Robert studied Psychology and English at the University of Windsor from 1974 to 1976.

He qualified for an early acceptance to the University of Windsor Law School and obtained his Bachelor of Law in 1978.

He was called to the Ontario Bar and has been a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1980.

He obtained a Mediation Certificate from the Law Society of Upper Canada on April 13, 1999.

He attended an intensive workshop and obtained a Certificate in Alternate Dispute Resolution from the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, on October 31, 2003.

He was appointed as a Charter Member of the Essex County Courthouse Roster as a Mediator in the Mandatory Mediation Program.

He has thirty continuous years of experience in private legal practice, negotiation, and dispute resolution.