Bob was a tireless advocate, and a lawyer’s lawyer. He was widely admired in the legal community for his intellect, tenacity, and work ethic. I litigated cases against him, and alongside him, and I enjoyed and learned from both experiences. He was zealous, practical, smart and honest. He valued civility and respect, and he took justifiable pride in his superb work. He loved being a lawyer, and he had many strong relationships within the legal community. He was a strong thread in the fabric of our profession here.
Bob was also a genuinely nice guy and good friend. I enjoyed his quick wit, his down-to-earth sense of humor, and his innately loyal and supportive presence. He was a loyal Michigan man to the core. Most of all, he really loved his wife and kids, and I greatly admired his devotion to his beautiful, blended family. It is such a sad and terrible loss.
Submitted by: Ken Fitzgerald