As a member of the GTH litigation practice group, Rob has worked on a wide variety of cases representing clients in personal injury, medical malpractice, and product liability litigation, as well as commercial litigation and real-property disputes.
Rob has lived in the Puget Sound area for most of his life. He graduated magna cum laude from Seattle University School of Law, where he was a Presidential Management Fellows Finalist and the recipient of a CALI award for Law, Language, and Literature.
He served as president of the Seattle University chapter of the International Refugee Assistance Program, an organization that assists vulnerable refugees around the world by mobilizing direct legal aid and systemic policy advocacy. He has also worked for a non-profit that connects people in need of health, human and social service organizations.
Rob enjoys snowboarding on Crystal Mountain, exploring Tacoma’s local breweries, reading literary fiction and watching obscure foreign films. He also loves to travel and hopes to go snowboarding someday in Japan, where he taught English for a year. Rob and his wife—also an attorney—share their home with their two dogs who love going hiking and camping with them in the North Cascades and Olympics, and two cats who prefer to stay home and watch obscure foreign films.
J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 2015
magna cum laude
B.A., Political Science, University of Washington, 2006
JURISDICTIONS ADMITTED TO PRACTICEU.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
PROFESSIONAL & BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS
Washington State Bar Association
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
Washington State Association for Justice – Eagle Member
Washington State Supreme Court, Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Charles W. Johnson, 2015-16.
United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, Judicial Extern to the Honorable Ricardo S. Martinez, 2014.
HONORS & AWARDS
Selected as a Washington Super Lawyer, Rising Star, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
CALI Award: Law, Language, & Literature.
Finalist, Presidential Management Fellows, 2015.
Volunteer lawyer with Kinds In Need of Defense assisting immigrant children obtain lawful status in the United States. Chair of the Washington State Bar Association Litigation Section. Former president of the Seattle University chapter of the International Refugee Assistance Program. IRAP assists vulnerable refugees around the world by mobilizing direct legal aid and systemic policy advocacy.