Robert J. Gall
Robert J. Gall Biography
Robert J. Gall is an Athens native. He concentrates his practice in the areas of trust and estate planning, probate, and corporate, business and employment law.
Bob graduated with honors from Miami University and from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of Barristers, and clerked for a trial judge in Wilmington, Delaware.
Bob is admitted to practice before the courts of Ohio, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Since 1995, Bob has served as Special Counsel of the Ohio Attorney General to Ohio University.
For many years, Bob has served as a member and member emeritus of the governing Council of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Section on Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. He was elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) in 2001, and was for several years selected as an Ohio “Super Lawyer.” Since its formation he has served as a representative of the Ohio State Bar Association on the joint committee of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Ohio Bankers’ League responsible for adapting the Uniform Trust Code to Ohio, and has been a frequent instructor for attorney continuing legal education. He is a member and past President of the Athens County Bar Association, and is a member of the Federalist Society.
His is also Vice-Chair of the Athens County Port Authority.
Bob served as a member and Chair of the board of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, and its Economic Development Council, as a member of the board of the Ohio University Institute for Local Government and Rural Development (ILGARD) and the advisory board of Ohio University’s business incubator, The Innovation Center. He was a founding board member of the Southern Ohio Copperheads.
Bob is a former member and Chair of the O’Bleness Health System board of directors, served as a member and board Chair of the Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center, and spent nine years as a member of the Green and White Club board, which he served as President. Bob has also served on the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine Advisory Board, and was Vice-Chair of Ohio University’s Providing Athletes with Scholarships (PAWS). He served as General Campaign Chair of the United Appeal of Athens County, chaired the Athens Mayor’s Special Task Force on Subdivision Regulations, and served as a member of the Mayor’s “Blue Ribbon” Task Force on City Finance.