Rob has extensive experience in Worker’s Compensation having handled thousands of cases on behalf of insurance carriers, employers, and claimants. Rob has appeared in New York State Supreme Court, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board and in other forums throughout the State of New York. In addition to Worker’s Compensation, Rob has honed his litigation skills by handling liability claims against insureds, employers, and municipalities across New York.
Rob handles all aspects of a case from beginning to end with a focus on efficient and advantageous results for clients. Rob has successfully handled cases controverted on behalf of both parties; fraud cases from both sides; successfully arguing for and against, requests for surgery and other treatments; death cases; Schedule Loss of Use cases; and complicated Loss of Wage Earning Capacity cases. Rob has successfully written and argued summary judgment motions across New York; submitted Applications for Board Review and Rebuttals; and argued in front of the 4th Department Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court.
Rob routinely advises clients on how to mitigate risk and exposures, as well as counseling clients facing Worker’s Compensation claims or outright litigation. Having appeared for, and represented, clients with significant self-insured retentions, Rob has developed key insight in valuing and resolving matters to reach the right result for the client.
Rob began his career as a United States Marine in 2007. While in the Marines, Rob worked on criminal cases ranging from disobeying orders to the worst crimes imaginable. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. This award was partly based on the amount of Jury and Bench Trials he worked on, while working at the Legal Service Support Section at Camp Pendleton.
He continued his career to Norfolk and Williamsburg, Virginia. While at these locations, he worked on administrative separations; traveling to bases that fell under the Regiment's command to ensure they were up to date on current systems and methods; and he was in charge of bringing the Regiment up to standard with the systems he created in California.
Rob earned a B.A. degree in Political Science and Government from Ashford University in 2015. After graduating he moved to New York City in 2016 for the Accelerated Law Program at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. While in Law School he completed several internships.
When Rob is not working, he is an avid golfer, Buffalo Bills fan and always on the lookout for the newest restaurant in town.
Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, J.D., 2018
Ashford University, B.A., 2015
Lawyers of Distinction, 2021
10 Best Attorneys, 2021
Erie County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Member, Torts, Insurance, and Compensation Law Section
NYS Trial Lawyers Executive Committee
NYS Young Lawyers Executive Committee
Injured Bar Association
NYS State and Local Government
"An Approach to Law Founded in Military Values,” The Buffalo News, January 28, 2022
CLE - Young Lawyers Section - New York State Bar Association – January 2022