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Bob Siems

Insurance Attorney at Baltimore, MD

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Robert L Siems

  • Licensed for 44 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Bob

Learn Bob’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Insurance
    80%
    I represent insurers, policyholders, and insurance professionals in disputes about property and casualty insurance policies, bad faith actions, and related litigation and administrative proceedings.

    45 years

  2. Insurance fraud
    20%
    I represent insurers, policyholders, and insurance professionals in civil litigation over alleged insurance fraud.

    45 years

I practice property and casualty insurance law. That means I deal with legal issues about insurance for things like cars, homes, businesses, professional malpractice, cyber insurance, that sort of thing. (One of the only major areas of insurance I do not do is health insurance. That's a whole other ballgame.) I represent insurance companies and insureds (people with insurance). My practice is split about sixty percent insurer and forty percent insured. I hope that my experience working in-house for major insurers, as a CPCU, and as a trial lawyer and small business owner help me provide better representation to my clients.

 

Most of my practice is coverage litigation --fighting over whether an insurance policy covers a loss. I also do bad faith litigation --fighting over whether an insurance company denied a claim in bad faith. And I do malpractice litigation --fighting over whether an insurance agent negligently failed to set up the insurance policy right. 

 

I am also a trial lawyer. I try cases to verdicts. I've been doing it since the 80's. 

 

I am also a mediator. I work for several local circuit courts to help mediate cases so they do not get to trial.

 

I have also served as an expert witness in litigation about insurance bad faith for both insurers and insureds.

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Bob Siems

Location

The Law Offices of Robert L. Siems, P.A.
1625 Union Avenue
Suite 200
Baltimore, MD, 21211-1951

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Posted by Jim | August 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding Bad Faith Insurance Claim Advice
Bob Siems and his attorney associate Yosef Kuperman helped me with a very difficult stressful GEICo auto insurance claim that had dragged on for 7 months. They listened patiently to the details, expertly analyzed my options, and gave me great advice on how to proceed. Using their advice and strategy, I was able to resolve the matter within a few days. These guys are great! They are fair, honest, reasonably priced, and are willing to represent both policy holders and insurance companies. They are true experts in the field of insurance claims and litigation. That's all they do. I would use them again in a blink. They saved me thousands of dollars and headaches. Highly recommended!
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Posted by James | April 3, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Siems provided me excellent help on my legal issue dealing with a health care company refussal to refund my premiuns I paid twice to the same company. He is very thorough, honest and has great legal advise.
Posted by Bill | March 26, 2015
Great Lawyer!
I worked for Mr. Siems as a law clerk during law school. I had a legal issue that came out of nowhere that required a lawyer to help me avoid hefty fines. Within two days of him handling the matter, the issue was resolved without fines. While his practice area usually focuses on insurance litigation, Mr. Siems was able to cut through Baltimore City's red tape with ease.
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Posted by isaac | March 2, 2015
very knowledgeable insurance attorney
My experience with Robert siems and his staff was very professional and efficient. Their attentiveness to my case was very understanding . They followed many of my concerns and suggestions and were very precise in presenting my case. The results of my claims were quit successful.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Law Offices of Robert L. Siems, P.A.
  • 1999 - Present
  • Group Counsel / National Extra-Contractual Claims Counsel
  • St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Group Counsel / Assistant Vice President
  • USF&G
  • 1992 - 1998
  • Partner
  • Francomano, Karpook, And Siems
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Partner
  • Cohan And Francomano
  • 1990 - 1990
  • Associate/Partner
  • O'Doherty, Gallager, and Nead
  • 1981 - 1990
  • Associate
  • Verderaime And Dubois, P.A.
  • 1979 - 1981
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Education

  • Loyola University Maryland
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2000
  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of Miami
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Suing a Broker and Insurer
  • The case settled after deposing the broker, the insurer, and my client, but before the expert depositions. My client recovered roughly eight times my legal fees. (Prior outcomes do not guarantee results in similar situations. Every situation is unique.)

Associations

  • CPCU Society
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Maryland Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association (Maryland chapter)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Maryland Defense Counsel
  • President
  • 1989 - 1990
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Defense Research Institute
  • 1990

Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims (With Robert Fiore and Robert Nead)
  • 2010
  • Maryland Continuing Legal Education (MICPEL)
  • Bad Faith, Bad Faith, What You Gonna Do When They Come for You: First Party Bad Faith Comes to MD- Who, what,when, where?/ Third Party Bad Faith- What's new?- Undercover with Insurance Coverage: What You Need to Know about Litigating Insurance Coverage (With Pat Lambert)
  • 2007
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • The Definitive Guide to Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims in Maryland (With Paul Ethridge and Robert Nead)
  • 2006
  • Claims
  • Careless Writing and Bad Faith Law Suits (With Gary Blake)
  • 2004
  • For The Defense
  • "A Primer for Counsel: Litigate, Arbitrate, or Mediate the Bad Faith Action,"
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Litigating Slip, Trip and Fall Cases in Maryland
  • Representing the Business: Defense Attorney Strategies
  • 2016
  • Bad Faith: Secrets Insurance Companies Don't Want Attorneys To Know
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • 2016
  • Bad Faith: Secrets Insurance Companies Don't Want Attorneys To Know
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • 2015
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Litigation from A to Z
  • UM / UIM Coverage
  • 2014
  • Bad Faith: Secrets Insurance Companies Don't Want Attorneys to Know
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • 2014
  • Litigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (1)
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Insurance Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob is extremely friendly and approachable. His office has been excellent for guidance in any troublesome case."
Insurance Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I think Bob's awesome. Of course, I work for him, so take it for what it's worth."
Litigation Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Other
"I have been privileged to have observed Mr. Siems and observe the quality of his contributions to those of us who have a passion for litigation. He has a strong work ethic and puts the client's needs above anything else. A great attorney all around who has secured great results for his clients."
Insurance Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Siems for several decades, both as co-counsel and opposing counsel. He is both a gentleman and a legal scholar. I would not hesitate to engage Mr. Siems for insurance related matters."
Insurance Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Bob. I have known him for many years, and have the highest regard for his abilities as a lawyer. He is dedicated to providing the highest quality service for his clients, and he keeps his integrity as a lawyer and person while doing so. He also is thoroughly versed in insurance law, which he has practiced for 30+ years."
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