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Robert W. Tubbs, Esq.

Robert W. Tubbs, Attorney
Robert W Tubbs, PLLC
236 ½ E. Front St., Ste. 21
Traverse City, MI 49684
[email protected]


For almost 20 years, Rob has been defending hospitals and physicians in Michigan against allegations of medical malpractice. He has successfully obtained defense jury verdicts in cases arising out of the fields of psychiatry, general surgery, obstetrics, ophthalmology, emergency medicine, orthopedic surgery, and x-ray technology. He often provides in-house seminars to health care providers and facilities around the state, including to the residents in the Family Practice Residency Program at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.

Rob is also a certified collaborative divorce law attorney.  He marries his trial experience with compassionate counseling to help his clients through the often difficult issues surrounding divorce, separation, custody, child support, spousal support, protection orders, parenting time, and grandparents’ rights.

Rob and his wife, Laura, have two daughters and live in Traverse City. In his spare time, he enjoys running – a hobby he took up in his mid-40’s – and has successfully completed several marathons.

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of Michigan, 1983
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, 1983
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1983


  • University of Michigan (B.A., 1980)
  • Detroit College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1983)

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan (Member, Sections on: Negligence Law, Family Law)
  • Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association

Community Affilitions

  • Member, Board of Directors, Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan
  • Member, East Bay Township Planning Commission


  • “Great Lakes Water Division: Federal Authority Over Great Lakes Water,” 1983 Detroit College of Law Review 919 (1983).