Bob was born in Washington, D.C. and lived in Texas, Georgia and Hawaii before returning to the Washington Metropolitan Area on a permanent basis in 1974. He attended Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Wheaton, Maryland, and completed his undergraduate studies at Mt. St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, Maryland, where he was graduated magna cum laude in 1982. In 1985, he received his law degree from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Starting in his first year of law school, Bob clerked for McCarthy Wilson in Rockville, Maryland. Upon graduating from Catholic University, he served a one-year clerkship for The Honorable William C. Miller, Associate Justice of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland. He returned to the firm as an associate in 1986 and became a partner in 1994. He is admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia and several Federal Courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States. Bob has tried over 160 jury trials to verdict throughout the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia and in the Federal Courts of Maryland and D.C.
Bob has been very active in the Montgomery County Bar Association and has served on its Executive Committee as its Treasurer, as an at-large member, and as Chairman of the Nominations and Elections, Circuit Court Bench Bar and Administration of Justice Committees. He has also lectured for the Montgomery County Continuing Legal Education Program offering instruction on Deposition and Trial Techniques. Under the Circuit Court Differentiated Case Management Program in Montgomery County, he has served as a mediator.
Outside of his profession, he has served on the President’s Council of Mt. St. Mary’s College and as Chair of the Parents’ Club of Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda, Maryland. An avid hunter, Bob enjoys all sports. He has been active in various area athletic associations and has coached baseball, basketball and soccer. Other interests include golfing and boating. Bob and his wife, Marlena, are the proud parents of five sons, Bobby, Brian, Sean, Kyle and Billy. They currently reside in Rockville, Maryland.