Personal Injury Attorney - Robert D. Wilhite
Robert D. Wilhite has always been a very active person — from his days playing competitive sports in high school to his current participation in Ironman triathlon events around the world. As an attorney, Rob brings that same dedication to his practice and his work on behalf of the firm’s clients.
Rob joined The Sawaya Law Firm in 2005 as an associate after receiving his J.D. from the University of Tulsa School of Law and has guided numerous cases to noteworthy conclusions for his clients. His results include a $2.5 million recovery for a client who was struck by an inattentive driver as she was crossing the street on foot, causing injuries that necessitated emergency brain surgery. Another case resulted in a $330,000 recovery for a railyard worker who was injured on the job as the result of an auto loader that had been improperly repaired.
Rob now calls upon his years of experience in his responsibility as the firm’s managing partner in charge of litigation, overseeing all the firm’s cases. In addition, he continues to maintain his own caseload, which focuses on wrongful death, automobile and trucking accidents, insurance bad faith, and premises liability cases. He has tried cases in state and federal courts in Colorado and has earned the distinction of being named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine since 2012.
A native of Dallas, where he attended Highland Park High School and participated in football, baseball, and lacrosse, Rob knew as a teenager that he wanted to become a lawyer. After graduating in 1996, he enrolled at the University of Colorado at Boulder and became active in outdoor sports while pursuing his degree. He took up backpacking and hiking, and he and his brother Nathan spent summers together on various trips trekking through Greenland and Pakistan.
After receiving his B.A. in political science in 2000, he moved to Alabama, where he worked at an outdoors clothing and equipment store, teaching kids to rock climb and traveling around the South to climb and hike. His participation in triathlon events began in 2010, when he completed the Boise 70.3 Ironman competition, and he has not let up. Rob has competed in numerous Ironman competitions since then, including in Africa, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
If you feel like you have a potential case in the Rocky Mountain Region feel free to contact Rob and his staff at The Sawaya Law Firm to see how they may help you.