Rob focuses on construction, design and surety law where he counsels his clients through all aspects of the construction process, including, contract negotiation, procurement, bid protests, claims management and avoidance and trials, arbitration, and mediation.
Rob excels at presenting complex claims and defenses in mediation, arbitration and court. He has achieved significant victories for his clients in each forum including a $1 million jury verdict for a contractor in a breach of contract and wrongful termination case in federal court in Vermont. Rob has tried, mediated and arbitrated hundreds of contract, real estate and construction disputes. In addition to his accomplishments in the area of claims and disputes, Rob's construction practice also focuses on helping clients avoid claims through effective contract strategies, risk allocation and negotiation. Rob maintains an active practice in state and federal courts throughout New England and regularly speaks on topics of Construction Law. Rob is the co-chair of the ABA Forum on Construction Law’s upcoming annual meeting scheduled for April, 2020 in Seattle, Washington.
Rob is an avid, albeit mediocre, runner and golfer. Rob has completed eighteen half-marathons and six marathons, including Maine, New York, Manchester City and Boston.
Services / Industries
- University of Maine School of Law (J.D.)
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst (B.A., cum laude)
- Member, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, Maine
- New Hampshire
- U.S. Virgin Islands
- Program Co-Chair, ABA Forum on Construction Law Annual Meeting 2020
- Steering Committee, Division I (Litigation and Dispute Resolution), and Chair, Distance Learning Subcommittee, SPEC Committee, ABA Forum on Construction Law
- Member, Associated General Contractors of Maine
- Member, American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, Public Contract Law Section and Fidelity and Surety Law Practice Section
- Named a Local Litigation Star for Construction, Professional Liability, Real Estate and Trade by Benchmark Litigation
- Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under Litigation: General Commercial
- Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2018 Portland, Maine Construction Law Lawyer of the Year
- Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2016 Portland, Maine Construction Law Lawyer of the Year
- Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2012 Portland, Maine Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year
- Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© under Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation - Construction
- Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under Construction Litigation: Business, Professional Liability:
Defense and Business Litigation
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Court and Other Admissions
- U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire