Location: Cedartown, Georgia
Email: E-mail Me
While in law school, Rob published an article in the Journal of Law and Education entitled “Balancing Individual Privacy with the Public’s Right to Know – Georgia Supreme Court’s Red & Black Ruling Creates Gray Area.” After graduating from law school, Rob went to work with Mike McRae at the firm of York, McRae and York in 1994. Rob became a partner in the firm in 1999 when he and Mike McRae opened the Cedartown location.
Rob is a BV rated attorney and his primary practice areas are in real estate closings and litigation, workers’ compensation, local government law, personal injury, wrongful death, mediation, and appellate practice. He has been involved in numerous areas of local government law for the cities of Cedartown, Rockmart, and Buchanan, as well as Floyd County, including zoning and land use matters, employment issues, charter and ordinance drafting, and Open Records and Open Meetings questions. He represents the Cedartown Housing Authority. Rob has also been appointed as a special master in many quiet title cases involving real estate in the Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit.
In addition to his full-time law practice, Rob served as an Associate Juvenile Court Judge in Polk and Haralson County from 2003-2015. He currently serves as a Citizen Panel Review Board member in the Juvenile Courts of Haralson and Polk County. He was a member of the Georgia Council of Juvenile Court Judges and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. He is a past Board member of the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia and the Cedartown Kiwanis Club. He currently serves on the Polk County Indigent Defense Committee. He is married to the former Amy Dooley of Cedartown, and they have three children: Pierce, Kate, and Thomas.
Areas of Practice
- General Litigation
- Real Estate
- Domestic Relations
- Workers’ Compensation
- Appellate Practice
- Local Government Law
University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky
J.D. – 1994
University of the South
B.A. cum laude – 1991
Professional Associations and Memberships
Polk County and Tallapoosa Circuit Bar Associations
State Bar of Georgia, Member, Real Property and Workers’ Compensation Sections
Polk County Indigent Defense Committee, 1998
Deacon at First Presbyterian Church of Rome