Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Bob counsels and assists insurance policyholders presenting liability and property insurance claims that range from environmental contamination to fire and other casualty losses. When Bob sees injustice, particularly in the insurance realm, he is relentless when helping clients pursue their rights and has litigated cases in which he has recovered millions of dollars of coverage.
Bob also advises clients on trust and estate matters. He has drafted estate plans of varying complexity, and represented a broad array of fiduciary and estate representatives, trustees and beneficiaries in will contests, trust contests, fiduciary misconduct and wealth management-related disputes. Regardless of the challenge at hand, Bob makes a point of providing each client with the information and solutions they need, keeping them apprised of all developments and viable options for a favorable conclusion at every turn.
Primarily a trial lawyer, Bob is valued for his ability to identify the facts and strategically position disputes for efficient and expeditious resolution. Particularly in northern Indiana, Bob is known as a respected and esteemed advocate. His dedication to community involvement and local and regional professional organizations allow him not only to serve the community, but also to know the judges before whom he presents his clients’ positions.Bob offers veteran perspective and skill in addressing and overcoming the emotion that infuses acrimony in a fair and balanced way.