Bob has over 45 years experience in litigation matters and is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1968
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Tennessee: Middle, Eastern, Western
    • Kentucky: Eastern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 6th Circuit
    • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV® – Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, 1978-2017
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
    • “Star Individual,” Litigation: General Commercial – Tennessee, 2015-2017
    • “Senior Statesmen,” Litigation: General Commercial – Tennessee, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America®,
    • Antitrust Law, 2003-2004, 2019
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2007-2019
    • Commercial Litigation, 1993-1994, 2019
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2011-2019
    • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2012-2019
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Top 100: Tennessee Super Lawyers, 2007-2017
    • Top 50: Nashville Super Lawyers, 2012-2017
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2007-2017
  • State Litigation Star, Tennessee, Benchmark Litigation, 2015-2018

Education & Honors

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1968
    • Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1962
    • NROTC
    • Varsity Baseball, 1960-1962
    • SAE fraternity, E.A. 1962

Experience

  • Litigation in the following fields: securities; antitrust; corporate governance (partnership disputes, proxy fights, take-overs, trade practices); distribution and licensed manufacturing disputes and contracts; banking issues from regulatory to customer transactions; aviation; products litigation (plaintiff and defendant); medical malpractice (defense); corporate and partnership internal investigations.