Robert M. Bridges, a Partner at Jacobson & Schwartz, LLP, joins with the other Partners in their pursuit and commitment to the highest standards of litigation management. Bob’s early career in the field of civil litigation started with Liberty Mutual and then Home Insurance Company. This was after his tour as an Assistant DA in Kings County and then in Queens County, New York. It was at Liberty that his skills as a defense attorney were honed.


Throughout his career, Mr. Bridges has relied on wide-ranging courtroom experience to achieve results that make him a formidable adversary. He has tried numerous cases before the Supreme Court and continues to have a strong trial practice with a major concentration in the defense of Dram Shop, product liability and lead poisoning cases. Mr. Bridges is well respected within the insurance and legal communities and has served as a speaker before organizations in both sectors.




Other Professional Credentials: 

  • Serves on the Trial Tactics Committee for the Defense Research Institute

  • Service as an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County, New York and Assistant District Attorney in Queens County, New York, where he was Chief of the Rackets Bureau



“Prosecutor of the Year” Awarded by the United States Postal Inspection Service



  • Juris Doctor, Brooklyn Law School

  • Bachelor of Arts, Long Island University

  • Admitted to New York Bar, 1974


Community Service:

  • Former Vice Chairman of the Nassau County Conservative Party

  • Former Arbitrator for the New York City Civil Court


Mr. Bridges is married with three children and three grandchildren.


Robert M. Bridges