Bob Durant, counsel in Edwards Wildman’s
Litigation Department, has been named to the board of directors of the Ronald McDonald House of Rhode Island. In this role, Durant will work with the board to continue its efforts to fund and implement the Ronald McDonald House’s mission. The Ronald McDonald House provides programs that directly improve the health and well-being of hospitalized children and their families. Their programs allow families to spend additional time with a sick child, help ease financial burdens, provide a sense of normalcy, and keep families together during times of medical crisis. The Providence Ronald McDonald House opened its doors on November 6, 1989. Since then, the Ronald McDonald House’s services have expanded to include 18 guest rooms and four Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, including one at Hasbro Children's Hospital, one at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass., and two at MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston.
Durant has successfully tried numerous jury trials in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, including medical malpractice actions, personal injury actions and criminal matters. He has been appointed by Chief Justice Williams to the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission. An approved arbitrator for the Superior Court of Rhode Island, the Superior Court of Rhode Island has also accepted Durant as an authority in the area of case and law firm valuations.
Durant earned his law degree from Emory University School of Law and his undergraduate degree in finance from Georgetown University.