Robert A. Koubek joined Kelly, Rode & Kelly, LLP as an associate in September, 2014. Mr. Koubek focuses on the defense of general negligence lawsuits involving automobile accidents, premises liability and property damage. He handles all aspects of civil litigation from inception through trial.
He is a 1992 graduate of St. John's University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He earned his law degree from St. John's University School of Law in 2001 with Honors where he was the Managing Editor of the NY Litigator, the Journal of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association while also serving as the Director of Trials for the Trial Advocacy Institute and a member of the school's National Trial Advocacy team. He was awarded the CALI Award for Criminal Trial Advocacy and the New York State Bar Association Student Bar Association Achievement Award. Robert also has earned a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Long Island University – C.W. Post and is a member of Alpha Phi Sigma, National Honor Society. He is admitted to New York, Connecticut, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association.
Prior to joining Kelly Rode & Kelly in 2014, Mr. Koubek was an associate in an insurance defense firm where he practiced in the firm's Litigation Management Group, serving on the Litigation Management Team for a Fortune 25 pharmacy chain, major utility companies and retail establishments defending products liability, professional malpractice, general and premises liability cases throughout the New York area. He has appeared in both State and Federal courts defending clients in civil and criminal cases and has tried several cases to favorable verdicts. He also appeared for clients in administrative matters before the City of New York. He was also an Of Counsel trial attorney for a diversified New York and Federal law practice providing individuals and businesses with representation in real estate, personal injury, matrimonial, trusts and estates as well as elder law. He also maintained a solo practice focusing on trust and estates, personal injury and business management while employed as a police officer.
Mr. Koubek is a Court appointed referee in foreclosure matters since 2005 responsible for computing the indebtedness of a mortgagee and conducting the sale by auction of premises pursuant to foreclosure order. His post-sale duties include securing the purchase deposit, executing the memorandum of sale and the report of sale and calculating the final amount due.
During his career, Mr. Koubek has had numerous Case Comments in the New York Bar Association Criminal Justice Journal.
In addition to practicing law, Mr. Koubek is active as a Little League Coach and Boy Scout Leader (Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor).