Rob Bilott

Rob Bilott

Formal First Name
Robert (Rob)
Nick Name
8/2/1965 - present

A veteran litigator, Robert Bilott represents a diverse range of clients on a wide variety of matters involving state, federal, and local environmental laws. For more than 27 years, he has handled environmental issues of regulatory compliance, permitting and corporate and real estate transactions. He also specializes in all aspects of litigation arising from administrative hearings to multi-party, complex multi-district litigation. With an aptitude for handling complex and nuanced matters, Bilott’s work has kept him at the forefront of the industry. He has handled matters involving highly complex and emerging scientific issues with some of the nation’s leading medical, technical, scientific and regulatory experts and advisors.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • MVP for Class Action Honoree, Law360 (2017)
  • Class Action Honoree, Kentucky Super Lawyers, Class Action (2017 - present)
  • Honoree, Best Lawyers in America®, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental (2010 - present)
  • Leading Lawyer Honoree,  Cincy Magazine, Environmental Law (2008 - present)
  • Top Local Plaintiff Litigation Star Honoree, Benchmark Plaintiff (2011 – present)
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Ohio Honoree, National Trial Lawyers Association (2008 - present)
  • Laureate, Right Livelihood Award (2017)
  • AV Peer-Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell 
  • Clarence Darrow Award Honoree, Mass Tort Bar (2014)
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year Award Honoree, The Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Foundation (2005)
  • “Giraffe Hero” Commendation Honoree, Giraffe Heroes Project (2016)
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  •  Lawyer of the Year Honoree, Best Lawyers in America® (2019)