Robert Graham Fiore
As an advocate for seriously injured persons over the past ten years and having tried cases as an insurance defense attorney for twenty years, Mr. Fiore possesses a wealth of first chair, hands-on courtroom experience. He offers his clients an aggressive, yet balanced, perspective earned through his handling of thousands of Maryland state and federal court jury trials, hearings and negotiations. Mr. Fiore is known for his ability to provide clients with compassionate and trustworthy counsel as they navigate through the sometimes confusing and frustrating legal process. His clients commend his accessibility, his diligence and his proficiency in winning results that exceed expectations.
Mr. Fiore received his law degree from The Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Providence College in Rhode Island. He is certified by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, (NITA), to teach advocacy skills, having completed NITA’s intensive professional training program at Harvard Law School in 1993. Over the years, he has educated lawyers from all over the United States on the science and art of trying a civil case to a jury and has mentored those who seek to continually refine their courtroom skills.
Mr. Fiore currently teaches legal education programs and presents trial advocacy workshops through the Litigation Section of the Maryland State Bar Association. He is a frequent lecturer for the National Business Institute, (NBI), on successful negotiation strategies and advanced trial techniques as well as on legal topics such as handling wrongful death claims and trucking accident litigation, understanding complex commercial insurance coverage and evaluating, settling and trying significant injury cases.
Thomson Reuters/Baltimore Magazine has named Mr. Fiore as a Maryland Super Lawyer for the past five consecutive years. He also carries a rating of 10 (highest available) with Avvo, a national directory ranking more than 90% of licensed attorneys in the United States.
Mr. Fiore is a Member of the Litigation Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association, which works to elevate the level of trial and appellate practice in Maryland courts and to increase the professionalism of trial attorneys. He is a co-recipient of the Section Chair’s Award for Exceptional Service. Mr. Fiore also serves as a privately retained Arbitrator and as a court-appointed mediator for the alternative dispute resolution of civil cases.
Mr. Fiore volunteers as a pro bono advocate with the Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center to represent victims of serious crimes who are seek compensation for physical injury. He was recognized for this work as a recipient of the Maryland Governor's Victim Assistance Award in 2011.
In his spare time, Mr. Fiore enjoys flower gardening and cultivating bonsai. He is a Maryland Master Gardener, a designation awarded through the University of Maryland Extension upon completion of training in effective and sustainable horticultural practices to build healthy gardens, landscapes and communities. He is also a member of the Horticultural Society of Maryland, a non-profit organization that welcomes gardening enthusiasts of all levels of expertise.