In 2002, Robert began his law career as an associate at Desmarais, Keenan, and then as a partner at Brunet McMahon, LLP. As a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Ontario Bar Association,he has honed his skills in the areas of Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Corporate and Commercial Law, Wills and Estates, and Business Planning.

Born and raised in Sudbury, Robert attended Laurentian University earning a B.A. and a B.Ed. before moving on to the University of Ottawa to study law. He returned to the North with his wife to live back home and raise their three boys in Sudbury.

An active member of the community, Robert participates on a number of boards, including the Sudbury, Manitoulin and North Bay Alzheimer Society and the Valley East Renegades hockey team. He is also a past-member of the board for the Caisse Populaire, and Nolin, Inc.

An avid hockey fan – Robert played junior hockey in Guelph, and with the Laurentian Voyageurs during school. He has coached teams with the Nickel City Minor Hockey Association almost 20 years.