Civil Litigation, including Personal Injury

Bob Steinberg has a wide range of experience in civil litigation.  As a private practice trial lawyer, he was involved in complex litigation and individual cases throughout the country, representing the defense side and the plaintiff’s side, individuals and organizations.  He also conducted numerous private mediations and arbitrations in a variety of civil litigation cases.  As a U.S. Magistrate Judge, he presided over civil trials and decided civil cases in the federal courts in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio.  He also conducted hundreds of mediations in a wide variety of civil cases in the federal courts.    As a federal prosecutor who supervised of the Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio U.S. Attorney’s Offices, he defended the U.S. Government in a variety of civil lawsuits, including medical malpractice and major torts.

During the last 26 years of private law practice, Mr. Steinberg represented plaintiffs and defendants as well as individuals and organizations.  He participated in complex civil litigation including multi district litigation, class action litigation and complex group litigation of matters involving antitrust law, securities law, defective products, and mass torts.  He also represented plaintiffs and defendants, individuals and organizations in cases involving contract law, employment discrimination, personal injuries, antitrust law, insurance coverage, civil rights and many other legal areas.

As a U.S. Magistrate Judge for 18 years in the Southern District of Ohio, Judge Steinberg presided over a wide variety of civil litigation by consent of the parties, including more than 200 civil jury and non-jury trials.  He decided and settled hundreds of civil cases.  These cases included patent law, intellectual property, insurance coverage, personal injury cases of all types, employment discrimination, antitrust, contracts, admiralty, FELA and ERISA.  Judge Steinberg also resolved hundreds of discovery disputes and attorney’s fee disputes.

Mr. Steinberg has 10 years of experience in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio and on Special Assignment in Washington D.C. and around the country.  He defended the United States Government in various civil cases, including medical malpractice at V.A. facilities, injuries on government property at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, contract matters involving government defense supply agencies, and federal tax litigation.  He prosecuted hundreds of federal criminal cases including organized crime (RICO), white collar crime, income tax evasion, bank robbery, counterfeiting, and many other legal areas.

An example of personal injury litigation in which Mr. Steinberg achieved outstanding results for his clients was a case he litigated in the Commonwealth of Kentucky for six years that resulted in a settlement totaling over ninety million dollars against a religious organization, based on claims of child sexual abuse.  Mr. Steinberg – who was lead counsel in this case – succeeded in obtaining compensation in for over 250 individuals who were sexually abused as children even when the conduct occurred as long ago as 1945.  He secured court orders protecting the privacy of the victims’ identities throughout the litigation. He participated in drafting escrow agreements with a national bank for deposit and distribution of settlement funds, arranged for an independent CPA auditing firm to verify all settlement transactions, and developed a unique settlement claims process that provided for two levels of due process appeals of settlement decisions made by court appointed Special Masters.  The case is recognized as a model for large-scale personal injury claims against religious organizations.

If you or someone close to you is hurt in a motor vehicle collision of any kind, Mr. Steinberg understands the insurance claims resolution process and how to obtain prompt settlements.  You will also benefit from working with an attorney who keeps the client informed about every development in the case.

In his current civil litigation practice, Mr. Steinberg focuses on representation of companies and individuals on a variety of legal issues, including but not limited to employment issues, executive job consultation, personal injuries, insurance defense as well as class action defense.