Bob is Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has handled a large variety of complex lawsuits in Texas and around the U.S., several of which have involved seven- and eight-figure verdicts and settlements. He has tried cases around the country. In fact, together with his colleagues, he helped obtain a $67,470,000 unanimous verdict on behalf of a paralyzed client, one of the largest jury verdicts in the United States in 2015. In 2016 he was co-counsel in another trial involving a young man who was left with a brain injury after a recreational boxing game. That trial resulted in a jury verdict in excess of $17 million, one of the largest verdicts in the state of Texas that year. In 2011 he helped represent the family of a young man who was nearly cut in half in a forklift rollover. That jury in that trial awarded one of the largest workplace accident verdicts in Texas that year. Recently he was honored to be one of the lawyers representing the family of Sandra Bland in their nationally-spotlighted litigation against the Texas Department of Public Safety and the county jail where Sandra died--a suit which not only resulted in a considerable monetary settlement for her family but which also led to permanent changes in jail policies and procedures. Bob also gives lectures on legal topics at seminars and conferences around the United States and Canada and has been interviewed on television news programs. He has been named amongst the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Academy of Trial Lawyers since 2012. Among his many other recognitions, Bob has been named to the SuperLawyers® list from 2011-2017, is a peer-nominated member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, has been named one of San Antonio's best lawyers for 2016 and 2017 by "S.A. Scene" magazine, was named one of the "Top One Percent" of attorneys in the country by the National League of Renowned Attorneys in 2016, was one of the "Premier 100" attorneys in the nation in 2016 according to the National Academy of Jurisprudence, received a Lifetime Achievement award from the "America's Top 100 Attorneys" organization in 2016, and has been "AV" rated by the Martindale-Hubbell legal publication since 2003--that esteemed publication's highest rating for an attorney.
He moved to Texas in the early 1970s from the East Coast. As the son of first-generation Polish immigrants, his parents instilled in him the values of loyalty, patriotism, and the importance of family. They taught him the importance of “paying your dues,” and as both a high school and a college student he worked several part-time jobs simultaneously while attending classes full-time. As an accomplished school athlete and national merit scholar, Bob’s hard work never faltered. While a law student, he joined the team at Tom Rhodes Law Firm, P.C. as a clerk, and has worked alongside Tom Rhodes ever since.
Bob is a dedicated family man and enjoys spending his free time with his wife and children.