Robert joined Green Chesnut & Hughes as an associate following a 27-year career with the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission. From 1984 to 1993 and prior to his work at LRC, Robert practiced insurance defense with several law firms. Most of his legal work has involved insurance defense, workers’ compensation, employment, human resources, and health care law. Robert has argued cases before the Kentucky Court of Appeals, Kentucky Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
A Frankfort native and current Lexington resident, Robert received his B.A. in Political Science from Wake Forest University in 1981 and his J.D. from Northern Kentucky University’s Chase College of Law in 1984.
Responsibilities at LRC included bill drafting, health policy research, administrative regulation analysis, statute revision, and supervision of committee staff. As Deputy Director for Committee and Staff Coordination from 2009 through 2019, Robert oversaw committee operations and all aspects of the legislative process. He was closely involved with parliamentary procedure and ensuring the smooth flow of legislation from one chamber to the other. Robert also assisted with teaching bill drafting to all staff and helped orient new members of the Kentucky General Assembly.
Robert has lectured at numerous legal seminars sponsored by the Kentucky Bar Association and Legislative Research Commission. He has spoken with—and trained—more than 100 community groups and nonprofit organizations on matters relating to legislative advocacy and process.
In his spare time, Robert enjoys spending time with his husband, Randy, and running far behind their greyhound, Giles.