Bob Shields is one of the founders of Doffermyre Shields Canfield & Knowles, LLC. Previously, Mr. Shields was a partner with the Atlanta-based firm now known as Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP.
Mr. Shields graduated in 1971 from New York University School of Law, where he was a Root-Tilden Scholar, awarded a Founder's Certificate for graduating in the top 5 percent of his class, and admitted into the Order of the Coif. He also was an editor of the NYU Law Review, a contributor to the Annual Survey of American Law, the Law School Moot Court Champion, and a member of NYU's National Moot Court Team.
Mr. Shields received his undergraduate degree from Wichita State University. Among other honors, he served two terms as president of the student body, and, in 1968, was the National Collegiate Debate Champion.
Mr. Shields has published numerous articles and several book chapters, primarily on the subject of hazardous waste and toxic torts. He has held teaching positions at Georgia State University College of Law and Emory University School of Law.
Mr. Shields is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and an Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is a Past President of its Georgia Chapter. In addition, Mr. Shields is listed in Best Lawyers in America and named a Georgia Superlawyer by Atlanta Magazine.
He has tried cases throughout the country and is a member of the Georgia, California and Kansas Bar Associations.