Bob Walker has tried cases and represented clients across the country for over 35 years. His breadth of experience crosses virtually every litigation practice in the Firm at the trial and appellate levels. Bob has litigated individual and class action product liability, nuisance, premises liability, lawyer's professional liability, and personal injury claims.
He has defended actions involving myriad products such as automobiles, pharmaceutical drugs, and combustion systems. Bob also has handled trade secrets and contract claims for plaintiffs and defendants and was a key part of the trial team representing Gould in a series of international trade secrets theft matters. He has litigated several corporate control and securities fraud cases, including for Bridgestone/Firestone, defended Alien Tort Claims Act claims, and led the team that recently litigated and won a major ICC arbitration.
Bob led the team that obtained summary judgment on behalf of General Motors in a $450 million claim brought by the UAW; prevailed in an evidentiary hearing and obtained a TRO stopping Developers Diversified from being terminated "for cause" as manager of 50 properties across the country, ultimately obtaining summary judgment in DDR's favor; headed Timken's trial team that won a jury trial against Bosch, recovering all the monetary and injunctive relief Timken had prayed for in the complaint; litigated and settled the VEBA retiree benefit class action brought against Goodyear; and prevailed in a lead poisoning case on behalf of The Sherwin-Williams Company.
Bob is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.
- May 19, 2016
PLI's Ohio New Lawyers Training 2016
- Cleveland State University (J.D. summa cum laude 1982; Editor-in-Chief, Law Review); Dyke College (B.S. summa cum laude 1979)
- Ohio; United States Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal, Sixth, and Tenth Circuits; and U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, and Eastern District of Wisconsin
Client Service All-Star in BTI Consulting Group survey of more than 200 firms in North America and Europe
Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA (as a leader in his field), The Legal 500 US, Ohio Super Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, and Cleveland's Best Lawyers