Bob Stein has been thinking about trial advocacy since his admission to the bar in 1971, when "right out of the box" and with no formal training, he represented indigent criminal defendants in Philadelphia, PA, specializing in defending alleged bank robbers. His first formal advocacy training came in 1973 when he attended the second session of NITA. In 1976, he began teaching trial advocacy as an adjunct professor at the Franklin Pierce Law Center. In 1983, he was asked to teach at the Northeast Regional Session of NITA in NY. The next year he was asked to be Team Leader at the Northeast Regional, a position he continues to hold.
Bob has taught & lectured at Hofstra, Harvard, Widener, Cardozo and Emory law schools and has presented advocacy seminars to many law firms and legal organizations. His practice includes both civil & criminal litigation, with representation in state & federal courts, including the appellate level. He has argued appeals before the 1st and 3rd Circuit Courts of Appeals, the Pennsylvania Superior Court, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and the NH Supreme Court. Further, Bob spent a year in The Hague, Netherlands, where he participated in the defense of an individual brought before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
Bob graduated magna cum laude from Washington & Jefferson College, and from the University of Michigan Law School. Bob has also been listed for over ten years in multiple categories in Best Lawyers in America.
In re Tamposi — contest over a trust in which the petitioner was found to have acted in bad faith,
to have violated the testators inclusion of an en terrorem clause and was thereby
excluded as if she had predeceased the testator, and ordered to pay attorneys fees
LeBlanc v. Honda — New Hampshire Supreme court reversed a finding of liability against Honda, in a products case, on the
basis of improper argument in summation
State v. Desmond-Surace — NH Supreme Court reversed a conviction based on improper prosection arguement.