Bob is a Partner at Black McCuskey and focuses his practice in the areas of Civil Litigation, Construction, Creditors' Rights/Collections and Oil & Gas Litigation.Since joining the firm, Bob has been very active in the Litigation and Construction practice areas. He has represented clients in litigation in more than one fourth of Ohio's Common Pleas Courts and both of Ohio's Federal District Courts. Bob has also appeared and argued numerous matters in Ohio's Fifth, Tenth and Eighth Appellate Districts. He has been named a Rising Star for 2012 and 2013 by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected and candidates must be either 40 years or younger, or in practice ten years or less. In addition, Bob has received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell*.Prior to becoming an attorney, Bob had a long career in public service. He 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. For his bravery as a police officer, he was honored with the Medal of Heroism and the Distinguished Service Medal.Active in his community, Bob is the immediate past President of the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities 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 President (2012, 2013) of the Tuscarawas County Bar Association. In 2007, he was appointed outside counsel for collections by the Ohio Attorney General's Office. Bob is also a graduate of the 5th class of Leadership Tuscarawas County.