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Admissions

  • Ohio, 1975
  • U.S. District Courts:
    Northern District of Ohio, 1976
    Southern District of Ohio, 2004
    Eastern District of Michigan, 2013
    Western District of Michigan, 1992
    Northern District of Indiana, 2005
    Western District of Tennessee, 2014
    Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, 2014
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals:
    Sixth Circuit, 1984
    Federal Circuit, 2002
  • Ohio Supreme Court, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980

Education

University of Toledo College of Law, 1975

Ohio Northern University, 1972

Profile

Robert J. Gilmer, Jr. concentrates his practice in the areas of employment, commercial and professional liability litigation.  He is a senior trial attorney at Eastman & Smith.

Following graduation from law school in 1975, Mr. Gilmer worked as a trial attorney for the Office of the Lucas County, Ohio, Prosecuting Attorney from 1976 through 1980. Since joining Eastman & Smith in 1980, Mr. Gilmer has represented clients in complex litigation in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in matters involving employment discrimination, breach of contract, housing discrimination claims, claims of professional negligence, CERCLA cost recovery and toxic tort litigation. He also serves as general counsel for Eastman & Smith.

Mr. Gilmer's community service includes having served as an acting judge in the Perrysburg, Ohio, Municipal Court.

Honors & Affiliations

Community/Professional Affiliations

  • American Inns of Court, Morrison R. Waite Chapter (Executive Committee)
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Employment Law and Litigation Committees)
  • Toledo Bar Association (Judicial Candidates, Bar Admissions, Employment and Federal Court Committees)

Honors & Awards

  • Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment by Martindale Hubbell
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Ratings by Martindale Hubbell for more than 20 years
  • Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Best Lawyers® 2016 Litigation  Labor and Employment "Lawyer of the Year" for Toledo
  • Super Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine

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