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OVERVIEW & EXPERIENCE
Robert Zulandt, an accomplished Partner at KJK, boasts an expansive career exceeding two decades. His primary focus centers on brand enforcement litigation, leveraging a wealth of experience in comprehensive litigation to fortify and defend brand rights.
With a robust background in spearheading diverse litigation, Robert has focused his practice predominantly in product liability cases across both state and federal courts. His proficiency in case management, strategic discovery methods, deposition mastery, and nuanced motion practice solidifies his stature as a respected legal authority, safeguarding the interests of manufacturers and suppliers.
Before joining KJK, Robert navigated multifaceted legal terrains, encompassing criminal, juvenile, domestic relations, property disputes, corporate affairs, and estate planning. This diverse experience shaped his adaptability and deepened his grasp of legal complexities. His tenure showcased meticulous oversight of litigation cycles from start to finish, demonstrating a strong history of successful advocacy and case management.
Throughout his career, Robert has consistently demonstrated an exceptional skill in strategic problem-solving and an unwavering dedication to advocating for his clients’ best interests. His adept navigation of complex legal landscapes, coupled with a deep understanding of diverse legal domains, solidifies his role as a trusted legal advisor.
- Robert has extensive experience defending various entities, including manufacturers, suppliers, employers, premises owners, and contracting/professional service providers. This experience spans product liability, toxic/mass tort, and chemical exposure cases, with a focus on litigation involving asbestos, silica, and talc in both state and federal courts.
- Robert has a proven track record in conducting depositions, managing discovery processes, and preparing for trials. Additionally, his experience includes engaging in significant motion practice, covering dispositive, evidentiary, expert/Daubert, and pretrial motions, as well as appellate briefing.
- Beyond litigation, Robert has provided counsel in a diverse range of legal areas, including criminal, juvenile, and domestic relations cases, property and contractual disputes, corporate matters, and estate planning, administration, and probate. In the realm of criminal defense, he has defended juveniles across a spectrum of cases, from first-degree felonies to minor misdemeanors, with experience in fact/site investigations, client and witness interviews, subpoena execution, strategic motion/brief preparation, collaboration with case workers and probation officers, negotiations with prosecuting attorneys, trial preparation, and bench trials.
AWARDS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
- Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
BAR / COURT ADMISSIONS
- US District Court, Northern District of Ohio
PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS
- Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1999
- Allegheny College, B.A., History, 1995