Robert K. Fountain

Robert K. Fountain

Associate

Robby has always been ahead of the curve. After entering college with almost 60 credit hours earned in high school, Robby graduated early from the University of Texas with highest honors before spending a year working for his state representative and completing a public interest law fellowship. His next stop: Harvard Law School.

Robby is known for his tenacity and exceptional writing skills, as well as his ability to anticipate and answer even those questions that haven’t been asked. He has worked at both public interest and private firms, gaining a wide range of experience through handling transactional, litigation, and pro bono matters. His extraordinary attention to detail and affinity for problem-solving, combined with his ability to quickly master complex legal issues, make him an invaluable asset to the Amy Stewart Law team and its clients. His economics background informs his understanding of insurance as a business and helps him craft solutions for his clients. 

Robby is an avid musician. A former high school drum major and member of the Longhorn Band in college, he founded a rock band in law school called “Learned Band.” He recently performed in Bar None, an annual musical variety show sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association and Dallas Bar Foundation, which raises funds for the Sarah T. Hughes Diversity Scholarship at area law schools. Robby also recently rediscovered his knack for running, placing third in his age group at his first ever 5K, the 2019 Heart and Sole event sponsored by Attorneys Serving the Community. 

*Licensed in California

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School, 2017

  • Harvard Business Law Review
  • Harvard Law School Texas Club
  • HLS Parody Band Musician
  • Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project
  • Recording Artist Project

B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, Economics and Philosophy, 2012, with Highest Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa 
  • Distinguished College Scholar
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honors Society
  • Intramural Swimming
  • UT Waterski Club
  • Longhorn Band

Court Admissions

State Bar of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Representative Experience

  • Took on lead e-discovery role in insurance case involving more than a terabyte of documents
  • Conducted extensive research and analysis of sophisticated insurance coverage issues used in court filings and settlement negotiations 
  • Assisted in drafting a variety of pleadings, motions and written discovery
  • Successfully developed two federal equal protection cases against government actors engaging in unconstitutional discrimination on the bases of sex and race
  • Drafted and filed appellate and regulatory documents, including a petition to delist an endangered species and a notice-and-comment letter to the United States Army Corps of Engineers recommending significant changes to nationwide permits under the Clean Water Act

Professional and Community Involvement

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member, 2018 to present 

Dallas Bar Association, Member, 2018 to present

Bar None, Singer, Dancer, and Actor, 2019 to present 

Publications and Presentations

  • February 2019, “In 2019, Make Resilience Your Mantra,” article for The Weekly Brief, a Dallas Association of Young Lawyers publication
  • 2016, “Protecting Economic Liberty by Other Means,” article for New York Journal of Law & Liberty on Parker immunity and occupational-licensing abuse in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC

Employment

Prior to practicing law in Texas full-time, Robert worked at Pacific Legal Foundation in Sacramento, California. While there, he worked on a variety of constitutional and administrative law issues in the firm’s individual rights, property rights, and environmental regulation practice areas. He also held summer positions at the Cato Institute and Locke Lord.