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Robert D. Barr

Contact

Direct: 216-744-2739
Fax: 216-916-4369

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University (J.D. 1996)
  • Albion College (B.A. 1993)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1996
  • U.S.D.C. N.D. Ohio
  • U.S.D.C. S.D. Ohio
  • U.S.C.A. 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Rob Barr has over twenty years of experience in commercial litigation, bankruptcy and real estate, with an emphasis on representing bankruptcy trustees in Northeast Ohio. Rob was appointed a Chapter 7 Trustee in 2017. He has been and is presently counsel for numerous creditors, creditor committees, and corporate and consumer debtors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases. Rob's specific areas of expertise include:

  • the identification and resolution of defective security instruments and mortgages,
  • the prosecution of civil fraud actions,
  • business restructuring and bankruptcy,
  • the resolution of debtor/creditor disputes, including medical billing disputes, and
  • the defense and prosecution of preference claims in insolvency proceedings.

Rob is an active leader and speaker in regional bar associations, having served as chair of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and twice as co-chair of the William J. O'Neill Great Lakes Regional Bankruptcy Institute.

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Practice Areas

Corporate, Bankruptcy and Employment Law

Financial Services

Litigation

Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2011 - 2018
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, 2012 - 2018
  • AV® Pre-eminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

Civic Involvement

  • Attorney Constituency Group, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2016-Present
  • Attorney Constituency Group, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2016
  • Chair, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2005 - 2006
  • Co-Chair, William J. O’Neill Great Lakes Regional Bankruptcy Institute, 2001 and 2015
  • Chair, Basic Consumer Bankruptcy Seminar, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2011
  • Editor-in-Chief, The Northcoast e-Pipeline, Newsletter of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section of the Cleveland Bar Association, 2003 - 2006
  • Co-Chair, Basic Bankruptcy Seminar, Cleveland Bar Association, 2000
  • Volunteer Attorney, The Bankruptcy Pro-Bono Project, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, 2005 - 2016