|University ||Providence College, B.A., Philosophy, 1975|
|Law School||Suffolk University, J.D., with honors, 1983|
|Admitted||1983, Rhode Island; 1984, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island and U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; 1998, Massachusetts|
American Bar Association
Immediate Past President of the Rhode Island Bar Association, Executive Committee, House of Delegates, Ethics and Professionalism Committee, Annual Meeting Planning Committee, former Chairman of the Pro Bono Study Committee and Past Chairman of the Government Relations Committee
fellow, RI Bar Foundation
Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association
Volunteer Lawyers Program
Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
Past Member, Rhode Island Estate Planning Counsel
|Born||Providence, Rhode Island, March 12, 1953|
J. Robert Weisberger, Jr. practices in the firm's Litigation Management Group. Bob has been practicing in the area of trial and appellate litigation since 1983. Bob's areas of litigation practice include personal injury litigation in the areas of product liability, medical malpractice, premises liability, auto accident injury, wrongful death and commercial litigation. As a member of the firm's Litigation Management Group, he presently serves on the National Litigation Management Team for a Fortune 50 company.
Before Edwards Wildman
Prior to joining the Firm, Bob spent the bulk of his career as a partner at the Providence firm of Wistow & Barylick, Ltd. distinguishing himself as a trial lawyer handling sophisticated medical malpractice, products liability and other personal injury matters. He began his career at Gunning LaFazia and Gnys handling insurance related personal injury litigation. In addition to an active role in the Rhode Island Bar Association, where Bob is immediate past President, Bob has served as an adjunct faculty member at Roger Williams University.
Besides Edwards Wildman
Bob served on the Board of Trustees for the McAuley Corporation which provides food, shelter and clothing to the disadvantaged in Rhode Island. He is a past member of the Smithfield, Rhode Island zoning board of review. He also served as assistant Town Solicitor there as well as Smithfield Town Moderator for many years. Bob has enjoyed performing with various musical groups in Rhode Island and Massachusetts playing his saxophone, singing and occasionally telling a joke or two. In addition, Bob is an avid sailor and possesses his Captain's License from the United States Coast Guard.
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