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Robert B. Fitzgerald

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Robert B. Fitzgerald is a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney with over 30 years of legal experience.  Bob practiced law in Mansfield, Ohio for approximately three years before joining the firm that became Baran, Piper, Tarkowsky & Fitzgerald in 1985.  He is an extremely skilled litigator and an asset to our firm clients. He concentrates his practice on insurance defense and practices in that field throughout the State of Ohio. Bob is very active in the Lima community and is a member of various downtown boards and civic organizations.




  • Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1982

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Allen County Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Fellow of Ohio State Bar Foundation
  • Allen County Certified Grievance Committee Grievance Counsel
  • Ohio Supreme Court Board of Professional Conduct Commissioner
  • Adjunct Professor of Law at Ohio Northern University

Current Employment Position

  • Principal

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Law
  • Products Liability
  • Governmental Liability
  • Domestic Relations

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Ohio, 1982
  • Ohio, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997


  • Holds an AV Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell
  • Ohio Super Lawyer - 2004, 2005 and 2006
  • Recipient of Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Pettit College of Law, 2010 Public Interest/Pro Bono Award
  • Selected as a “2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law” by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell