Robert E. Holmes Jr.
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Robert E. Holmes Jr. of the Dallas, Texas, office of Holmes Diggs DePlaza, PLLC. He was a beloved boss, amazing mentor, and stalwart friend. He always had time to lend an ear and offer advice. A cardinal rule at the office was that his door was always open. Whether you were his friend, client, or employee, he was your biggest advocate.
Along with his wife and son, his firm was his family. Rob passed away while doing what he loved – traveling with his wife, Wendy Holmes.
Rob passed away on April 12, 2019. He was a distinguished alumnus of The University of Texas at Dallas. The school of Economic Sciences created a professorship in his name in August 2014. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1981. Rob was an early thought-leader and pioneer in the family bar and wrote leading articles for the profession. He had a passion for excellence and counseled his lawyers to always learn and be a student of the law. He worked first for McBeth, Robertson & Holmes, and then Koons, Rasor, Fuller & McCurley, before creating Robertson & Holmes. Since 1995, Rob was the owner of the Dallas office of what is now Holmes Diggs DePlaza, PLLC. Rob was Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1986, a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1991, and a Fellow in the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 2007, where he also served on the Board of Managers. He was also a Certified Financial Planner by the Board of CFP Standards since 1994. Rob was also an honorary Admiral in the Texas Navy. He received numerous awards and honors, including being listed for over two decades as a Texas Super Lawyer and a Texas’ Top Attorney. He was further listed multiple years in Best Lawyers in America, and the firm was named a Best Law Firm in Texas by Best Lawyers in America. He loved to golf, read, travel, watch the Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots, and continue to study the law. He was one-of-a-kind and irreplaceable. He is survived by his wife, Wendy Holmes, and son, Austin Holmes. We will miss you, Chip. Safe travels…
Holmes Diggs will miss him as we move forward in providing creative solutions to complex issues in the family law arena. His Passion For Excellence will be continued by us to honor his legacy.