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Biography

Rob Brandt has been with Riley Bennett Egloff since 2004 and is a member of the firm’s management committee. Rob practices primarily in civil and business litigation, with an emphasis in the health care field. He handles all aspects of medical malpractice defense litigation for long-term care facilities, hospitals and other health care providers, before Medical Review Panels and courts throughout the State of Indiana. Rob’s practice also focuses on representing insurance clients in regulatory matters before the Indiana Department of Insurance.

Prior to joining Riley Bennett Egloff, Rob served as a deputy prosecutor in Hamilton County Indiana, where he successfully prosecuted misdemeanor and felony offenses in numerous jury and bench trials.

Community Activity

  • Indiana Health Care Foundation – Board of Directors (2013 – Present)
    • The Indiana Health Care Foundation (IHCF), a 501 (c) (3) organization, was established in 1997.  Their core purpose is to further the knowledge, education, information, and understanding in the areas of the health care, wellness, and services to the aged and chronically ill.
  • Indianapolis Parks Foundation (2006 – 2007)
    • The mission of the Indianapolis Parks Foundation is to enhance the recreational, educational and cultural life of the Indianapolis community by encouraging and soliciting support for our city's parks system.

Practice Area Experience

  • Obtained numerous unanimous Medical Review Panel opinions favorable to hospital and nursing home clients in medical malpractice actions.
  • Defended insurer against a Department of Insurance order directing insurer to pay an eight-figure penalty, based on allegations that the insurer failed to adhere to state law and administrative regulations. Parties ultimately settled dispute for less than 10% of the alleged amount claimed, prior to hearing on insurer’s Petition for Judicial Review.

Rankings | Awards

IU Bloomington School of Law Moot Court Team– ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition (2001-2002)

  • The ABA Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition emphasizes the development of oral advocacy skills through a realistic appellate advocacy experience.  Competitors participate in a hypothetical appeal to the United States Supreme Court.  The competition involves writing a brief as either respondent or petitioner and then arguing the case in front of a mock court.

Excellence in Oral Advocacy – Moot Court (2001-2002) 

Federal Communications Law Journal – Notes Editor (2001-2002)

  • The Federal Communication Law Journal (FCLJ) is the official journal for the Federal Communications Bar Association and, in serving this important role, often features articles and essays by Commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) and members of Congress, as well as leading scholars in the field of Communications Law and Policy.

Indianapolis Bar Association – Bar Leader Series (2007) 

  • The IndyBar's Bar Leader Series develops lawyers for future opportunities in leadership roles in the business and legal communities. Through the Bar Leader Series, participants will learn what it means to be a leader, gain insight vital to leaders in our community and learn how to communicate, motivate, inspire and succeed not only in your law career, but also in service to professional, political, judicial, civic and community. 

Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana

Education

  • Marist College, B.A. Communication Arts (1994)
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law (2002)

Bar Admission

  • Indiana (2002)