Robert is a member of Burr & Forman’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy team and leads the firm’s Cybersecurity Insurance Coverage and Claims practice. As a member of the firm’s Tort, Trial, Insurance & Product Section (TIPS): Risk Mitigation and Complex Litigation practice group, his practice also focuses on insurance coverage, insurance defense, bad faith, product liability, environmental, transportation, construction defect, injury and health-related claims.

Robert has counseled clients in all types of insurance matters. As a litigator, he has deep experience in the areas of insurance coverage litigation, insurance defense and bad faith. He has extensive trial and appellate experience in connection with numerous civil cases involving consumer fraud, environmental issues, life and health insurance fraud, transportation, breach of contract, malpractice, product liability, defamation, agents’ errors and omissions, co-employee claims, construction related accidents, personal injury, automobile injury, property damage and interpretation of insurance contracts.

Robert has actively tried cases for over 30 years and frequently advises clients regarding insurance coverage in Alabama and the propriety of denial of benefits for claims under insurance contracts.


  • Insurance
  • Insurance Litigation & Coverage
  • Cybersecurity & Data Privacy
  • Commercial / Corporate Litigation
  • Construction and Project Development
  • Life, Health & Disability / ERISA
  • Personal Injury
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Environment & Land Use

Honors & Recognitions

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Insurance Law since 2008, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants since 2021, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants since 2021


Professional & Community

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, Torts & Insurance Practice Section
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute



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Burr & Forman's experienced team helps clients navigate the complex cybersecurity and data privacy landscape with strategies designed to assess current risks, develop a corrective action plan, implement best practices, and provide immediate and appropriate responses to a cybersecurity breach.

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