Bob focuses his practice on civil litigation. Bob has experience representing clients involved in complex commercial litigation and defending claims of professional malpractice or other personal injury. Bob has experience serving manufacturers, hospitals, technology companies, small businesses, and individual clients. In addition to representing clients in active litigation, Bob is available to consult with clients regarding litigation risks they face.
Before joining the firm, Bob spent a year each clerking for U.S. District Court Judge Jack Zouhary and U.S. Magistrate Judge James R. Knepp, II, both of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Western Division. Bob was born and raised in Toledo, and is thrilled to be able to practice law in Toledo in addition to residing in Toledo with his wife and children.
The University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2009
Georgetown University, B.A., 2006
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Founder and host of the Toledo Matters Podcast
Co-Chair, ABLE/LAWO Emerging Leaders Council
Leadership Toledo, class of 2014
Lucas County Democratic Party, Executive Committee Member, Ward 12 Chair, and Central Committee Member
Toledo Ohio Pet Services, Inc., d/b/a Toledo Unleashed, Member of Board of Directors
U.S. Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel Member, Northern District of Ohio (2016)
Member of Advisory Group of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
National Lawyers Guild
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Michigan State Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys
American Inns of Court, Morrison R. Waite Chapter
Toledo Bar Association, Elected Member of Board of Directors, Secretary of Federal Court Committee, and member of Grievance Committee and Nominating Committee (Past Chair of Doctors and Lawyers Committee)
Federal Bar Association for the Northern District of Ohio, Board of Directors Member and Co-Chair of Law Clerk Committee
Toledo Junior Bar Association, Executive Committee Member
Medical Malpractice Defense
Personal Injury Defense
The defendant surgeon at his deposition and at trial potentially implicated our radiology client by testifying that the content of our client’s radiology report did not give the surgeon the information he needed to have allegedly changed the patient’s treatment plan. The patient ultimately died after many months of treatment and incurring over $1 million in medical expenses.
Plaintiff's counsel used the defendant surgeon’s testimony to create conflict among the defendants while at the same time portraying the patient as a victim of the defendants’ disagreement. To counter Plaintiff's counsel’s strategy, the defendant surgeon attempted to put his testimony in its proper context and we worked with our client to avoid any disagreement with the surgeon. We instead focused our client’s defense upon his correct interpretation of the radiology study and that all of the information which could be reasonably be derived from the radiology study was reported.
By avoiding the temptation to openly disagree with the co-defendant and keeping the defense focused on the proper interpretation of the radiology study by our client, the jury returned a verdict in favor of our client notwithstanding a verdict against the co-defendant.
I was born and raised in West Toledo, where I now reside with my family. When not being entertained by my young children, my primary hobby is cooking (and eating) new and interesting things. I also have a great love of music, although lacking any musical talent of my own. Despite that fact, I was the music director and disc jockey of the Georgetown University Radio Station, WGTB, during college.