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Robert Baxter

Robert A. Baxter

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Education

  • Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • B.A. Degree - 1971

Classes & Seminars

  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists Claims, New Jersey State Bar Convention, Atlantic City, 1999 to 1999
  • "Police Professional Liability: How to Protect your Municipality and Your Police Officers", Atlantic, Burlington, Gloucester, Salem, and Cumberland Counties Municipal Joint Insurance Funds, 1998 to 1998
  • "Police Professional Liability: How to Protect Your Municipality and Your Police Officers", Atlantic, Burlington, Gloucester, Salem, and Cumberland Counties Municipal Joint Insurance Funds, 1996 to 1996
  • "Civil Procedure", Berkley Risk Managers, 1996 to 1996
  • "New Jersey Tort Claims Act Seminar", New Jersey School Boards Association Insurance Group, 1996 to 1996
  • Police Professional Liability Claims Seminar", Scibal Associates, 1995 to 1995
  • "Defending Claims Against Public Entities in the 90s", Capehart & Scatchard, P.A., 1995 to 1995
  • "Reservation of Rights and Non-Waiver Agreements", Merchants Mutual Insurance Company, 1995 to 1995
  • "Verbal Threshold", Lindsey Morden, 1995 to 1995
  • “Less Paper, More Thought”, A New Look at Trial and Appellate Brief Writing, ICLE, February 2012
  • “Bad Faith Issues”, Emerging Issues in Insurance Law, ICLE, January 2012
  • “Hot Topics in Insurance Defense Litigation,” Annual Meeting of the New Jersey State Bar Association, 2011
  • “‘Every person’: Qualified Immunity Under 42 U.S.C.A. § 1983,” Rutgers Camden Law School, 2010
  • “Hot Topics in Insurance Defense Litigation,” Annual Meeting of the New Jersey State Bar Association, 2010
  • “The Trial Team,” Annual Meeting of the New Jersey State Bar Association
  • “Opening Statements,” Annual Meeting at the New Jersey State Bar Association
  • “Tort Claims Act”, Judicial College, November 2012

Professional Associations

  • Bellmawr Sewerage Authority, Solicitor, 1980 to 1990
  • Borough of Haddon Heights, Prosecutor, 1982 to 1983
  • Borough of Haddon Heights Planning Board, Solicitor, 1983 to 1984
  • Borough of Lindenwold, Councilman, 1977 to 1980
  • Burlington County Bar Association, Member
  • Camden Catholic High School, Varsity Boys Soccer Coach, 1998
  • Camden County Bar Association, Member
  • Lindenwold Board of Education, Solicitor, 1982 to 1982
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Chair, Civil Trial Bar Section (1990 - 1992)
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee, 1990 to 1993
  • Sail Habilitation Inc., Member, Board of Trustees, 1995
  • St. Mary's Doane Academy, Member, Advisory Board, 2003
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Executive Committee
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Civil Trial Bar Section
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Special Committee for Insurance Defense

Honors

  • Rated as an “AV” attorney by Martindale–Hubbell
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Representative Cases

  • Hogan v. Township of Haddon, 2006 WL3490353 (D.N.J.) 278 Fed. Appx. 98, 2008 WL 647788 (C.A.3 (N.J.))
  • Posey ex rel. Posey v. Bordentown Sewerage Authority, 171 N.J. 172 (2002)
  • Knowles v. Mantua Tp. Soccer Ass’n, 176 N.J. 324 (2003)
  • Burroughs Corp. v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of Camden, 181 N.J. Super. 492 (Law Div. 1981)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1988, 1995, 2002