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About Bob Rose


Columbus Office

Bob DeRose is a Partner at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP.  His practice consists of wage and hour/overtime issues, employment issues, and complex litigation.

Mr. DeRose has dedicated his time and practice to pursuing the rights of workers, as displayed by serving on the executive committee of the Columbus Jobs with Justice and was formerly the President of the Greater Columbus Workers Rights Board. He has also served on the National Board of Directors for Interfaith Worker Justice, based in Chicago.

Bob is also the former president of the Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG), which is a national organization of lawyers based in Washington, D.C. committed to representing workers and their families. Further, he was formerly the president of the Ohio Association for Justice and a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and participates in the AAJ Leaders Forum.

Mr. DeRose is a co-author of 2005-2006 Ohio Workers Compensation Law, a Practice Guide, which is used by many of his colleagues in their Ohio Workers Compensation practices. His success is displayed throughout his many achievements and awards.

Areas of Practice
  • Economics, Washington and Jefferson College, 1988
  • Law Degree, University of Dayton School of Law, 1991
Bar & Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • Common Wealth Court of Pennsylvania


  • United States District Court of Colorado
  • United States District Court of Maryland


  • United States District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court Northern District of Ohio


  • United States District Court Eastern District of PA
  • United States District Court Middle District of PA
  • United States District Court Western District of PA


  • United States Court of Appeals Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit
Professional Associations
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
  • American Association for Justice
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Workplace Law & Advocacy Group
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
Honors & Community Involvement
  • 2010-2022 – Named to the Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News and World Report
  • 2012-2022- 10 year milestone distinction awarded by SuperLawyers
  • 2022- Top 50 Attorneys List, SuperLawyers, Columbus
  • 2014 – Recipient of OAJ’s President Award
  • 2012 – Recipient of OAJ’s Distinguished Service Award
  • 2009 – Recipient of WILG’s President’s Award
  • 2009 – Named the Ohio Democrat of the Year by the state Ohio Democratic Party
  • 2007-2015 – Named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Ohio by the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2005-2019 – Named an Ohio Super Lawyer by Columbus Monthly

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