Bob Sanker's practice is concentrated in the areas of bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors' rights. He also acts as general counsel for a number of closely-held companies.

Bob has extensive experience in representing debtors, creditors, creditors' employee plans, lenders, investors and purchasers in Chapter 11 cases and in out-of-court restructurings. He has represented creditors and court appointed representatives of future claimants in major mass tort bankruptcy proceedings, including the Eagle Pitcher Industries, Wallace and Gale, and G-I Holdings cases. He has appeared in Bankruptcy Courts all over the country.

Professional and Community Involvement

American Bankruptcy Institute

Cincinnati Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Batahola Project Education, Founding Member

Healthy Moms and Babes, Board of Directors

Hope for Kabingo, Board of Directors

Ohio Board of Bar Examiners

Supreme Court of Ohio Bar Examination Advisory Committee

Turnaround Management Association, Southern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Chapter

Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, Board Leader

Awards & Recognition

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2004-2023

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2024

Named the "Cincinnati Best Lawyers' Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Lawyer of the Year," 2024

Named to Ohio Super Lawyers

Named to Ohio Leading Lawyers

Named to Cincy Leading Lawyers

  • 2023 Bob Sanker Chambers
  • Best Lawyers (Don't Delete)
  • Best Lawyers - RGS 2024
  • Peer Review (Don't Delete)
  • Cincy Leading Lawyers

News & Resources

Speaking Engagements



  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1987

B.A., Xavier University, 1984, magna cum laude

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