Rob’s practice focuses on litigation, including the trial and appeal of commercial, insurance coverage, and product liability disputes. He has represented large corporations, small businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals in state and federal courts throughout the country. Rob has litigated cases between sophisticated parties in the energy, financial and manufacturing industries. He has represented insurers and insureds in litigation involving Commercial General Liability (CGL) policies, Errors and Omissions (E&O) policies, Directors and Officers Liability (D&O) policies, and Homeowners policies, among others. He has defended product liability cases arising out of various products–aviation, chemicals, construction, consumer and commercial heating, industrial controls, dairy equipment, and medical devices. And he has represented a variety of clients in other types of litigation—including civil rights, clergy misconduct, privacy, real estate, and securities law matters.
B.A., Boston University, summa cum laude
J.D., Georgetown University
“Rising Star,” Minnesota Law & Politics, 2006 – 2014
Complete Summary Judgment for Fortune 50 Industrial Conglomerate
$350+ million lawsuit relating to catastrophic steam turbine failure.
Defense Verdict in Insurance Coverage Dispute
Previously obtained favorable summary judgment ruling dismissing claims of bad faith, misrepresentation and violation of Unfair Claims Practices Act. Briefed and argued appeal, securing affirmance.
Rule 12 Dismissal for Fortune 50 Industrial Conglomerate
Summary Judgment For Gas Control Manufacturer
Summary judgment for gas control manufacturer in wrongful death case stemming from explosion and fire.
Partial Summary Judgment For Valve Manufacturer
Strict liability and breach of warranty claims, followed by dismissal of remaining failure to warn claim on the first day of trial.
Miller v. Shugart Coverage Dispute
Summary judgment for insurer in Miller v. Shugart coverage dispute involving Professional Services Liability Policy.