Robert heads the Litigation Practice Group , where he represents clients in insurance, business, and product liability cases in both state and federal courts. He is also a member of our Alternative Disputes Resolution Practice Group . Robert counsels businesses on intellectual property matters and labor and employment law. His litigation work has been recognized by Chambers USA in 2013 and 2014, as well as by The Best Lawyers in America
for Commercial Litigation from 2008 to 2018 and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants from 2011 to 2018. In addition to his litigation practice, Robert regularly serves as a mediator.
Why did you become an attorney?
Several relatives and close family friends were lawyers. They set excellent examples and encouraged me to apply to law school.
What is the best part of your job?
Helping people solve problems. I find it very satisfying to be trusted by clients when they are dealing with serious issues. Practicing law has given me the opportunity to counsel clients and provide guidance when they are dealing with tough emotional and economic problems.
Who has inspired you in your career?
Growing up in Decatur, I looked up to many lawyers and judges. They provided examples of how lawyers can play a central role in the community. Having been active in the Birmingham Bar, I am inspired by the work that lawyers and judges do every day. Whether it is through youth sports, non-profits, or charities, you will find lawyers helping people every day. They make me proud to be a lawyer and are outstanding role models for young people.
What are you most proud of in your practice?
Some of my most satisfying work has involved helping several individuals and non-profits that were dealing with really difficult problems. We were able to obtain satisfactory results for them, regardless of their ability to pay for the time that was required to handle their cases. I have made lifelong friends as a result of these relationships. I think it is important for lawyers to give back. Invariably, I receive far more in return as a result helping clients who are less fortunate.
What do you think are the three most important things you do to serve your clients?
1) Listen. I want to make sure that I understand the client’s goals.
2) Work hard. I want to diligently pursue all the facts and law that will help us win the case.
3) Offer sound advice. I try to help clients understand the ups and downs to the many decisions that have to be made during the course of a case. At the end of the day, I want to provide the client with all of the information that is necessary to decide how to proceed with any case.
Awards and Accreditations
•The Best Lawyers in America
•AV-Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
•Mid-South Super Lawyers
•The Best Lawyers in America
•Bet-the-Company Litigation (2018-2019)
•Commercial Litigation (2008-2019)
•Personal Injury Litigation - Defendant (2011-2019)
•AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
•Mid-South Super Lawyers
•Business Litigation (2008-2017)
•Birmingham Legal Secretaries Association, Lawyer of the Year (2013)
•Birmingham Magazine, Top Attorney
•Business Litigation (2009)
•Participated in numerous trials in both state and federal courts
•Ambler, LLC v. National Sur. Corp., 2014 WL 6608035 (N.D. Ala. 2014)
•Auburn University v. Moody, 2008 WL 5214594 (M.D. Ala. 2008)
•BriovaRx, LLC v. Transcript Pharmacy, Inc., 163 So.3d 311 (Miss. Ct. App. 2015)
•Burke v. General Motors Corp., 2007 WL 625639 (11th Cir. 2007)
•Butler v. Town of Argo, 871 So.2d (Ala. 2003)
•Edwards v. Moore, 699 So.2d 220 (Ala. Civ. App. 1997)
•Ehrhardt v. Haddad Restaurant Group, Inc., 2011 WL 4928707 (11th Cir. 2011)
•Ex parte General Motors Corp., 769 So.2d 903 (Ala. 1999)
•Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co. v. Illinois Nat. Ins. Co., 2015 WL 1198079 (S.D. Miss. 2015)
•Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co. v. Merritt, WL 9390944 (N.D. Ga. 2008)
•Insurasource, Inc. v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co., 2012 WL 1365083 (S.D. Miss. 2012)
•Interstate Fire & Cas. Co. v. Abernathy, 93 So.3d 352 (1st Dist. Fla. 2012)
•Killinger v. Samford University, 113 F.3d 196 (11th Cir. 1997)
•Maciasz v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co., 988 So.2d 991 (Ala. 2008)
•Medalogix, LLC v. Alacare Home Health Services, Inc., 2015 WL 6158026 (M.D. Tenn. 2015)
•Nihon Rufuto Co., Ltd. v. Nidek Medical Products, Inc., 2011 WL 3505211 (11th Cir. 2011)
•Robbins v. Day, 954 F.2d 679 (N.D. Ala. 1992)
•Rose v. General Motors Corp., 323 F.Supp.2d 1244 (N.D. Ala. 2004)
•Scott v. Bentley, 2015 WL 92229 (N.D. Ga. 2015)
•United States v. Vernon, 723 F.3d 1234 (11th Cir. 2013)
•Verchot v. General Motors Corp., 812 So.2d 296 (Ala. 2001)
Outside the Office
•Member, Board of Directors
•Kiwanis Club - Downtown
•Ten Sirote Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2018
•Sirote & Permutt Announces 47 Attorneys Selected as The Best Lawyers in America for 2016
•Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2015
•Sirote Attorneys Selected for 2015 Chambers USA
•Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Thomas A. Woodall Appointed by Sirote & Permutt to Head its Mediation and Arbitration Practice Group
•Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2015
•Sirote & Permutt Named One of Birmingham's Top 10 Litigation Firms by the BBJ
•Sirote Attorneys Make 2014 Chambers USA Leading Lawyer List
•Robert Baugh Selected by Alabama Super Lawyers Magazine as Top 50 Lawyer
•Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2014
•Robert Baugh Elected “Lawyer of the Year” by BLSA
•Best Lawyers Recognizes 46 Sirote Attorneys as the Best Lawyers in America for 2014
•Two Sirote Attorneys Selected as Top 50 Alabama Super Lawyers 2013
•Sirote & Permutt Announces 30 Attorneys Selected as Alabama Super Lawyers 2013
•Seven Sirote Attorneys Selected for 2013 Chambers USA List of the Best
•Sirote & Permutt Attorney Robert Baugh is Inducted as A fellow of The Alabama Law Foundation
•Sirote Attorneys Inducted As Fellows of The Birmingham Bar Foundation
•Sirote & Permutt Attorney Robert Baugh Elected as the 2013 President of the Birmingham Bar Association
•Sirote's Robert Baugh Cited in BBJ Legal Issues Article
•Best Lawyers Recognizes 43 Attorneys from Sirote & Permutt as the Best Lawyers in America for 2013
•Sirote & Permutt Attorney Robert Baugh Selected as Alabama Top 50 Super Lawyers 2012
•Best Lawyers has selected 32 attorneys from Sirote & Permutt for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for 2011
•31 Sirote Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers
•Publication Recognizes 20 From Sirote As Super Lawyers
•Birmingham Magazine Recognizes 17 From Sirote As Top Attorneys
•Sirote Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2009
•Fourteen Sirote Lawyers Named to Super Lawyers