Robert has extensive experience in the litigation, trial, and appeal of a broad spectrum of cases on behalf of businesses and individuals in the state and federal courts throughout Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
Robert serves as counsel for insurers and insured in state and federal courts in connection with claims for coverage on general liability, property, products liability, labor and employment, and umbrella and excess policies. He also represents general contractors and subcontractors in the defense of construction related litigation, including personal injury and wrongful death, defective workmanship, defective specifications,and breach of contract claims. He has litigated numerous, multiparty construction cases involving scaffolding accidents, exposure to toxic substances, building defects, and highway design.
Along with his insurance, construction, employment and general liability practice, Robert has substantial experience representing manufacturers and distributors of building products, consumer products, industrial machinery, transportation equipment, residential equipment and machinery, marine equipment, sprinkler systems, ansul systems, construction products and automotive equipment in complex litigation matters.
Additionally, Robert has substantial experience representing manufacturers and distributors of asbestos-containing products in toxic tort cases in multiple jurisdictions. He has participated in the selection and development of expert witnesses, including medical, industrial hygiene, and liability, and has conducted hundreds of lay and expert depositions and successfully used those depositions to obtain favorable results for his clients.
Robert also has considerable experience with all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution including mediation and arbitration, along with conventional settlement negotiations.
Prior to joining the firm, Robert worked for four years at a Boston law firm specializing in insurance defense including product and premises liability, general insurance defense, and municipal liability. Following law school, Robert served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York, representing the City in a broad range of claims such as police misconduct, negligent supervision, suits against the Board of Education, motor vehicle accidents, and labor law. While with the City, Robert garnered substantial trial experience.
Robert was born and raised in London before his family returned to the United States. Away from the office, Robert enjoys spending time with his wife and children.
- New York
- U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court, Connecticut
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D. (2000)
- Vanderbilt University, B.A., History and Political Science (1997)
Awards and Honors
- Massachusetts Rising Star (2011-2012)
- Massachusetts Super Lawyer (2013-2019)
- American Bar Association
- Boston Bar Association
- Connecticut Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute
- Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners Grader
- UConn School of Law Alumni Association
- Vanderbilt Alumni Association, Boston Chapter
- Youth Soccer Coach