The purpose of the Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists is to administer Gov.Bar R. SIV – certification of attorneys as specialists. This rule enhances public access to appropriate legal services by regulating the certification of lawyers. The Commission approves and regulates agencies that certify lawyers practicing in Ohio as specialists and recommends to the Supreme Court the fields of law subject to specialization designation. Bob will serve on the Commission through December 2019.
He is a partner at Black McCuskey and focuses his practice in the areas of civil litigation, commercial litigation, creditors’ rights/collections and probate litigation. Bob has represented clients in litigation in more than one fourth of Ohio’s Common Please Courts and both of Ohio’s Federal District Courts. In addition, he has received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Bob was a patrolman and sergeant with the Cleveland Police Department from 1995-2004, and a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina from 1991-1995. Active in his community, he is a past president of the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, a board member of the Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce and a board member of the Tuscarawas County Community Foundation. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Stark County Bar Association and past president (2012, 2013) and current vice president of the Tuscarawas County Bar Association. Bob is also a graduate of the 5th class of Leadership Tuscarawas County and currently sits on the Leadership Tuscarawas Board.