Robert L. Washburn, Ret.


Robert L. Washburn

Columbus, Ohio

Facsimile 614.621.6293

About Robert

Rob Washburn grew up outside of Parkersburg, West Virginia. Rob attended night law school working as a clerk and courtroom bailiff. Immediately after finishing law school, Rob entered solo practice. He joined the law firm as a partner in 1987 and practices principally in the areas of personal injury, employment law and business litigation. Rob is married to retired Judge Janet Grubb. He has long held an AV rating from Martindale-Hubble.

Areas of Practice

Wrongful Death
Personal Injury
Medical Malpractice
Aviation Accidents
Education Law and Litigation
Municipal Liability
Arbitrations: Commercial, Personal Injury, Medical & Wrongful Death
Employment – Private Sector
Nursing Care/Elder Law

Bar Admissions

Ohio, 1977
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 1977
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1986


Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio, 1977
Juris Doctor
Honors: Order of the Curia

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Master of Science
Major: Education Administration

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1971
Bachelor of Arts
Honors: Dean’s List
Honors: Outstanding Graduating Senior
Major: Political Science
Major: History

Classes/Seminars Taught

“Effective Presentation of Arbitrations,” Ohio Association for Justice Regional Seminar, 2003

“Community School Litigation in Ohio,” National Organization of Lawyers for Employment Associations, 2003

“Legal Issues for Classroom Teachers,” Ohio Education Association, 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships

Ohio State Bar Association

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Ohio Association for Justice

Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions

Honorable J. Craig Wright, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Law Clerk and Courtroom Bailiff, 1974 – 1977

Solo Practice, 1977 – 1987