Robert Lefland, Esq.
Robert Lefland graduated from Brooklyn College in 1976. He obtained his JD from Delaware Law School in 1980.
Robert has practiced personal injury law for most of his career on the defense side. He also has expertise in labor law. A seasoned veteran with roughly four decades of experience, he joins Sobo & Sobo as a motions attorney. His favorite hobbies are baseball and photography. He also enjoys doting over his four grandchildren on the weekends.
- Brooklyn College, 1976
- Delaware Law School, 1980
- New York State Bar
- US District Court, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts
- Second Circuit Court of Appeals
- Orange County Bar
As an American history major, I was always studying what had happened, the events, documents and leaders which led us to where we are now. I knew that American law was based upon precedent, cases already decided and statutes in place which governed our conduct going forward. It was a natural fit as most of law school is a study of what happened. Being able to use that knowledge and training to help clients achieve their goal is the very essence of being an advocate, of being a lawyer.
The majority of my experience taught me what to look for in a plaintiffs case, where any weaknesses might reside and how to end the plaintiffs case as quickly and as cheaply as possible. For the last 5 years, I have used that training and experience to enhance the cases of the plaintiffs that I have been fortunate enough to represent. My understanding of it is that if my client has been injured due to the lack of reasonable care by a person, it is my job to use my best efforts to get damages to make my client whole. Obtaining a good result, helping the client return to a satisfying life, and presenting them with the settlement check after a bad experience is extremely satisfying.