Throughout his career, Rob has worked to improve the practice of disability law and to promote justice for the disabled. He has served as a leader in several state and national bar organizations; has worked with members of Congress, the White House, and the Social Security Administration on disability law and policy; has served as speaker, trainer, and panelist on Social Security law and practice; and has addressed the public on disability issues in personal appearances and through the media.
In the late 1990s, Rob conceived and promoted the creation of a national board certification for Social Security Disability legal specialists to serve disability claimants looking for the most qualified lawyers to represent them. In 2005, the American Bar Association accredited the first national legal specialization program for Social Security Disability attorneys through the
NBTA, the country’s largest national certifying organization of legal specialists. Rob has served on the NBTA board of directors since 2012 and is active on several committees.
Because of his commitment to public and professional service, Rob was honored with a South Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s 2011 Leadership in Law award.
Rob became of counsel to the Finkel Law Firm LLC in 2016 with the goal of building a statewide disability law practice for the firm. He is committed to using his many years of experience to train a new generation of lawyers and professional legal staff to represent disabled clients with the highest degree of professionalism and service.