Robert D. Lewis

Robert D. Lewis

Covington, Kentucky

Rob Lewis is an AV rated attorney who is a passionate advocate for his catastrophically injured clients and their families.  He devotes the majority of his practice to representing children who are needlessly and tragically devastated by brain injuries at birth as a result of poorly managed labors and negligently executed deliveries.  He is currently the Editor of the Birth Trauma Litigation Journal for the American Association For Justice’s Birth Trauma Litigation Group and he is also frequent contributor.  

He has successfully tried and settled many cases involving many different types of medical negligence, including cases involving Cerebral Palsy and other devastating neurological injuries from mismanaged labor and delivery, cases involving clients who have been injured and killed by the negligent administration of anesthesia, and cases involving families who have lost their loved ones due to nursing home abuse and neglect. 

He believes in giving his all for the people he represents and fighting for them while keeping in mind that litigation is usually not their first choice and that their lives already have been complicated by injury and loss.  He frequently writes and lectures on medical negligence topics, presenting to both lawyers’ groups and physicians’ groups. He is the Immediate Past Co-Chair of the Medical Negligence Information Exchange for the American Association of Justice.  He is also an active participant and contributor in AAJ's Birth Trauma Litigation Group and Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group. 

He has spent most of his life in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area.  He is a 1989 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a 1997 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law.  After graduating from Miami, he served as an officer in the United States Navy and as a Division Officer on the USS Moosbrugger (DD-980).  After graduation from the University of Cincinnati, College of Law, he had the honor of serving as a judicial clerk to the Honorable William O. Bertelsman, then Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky.  At the University of Cincinnati, College of Law, he served as Articles Editor and as an Associate on the Law Review. He is a member of the Ohio and Kentucky Bar ssociations, AAJ (American Association of Justice), OAJ (Ohio Association for Justice), and KJA (Kentucky Justice Association). He is a Past- President of the University of Cincinnati College of Law Alumni Association.  He lives in Northern Kentucky with his wife, Jennifer, his three kids, his two dogs, Martin and Molly.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, attending his kids’ school and sporting events, serving as a Boy Scout Den Leader and serving on the Board of the Northern Kentucky Montessori Academy.  Rob also spends a great deal of time arguing with his wife, Jennifer Lawrence, who is also a lawyer. 

Year Joined Firm

  • 2002

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Medical Malpractice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1997
    • Honors: Judicial Clerk, Honorable William O. Bertelsman
    • Honors: Dean's List, 1994 - 1997
    • Law Review: University of Cincinnati Law Review, Associate, 1995 - 1996
    • Law Review: University of Cincinnati Law Review, Articles Editor, 1996 - 1997
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1989

Honors and Awards

  • SuperLawyers - Rising Star Award
  • AV Rated

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio Bar Association, Member
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • AAJ Medical Negligence Litigation Group , Co-Chair
  • Kentucky Justice Association, Member
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Member
  • Salmon P, Chase Inn of Court, Member
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law Alumni Association, President

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Navy, Officer
  • Hon. William O. Bertelsman, Judicial Clerk, 1997 - 1998
  • Frost Brown Todd, Associate, 1998 - 2001