Bob began his career in private practice, focusing on criminal defense of major felonies. He proudly served as a public defender in Marion Municipal Court 15 and Marion Superior Court 6. As a testament to his adeptness, he was named lead or co-counsel on three cases in which the death penalty was sought. In 1998, Bob joined the firm of Clark, Quinn, Moses & Clark in Indianapolis focusing on the practice areas of land use, zoning, and real estate law. These practice areas afforded Bob the opportunity to sit as Judge for Pike Township Small Claims Court and represent developers and businesses in land-use planning, litigation, and real estate issues. In 2006, Bob began serving as the attorney for the Boone County Area Plan Commission, a position he retains today. Bob brought his talents to Taylor, Chadd, Minnette, Schneider & Clutter in 2009 where he continues to represent clients in land-use and real estate areas while serving as the attorney for Boone County.
Education & Memberships
Bob is a Boilermaker, graduating from Purdue University in 1984 with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. He attended Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. While in law school, Bob had the fortune of earning a clerking position with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana and an internship in the Magistrates Program for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California. Bob’s successes continued as a certified intern for the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office and by receiving his J.D. in 1988. Bob’s memberships include the Indianapolis Bar Association Land Use Section (Former Chair) and the Boone County Bar Association. With his focus on municipal law, Bob is a member of the Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association (currently serving as President) and the International Municipal Lawyers Association. He is admitted to the Indiana bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts in Indiana.
Family & Community Involvement
Bob and his family are residents of Boone County. His tireless community, civic, and religious activities span over 25 years and include a variety of leadership and advisory roles.