Robert assists clients on matters related to environmental and American Indian law. His primary focus is counseling developers and other owners of land, industrial and manufacturing concerns, private equity groups, and tribal entities on regulatory issues and litigation under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Clean Air Act (CAA) and other environmental statutes. In addition, Robert has experience handling environmental aspects of real estate transactions and helps policyholders navigate insurance recovery issues. Robert is skilled in drafting pleadings, engaging in discovery, reviewing and analyzing contracts and insurance policies, and undertaking research on behalf of his clients.

In addition to his environmental work, as a citizen of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, Robert is well-equipped to assist clients with regulatory and litigation matters related to American Indian law, including economic development work, federal regulatory issues, environmental compliance, and federal-tribal consultation, as well as trust fund litigation.

Education

American University, Washington College of Law J.D., May 2017, American Indian Graduate Center Fellowship

North Carolina State University M.S., 2012, Gates Millennium Scholar

Oklahoma State University B.L.A., 2010, Gates Millennium Scholar