(614) 282-5412

Practice areas

Business & Commercial Litigation and Negotiation; Corporate Leadership and Strategy; Insurance Defense and Coverage; Personal Injury; Maritime and International Law

Practice Description

Mr. Robol has over 30 years experience in the law, and has devoted particular attention to business and commercial litigation, insurance defense and coverage, personal injury, maritime and international law, and corporate leadership and strategy. He has substantial experience solving complex, difficult legal issues and has achieved numerous successful jury and non-jury trials in diverse types of litigation (such as antitrust, admiralty, class action suits, international contract disputes, and insurance defense). For example, his role in litigation to obtain what may be the largest salvage judgment in U.S. history is described in the New York Times Best Seller Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea.  Prior to entering private practice, he served as a law clerk for a federal district judge. Rick has an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell.  His biography appears in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and various other notable publications.


Mr.  Robol received his law degree in 1978 from the Harvard Law School.  He served on the Board of Student Advisors, worked as Managing Editor of the International Law Journal, and won the Jessup Moot Court Competition.  Prior to that time, he served as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Pavia, Italy and the University of Paris, France.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, concentrating on economics and government, and graduating first in his class.

Military Service
Twenty years of service as officer, U.S. Army Reserve. His responsibilities included providing strategic and operational law planning for joint service operations of the U.S. Marines, Navy, Air Force and Army, as well as multinational operations. He was deployed to Pakistan, Korea, and Europe and performed sea duty aboard the USS Mount Whitney. Rick received the third highest decoration awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense; two campaign medals; Army combat patch; expert marksman badge; the humanitarian service medal; and nine other medals and ribbons. Units and Combatant Commands Supported; U.S. Joint Forces Command; U.S. Transportation Command; U.S. Central Command; U.S. Africa Command; U.S. Sixth Fleet; U.S. Forces Korea; U.S. 8th Army; U.S. 100th DIV; U.S. 84th DIV; U.S. Armor Center, Ft. Knox.

Bar Admissions and Activities

Mr. Robol is a member of the Ohio and Virginia State Bars.  He is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Sixth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits, and U.S. District Courts in numerous districts in the country.  His bar activities include membership in the Maritime Law Association (Proctor), the Ohio State Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association.

Teaching Experience

Current: Member, Lawline Faculty, New York, New York, providing continuing legal education to lawyers nationally and internationally

Former: Associate Professor of Military Science, Capital University; Instructor in American Law, Harvard University School of Law

Volunteer Activities and Associations

(Past and/or present): Coach, The Ohio State University School of Law Jessup Moot Court Team; Parents United Against Child Abuse, Pro bono counsel; National Council for Prevention of Child Abuse, Pro bono counsel; Virginia Opera Association Guild, Board of Directors; Worthington Presbyterian Church, Pro bono counsel; National Conference of Christians & Jews, Tidewater, Virginia, Board of Directors; Maritime Law Association; Philippe Cousteau Foundation, Board of Directors; Worthington Lions Club; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Columbus Bar Association, USO

Publications and Media Appearances

Available upon request