Rob Glickman is the managing principal and a senior litigation principal at McCarthy Lebit. Since joining the firm in 2004, Rob has litigated matters on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in State and Federal Courts involving white collar crime, construction, securities, employment issues, intellectual property litigation, and professional negligence. Concurrently, Rob also carries an active alternative dispute resolution practice, serving as a private judge, arbitrator, or mediator in many different types of cases. Additionally, Rob works in the Education practice group to handle a variety of matters involving educational services and student discipline.
Rob graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1992. Prior to joining the firm, Rob served as an Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor in the Major Trial Unit wherein he was responsible for handling aggravated murder, white collar crime, and other high profile cases. He tried one of the first cases in the community that was televised on Court TV and received a subsequent featurette on Dateline NBC.
While an Assistant Prosecutor, Rob was asked to serve as a Special Mahoning County Prosecutor between 1998 and 2001 to investigate organized crime and its role in the attempted murder of the then-elected Mahoning County Prosecutor. This investigation led to the indictment and conviction of several organized crime figures and public officials for various crimes, including Aggravated Murder, Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, Attempted Murder, Aggravated Theft, Bribery, and other crimes.
In 2001, Rob was appointed by Governor Bob Taft to serve as Judge for the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. While there, Rob presided over cases involving complex civil and criminal issues. Rob retired from the bench in 2004.
Rob has served as adjunct professor of law at Cleveland State University ‘s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, teaching advanced trial advocacy. He is also a frequent lecturer and panelist at various continuing education seminars.
Education University of North Carolina Bachelor of Arts Case Western Reserve University School of Law Juris Doctor
Admissions Ohio U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
Awards The Best Lawyers in America® 2010-2021 Ohio Super Lawyers® 2009-2021 The National Trial Lawyers: Top 10 Business Tort Trial Lawyers 2017 The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2007-2017 Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
Activities Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member American Bar Association, Member Ohio State Bar Association, Member William K. Thomas Inn of Court, Master of the Bench Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America Barrister, Order of Centurions
Articles "SCOTUS Personal Jurisdiction Decision Has Far-Reaching Implications," McCarthy Lebit Blog, May 2021 "Timely Legal Tips for Small Business Owners," Spectrum News 1, April 2020 "Employer Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisory, March 2020 "NAACP unlikely to get Tamir Rice grand jury transcripts, experts say," Cleveland.com, January 2016 "Performance Review: How McGinty handled the Tamir Rice case," WOIO, December 2015 "Le Meridien project in downtown Cleveland hit with foreclosure, receivership," Cleveland.com, September 2015