Robert L. Elliott graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1974 and began his practice of law with the Lexington firm of Harbison, Kessinger, Lisle & Bush mainly doing a variety of defense litigation. Bobby practiced there both as an associate and a partner until 1982 when he joined the firm of Turley, Savage & Moore. From 1982 until 1984 he handled plaintiff personal injury litigation as well as plaintiff and defense medical negligence litigation.
In 1984 the firm of Savage, Garmer & Elliott was formed and for the next 20 years Bobby was a trial attorney whose practice mainly focused on plaintiff personal injury litigation including, but not limited to, medical negligence, products liability, 18 wheeler accidents and other areas of civil litigation. He and his partners also did limited medical negligence defense work for a hospital and certain physicians for their personal exposure issues.
In 2004, Bobby and one of his partners left to form a firm with three younger lawyers primarily handling plaintiff personal injury litigation which has been the focus for the last 12 years.
Bobby has served as an expert witness in both bad faith and legal negligence litigation.
Over his 42 year legal career, Bobby’s practice has focused virtually entirely on litigation. He has handled cases in a variety of areas both from the plaintiff and the defense perspective, although the vast majority has been plaintiff personal injury litigation including, but not limited to, medical negligence, products liability, 18 wheeler accidents, etc.
Bobby has served as President of the Fayette County Bar Association, President of the Kentucky Bar Association and on a variety of Committees for each. He is a member of the Kentucky Justice Association, American Justice Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers in America. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers publication for over 20 years and Super Lawyers for approximately 10 years.
Bobby has been honored by being named a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the 2004 Outstanding Lawyer in Kentucky by the Kentucky Bar Association and the 2006 Continuing Legal Education Commission Justice Thomas B. Spain CLE Award. Along with various partners, he taught Litigation Skills at the University of Kentucky College of Law for approximately 25 years.
Bobby is now transitioning to devote time to being a mediator in order to attempt to assist people, lawyers and courts resolve disputes within our justice system.