Biography

Bob is a seasoned litigator with a focus on construction law. He also practices environmental law which includes environmental litigation as well as cases involving CERCLA and RCRA, regulatory compliance matters and brownfields redevelopment projects. 

Bob's extensive background in the mechanical engineering and construction industries allows him to personally understand the needs, concerns and motivations of general contractors, engineers, architects, subcontractors, owners and sureties.

Before Fox Rothschild

Bob was a partner at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, which combined with Fox Rothschild in 2018.

Bob had nearly 10 years of practical engineering and construction experience prior to attending law school. He served as an engineering officer in the U.S. Nuclear Power program and was stationed aboard nuclear powered submarines for five years. During his time in submarines, Bob was actively involved in the scheduling and conduct of overhaul and repair work aboard submarines and in shipyards, including refueling of nuclear reactors. After concluding his service in submarines, he worked as a nuclear-mechanical engineer for Bechtel Power Corporation in San Francisco where he was involved in the design, construction and licensing of commercial nuclear power plants as well as environmental permitting.  

Bob was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, 1968-1973. 

Honors & Awards

  • Greenville Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year,Construction (2015, 2017)
  • Recognized among the “Legal Elite” by Greenville Business Magazine for Construction Law (2013-2019) and Environmental Law (2017, 2019)
  • Named to "The Best Lawyers in America" list for Construction Law in South Carolina by Best Lawyers (2011-2019)
  • Martindale-Hubbell's top (AV) Peer Review Rating