Rob Folland focuses his practice on commercial litigation and the defense of financial institutions in both consumer and commercial disputes. Rob also has an active insolvency practice where he assists financial institutions’ debtors and creditors’ committees, trustees, receivers and creditors.
Rob has represented national mortgage servicers against class action allegations in the context of forced-placed insurance claims, failure to honor oral modification of loan payment terms and in the context of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. He has also represented mortgage servicers and financial institutions in litigation concerning the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Truth in Lending Act.
Rob remains dedicated to listening carefully to what his client wants to achieve, and then sets out to realize that end. After decades of practice, Rob focuses on solving even the most complex problems for his clients.
Appreciated by clients and colleagues alike for his perseverance, even in the face of serious financial consequences and difficulty, Rob strives to remain available to those he serves and to provide advice that is practical for their business and strategic objectives.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Rob was an attorney at the firm of Thompson Hine for nearly 16 years.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, American Bar Association Section on Business Law
Member, American Bar Association Committee on Consumer Financial Services
Member, Ohio State Bar Association Banking, Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Committee
Member, Turnaround Management Association Northern Ohio Chapter
Ohio Super Lawyers, 2013-2019; Rising Star, 2006 and 2007
The Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2020