Robert L. Siems

Robert L. Siems

Maryland Insurance Lawyer
  • Insurance Claims, Insurance Defense
  • Maryland
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Robert L. Siems, J.D., M.B.A., CPCU founded the Law Offices of Robert L. Siems in 1999 in Baltimore. Bob is an experienced and highly regarded trial lawyer and insurance lawyer. He has also managed major-exposure, extra-contractual, and bad faith cases for two Fortune 500 insurers.

Among many other high-profile positions, Bob served as an officer and claims counsel at USF&G and at St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company. At those companies, he helped develop the companies’ legal teams and nationwide large-loss-exposure case-management programs. Bob designed both companies’ extra-contractual and bad faith case-management programs, managed all extra-contractual litigation, and served as claims counsel for the Special Investigative Unit (SIU).

Bob received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law, completed the Executive M.B.A. program at Loyola College, and holds a CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters) certification. He writes and lectures for the Defense Research Institute, the Maryland Association of Defense Trial Lawyers, the Maryland Institute of Continuing Programs for the Education of Lawyers (MICPEL), and the National Business Institute.

Bob founded the Law Offices of Robert L. Siems in 1999 to use his expertise in insurance law and bad faith litigation in a wider environment. Since then, he has continued to teach, advise, and litigate in Baltimore and around the country. His clients benefit from his unique expertise in the insurance industry and the courtroom and his years as a teacher and student of insurance law and business.

Loyola College
MBA (2000)
University of Baltimore School of Law
J.D. (1979)
University of Miami
B.A. (1974)
Professional Experience
Law Offices of Robert L. Siems, P.A.
- Current
Group Counsel / National Extra-Contractual Claims Counsel
St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company
Group Counsel / Assistant Vice President
Francomano, Karpook, And Siems
Cohan And Francomano
O'Doherty, Gallager, and Nead
Verderaime And Dubois, P.A.
Articles & Publications
Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims (With Robert Fiore and Robert Nead)
Bad Faith, Bad Faith, What You Gonna Do When They Come for You: First Party Bad Faith Comes to MD- Who, what,when, where?/ Third Party Bad Faith- What's new?- Undercover with Insurance Coverage: What You Need to Know about Litigating Insurance Coverage (W
The Definitive Guide to Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims in Maryland (With Paul Ethridge and Robert Nead)
NBI Seminar
Careless Writing and Bad Faith Law Suits (With Gary Blake)
Speaking Engagements
"Bad Faith: Secrets Insurance Companies Don't Want Attorneys To Know
National Business Institute
Professional Associations
Defense Research Institute
CPCU Society
- Current
Maryland Defense Counsel
- Current
Maryland State Bar Association
- Current
Maryland Defense Counsel
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • Free Consultation
    Initial meetings are free.
  • Contingent Fees
    Depending on the matter, I sometimes work on contingency.
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Claims
  • Insurance Defense
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Maryland Insurance Lawyers
Maryland Insurance Law Blog
Contact & Map
Law Offices of Robert L. Siems, P.A.
1625 Union Avenue
Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21211