Robert V. Fitzsimmons

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Bob Fitzsimmons is an experienced trial lawyer specializing in complex civil litigation. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in the field of Construction Law and Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell.

Bob’s principal practice involves the defense of general contractors, builders and developers in construction defect litigation involving high rise condominiums, low rise condominium projects, single family developments and commercial projects throughout the State of Florida. His experience includes construction product class action and federal multidistrict litigation, most recently serving as lead national counsel for all contractors in the Chinese Drywall multi-district litigation. Bob’s practice also includes significant products liability and general liability cases.

Bob is a frequent speaker on construction defect and complex litigation for the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), Defense Research Institute (DRI) and the Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA).

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Bob attended the College of the Holy Cross and Fordham Law School before making Miami his home thirty years ago.

Articles & Presentations

•Speaker, Expert Witnesses in Construction Cases, The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section Webinar (November 2017)

Ratings and Certifications

•Board Certified in Construction Law




•Bob Fitzsimmons Addresses Ethical Considerations in a Complicated Defense
•Bob Fitzsimmons Speaks with Miami Today about Business Growth in Coconut Grove
•Rumberger Attorney Bob Fitzsimmons Invited to Join the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
•Rumberger Attorney Robert Fitzsimmons Elected To Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
•Bob Fitzsimmons to speak at DRI Seminar on Construction Law
•Rumberger’s Robert Fitzsimmons Appointed to National Chinese Drywall Multidistrict Litigation Defense Team
•RKC Partner Featured Speaker for Chinese Drywall Webcast
•Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell Provides Information on Chinese Drywall: What About It?


Product Liability Blog
•Current Status of Chinese Drywall Litigation - The Defense of “I did not know”

Beyond My Bio

•Miami Partner Bob Fitzsimmons Chairs Hall of Champions Induction Ceremony
•Whether in the Office or at Home, Bob Fitzsimmons Considers his View to be From Paradise
•Bob Fitzsimmons interviewed by Professional Builder Magazine regarding Chinese Drywall Claims

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Casualty Litigation
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos and Toxic Torts
  • Construction
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Class Actions
  • Transportation
  • Automotive and Motorcycles

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
305.995.5425  Phone
786.536.3452  Fax
University Attended:
College of the Holy Cross, A.B., 1977
Law School Attended:
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1982
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Courts of Florida (Middle, Southern); U.S. District Courts of Louisiana, (Eastern); 1982, Florida

Professional & Civic Activities
•Florida Defense Lawyers Association
•Defense Research Institute, Member, Construction and Product Liability Committees
•International Association of Defense Counsel, Member, Construction and Product Liability Committees
•Florida Bar Association Trial Lawyer Section
•American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Section

Birth Information:
Brooklyn, New York, September 8, 1955

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.



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    Miami, FL
    Brickell Bayview Centre, Suite 3000 , 80 Southwest 8th Street
    Miami, FL 33130

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