Robert Lowe is an alumnus of two of the finest regional and nationally recognized law firms in the country. We are prepared to craft a practical legal solution to challenges that confront businesses both large and small. We won’t take on your representation unless we believe that we can represent you in an efficient and effective manner.
Bob is the managing director of the firm and enjoys practicing in the areas of commercial, financial institutions, and corporate law. His early experience also involved product liability including aviation law in a case in which a young man lost his entire family in a small airplane crash. Bob’s recent aviation law experience involves the defense of the premier airplane engine re-built facility who is being sued in South Carolina federal court for wrongful death. Bob has also been a consultant to government agencies as well as the third largest government contractor in the world. As an attorney specializing in complex litigation cases, Bob has represented Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, regional financial institutions and federal agencies in complex litigation.
With over 30 years of legal experience backing him, Bob Lowe has represented clients in trial and appellate courts from New York to Arizona. He has also served as oversight counsel for insurance companies in the federal courts of South Carolina and Virginia. Bob received a B.A. from the University of Texas and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. He gained his early law experience as a complex litigation trial lawyer with two of the Southeast’s largest law firms – McGuire, Woods and Hunton & Williams.
In the early 1990’s and after forming his own law firm, Bob’s firm was recognized as one of Virginia’s most successful small minority-owned law firms. During that time, the firm played a nationally-recognized prominent role in due diligence, director and officer liability investigations, and related trial work for the US government during the financial crises of that time. During the same period, the law firm represented the interests of a leading global strategy and technology consulting firm, two of the preeminent banks in Virginia and Maryland, as well as numerous Fortune 500 companies including Nordstrom, Inc., Porsche Cars North America, and Rubbermaid Commercial Products. Bob also spearheaded his firm’s entry into Eastern Europe where the firm provided consultant services in the areas of financial services, bankruptcy, land registration, intellectual property and port privatization during a five-year period.
In the late 1990’s, Bob’s firm was selected as lead counsel for the government in litigation involving the largest bank failure during the previous 10 years with over $850 million in losses to the taxpayers. Bob’s work in strategic planning during the same period includes work for the Department of the Air Force and his co-authorship of the current “Vanguard Strategy,” the blueprint for the future of the Air National Guard.
After a brief “retirement,” Bob started his South Carolina practice in 2005, and opened the downtown Charleston, South Carolina office in late 2006. The firm has represented numerous businesses and individuals in the federal and state courts of South Carolina, and has been involved in initiatives involving both regional and national interests. In February 2009, Bob and his firm won a federal court jury trial on behalf of a business client who was granted judgment following six days of trial. The jury’s verdict included an award of money damages for fraud (and punitive damages) and violations of South Carolina’s Unfair Trade Practices Act. While the defendant appealed the verdict to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the appeal was later withdrawn just prior to oral argument. The firm has also been involved in other matters involving fraud, anti-trust violations and trademark infringement in the state and federal courts. The firm is currently defending a hotly contested aviation product liability case involving the death of a jogger who was killed during an emergency landing on the Hilton Head Island beach. The case involves over 36 witnesses with depositions taken all across the country. Engine inspections designed to determine the cause of failure have take place in Florida, Texas and California. The case is set for trial in October 2013.
Bob is a member of the bars of South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Bob is an active member of the Exchange Club of Charleston, the Evening Exchange Club of Charleston, and a former member of the Propeller Club of the Port of Charleston. He was named “Man of the Year” in 2009 by the Exchange Club of Charleston. Bob’s other community service activities have included duties as a member of the National Exchange Club Committee on Jurisprudence and Laws, Board of Directors of the Coastal Carolina Fair, District Secretary of the South Carolina Exchange Clubs, District Director of the South Carolina Exchange Clubs, and President and Secretary of the Evening Exchange Club of Charleston. Bob has also served as Outside General Counsel to the Coastal Carolina Fair. He currently serves as president-elect of the South Carolina District Exchange Clubs and is the first lawyer in the 77-year history of the SC District to be so named. Bob has been a speaker at law forums sponsored by the government and seminars hosted by private and public colleges and universities. He has a special interest in immigration issues and was the featured guest on Comcast Television’s broadcast of “Issues and Answers – Immigration Policy in the U.S.” in February 2010, and most recently appeared on the Emmy Award-Winning “Savage Report” where he discussed issues underlying South Carolina’s new immigration law.
Prior to law school, Bob proudly served in the US Air Force and flew the F-4 Phantom. His duty assignments included service in Southeast Asia. Following his release from active duty and while attending law school at the University of Texas, Bob flew weekly training and surveillance missions as a member of the Texas Air National Guard. After law school, and while maintaining an active sophisticated civil litigation practice at one of the premier law firms in the South, Bob served in the District of Columbia Air National Guard where he continued to fly fighter jets on a weekly basis. He later served as the Director of Plans and Programs and Inspector General. Bob is a retired lieutenant colonel.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||1983||10/09/2009|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Managing Partner||The LoweFirm||2005 - Present|
|University of Texas||JD - Juris Doctor||1982|
|University of Texas||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
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