Robert N. Hunn

Robert N. Hunn
"Bob thinks outside the box. His conversational approach translates really well when he’s talking to a jury."
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Mr. Robert Hunn is an attorney at Kolsby Gordon, where he represents the interests of those who have been injured through medical and other professional malpractice, faulty or mislabeled products, personal injury, commercial litigation, business torts and employment-related claims.

Mr. Hunn is known as a scholar, with a deep knowledge of both the law, business and medicine. Much like the entire team of attorneys at Kolsby Gordon, he is also an experienced courtroom lawyer, unafraid of taking a case to trial if a sufficient settlement for the client cannot be reached. It is this combination as a scholar and tough litigator that makes Mr. Hunn such a formidable opponent and staunch advocate for his clients.

Career Highlights

The impact of the result is what make a case memorable to Mr. Hunn. More than just a financial award, many of the firm’s most significant cases have had implications far beyond a single individual or family.

In 2005, he represented the family of a young girl with cerebral palsy, who suffocated and was killed when she became stuck in the siding of her bed, which had been designed specifically for special needs children. The case became particularly meaningful after extensive research revealed that this girl’s family was not alone—the number of children who had experienced similar injuries and even death was statistically significant.

Shortly after Kolsby Gordon filed suit, the Food and Drug Administration shuttered the company which had developed this defective product. Along with a successful settlement, the company was required to make the case public, providing research and evidence to help other families who may have been affected.

Early Years

Mr. Hunn worked for many years as a plaintiff’s lawyer at another Philadelphia law firm before moving to Kolsby Gordon, where he has been litigating cases of personal injury and medical malpractice for over 16 years.

Mr. Hunn’s decision to become a plaintiff’s lawyer reflects the care and compassion he feels for each of his clients. Often times, large corporations and insurance companies take advantage of individuals who are harmed under their care. As an attorney at Kolsby Gordon, Mr. Hunn works hard to level the playing field—giving people who have suffered severe and life-altering injuries a fair shot at recovering financially and, many times, emotionally.

In the Community

Mr. Hunn demonstrates an extraordinary amount of care for the community where he lives and works. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pathways To Housing PA; a non profit that provides housing for the chronically homeless with disabilities and military veterans as well as supportive services. He served for six years as the vice chairman of the board of Legacy Youth Tennis and Education (formerly Arthur Ashe Tennis and Education), an organization which uses tennis as a tool to encourage civic responsibility and matriculation among at-risk youth. Mr. Hunn is also one of the founding organizers of “Rec Day,” an expo of recreational and sports activities for people with disabilities.

Mr. Hunn continues his legal work by serving as the Editor In Chief of the VERDICT, a local newsletter published by the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, where he contributes articles on personal injury and medical negligence. He is also a 1992 fellow of the Academy of Advocacy of the Temple University School of Law, an intensive program dedicated to the craft and excellence of trial law, and a previous board member for the Pennsylvania Association of Justice and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.

Education

  • Fellow, Academy of Advocacy, Temple University Beasley School of Law, 1992
  • J.D., Widener University School of Law (cum laude), 1986
  • B.A., Gettysburg College (distinguished honors in economics), 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Eastern District Court
  • Pennsylvania Middle District Court
  • New Jersey
  • New Jersey District Court
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors, Pathways To Housing PA,  2014 to present
  • Board of Director, Pathways To Housing PA, 2013 to present
  • Board of Governors, Pennsylvania Association of Justice, 1995-1996
  • Chair, Young Lawyers Committee, 1995-1996
  • Board of Governors, Pennsylvania Association of Justice, 1999-2000
  • Board of Governors, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009-2011
  • Editor in Chief, The Verdict (local trial lawyers newsletter), 2013 to 2016
  • Lecturer, Pennsylvania Association of Justice
  • Lecturer, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lecturer, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Trial Lawyers Cares (legal relief effort for victims of 9/11), 2002-2005
  • Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education 2007-2012
  • Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Legacy Youth Tennis & Education, 2012-2013
  • Advisory Board, Legacy Youth Tennis & Education 2014 to present
  • Volunteer, Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers For The Indigent Program, 1990 to present
  • Volunteer, Philadelphia Lawyers For The Arts, 1990–1995
  • Volunteer, Tennis Buddies, a tennis clinic for children and adults with disabilities 2013 to present
  • Pro Bono Legal Counsel, Legacy Youth Tennis & Education, 2011 to 2013
  • 2014 Mayoral Citation from Mayor Michael Nutter for work with at-risk children

Awards & Recognitions

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer,  2006 to present
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association President’s Award, 2010
  • Jerry LaRoque Award; Recognition for service to underprivileged children through youth sports, 2014

Attorney Updates

Kolsby Gordon Giving Back to the Community

June 9, 2016

  At Kolsby Gordon there is a strong commitment to giving back to the community. Kolsby Gordon proudly supports numerous charitable and civic organizations. Partner Robert N. Hunn gives back to the community by taking a leadership role in the battle to end homelessness. Mr. Hunn serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors […] »

Courting Justice: I’m Mad as Hell and Not Going to Take It

February 11, 2015

Attorney Robert Hunn explains what motivated a South Florida trial lawyer to take out a half page advertisement criticizing the insurance industry. »

Courting Justice: What Happens in Hospitals Stays in Hospitals

October 2, 2014

Everyone’s heard the saying, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” This week, the New Jersey Supreme Court applied this thinking to—of all things—hospitals. »

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