Rob is a native of Waterloo, having attended high school at St. David’s and St. Jerome’s. He graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University where he earned his honours business degree (BBA). After working in private industry for 5 years, he entered law school and obtained his law degree, with distinction, from the University of Western Ontario in 1993.
Rob articled with a Kitchener law firm (Flynn and Sorbara) and was called to the bar on February 14, 1995 when he began his law practice. Rob’s practice is dedicated to helping those individuals who have been hurt in an accident or become disabled. Rob practices in the area of personal injury law and disability law. Rob is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Advocates Society, the Law Society of Ontario and the Waterloo Law Association. Rob was a past Director of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (2007 to 2010), and acted as chair of the OTLA Access to Justice/Political Action Committee.
Rob and his wife, Janice, reside in the beautiful village of Ayr, along with their three active daughters. Rob is a sports addict who enjoys recreational soccer and hockey. He is also a late-in-life runner having completed a number of marathons and half-marathons and other charity runs. He also enjoys a round of golf when he can.
Rob is a very active volunteer in his community. He previously chaired the Centre for the Community Group and the Live and Play capital campaign which raised over $2 million towards the construction of a new multi-use community facility that opened in 2011. Rob continues to be a board member for the Centre for the Community Group. Rob is also a director for the Ayr 150th Anniversary Grant Committee. From October 2010 to November 2014, Rob was Mayor of North Dumfries Township, regional councillor for the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, a member of the Grand River Conservation Authority Board and a director for Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro. Rob was a board member of the Catholic Community Foundation of Waterloo Region from 2008 to 2016.