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Robert M. Knowles

Personal injury Attorney at Omaha, NE

5.0   17 reviews

also known as Bob Knowles


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Born and raised in Omaha, Bob attended Creighton Prep High School where he graduated in 1978. He then attended Creighton University graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 1982 and summa cum laude with a Juris Doctorate in 1985.

In 1983, he began working for McGrath, North, O’Malley & Kratz (now McGrath, North, Mullin & Kratz).  Working directly under the firm's managing partner, he handled primarily corporate, tax, and securities matters.

In 1986, he joined his father, Jim Knowles, Sr., at Knowles Law Firm and since then has focused his practice on personal injury cases.  The firm is now comprised of his brother, daughter, son, and two nephews, all of whom were born and raised in Omaha and graduated from Creighton Law School.  His father remains "of counsel" to the firm.

Over the past 31 years, he has successfully tried jury cases in both federal and state courts.  While the majority of his practice involves handling motor vehicle accident injury claims, he has also successfully handled claims involving premises liability, product liability including a wrongful death claim resulting from a defective lift chair, and medical malpractice involving anesthesia error on an infant and failure to diagnose and treat melanoma.

He has been selected as one of the top 100 litigation lawyers in Nebraska by the American Society of Legal Advocates. Less than 1.5 percent of lawyers nationally are selected for this recognition.

Bob and his wife, Maria, were married in 1983 and have three children. Their oldest, Christina, graduated from Creighton Law School in 2012 and joined Knowles Law Firm in September 2012. Their middle child, Bobby, also graduated from Creighton Law School and joined the firm in 2015. Their youngest, Elaina, graduated from Nursing School at the University of Kansas in 2012 and is employed as a nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital and in the Adult Cardiac ICU at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Bob is the past president of the Touchdown Club of Nebraska, which at the time was the largest booster organization for the University of Nebraska football. He currently serves on the Board of Director’s for the Nebraska Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. He is also heavily involved in the activities of his church.

During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, golfing, and traveling.

Licensed for 37 years
State NE
Status Active
Acquired 1985
Updated 10/27/2022

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

Contact Robert

Knowles Law Firm
11404 W Dodge Rd
First National Plaza
Omaha, NE, 68154-2511

Reviews

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Posted by Loni | May 5, 2017
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Wonderful!
I wouldn't recommend another law firm. Bob stayed in constant contact with me throughout my case. I liked that he responded back to my inquiries right away. When he wasn't available to answer my questions his daughter was very helpful in getting the information I needed. He has a wonderful caring soul. You can tell he cares about the needs of others and works hard for his clients. His supporting staff was very helpful as well. I just loved his whole office.
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Posted by Justin | April 22, 2017
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Motorcycle Accident
After getting hit on my motorcycle by a car and a trip to the hospital, my girlfriend and I were at a loss as to what to do next. I was referred to Knowles Law Firm. One of the best decisions we've made. Bob and his son Bobby took care of everything while we worked on healing. Great experience and I highly recommend this team! If you find yourself in a situation where you think you might need a lawyer don't think about it, you do, and it's these guys.
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Posted by Sonya | February 6, 2017
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Highly Recommended Professional Lawyer
Bob handled my case with professionalism and integrity from day one. When we first met he told me to concentrate on getting the care I needed and he said he would handle everything else. He checked in with me regularly to see how I was and to update me on the progress of my case. When the case was settled I was very please with the outcome. I know for a fact that I was able to receive a lot more than I would have received if I were representing myself. Bob knew what was available and made sure that I was compensated fairly. I would highly recommend his services to anyone needing representation and even if you think you may not need the help it is worth meeting with him.
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Posted by Jessica | January 30, 2017
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Injured Graduate Student
I was in an accident right before starting a rigorous education program. I was bombarded by phone calls from the insurance companies and felt extremely overwhelmed. I was able to hand over everything to Bob and focus on my studies. It was comforting to know that I had someone on my side, especially since I had no idea what to do after an accident. Everyone at this law firm was great and helpful. I would recommend them to anyone who has been injured in an accident and do not want to spend all their free time working with insurance companies.
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2016
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Auto accident
Back in April of 2015 I was in an auto accident. Not sure what to do or where to go I was referred to Robert Knowles. From walking into his office scared and lost, to leaving with an extreme sense of calm. I knew I had made the right choice hiring Robert to take my claim. He is very easy to talk to. Over the course of the last year and a half he has helped with each and every question that had come up. I would highly recommend him to anyone in the same situation I was in.
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Posted by Linda | November 16, 2016
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Top Notch Service
I met with Bob & Christina after an auto accident. My medical bills were stacking up and the "at fault drivers" insurance company was no help! Bob & Christina handled the whole process from start to finish, roughly a year. Christina was excellent to follow up after every Drs appointment or procedure and handled getting my medical bills together for payment. Bob is excellent in explaining everything and readily available with any questions. I'm sure they did a lot behind the scenes too. I would absolutely recommend Knowles Law Firm!
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Posted by Stacy | October 6, 2016
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The Best In Omaha
The work that Bob and Christina did for me was nothing less than extraordinary. I was going through a very difficult and emotional time and they eased my mind with all the help and information they provided me. They were both patient and timely in answering all the questions I had throughout the entire process and ensured that I would receive the most optimal outcome with their help. Through the entire process and deposition they respected the minimal time I had and always found a time of day that would work best for me and my schedule. When it was time for a deposition they walked me through every step of the process and met with me several times to assure I was ready, if I was ever uncomfortable Bob gave me time to collect myself and resumed when I was ready. Christina was always there for support and willing to talk to when I needed anything. I would definitely use their services again if a situation ever arose, and I would highly recommend them to any friends and family. Thank you again for all you have done for me in the last two years and getting me through a very difficult time. Stacy H.
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Posted by Stefanie | September 28, 2016
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Knowledgeable and Wonderful to work with!
My husband and I got into an accident last year and the person involved ran a red light and hit us. Many lawyers reached out to us after the incident occurred and we definitely did our research to make sure everything was taken care of correctly. From everyone that we met with, we knew that Knowles Law firm would do the best job on our settlement case because of their flexibility and professionalism they exhibited on the first consultation. Bob guided us through the whole process, communicated effectively what we needed to do with the utmost knowledge and kept us up to date the entire duration of the settlement. I would highly recommend Mr. Knowles and his law firm to anyone in this situation because he completely took care of everything and was very kind and professional. Thank you Knowles Law firm for everything you have done for us, we really appreciate you all!
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2016
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Great job
Bob was easy to work with and we were pleased with the outcome.
Posted by Shannon | September 26, 2016
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Car accident
I was a passenger in a car and we was side swiped on the interstate, when this happened i was just really shook up, a few day went by i started to feel pain in my shoulder and i wasn't feeling good, so i went to the hospital and i had whiplash but it kept me from working for a few days, had to go to physical therapy for a couple of months, so my friend told me about Mr. Knowles and i thought i would run my situation by him and he told me that i had a case due to my injuries and me not being able to work, so we met up and he was very helpful with my situation, he is a very respectful man and looked out for me. I had another situation and needed to confide in a lawyer so i called Mr Knowles again to run it by him , he couldn't help me with the case but he told me he would call me back by the end of the day and guess what, he was about his word, he had a name and a number of another lawyer who could help me with my situation. I appreciate Mr. Knowles for what he had done for me, for taking his time out of his day to find another lawyer to help me. A lot of lawyers wouldn't give out another name and number because they want the business but not Mr. Knowles... I would recommend him to any one that needs help with a case because if he cant help you he sure will find someone to help.
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Posted by Sarah | September 23, 2016
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Best experience!
When I was in my car accident the best thing I did was hire Bob! He was there for me through every step of the process. Being in an accident is a traumatic and emotionally difficult time for anyone and having a great lawyer on your side takes so much stress away. He handled absolutely everything for me so I could focus on healing! You cannot go wrong hiring Bob Knowles!
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Posted by Ted | September 20, 2016
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Excellent Job
I could not be happier with my decision to hire Robert Knowles. I was involved in an automobile accident and was referred to Mr. Knowles by a friend. I quickly made the call and was delighted to hear how involved Robert was even at first communication. Through the lengthy duration of my case, he remained very communicative and thorough. He always had time for me and always answered any questions I may have had. In addition to Robert's dedication, his attention to detail is second to none. I know for a fact, without Robert I would not have received the care that I did. I would highly recommend Robert Knowles to anyone looking for an extremely dedicated lawyer who has his clients best interests at heart.
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Posted by Marilyn and Jack ODonnell | September 20, 2016
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Excellent Professional Service
My wife and I were involved in a persoanl injury collision in May 2015. My wife was taken to the hospital via rescue squad as a result of her injuries. I was also injured but did not required a ride in the squad. We contacted Robert Knowles "who was recommended by our daughter" seeking his advise. Calling Bob was one of the best decisions we have ever made. Immediately, he provided support, guidence and expertise as we proceded through the entire process of dealing with medical, insurance, medicare regulations and bills. He ALWAYS had our best interest in mind. Without a bit of hesitation, we proudly and enthusiastically recommend Robert (BoB) Knowles Law firm to anyone looking for a fair and honest professional handling of any legal issues. Marilyn and Jack
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Posted by Ronda | September 16, 2016
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Excellent
I have never been in an accident before so when I wasn't too sure on if I wanted to get a lawyer or not. After some research (with tons of positive comments) - I decided to go and talk to Knowles Law Firm. I met with Bob and I can't express how much I felt at ease and that I made the right decision. He was not only very knowledgable but also very nice and patient with me as I really didn't know what was going on or what to expect. It was so nice that I didn't have to worry about anything except my healing. I would 100% recommend Bob to anyone who gets in a accident or some kind.
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Posted by Mike | September 16, 2016
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Injury settlement
Bob represented me for an injury I sustained on a golf course. He was professional, efficient and achieved the settlement we were looking for. Bob would be my first call if I need representation in the future and I would recommend him to friends and family without hesitation!
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2016
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Wonderful attorney
Mr. Knowles truly cares about his clients and works to provide clients excellent legal services. Mr. Knowles's interest in my case and in assisting me and my family was demonstrated through each of our interactions and communications on every level. He handled my case efficiently and effectively. I highly recommend using Robert Knowles as an attorney.
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Posted by Doug | September 16, 2016
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Injury claim
I have used Robert on more than one occasion. He was very thorough and kept me informed of each step along the way. He answered all my questions in terms I could understand. I really felt that he was on my side and doing everything he could to get me the treatment I needed and a fair settlement. If needed, I would definitely call and hire him again. Very satified with the service I recieved!
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Cost

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  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Knowles Law Firm, PLC
  • 1986 - Present

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985

Associations

  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014

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Litigation Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bob is an excellent lawyer who represents his clients zealously and aggressively while maintaining the highest standards of civility and professionalism."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked at Knowles Law Firm for 5 years and Bob has many traits I admire. First, Bob is incredibly smart. From the most basic personal injury case to a medical malpractice case, Bob is highly competent and understands the complex issues involved in each case. Second, Bob is a hard worker. Often working 7 days a week, Bob gives each case the attention it needs to maximize value for the client. Finally, Bob is an excellent communicator. When dealing with an insurance company or opposing counsel Bob is a strong advocate for his client's rights making sure the best possible case is made. When dealing with clients, Bob is detailed and clearly explains all of the client's options and possible outcomes for a given situation. Clients are put at ease knowing they understand their position and have a say in the outcome of their case."
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Omaha Personal injury Lawyer Robert M. Knowles
Robert M. Knowles
Personal injury Attorney
Omaha, NE
Licensed for 37 years