Robert S. Cypher Associate

Robert S. Cypher


Bob Cypher is a graduate of Fairfield University and Fordham School of Law, and has been licensed to practice law since 1980. He has been licensed to practice in New York and Massachusetts and is admitted before the United States District Courts of the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the United States Supreme Court. He has served as a Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps, and tried over fifty Courts Martial and Administrative Boards to verdict. Upon retirement he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. He was appointed as an Assistant District Attorney in Queens County, New York.

Subsequently he has been employed as Trial Counsel and Partner for several well-known defense firms, taking over fifty jury verdicts. Bob has served as a Rye City Councilman, was an adjunct professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and is a retired City Court Judge, and has presided over multiple civil and criminal trials and evidentiary hearings. He is a Member of the United States Naval Institute, and is a trustee of the Rye Historical Society.


As a Judge Advocate, Bob has prosecuted and defended multiple Courts Martial in homicide, sexual assault and narcotics cases, as well as supervising investigations of aircraft and motor vehicle mishaps, and officer misconduct cases. As Assistant District Attorney, he has tried multiple cases and evidentiary hearings.

As a Civil litigator, he has tried over fifty matters to verdict. He has tried many medical malpractice cases to verdict, to include Ob-Gyn, orthopedic, infectious disease, emergency room, pulmonary medicine, cancer diagnosis, family, medicine and internal medicine matters. He has tried toxic tort claims to verdict, particularly lead paint and asbestos cases. Additionally, he has taken multiple general liability matters to verdict, including personal injury premises cases, property damage cases and automobile accident cases.

He has briefed and argued appeals in the Appellate Divisions of the First and Second Departments of the New York State Supreme Court. Reported cases include: Tober v. Mt. Sinai Hospital, Duran v. Ardee Associates and Roddy v. Nederlander Theatre, et al.

As a City Court Judge, he has presided over multiple Civil and Criminal trials. As an adjunct professor at The John Jay College of Criminal Justice he has taught a course in Law and Ethics.

Practice Areas

  • Military Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Premises Defense
  • Automobile cases
  • Lead Paint Defense
  • Asbestos Defense
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Appeals
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Oleson Watson & Loftus, LLP

Over 20 Attorneys & 60 Years Experience

White Plains • Manhattan