Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1987, Order of the Coif, associate editor of law review,
Abilene Christian University, B.A., 1984
Bob grew up in New York, northern Vermont, and Tennessee, before heading west. He spent three years practicing at a large law firm in Phoenix, Arizona before joining the firm which is now known as Goetz, Baldwin & Geddes in 1990.
His practice consists overwhelmingly of litigation and trial practice, representing plaintiffs (often on a contingency fee basis) and defendants in complex commercial, business tort, corporate/shareholder disputes and insurance cases. He also represents plaintiffs in personal injury cases. Bob has obtained several verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million against various defendants, including the Spanish Peaks Resort in Big Sky, Montana and the founder of the Yellowstone Club. Bob also obtained a $3.8 million jury verdict in a defamation case against a Kalispell radio station. Other typical cases include disputes over real property contracts, real estate development rights, and insurance coverage/bad faith cases.
Bob is a member of the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the Montana Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in Montana and Arizona (inactive), as well as the United States Court of Federal Claims, United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the D.C. Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.