The Board of Commissioners appoints annually legal counsel to work for and with the commissioners on a variety topics directly associated with the business of the county. Their duties include but are not limited to provide consultation, direction, research, document review, litigation, etc. as it relates to items coming before the commissioners or is a part of business that is the responsibility of the board.
For questions please contact the commissioner’s office at 765-483-4492
Bob began his career in private practice, focusing on criminal defense of major felonies. He previously served as a public defender in Marion County Municipal and Superior Courts and was named lead or co-counsel on three cases in which the death penalty was sought. He has substantial experience in the areas of real estate, land use, and zoning. In 2006, Bob began serving as the attorney for the Boone County Area Plan Commission, and has served as Boone County Attorney since 2009.
Bob graduated from Purdue University in 1984 with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. He attended Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. While in law school, Bob served as a law clerk with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana, as an intern in the Magistrates Program for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California, and as a certified intern for the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office. He received his J.D. in 1988. Bob’s memberships include the Indianapolis Bar Association Land Use Section (Former Chair) and the Boone County Bar Association. With his focus on municipal law, Bob is a member of the Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association (past President) and the International Municipal Lawyers Association. He is admitted to the Indiana bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana.