Welcome to The Law Offices of Robert J. Hayes and The Law Offices of Agatha L. Rode


When you are faced with a marital separation, divorce, custody issues, personal injury, or need estate planning, you want a lawyer that can help you through this critical time in your life. We recognize that our clients are often in vulnerable positions and are uncertain about how to best protect their interest and their rights. Robert Hayes and Agatha Rode take great pride in our ability to help guide our clients through the legal process during what is likely one of the most difficult and emotional experiences of their life. As family members ourselves, we understand the importance of being treated with respect and dignity during uncertain and stressful times during our lives. Therefore, we are dedicated to providing you with individual attention and treating you with dignity and respect throughout your case.

As a client of Robert Hayes and Agatha Rode you can expect the following:


  • Being kept informed of the status of your case and being fully involved with all the decisions affecting your case
  • Clear explanation of the law and your options
  • Prompt responses to your calls or emails
  • Thorough explanation of what to expect during the different stages of your case
  • Detailed monthly invoices of the work performed
  • Online access to your own secured web site, with 24/7 access to your court orders and important documents

Skilled and Experienced San Antonio Lawyers


Before forming the Law Offices of Robert Hayes and the Law Offices of Agatha Rode, each attorney worked at other firms or other governmental agencies.  Robert Hayes and Agatha Rode have experience and expertise in complex family law matters including divorce and child custody, immigration law, construction law, breach of contract, DTPA issues, collaborative law, criminal defense for misdemeanors and felonies, and general civil litigation including tort claims.

We strive to be the most prepared litigator in the courtroom and we do this by getting to know you and the details of your case. We also incorporate a team approach with our clients, wherein we include our clients as part of our litigation team.

A Straight Forward Approach


Although some legal problems need to be resolved through the courts, it is always our goal to find the most efficient and straight forward solution to a legal dispute. Going through the litigation process can be financially and emotionally straining on both men and women. For this reason, we encourage clients to consider negotiation, mediation, or collaborative law whenever it is appropriate for their individual situations. However, we do vigorously protect our clients’ rights in court when alternative methods have been exhausted. We have the legal expertise and courtroom experience to protect you and your interests, whether your case calls for vigorous representation at trial, aggressive negotiation, or mediation.