Robert Flora

Robert Flora

Bob is a Senior Counsel with Kuchler Polk Weiner, LLC .  He joined KPW the beginning of 2018 with almost 30 year experience in all aspects of complex litigation.

Bob graduated from Youngstown State University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering.  He graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center with his Juris Doctorate, where he was on the Georgetown Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif.

Prior to graduating from law school, Bob spent 10 years as an engineer and engineering manager, beginning with hands on experience installing and starting up computer based systems, and culminating with organizing and running a group of engineers in a new joint venture performing systems engineering contracts for the government.

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ADMITTED COURTS
  • Texas, 1988
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 1989
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2006
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2006
 
REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE
  • For more than 15 years represented a major chemical manufacturer as national coordinating counsel on its benzene litigation docket; with lead responsibility for all written and document discovery, while handling all aspects of trial preparation.
  • Represented four utility companies in a dispute with the manufacturer of defective nuclear power plant generator equipment; had primary responsibility for document production and review in which millions of pages were exchanged; case had over 50 depositions and settled favorably 5 months into trial.
  • Represented senior managers in a lawsuit over their exercise of stock options.
  • Represented a major oil company in a class action alleging nuisance from refinery operations; prepared a successful opposition to the motion for class certification which led to case resolution.
  • Represented defendants in consolidated civil and criminal actions arising from the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
  • Represented a worker who was injured by an unmanned runaway dump truck.
  • Represented the parent of a man killed on a seagoing vessel; prepared a motion seeking to make new law to avoid limitations of the Death on the High Seas Act which led to a favorable settlement.
  • Represented the seller of copy machines in a dispute over a breach of warranty.
  • Represented a major oil company in a docket of cases involving leaking underground storage tanks.
 
PRESENTATIONS
  • Bob has been a frequent lecturer on benzene and toxic tort litigation, including several appearances at conferences hosted by Harris Martin, Mealey’s, and the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel.
  • Bob has developed numerous presentations for senior management of clients and prospective clients.
  • Bob has developed and presented at numerous mock trials for active cases, and has presented an expert witness at a conference (fictitious) mock trial.
  • Bob has prepared many detailed case assessments used by clients to make informed decisions.