts
  31. Trials
  32. Alternative Dispute Resolution
  33. Accident
  34. Bankruptcy
  35. Insurance Law
  36. Public Liability
  37. Medical Malpractice
  38. Trial Practice
  39. Mediation
  40. Class Actions
  41. Arbitration
  42. Powers of Attorney
  43. Attorneys
  44. Domestic Relations
  45. Legal Advice
  46. Wills
  47. Guardianship
  48. Estate Administration

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Robert Kraft's Certifications

  • Accredited to advise veterans on VA benefits

    • Department of Veterans Affairs
    • License 16604
  • Certified to provide continuing education units to licensed social workers

    • Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners

Robert Kraft's Organizations

  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association

    Director Emeritus
  • North Dallas Bar Association

    Director and Former President
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

    Sustaining Member
  • American Association for Justice

    Sustaining Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas

    Fellow
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives

    Sustaining Member
  • Personal Injury Lawyers Marketing & Management Association

    Advisory Board Member
  • State Bar of Texas

    Member
  • American Bar Association

    Member
  • Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism

    Member
  • ElderCounsel

    Member
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

    Member
  • Veterans Advocates Group of America

    Member
  • Senior Services Alliance, Irving Chamber of Commerce

    Member
  • Military Law Section, State Bar of Texas

    Member
  • Court of Veterans Appeal

    Licensed to practice since 1994
  • Department of Veterans Affairs

    Accredited by the VA to represent veterans

Robert Kraft's Publications

  • Seven Fatal Mistakes Texas Accident Victims Make - 2nd Edition

    • Word Association Publishers
    • 2012
    Authors: Robert Kraft

    This book includes:
    *Personal injury myths
    *How insurance adjusters operate
    *Why you don't need a lawyer in every accident case
    *One thing you absolutely should do before hiring a law firm
    *10 questions to ask before hiring a lawyer
    *The fee guarantee you should get before hiring a lawyer
    *The Client's Bill of Rights

  • Nine Fatal Mistakes Social Security Disability Claimants Make

    • Word Association Publishers
    • 2008
    Authors: Robert Kraft

    This book includes:
    *Social Security disability myths
    *How the Social Security disability system operates
    *Definitions of common Social Security disability terms
    *Disability Insurance Benefits vs. Supplemental Security Income
    *Eight questions to ask before hiring a law firm
    *One thing you absolutely should do before hiring a law firm
    *How Social Security disability attorney fees are calculated and paid
    *The Client's Bill of Rights

  • Legal Pitfalls When Hiring Domestic Help

    • American Bar Association
    • 2011
    Authors: Robert Kraft, Kathryn Kraft

    Think like a lawyer before you hire household help. The seemingly simple act of hiring a landscaper, house cleaner, sitter for an elderly parent, or any other domestic worker could actually turn into a much more complex transaction—one that touches on many areas of law.

  • Social Security Disability: What Every Lawyer Should Know

    • American Bar Association
    • 2011
    Authors: Robert Kraft

    It helps if every lawyer can know at least enough to recognize a potential Social Security disability claim when talking with a client, potential client, or friend.

  • Hiring, Training, and Retaining Staff

    • American Bar Association
    • 2010
    Authors: Robert Kraft

    Here’s all you need to know about staffing your law firm in just a few words: Hire good people, train them well, supervise them properly, and keep them happy.

  • The Client Matters

    • American Bar Association
    • 2008
    Authors: Robert Kraft

    Always give the impression that you're doing more than just the minimum for your client. And be nice.

  • Rallying the In-House Team

    • American Bar Association
    • 2004
    Authors: Robert Kraft

    Build a productive law firm team by hiring competent and friendly employees, instructing them in your way of working, telling them frequently they’re important to the firm, and letting them work without micromanagement.

  • Accommodations for Diversity

    • American Bar Association
    • 2004
    Authors: Robert Kraft

    Do what you can to put clients with disabilities at ease in your office.

  • A Blueprint for Marketing with Staff

    • American Bar Association
    • 2003
    Authors: Robert Kraft

    Marketing a law practice still is a tricky concept for many lawyers, full of questions that have no easy black-or-white answers: How much is too much? How slick is too slick? What about all those brochures sitting in the storeroom from our last foray into self-promotion?

Robert Kraft's Education

Baylor University School of Law

J.D., Law

September 1968February 1971

Activities and Societies: Delta Theta Phi

Baylor University

B.B.A., Business

September 1965May 1968

Robert Kraft's Additional Information

Interests:

Helping injured and disabled people, and senior citizens who need Medicaid planning for long-term care or planning for veterans pension benefits

Groups and Associations:

American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, Dallas Bar Association, North Dallas Bar Association, San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, Fifth Circuit Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Solosez, SoloMarketing, ConsultWebs, ABA, American Bar Association Law Practice Management Section, American Bar Association GP|Solo Section. Lawyers Inner Circle, National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, ElderCounsel, Veterans Advocates Group of America, Military Law Section, State Bar of Texas, Senior Services Alliance, Irving Chamber of Commerce, Dallas Association of Social Security Claimants Attorneys

Honors and Awards:

Admitted in person to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. The swearing-in ceremony was performed in 2002 by Chief Justice William Rehnquist, with the full Supreme Court in session.

Robert Kraft's Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Service Award

    State of Texas

Robert Kraft's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Volunteer Attorney

      Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
      • Education
      October 2013 present (1 year 1 month)

      Assist low-income applicants with varied legal problems

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Education
      • Social Services

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