Robert B. Hemley
Bob Hemley has over 40 years of experience in personal injury and wrongful death litigation on behalf of injured people and the survivors of those who died as the result of the negligence of individuals and corporations. He has specific expertise in complex personal injury and death cases involving defective products, motor vehicle crashes, medical negligence and bicycle crashes. He has brought claims against other lawyers and law firms for legal negligence and has represented individuals who were injured seriously by drunk drivers. Bob has tried over 75 jury cases to verdict.
Prior to joining the firm, Bob worked in New York City for a large Wall Street firm and was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Bob has represented mass tort victims as well as individuals and families in medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death cases.
He has tried jury cases to verdict as lead counsel against national corporations, large hospitals, local companies and individuals.
Bob has won verdicts and settled claims for his clients in the tens of millions of dollars.
Honors & Awards
Bob was selected to be a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1989, in New England Super Lawyers since 2007, and in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2003. He has held AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell since 1986 and has been named as a “litigation star” in Benchmark’s Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys since 2008.
Bob has been the chairman of the United States District Court Advisory Committee since its inception more than 25 years ago, has served as a volunteer judge in the state Superior Court, is a member of the Criminal Justice Act panel for the District of Vermont, and is regularly chosen as a mediator in state and federal cases. He has served on the Governor’s Task Force for Gender Bias in the Courts and has lectured on trial tactics for the Vermont Association of Justice, the Vermont Bar Association, and private groups. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Vermont Bar Association.
Bob is a member of the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the U.S. District Courts for the District of Vermont, the Southern, Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of New York, and the New York State and Vermont bars.