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Robert B. Craig
Partner-in-Charge

ROBERT B. CRAIG is the partner-in-charge of the firm’s Kentucky office and Kentucky practice. Rob represents clients in litigation matters in state and federal courts and before government agencies throughout Kentucky and Ohio. His legal experience encompasses a wide variety of areas, including antitrust, employment, construction, health care, public law and other commercial matters. He also advises many clients on competition issues in the health care industry.

A sample of cases in which Rob has recently been involved includes:

  • In re Federal Housing Finance Agency: Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements Third Amendment Litigation, -- F.Supp.3d --, 2016 WL 3101835 (J.P.M.L. 2016). Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation denied motion to centralize separate actions challenging Net Worth Sweeps agreements imposed by the FHFA and U.S. Treasury on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
  • Ark Encounter, LLC v. Parkinson, -- F.Supp.3d --, 2016 WL 310429 (E.D. Ky. 2016). Granting preliminary injunction requiring state to consider application for economic development incentives without regard to project's religious purpose and message.
  • Bachtel v. Barker, 2016 WL 33931 (S.D. Ohio 2016). Granting motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction over trustee and transferring to proper venue.
  • DCI Properties - DKY, LLC v. Coppage Construction Co., 465 S.W.3d 886 (Ky. App. 2015). Reversing dismissal of action for filing of excessive lien against public funds under KRS 376.220.
  • Miles Farm Supply, LLC v. Helena Chemical Company, 2008 WL 3010064 (W.D. Ky. 2008), aff’d, 595 F.3d 663 (6th Cir. 2010).  Summary judgment granted (and affirmed) in favor of defendant on claims for aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty and tortious interference with contract after hiring management employees of competitor.
  • Kentucky Speedway, LLC v. National Ass’n of Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc., 2008 WL 113987 (E.D. Ky. 2008), aff’d, 588 F.3d 908 (6th Cir. 2009).  Summary judgment granted (and affirmed) in favor of stock car racing sanctioning body and owner of multiple racing tracks on Sherman Act Section 1 and 2 claims.

Rob recently completed service as the chair of Hoxworth Blood Center and on the board of the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He is a member of the boards of the Cincinnati Arts Association and the Beechwood Educational Foundation, and he is a Master in the Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court. He has served on a number of local community boards, including the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Joy Outdoor Education Center, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra (past president) and Isaac M. Wise Temple. Rob is also a past chair of Leadership Northern Kentucky. 

Rob joined Taft in 1981 after graduating summa cum laude from Duke University and receiving his law degree from the University of Chicago. He is rated as a "Top Local Plaintiff Litigation Star” in Kentucky for Antitrust and General Commercial Litigation by Benchmark Plaintiff, as well as a 2016 Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation. Rob is listed in Kentucky Super Lawyers and is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.