Robert E. Tait

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Offices Columbus
Phone 614.464.6341
Fax 614.719.4994

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Bob is a retired partner in the Vorys Columbus office and was a member of the litigation practice. He has completed well over 100 jury trials in multiple jurisdictions, serving as lead counsel in cases involving products liability, discrimination, environmental law, employer intentional tort and general business disputes.  For more than three decades, Bob has represented Department of Energy contractors operating nuclear facilities, including defending various toxic tort class actions for those contractors in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.  He has briefed and argued numerous cases before the Supreme Court of Ohio, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and has appeared before the United States Supreme Court. 

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Bob is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence and the Department of Energy Contractor Counsel Association.

Bob is a frequent speaker on workers’ compensation, trial practice and professionalism.

Bob received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.A. cum laude from Kenyon College.

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