Providence RI 02903-1345
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Bankruptcy, Receivership and Creditors' Rights
- Criminal Law/White Collar Defense
- Intellectual Property
- Labor & Employment
- Products Liability Law/Toxic Tort Law
- Sports Law
- Roger Williams University School of Law (J.D. 2008)
- Brown University (B.A. 2004)
Bar & Court Admissions
- Rhode Island
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
- U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Rob is a litigation attorney who represents businesses and individuals in a wide range of civil matters in state and federal court. Rob has first chair jury trial experience representing AP&S clients, as well as appellate experience in cases before the Rhode Island Supreme Court and U.S First Circuit Court of Appeals.
Among other successful outcomes, Rob obtained a defense verdict for one of the world’s largest international retailers after a one-week jury trial. The jury returned a verdict in favor of AP&S’ client, concluding that it was not negligent in a premises liability case.
Rob brings his competitive spirit, steadfast work ethic, and extensive legal training when litigating on behalf of his clients. Rob first learned to build complex litigation cases as part of The Station Nightclub Fire Investigation Team at the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General.
- In a Superior Court jury trial, Rob obtained a defense verdict on behalf of an international business in a premises liability case. The jury returned a verdict in favor of AP&S' client, concluding that it was not negligent.
- In an employment discrimination case, Rob helped win summary judgment for an employer against claims of age and disability discrimination and a violation of the Rhode Island Parental & Family Medical Leave Act. The Rhode Island Supreme Court upheld the decision on appeal.
- In a breach of contract case involving the use of commercial property, Rob helped to obtain final judgment in favor of a client after lengthy, multi-stage trial.
- Rob successfully defended a business and its employees against claims early in the case, and won summary judgment on all remaining claims.
- Rob has negotiated favorable settlements for large and small businesses in numerous commercial, premises liability and product liability cases.
- Rob has quickly and efficiently obtained a number of temporary restraining orders and injunctions for clients involved in business disputes.
- Rob successfully argued against a major event planning corporation to earn AP&S' clients their full demand in an arbitration award.
- Rob has worked on many significant cases involving the production of ESI (electronically stored information).
- Rob helped defend coaches of a men’s basketball program in Big East and NCAA reviews and investigations.
- Rob has extensive experience working on insurance defense matters for the firm’s clients.
Honors & Distinctions
- Named Rhode Island Rising Star 2014, by the publishers of Super Lawyers, recognizing him as an outstanding young attorney in the Rhode Island legal community
- At Roger Williams University School of Law, elected Vice President of Honor Board and Vice President of Student Bar Association.
- Recipient of Brown University's Thomas Hoagland Award, presented to the member of the varsity basketball team who exemplifies true unselfishness through commitment and hard work both on the court and in the community.
- Recipient of Brown University’s Woody Grimshaw Memorial Award, presented to basketball team member displaying the most positive attitude and best spirit.
- Immediate Past President, Roger Williams University School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors.
- Member, Roger Williams University School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors.
- Former ex offico member, Board of Directors of Roger Williams University School of Law.
- Member, Rhode Island Bar Association Business Organizations Committee.
- Member, Rhode Island Superior Court Bench/Bar Committee.
- Member, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, American and Federal Bar (Rhode Island Chapter) Associations.
Community & Civic Activity
- Chair, Ad Hoc Economic Development Task Force for the Town of Barrington, RI.
- Served on Dean Search Committee, Roger Williams University School of Law.
- Volunteer judge for Rhode Island High School Mock Trial Tournament and Roger Williams University School of mock arguments.
- Top Honors for AP&S Attorneys by Super Lawyers
- Adler Pollock & Sheehan Proudly Supports the 20th Anniversary of RWU Law
- AP&S Welcomes New Associates
Publications & Seminars
- Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, “Injured Player Can Bring Suit Against Coach, School,“ Kris Olson, June 15, 2015.
“Protecting Commercial Properties,” AP&S CLE, April 2013.
- Author, "Spoliation: How to Stop Trouble from Brewing", JD Supra, July, 2015
- Author, "Save Money with Your Commercial Lease Agreement", JD Supra June, 2015.
- Author, "March Madness": Protect Your Business From The NCAA, JD Supra, March, 2015.
- Lecturer, "Electronic Discovery: Unraveling E-mail Strings and Strands" CLE, April 2011
- Assisted colleague, Joseph Avanzato, with written materials for National Business Institute seminar entitled "Representing Small Business Clients: Dissolving a Business," March 2013.