Bob is from Goodland, Kansas, where he graduated from high school in
1970. He received a Bachelor of Science (1974) and Master of Arts
(1976) in Political Science from Kansas State University. Bob received
his law degree from Washburn University School of Law in 1980.
Bob's practice experience includes serving as a Kansas Assistant Attorney General
(1982-84), General Counsel for the Kansas Department of Health and
Environment (1991-93), and practiced with Irigonegaray and Associates
Bob's extensive experience includes the areas of criminal defense, civil
rights, employment law, environmental law, and appellate practice.
Bob has been counsel for numerous public interest groups, such as the
Sierra Club, units of government and individuals in wide-ranging
environmental matters including nuclear and coal plant litigation,
wetland protection, water quality and waste management.
Bob is on the Board of Directors of the Kansas and Western Missouri
ACLU, and is a member of the Kansas Association for Justice, American
Bar Association (ABA), the Kansas Bar Association (KBA), and the Topeka
Bar Association (TBA).