Robert C. Buchbinder

Partner
614-229-4545
rbuchbinder@cbjlawyers.com

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Biography

Rob Buchbinder focuses his practice in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on representing transportation companies in complex litigation, regulatory matters, workers compensation, and labor/employment. He also is involved in asbestos litigation throughout the State of Ohio. His practice includes general civil litigation, insurance defense and matters before the Ohio State Medical Board. He has been admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Ohio, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has argued cases in various appellate courts, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Recognizing a need in the community, he provides pro-bono legal services for individuals, corporations, and non-profit organizations.

Professional Experience

1996-Present
Crabbe, Brown & James – Partner
1987-1996
Crabbe, Brown & James – Associate
2015-Present
Associate General Counsel to the National Fraternal Order of Police

Professional Accomplishments

1997-Present
American Law Firm Association (ALFA)
Transportation and Workers Compensation Practice Areas
Annual contributor to ALFA Transportation Practice Group Compendium
1990-Present
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA)
1995-Present
Defense Research Institute
2009-Present
The Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
1985-Present
Columbus Claims Association (CCA)
—1997-1998 President and Trustee
—1994-1997 Officer
—1998-2000 Trustee

Awards & Honors

Ohio Super Lawyer
Multiple year recipient, including 2018 for Transportation & Maritime

2009
Best Lawyers of America
Multiple year recipient, including 2018 for Transportation
2008
The Best Lawyers in Central Ohio

2011-Present
Board Member of King Arts Complex
2013-Present
Officer of King Arts Complex
2010-2011
Board Member of ArtSafe
2014
King Arts Complex Dream Award
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Bar Admissions

United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
State of Ohio

Notable Publications, Significant Cases & Seminars

Brief for the National Fraternal Order of Police as Amicus Curiae in the Supreme Court of the United States, City of Hays, Kan. v. Vogt, docket number 16-1495, decision forthcoming in 2018.

National Fraternal Order of Police
Regular contributor and editor of amicus briefs

Counsel of Record, Brief for the National Fraternal Order of Police as Amicus Curiae, Estate of Armstrong v. Vill. of Pinehurst, docket number 15-1380

2016

ALFA International Transportation Practice Group Seminar “Strategies for Combating Excessive Clean Up, Tow and Storage Charges”

2012
“Driving Disabled”, The Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly (Winter ed.)

Federal Insurance Company, American Alternative Insurance Corporation v. Executive Coach Luxury Travel et al., and Feroen J. Betts, etc., et al., Case no. 2009-2307 3rd District Court of Appeals (Allen County)

Pond v. Leslein, 72 Ohio St.3d 50 (1995)

Damon’s Missouri, Inc. v. Davis et al., 63 Ohio St.3d 605 (1992)

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Education

Capital University Law School, J.D., 1987
Louisiana State University, 1984
Bethany College, B.S. Political Science, 1980