Background

Rob has a long and successful history of achieving innovative resolutions to his clients' problems and opportunities.

His career spans from representations of some of the world's largest corporations in billion-dollar transactions and high-stakes emergency litigation to balancing budgets and meeting payroll while operating a small business.  Rob has drafted pleadings filed with the United States Supreme Court, argued numerous cases, arbitrations, and appeals, and negotiated and closed complex business transactions.

Rob has been selected to the Super Lawyers Ohio Rising Stars list for 2016 and 2017. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Ohio are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.  Additionally, Rob  has earned an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell® - the highest level of professional excellence - for 2017.

Rob is married to the love of his life, Heidi. They are blessed with two children, Evie and Charlie.  Rob and his family reside in Upper Arlington and are thankful to serve at Lifepoint Church of the Nazarene.  

 

Education &
Work Experience

Rob graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2003 after graduating summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 2000.  Rob is proud of his deep family roots in Southern Ohio, where he was born and raised.  In 1996, Rob graduated as Valedictorian of Western High School in Latham, Ohio.

Rob began his career as an associate at Jones Day, one of the world's premier law firms.  At Jones Day, Rob gained invaluable experience representing large corporations in matters such as real estate, leasing, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation.  In 2006, Rob left Jones Day to launch his own real estate, construction, and timber companies, which exceeded $2 million in revenue in only the second year of operation.  In 2009, Rob joined Murray Murphy Moul + Basil, LLC, an elite boutique firm, where he counseled businesses and individuals in transactions, litigation, arbitration, and mediation.