Bob has dedicated his multi-decade career to litigation.  Before joining Freund, Freeze, & Arnold, he supervised and managed litigation for companies such as Norfolk Southern Corp., Morton International, Inc., Owens Corning Corp., and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.  More recently, he has practiced with several large litigation firms in southwestern Ohio and formed a consulting services company in the areas of mass tort litigation, insurance coverage, risk management, and general litigation management.  

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  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D. (1981)
  • Dension University, B.A., Majors Political Science and History (1977) 



U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits

Martindale-Hubbell AV rating

  • Dayton Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Tort & Insurance Practice Section
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Committee on Insurance Law
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Environmental and Toxic Torts Committee
  • Chemical Manufacturers Association Toxic Tort Litigation Group

National Business Institute Presentations:

  • “Civil Trial from Start to Finish”: Closing Statements, Jury Instructions and Ethical Issues (November, 2018)
  • “Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email & Smartphone Evidence: The Ultimate Guide” (August, 2018)
  • “Personal Injury from A to Z”: Expert Examination, Insurance Coverage Issues (June, 2018)
  • “Advanced Trial Tactics”: Cross-Examination of Experts (March, 2018)
  • “Tools and Tactics to Steer Clear of Insurance Bad Faith” (February, 2018)
  • “Hearsay, Email, Business Records and Social Media – In the Trenches” (September, 2017)



  • “Structuring Joint Defense Agreements in Environmental Litigation”, Stafford Publications Webinar (November, 2016)
  • “On Being a Career Tort Litigation Practitioner”, George Washington University Law School (November, 2015)
  • “In-House Perspectives on Asbestos Litigation”, Perrin National Asbestos Litigation Conference (September, 2014)
  • “Tricks of the Trade from In-House and National Coordinating Counsel”, ABA Tort & Insurance Practice Section Conference (April, 2014)
  • “Settlement Strategies: Defense Perspective”, Perrin National Asbestos Litigation Conference (September, 2010)
  • “Insurance Coverage Issues in Asbestos Claims”, Perrin National Asbestos Conference (September, 2009)
  • “Advanced Trial Strategies: The Client’s Perspective When Attending Trial”, Mealeys Asbestos Conference (May, 2008)
  • “Patterns, Choices and Relationships Fraught with Peril for Ethical Violations”, Lexis-Nexus Advanced Ethics Webinar (September, 2007)
  • “Maximizing the Benefits and Avoiding the Pitfalls of Joint Defense Groups”, Defense Research Institute, Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Conference (March, 2004)
  • “Environmental and Toxic Tort Claims: Are You Covered?”, Journal of the American Corporate Counsel Association (June, 2000)


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