Robert focuses his practice on complex commercial and construction litigation, representing subcontractors, material suppliers, general contractors, manufacturers, sureties, and developers in the mid-Atlantic and nationally. He counsels through every aspect of trial and alternative dispute resolution, from pre-complaint and discovery through verdict or settlement, as well as post-trial motions and appeals. Robert regularly assists contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and owners with contract drafting and negotiation, as well as bid protests, injunctions, bond claims, and mechanics’ liens. Robert also serves as a court-appointed arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
As a thought leader in the construction industry, Robert has drafted legislation and regulations at the state and federal levels and regularly presents on a number of legal topics, including construction claims and construction contract provisions, state and federal statutes, collecting judgments, and the use of drones on project sites. He also frequently contributes to the firm’s newsletter, Construction in Brief, and construction blog, Construction Law Now. National publications have cited several of his articles.
Before joining Cohen Seglias, Robert was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Linda K. M. Ludgate. In 2014, he was inducted into the Leaders Circle of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter. Robert served as the youngest member of the Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, and in 2004, was elected as the youngest delegate in the United States to the Democratic National Convention. Robert is also a proud member of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan.