Robert Gaines

Executive Vice President

Bob joined Smith Dawson & Andrews in 1992 and represents cities, counties and public agencies throughout the United States on issues primarily relating to funding for municipal services and public projects, transportation, land use, endangered species and the environment.

In July 1995, Bob was appointed by President Clinton as Commissioner on the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC). In addition, he has served on several governmental boards and commissions including the New York State Department of Taxation & Finance Task Force on Insurance Industry Taxes, the Iowa Governor’s Task Force on Leaking Underground Storage Tanks and the City of Chicago Task Force on Infrastructure.

Bob received his law degree from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, IL and is a member of the Illinois Bar. He graduated from the University of Illinois and has done post-graduate study at The John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.