Robert  Bilott

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP - Cincinnati
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP - Cincinnati
425 Walnut St Ste 1800
CincinnatiOH 45202
(513) 357-9638
Robert A. Bilott is a partner in the Environmental Law Practice Area of the Litigation Department at the law firm of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. Mr. Bilott has represented industrial and municipal clients, individuals, and large PRP groups in a widely diverse array of environmental, regulatory, and toxic tort matters pending before federal and state courts and administrative bodies across the country, including representation of Plaintiffs in the nation's first individual and class action cases involving human exposures to perfluorochemicals, including PFOA/PFOS ('C-8') and PFBA. Mr. Bilott has provided counsel on matters involving hazardous, infectious and solid wastes, perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), PCBs, asbestos, air and water pollution, toxic torts, including toxic trespass and battery to body/blood, and class actions, including multidistrict litigation on behalf of consumers in various states. He also has assisted clients with obtaining environmental permits, and assists clients on environmental issues in connection with corporate transactions and real estate transfers. Mr. Bilott graduated from New College (B.A., political science/urban studies) and the Ohio State University College of Law (J.D, cum laude), where he served as managing editor of the Law Journal. He is a member of the Campbell-Kenton 2020 Water Management Planning Council, the Environmental Law Committee of the Cincinnati Bar Association, and the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (CALL) Class V for 2001. Mr. Bilott has an AV Peer Review Rating, is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and is one of the recipients of the 2005 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award given by The Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (TLPJ) Foundation for his work in a precedent setting settlement of a class action on behalf of tens of thousands of individuals exposed to PFOA/C-8 in their drinking water. In 2008 he was named to the American Trial Lawyers Association after being recognized as one of the 100 top trial lawyers from Ohio. He was also selected by Cincinnati Magazine as a 2006 Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Areas of Practice:

  • Environmental
  • Kentucky
  • Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions:

State Ohio

Year First Admitted to Practice Law:



The Ohio State University College of Law (1990), New College (1987)

Professional Affiliations / Recognitions:

AV Peer Review Rating (LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell) American Trial Lawyers Association Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (CALL) Cincinnati Bar Association Cincy Business Magazine Leading Lawyers
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