Robert Bostick

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Robert A. Bostick

Adjunct Professor of Law

  • Adjunct


Robert A. Bostick has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton School of Law since 1982, teaching Trial Practice—Civil and Criminal. He likewise served on the Advisory Council for 22 years and the Dean Search Committee twice.

Mr. Bostick has an extensive background as a litigator, and he has earned a reputation as an exceptional trial advocate as well as one who exemplifies professionalism. He is a former Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for both Montgomery County, Ohio and the City of Dayton. His longtime private practice, afterward until his retirement, focused primarily on litigation (jury and bench), including the areas of business, civil, criminal defense, domestic relations, personal injury, probate and appellate representation. He has also tried a number of high-profile cases in state and federal courts.

In addition, he was an Acting Judge in the Dayton and Vandalia Municipal Courts; a Referee (now Magistrate) in the Montgomery County Domestic Relations Court; chair of Panels of Arbitrators, a panel member and a sole Arbitrator in the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court; and a Hearing Officer for the Dayton Human Relations Council.

Mr. Bostick also served on the Montgomery County Public Defender Commission and as its chair, and on the boards of trustees of the Dayton Bar Association, the Dayton Bar Association Foundation and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.

He is an Honorary DBA Member, a DBA Foundation Fellow, a founding member and past president of the Thurgood Marshall Law Society and a member of the Dayton Lawyers Club.

Mr. Bostick is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and Western Reserve (now Case Western Reserve) University School of Law, where he served on the Editorial Board of the Western Reserve Law Review.

Courses Taught

LAW 6880 Trial Practice - Civil
LAW 6885 Trial Practice - Criminal


LL.B., Case Western Reserve University
B.A., Bowling Green State University