Robert is a litigation partner with a wide array of courtroom experience over his legal career that began in 2003. Robert has tried multiple cases to verdict in both state and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies. He has also appeared as lead counsel in appeals before the West Virginia Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition to litigation, Robert's practice also focuses on environmental issues facing the energy industry. As part of his professional activities, Robert currently serves as the President of the West Virginia Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association, and the Chair of the Water Subcommittee of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Environment Committee. Robert is also active in the local community. He completed the Leadership Putnam program in the spring of 2013. The Putnam County Commission recently appointed him to a three year term on the Board of Zoning Appeals, which is a quasi-judicial agency that addresses issues arising under county zoning ordinances. Robert serves on the board of the Kanawha Valley Mining Institute, a non-profit group that sponsors scholarships for students pursuing a career in the mining industry, and the board of his neighborhood homeowner's association. Robert is also an officer of the Marshall University Quarterback Club of Charleston, which raises money and provides other support for the Marshall football program. He lives in Teays Valley, WV with his wife, Jeana, and two sons, Connor and Landon.