Bob was born in Washington, D.C. in 1960. He undertook his legal studies at the University of Montana School of Law, receiving his Juris Doctor degree with high honors in 1996. His undergraduate studies were in philosophy at the University of Southern California, completing his Bachelor's Degree in 1984.
Bob's written work on legal issues has been published on several occasions. He is the author of "Conflicts of Laws in Montana," and "Defenses Under Montana Products Liability Laws," as published by the Montana Law Review in 1995 and 1997, respectively.
Bob's current practice focuses on trademark law, copyright law, trade secrets, intellectual property licensing, employment law, commercial and real estate litigation. He also has worked extensively on complex and class action litigation. Bob is a member of The International Trademark Association (INTA) and is actively involved in international trademark registrations, with agents established throughout the world. He teaches both trademark and copyright law at the University of Montana School of Law, as an adjunct professor. Bob has been recognized by America’s Best Lawyers® for his achievements and skill in the practice of intellectual property law in Montana.
Bob is actively involved in providing pro bono services to Big Brothers & Sisters of Missoula, Ravalli and Missoula County Head Start Programs and the Children's Center in Missoula. He is the founder of the company to revive the old Highlander Beer brand, a historic brew that was made in Missoula from 1910-1964. He is also the founder of the Celtic Festival Missoula, an annual Celtic celebration of food, music and dance, with the proceeds going to charity. Bob works with a number of other non-profit corporations, providing guidance on intellectual property issues and employment matters. Bob is an avid golfer, fly-fisherman and hiker. He has two sons and his wife Shannon is a commercial loan officer at First Security Bank in Missoula