Robert Ruesch is Chair of the firm's Litigation & Trial Department and Co-Chair of the Construction Law Group. Rob maintains an active practice in state and federal courts in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Rob has particular skill in complex contract, business, environmental and insurance disputes. Rob also focuses on construction, design and surety law where he counsels his clients through all aspects of the construction process, including contract negotiation, procurement, bid protests, claims management and avoidance as well as dispute resolution. Rob’s practice also includes personal injury and premises liability disputes.
Rob excels at presenting complex claims and defenses in mediation, arbitration and court. He has achieved significant victories for his clients in each forum (details regarding Rob's cases can be seen on his Experience page). Rob has also mediated and arbitrated in numerous contract, real estate and construction disputes. In addition to his accomplishments in the area of claims and disputes, Rob's construction practice also focuses on helping our clients avoid claims through effective contract strategies, risk allocation and negotiation. Rob’s recent projects can be viewed on his Experience page.
Rob lives in Portland with his wife and two teenage daughters. In addition to his family time, Rob is an avid runner and golfer. Rob has completed four marathons and eight half-marathons.