Robert Vigh is a native Floridan and one of six children from a Catholic home. Rob grew up in central Florida where he learned to work on American muscle cars and play baseball and football with his brothers and twin sister. He is a dual graduate of Florida State University, earning a Bachelor of Science and a Juris Doctor with honors. Rob met Cathy his wife of over thirty years while attending undergrad at Florida State University, the pair are Seminole fans and share three sons: Garrett, Gavin, and Cameron. Rob is an avid baseball fan, dog lover, and enjoys boating and fishing with his family.
Rob has extensive knowledge of the law and varied practices. Over his 27-year career, he has successfully tried cases in federal and state court and has lead counsel experience with class action lawsuits and representing appellants and appellees at the state and federal appellate level.
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY (B.S. Psychology 1989) Tallahassee, FL
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY (J.D. with honors 1993) Tallahassee, FL
SOLOMON, VIGH & SPRINGER, P.A. (Tampa, FL)
Associate (August 30, 1993, through March 2001) Partner (April 2001 through Present)
More than 25 years of civil litigation experience; lead counsel in over one hundred non-jury trials involving all areas of business and commercial litigation representing Hospitals, Physicians, Insurance Companies, Lenders, Banks, Physicians, Physician groups, small business owners, and individuals.
Jury Trial Experience:
Lead trial counsel in multiple jury trials representing civil plaintiffs and defendants.
Extensive experience with informal dispute resolution including administrative appeals from H.M.O. and E.R.I.S.A. plan denials; Medicare appeals on behalf of a physician on denied claims, and arbitration through the American Arbitration Association. Also have experience drafting contracts, business organizational documents, complicated settlement agreements, and negotiation of managed care agreements.
Class Action Experience:
A lead defense attorney in two state court and three federal court class action lawsuits. Issues involved defending the reasonableness of hospital charges, and alleged Fair Debt Collection Practices Act lawsuits. Defeated class certification and prevailed on the merits in each case.
Lead appellate attorney on multiple appeals as Appellant, and Appellee, as well as Petitioner and Respondent on Writs of Certiorari. Drafted all types of appellate pleadings, motions, briefs, and petitions. Presented oral arguments on several appeals.
Trained newly admitted attorneys; developed word processing macro/ and merge document templates and algorithms increasing office efficiency. Oversight of computer projects to convert to imaged documentation, storage, and retrieval. Network administration of the local area network maintaining the functionality of the system, creating, and designing a website.
SEMINAR SPEAKER AND AUTHOR
(December 2006) Pre-litigation collection of debts
(September 2007) “Ethics: Zealous Representation or Vexatious Practices”
(March 2008) (Orlando) Fair Credit Reporting Act “Red Flags”
(September 2009) Pre-litigation collection of debts
Florida Bar since (October 8, 1993)
United States District Court Middle District of Florida (since January 27, 1994)
United States District Court Southern District of Florida (since April 20, 1998)
Florida Bar Health Law Section member (since 1995)
Certified by the Florida Bar for Justice teaching program
Enjoy coaching youth sports, football and baseball
Enjoy reading non-fiction, especially military histories