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Robert P. Worden

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Melville, NY

Lawrence, Worden, Rainis & Bard, PC
175 Pinelawn Rd, Suite 308
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: 631-694-0033
Fax: 631-694-9331
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Licensed in New York Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution (60%), Personal Injury - General: Defense (20%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%), Professional Liability: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Bob Worden is best known as a mediator and arbitrator for National Mediation and Arbitration (NAM) in the New York metro area. A video is available on the NAM website where Bob explains his philosophy of the best choices to make in alternative dispute resolution and his unique perspective. Bob is known for his ability to perform detailed objective analysis of complex information to achieve the best strategies for claim resolution. Bob also continues to practice at Lawrence Worden Rainis & Bard,P.C. as Settlement Counsel to major insurance carriers throughout the United States.

Bob Worden is known for comprehensive analysis of complex lawsuits to evaluate risk and exposure. He pursues settlement opportunities seeking consensus on case evaluation. He tackles his work with an enthusiastic, high-energy style, which avoids unnecessary confrontation. He is known for his clear and timely communications and keeping a sense of humor in difficult situations.

Bob is often retained to analyze claims approaching trial where prior efforts at resolution have failed. Bob brings a fresh set of eyes to review these difficult claims and achieve settlements. Where settlements are not possble, he works to reach pre-trial agreements and other risk management solutions. Bob aims for "Win-Win" solutions to save time and money so that the parties can lawsuits behind them.


White Papers

  • Many articles available at National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM) website and via LinkedIn (2020) - Bob has extensive hands-on knowledge of the needs of plaintiffs and defendants attorneys, insurance carriers and businesses. His articles concern technical issues peculiar to particular types of cases. they discuss effective methods and best practices, assisting in working towards prompt and fair resolution of legal matters, with a goal of avoiding unnecessary and contentious litigation. 

About Robert P. Worden

First Admitted: 1980, New York

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Frequent writer and lecturer including Continuing Legal Education on topics relating to mediation and alternative dispute resolution for NAM, LAW.COM and JD Supra;  Other lectures include analysis of high-exposure claims, including such topics as Early Identification and Resolution of High Exposure Claims;New York State Construction Accident/Labor Law; Professional Liability and Medical Causation Issues; Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome-Analysis and Pro-Active Resolution; Analysis of Medical Records in High Exposure Claims; Supplementary Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists Claims Discovery and Arbitration; Danger Invites Rescue Claims; Collateral Source Offsets in Major Claims; Negligent Entrustment of Dangerous Instrumentalities; Analysis of Pre-Morbidity and Co-Morbidity in Claims Evaluation; Liens and Subrogation in High Exposure Claims; Recognition and Response to Adversary Tactics in High Exposure Claims; Transfer of Risk of Loss in High Exposure Claims; Closed Head Injury/TBI and New Technology; Amputations, Burns and Severe Head Injuries.

Educational Background

  • Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, 1976


  • This is the third year in a row that Bob Worden received this honor., Top Arbitrator by New York Law Journal Survey, 2019

Representative Clients

  • Bob had broad experience handling high exposure catastrophic claims for both plaintiffs and defendants involving paralysis, severe burns, multiple trauma, amputations, brain injury, spinal fusions, open reduction and internal fixation orthopedic injuries, floods and fires, as well as mediating and arbitrating all types of personal injury, professional liability and property damage lawsuits and claims. , 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Attends and supports professional functions of all bar associations in  Metro New York., 2020

Industry Groups

  • Corporate
  • Insurance
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Office Location for Robert P. Worden

175 Pinelawn Rd
Suite 308
Melville, NY 11747

Last Updated: 3/31/2021

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