The Business of Justice

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Biography

Robert “Robby” Dube grew up working in his family’s small business and ranch, and as such he understands the needs of businesses and works tirelessly to advocate for them in a cost-effective manner. He is a zealous litigator, having argued and won various motions before both state and federal courts, and engaged in every stage of the litigation process, including taking and defending depositions.

Robby is also experienced in litigating maritime and admiralty cases in federal courts around the country. From multimillion dollar barge sales in Hawaii to slip-and-falls on local Minnesota lakes, Robby has aggressively pursued his clients’ interests. Whether working for vessel owners or their insurer, Robby has the experience needed to achieve a successful outcome.  Robby is also deeply familiar with pursuing claims against all levels of government, including challenging terminations for cause, drafting requests for equitable adjustments, and producing government contract compliance guides for businesses.

Robby graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he served as SBA President and as Executive Editor of the Minnesota Journal of International Law. He also served as the Head Writer for the law school musical T.O.R.T. (Theatre of the Relatively Talentless) and led the Orientation Program as a Program Director. After graduating, Robby clerked for Hawai’i Supreme Court Justice Richard Pollack.

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2020
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2020
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2021

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. – 2019
  • University of Texas @ Dallas, Richardson, Texas
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Major: Historical Studies and Political Science

Publications

  • Consociationalism: A Constitutional Solution for Ethnic Tension and Violence in South Sudan, Minnesota Journal of International Law, Volume 28 Issue 2, 2019

Honors & Awards

  • North Star Lawyer, 2022
  • Most Outstanding Contribution to Class of 2019
  • Mondale Hall Engagement Award, 2019
  • Gavin R.G. Hambly Scholarship, 2014

Classes & Seminars

  • I Came, ITAR, I Conquered – The Crucial Information Military Contractors Need to Know About the Rules of Exporting Arms on June 8, 2021 for PTAC

  • Doing Business with the Government- Opportunities and Pitfalls” on January 20, 2022 for Minnesota CLE;

Associations & Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member, Present
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The Federalist Society, Member
  • Minnesota Law Alumni Association, Member
  • National Contract Management Association (NCMA), Twin Cities Chapter, Board Member, Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, MSBA Assembly, Member, Present
  • Minneapolis Ethical Practices Board, Vice-Chair, Present

Past Employment

  • Hawaii Supreme Court Associate Justice Richard Pollack, Judicial Law Clerk, 2019 to 2020
  • The Honorable Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN – Judicial Extern 2019
  • Fabyanske Westra Hart & Thomson, Minneapolis, MN – Summer Associate, 2018
  • University of Minnesota Law School Family Law Clinic, Minneapolis, MN – Certified Student Attorney, 2017-2018
  • Lexis Nexis, Minneapolis, MN – Student Representative, 2017-2019
  • Eckland & Blando LLP, Law Clerk, 2017 to 2018