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Overview

Rob advocates for clients involved in fiduciary litigation or product liability cases.

Rob focuses his litigation practice in two distinct areas: trusts and estates and toxic tort/product liability.

Individuals and businesses facing litigation involving wills, trusts or other probate matters rely on Rob to bring clarity to a process that most find unfamiliar. He has worked as lead counsel and as part of a larger trial team for both beneficiaries and trustees. In addition, he handles other financial and fiduciary disputes for banking clients.

Rob's work also involves managing the defense of entire dockets of toxic tort, product liability and premises liability cases for Fortune 500 manufacturing, chemical and petrochemical companies. He has argued motions in multiple state courts across the country. Whether in court or in a settlement, he finds strategic options for clients that lead to favorable outcomes. He is experienced at drafting and arguing pleadings and motions; deposing and examining witnesses, both at deposition and at trial; and all levels of discovery, including eDiscovery.


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Education

  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
    • magna cum laude
    • Saint Louis University Law Journal, Notes and Comments editor
    • Academic Excellence Awards in civil procedure, evidence, healthcare, negotiation, and Brandeis seminar
    • Order of the Woolsack
    • Theodore McMillian Endowed Scholarship
    • Samuel I. Sievers Writing Award
    • Dean’s Select Scholarship
  • B.J., University of Missouri School of Journalism
    • magna cum laude
    • Bob Broeg Sportswriter’s Scholarship
    • Kappa Tau Alpha, national honor society

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Experience
  • Obtained jury verdict for beneficiaries in three-week undue influence trial regarding $35 million estate.
  • Represented trustees in complex trust contest for trust with assets exceeding $80 million. Matter was successfully settled through mediation.
  • Drafted and successfully argued motion for summary judgment in toxic tort case for Fortune 50 company.
  • Defended banking client on breach of fiduciary duty claims and positioned it for favorable settlement through successful motion practice.
Outside the Office

A former fantasy football and baseball writer for The Sporting News, Rob remains an avid sports fan who roots for the St. Louis Cardinals and Missouri Tigers.

He continues to manage a fantasy baseball team in a league he formed more than 20 years ago. He plays basketball, sand volleyball, slow-pitch softball and golf but has retired from roller hockey.

Rob also enjoys spending time with his wife, Danielle, and their two young daughters. They travel extensively across the continent, recently cruising in Alaska and driving through New England and Nova Scotia.