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Rob was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on October 17, 1968.  After attending Catholic grade schools in Columbia and Florence, he graduated from West Florence High School and matriculated to the University of Richmond.  Rob obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of South Carolina in 1990, and his Juris Doctorate degree from the Campbell University School of Law in 1993.

He is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in both South Carolina and North Carolina, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.  Rob's practice focuses primarily on civil litigation, insurance coverage matters, and alternative dispute resolution.  He is a certified mediator.

Rob's wife, Leigh, is the firm's office manager.  They have two daughters, Blythe, who is attending the International Baccalaureate program at Wilson High School in Florence, and Elizabeth, who will be in the International Baccalaureate program at Williams Middle School this coming fall.  In his free time, Rob enjoys surfing, jogging, Gamecock sports, and attending as many concerts as his wife will allow.

EDUCATION

  • University of South Carolina, B.A.- English 1990
  • University of Richmond
  • Campbell University School of Law, J.D. 1993

BAR ADMISSIONS 

  • South Carolina Bar
  • North Carolina Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

MEMBERSHIPS & APPOINTMENTS

  • South Carolina Bar Association: past-Chairman, Torts and Insurance Practices Section Council; past-Member, House of Delegates
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Certified Mediator
  • South Carolina Bar, Fee Disputes Resolution Board
  • South Carolina Bar, Attorney to Assist the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (1999-2006)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Assocation
  • Defense Research Institute: Governmental Liability (past-Chair, National Membership Subcommittee) and Young Lawyers (past-Liaison to Governmental Liability Committee) Committees
  • Federalist Society: past-Member, Board of Directors, South Carolina chapter
  • Florence County Bar Association

ACTIVITIES

  • South Carolina Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights (2008-present)
  • South Carolina Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilites, Inc: Board of Directors (1998-2003) Advisory Committee (2003-present)
  • American Red Cross, Pee Dee Chapter: Member, Board of Directors (2002-07)
  • Florence Breakfast Rotary Club (1996-2002)
  • Florence Junior Chamber of Commerce: Member, General Counsel (1994-96)

SAMPLE OF REPORTED CASES

  • Stinney v. Sumter School Dist. 17, 391 S.C. 547, 707 S.E.2d 397 (2011)
  • Hurst v. East Coast Hockey League, 317 S.C. 33, 637 S.E.2d 560 (2006)
  • Haas Constr.Co v. Thomas, 183 F. Supp. 2d 800 (D.S.C. 2001)
  • Williams-Garrett v. Murphy, 106 F. Supp. 2d 834 (D.S.C. 2000)
  • McCall v. Williams, 52 F. Supp. 2d 611 (D.S.C. 1999), 59 F. Supp. 2d 556 (D.S.C. 1999)