Rob Metro

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Rob Metro Attorney, Partner


Robert S. Metro, Esq., is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in the areas of personal injury litigation, medical malpractice, general litigation and military housing litigation. Mr. Metro attended the University of Richmond then The University of Akron School of Law before moving to Hilton Head Island in 2000.  

Rob Metro grew up in Litchfield, Connecticut and has been practicing with Bauer & Metro, PC, on Hilton Head Island and Bluffton for nearly 25 years.  Rob handles a wide variety of injury-related matters with focus on nursing home malpractice, medical negligence and toxic torts, and is one of the few local lawyers with considerable class-action experience.  Since 2017, Rob has dedicated a substantial portion of his practice to representing military members who are injured from contaminated military housing.  Included are two note-worthy class actions he filed against privatized military housing corporations at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and MCAS Beaufort which alleged cancer claims on behalf of young children.  Rob is uniquely knowledgeable on legal issues related to injury claims at military installations including the federal enclave doctrine and derivative sovereign immunity.  In recent years, Rob has become known locally for representing special-needs students who were injured and abused at school and for commencing civil rights claims for thousands of women who were unconstitutionally strip-searched at Beaufort County Detention Center.   Rob lives with his wife, Sarah, and their dog “Walter” in Bluffton, and spends his free time traveling, cooking and collecting historical rifles and pistols. 

For nearly twenty years, Mr. Metro has litigated a wide variety of cases in civil and federal courts and provided ethical, diligent representation to numerous clients, both particular to the regions of Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and all of the South Carolina's Low Country, and more broadly. Mr. Metro is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, Beaufort County Bar Association, and the South Carolina Association For Justice. 

Mr. Metro has prior experience litigating privatized military housing matters.  See Whatley et al. v. Atlantic Marine Corps Communities LLC et al., No. 2017-CP-07-01799 (Beaufort County Court of Common Pleas, complaint filed Aug. 31, 2017), removed on October 6, 2017, see Whatley et al. v. Atlantic Marine Corps Communities LLC et al., No. 9:17-cv-02716-BHH (D.S.C.), This putative class action complaint was filed on behalf of 11 servicemember tenants and family members with regard to living conditions at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.  The defendants included Atlantic Marine Corps Communities, LLC, a privatized housing provider affiliated with the Lend Lease organization.  After further discussions, the plaintiffs withdrew a proposed first amended complaint,  the plaintiffs moved with defense consent to remand, which the court granted.    The matter was subsequently resolved.  In the course of that litigation, Mr. Metro learned a significant amount of information regarding the business model, structure, and applicable code standards and law pertaining to privatized military housing ventures. 

Mr. Metro also brings his nearly 25 years of extensive litigation experience to fighting catastrophic personal injury cases. Recently, Mr. Metro had a case against FedEx where their truck driver drove through a stop sign and hit our client. The client sustained serious, life-changing injuries, but with Mr. Metro’s help was able to win a sizeable settlement. 

As well, his experience also expands to nursing home negligence claims, where he recently filed several lawsuits against nursing homes alleging sever pressure sores which, in some instances, led to death. 


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  • J.D. University of Akron - Graduate School
    Akron , OH 2000
  • B.A. University of Richmond - Undergraduate School
    Richmond , VA 1996

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