Robert focuses his practice on medical malpractice, hospital liability, nursing home liability and state board disciplinary actions. He has handled several hundred medical malpractice actions and has represented physicians and physical therapists at state board disciplinary hearings. As a member of the Health Care Department, Robert's area of practice includes civil defense, primarily medical, hospital, dental, nursing and nursing home liability defense.
Robert has successfully obtained favorable trial verdicts in medical negligence and wrongful death cases, including matters involving anesthesiology, radiology, dental, emergency medicine, orthopedics, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology and general/vascular surgery. He has taken more than 100 cases to trial, almost all of which were tried to a jury. Ninety percent of Robert's verdicts were defense verdicts, and roughly 25 of his cases ended in a verdict or settlement significantly below the settlement demands.
Robert is admitted to the New Jersey Bar, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He received his juris doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1990. He is also a 1987 magna cum laude graduate of Monmouth University, where he was a W. R. Hotchkiss Foundation Scholar.
Robert is a member of the Medical Malpractice Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association, as well as a member of the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Inn of Court and the Essex County Bar Association. He has been appointed as special counsel to the state of New Jersey in connection with the defense of medical malpractice claims. He has also lectured before various medical societies.
Year Joined Organization
•Risk Management Rounds in Anesthesia, MDAdvantage, March 17, 2015
•Mock Trial: A Continuing Education Program for Physicians and Trial Attorneys, MDAdvantage Insurance Company of New Jersey, presented to medical malpractice defense attorneys, March 2013
•Presentation to incoming resident physicians at UMDNJ/Strafford, New Jersey, regarding responsibilities to patients, pitfalls of the medical legal system and tips for avoiding medical/legal issues, Strafford, New Jersey, 2009-2012
•The Medical Malpractice Case: The Not So Basic Basics, MDAdvantage Insurance Company of New Jersey, presented to medical malpractice defense attorneys, November 2011
•Fundamentals of Pre-Trial Practice (defense of medical negligence cases), MDAdvantage Insurance Company of New Jersey, presented to medical malpractice defense attorneys, May 2009
Past Employment Positions
•Lunga, Evers & Johnson, P.C.
•The Honorable Nicholas G. Mandak, Assignment Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Passaic County, law clerk