A 21st-Century Law Firm

Robert L. Guehl

p:  937.610.0444 (Dayton)
p:   330.870.5051 (Columbiana County)
f:   937.660.9383
e:  [email protected]

Practice Areas:  Business Law, Dispute Resolution, Employment Law

Bob Guehl is a native of Dayton and a graduate of Chaminade High School and Ohio State University (BA and JD degrees). He is admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio and various federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

Bob received advanced legal training at George Washington University National Law Center (Master of Law degree, LL.M.) in connection with a Fellowship in Forensic Medicine at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

Professional Experience (Civilian):

Bob’s law practice has emphasis on "Baby Boomer" issues, and focuses on complex civil litigation, condominium law, employment law, organizational advice (for-profit and non-profit), and injury claims.

Previously, he served as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Civil Section of the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office. In that role, he was primarily responsible for representing Montgomery County in all employment law issues, including Workers Compensation, Ohio Civil Rights Commission complaints, State Personnel Board of Review, State Employee Relations Board, and defense of wrongful discharge and sex discrimination cases.

Bob served eight years as the elected Law Director for the City of Salem, overseeing the legal aspects of the renovation of Salem’s downtown area, among other duties. He also served a year as Staff Attorney, HQ, USAF, Judge Advocate General's Department, Tort Litigation Staff, in Washington, D.C.

Professional Experience (Military Service):

Bob has the distinction to have served in two different branches of the armed forces, both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army, as a Captain, Judge Advocate General's Corps. He served six years on active duty with the Army in various assignments, and transferred to the Air Force reserves, serving his reserve assignments at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.


Bob is a member of the Ohio State and Dayton Bar Associations and a member of the Ohio Association for Justice (formerly the Academy of Trial Lawyers). He served as Trustee on numerous community organizations (Salem Community Theatre, Salem Kiwanis Club, Salem World War Memorial Building Trustee, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Salem Community Urban Redevelopment Corp., Salem Community Hospital Bioethics Committee, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Forensic Center, District XI, Salem Historical Society; Salem Community Foundation, Leadership Columbiana County, and Hope Cemetery Association, to name a few.

He is also a Life Member of the Ohio State University Alumni Association. His former law firm sponsored the Peoples Law School in collaboration with Kent State University. Bob is a proud Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, www.milliondollaradvocates.com, having secured one of the largest settlements in the Ohio Court of Claims on behalf of a lady severely injured in a traffic collision caused by the negligence of a State employee.

Since returning to Dayton in 2006, Bob has served in various capacities on the Board of Directors of his homeowners association (Carillon House Condominium Association).


Current Concepts of Child Abuse and Neglect, Legal Medicine 1982, (W.B. Saunders Co., Cyril Wecht M.D., J.D., Editor), co-authored with Edward R. White, M.D., J.D.; Ann H. White; John Phillip Spottswood, J.D., M.P.H.; and Michael Morgenstern, J.D.

The National Guard Claims Act - Recent Developments, THE REPORTER, (Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Air Force, Dec., 1979).

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain... – Issues in trial of Underinsured Auto Cases, OHIO TRIAL, Spring 2003. Co-authored with Janine Avila.

Firestone v. Galbreath: Tort of Interference with Expectancy of Inheritance, OHIO TRIAL, Fall 2003.

Dog Liability Law: Two Bites at the Ankle, OHIO TRIAL, May 2005.

Representative Cases:

Hughes v. Al Green (1981), 65 Ohio St. 2d 110 (Ohio Supreme Court).

Salem Community Hospital v. Dept. of Youth Services (1988), 38 Ohio St.3d 102 (Ohio Supreme Court).

Cushman v. Ohio Dept. of Transp. (1995), Court of Claims 91-11591, affirmed (March 14, 1996), Franklin App. No. 95AP-107-8844.

Salem Community Hospital v. State Farm Insurance Co., 97 CO 33 (Seventh District Ct. Appeals, February 23, 1999).

Jackson v. Ohio Dept. Jobs & Family Services, C2001-10051 (Ohio Court of Claims).

In re Estate of Goehring, 2007-Ohio-1133. 

Main Office:

5540 Far Hills Avenue, Ste. 209
Dayton, Ohio 45429


937.610.0444 (phone)
937.660.9383 (fax)