Bob grew up in New York, northern Vermont, and Tennessee, before heading west. He spent three years practicing at a large law firm in Phoenix, Arizona before heading to Bozeman, where he has practiced since 1990.

His practice consists overwhelmingly of litigation and trial practice, representing plaintiffs (often on a contingency fee basis) and defendants in complex commercial, business tort, corporate/shareholder disputes and insurance cases. He also represents plaintiffs in personal injury cases. Bob has obtained several verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million against various defendants, including the Spanish Peaks Resort in Big Sky, Montana and the founder of the Yellowstone Club. Bob also obtained a $3.8 million jury verdict in a defamation case against a Kalispell radio station. Other typical cases include disputes over real property contracts, real estate development rights, and insurance coverage/bad faith cases.