Being a trial attorney is founder Bob Stolzberg's second profession. Before going to Harvard Law School, he was a reporter for the Washington Post. He notes the similarities: "In both, there are two essential tasks: first, finding the facts and, second, presenting those facts in an understandable and persuasive manner." He says he prefers the law because it allows him to work closely with his clients, and gives him the personal satisfaction of helping them accomplish their objectives.
After law school, he worked on class actions and other sophisticated litigation in New York City for several years before returning to Boston in 1974, where he continued to concentrate in trial practice, representing individuals and businesses in a wide variety of litigation matters, including breach of contract, intellectual property, real estate, administrative, professional malpractice, personal injury, and criminal defense. Included in his practice is the representation of foreign nationals before American courts. Between 1975 and 1980, he was also a Special Assistant Attorney General. He has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Tax Court, and state and federal trial and appellate courts in Massachusetts, New York, California, and Michigan. He has been appointed to the panel of Special Masters of the Massachusetts Superior Court and has been an expert witness in legal malpractice cases.
Bob has held an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell for over twenty-five years. This is the highest rating in both rating categories, for general ethical standards, and for legal ability. Martindale-Hubbell is the pre-eminent national company rating lawyers. He also holds a “superb” rating from AVVO, its highest rating. Bob was one of the first lawyers in Massachusetts to be certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, which is a private national organization whose standards are not regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Bob has also been rated a SuperLawyer.
Bob has been a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America; the Boston Bar Association, where he was chair of the Aviation Litigation Committee; and the Massachusetts Bar Association. He taught in the trial practice course at Harvard Law School on many occasions and has published multiple articles in local and national legal journals.
In addition to obtaining his Juris Doctorate at Harvard Law School, with a concentration on litigation and international law, Bob graduated with an honors degree in political science from Union College, Schenectady, NY, where his thesis explored the ramifications of diplomatic recognition of the People’s Republic of China.