Rob has been practicing general civil litigation, insurance defense, construction litigation, environmental and natural resources litigation, and appellate advocacy in Montana since 1993. Immediately before joining JMG in 2021, Rob served four years as Montana Deputy Attorney General, representing the State in constitutional law matters and complex environmental cases before the Montana Supreme Court and in federal courts.
Rob received his B.S.Ed. from Ohio University in 1980. After teaching and coaching in public schools in Ohio and Montana, Rob attended law school at the University of Montana, graduating in 1993. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Montana, all State of Montana courts, and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Rob is AV-Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
B.S.Ed., Ohio University, 1980
J.D., University of Montana School of Law, 1993
Cross V. VanDyke
Defense of Montana Supreme Court candidate's right to run in election
Kuszmaul v. Sterling Life Ins. Co.
Summary judgment in wrongful discharge case affirmed
Wheat v. Brown, 2004 MT 33
Served as independent counsel to Secretary of State, election issue
Montana Metal Bldgs. v. Shapiro
Obtained reversal of construction lien foreclosure
Plumb v. Fourth Judicial District Court
Successfully challenged constitutionality of "empty chair" defense