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Robert (Bob) is a Partner at Lagerlof, LLP practicing in the litigation department specializing in commercial litigation and trial practice. Although based in Pasadena, Bob splits his time between the firm’s California and Washington offices and is the partner-in-charge of the Seattle office.
He is an experienced litigator in complex trial matters and has tried dozens of bench and jury trial matters to verdict. He has represented individual litigants to Fortune 100 companies in a wide range of civil disputes. His business litigation experience includes banking law, class actions, toxic torts, legal malpractice, insurance coverage, bankruptcy and complex contractual and tort actions.
Bob’s appellate work has resulted in many reported decisions and has involved significant matters before the Ninth Circuit, the California Courts of Appeal, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
Bob’s previous experience includes being an associate in the downtown Los Angeles firm where his practice included extensive complex civil matters including class action, and toxic tort. Prior to working at the Los Angeles firm, he was an associate with the Steptoe & Johnson, LLP at its headquarters office in Washington, DC. There he focused on class action defense, toxic torts, and government contracts litigation. Bob began his legal career as a Judge Advocate in the United States Navy. As a member of the JAG Corps stationed in Washington D.C., Bob handled a number of high profile cases garnering national media attention, one of which resulted in him testifying before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. During this time, he also published an article on the law of war in the Syracuse Journal of International Law.
Bob is admitted to the bars of California, Oregon, Washington D.C., and Washington state. He is also admitted to practice in all federal courts in California, Washington, and Oregon, in addition to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Outside of the courtroom, Bob enjoys reading, painting, travel and spending time with his wife and daughter.