Rob Kent is a higher education attorney with experience navigating civil rights, Title IX and other compliance issues on behalf of colleges and universities. He is skilled in managing student and staff complaints, overseeing and conducting investigations fairly and efficiently, and working with both internal and external parties to be sure investigators and administrators are both accountable and transparent.

Rob collaborates with university leaders to administer awareness regarding services and resources; build channels of communication within the university for better collaboration with support services, human resources and police; and manage local, state and national media inquiries. Additionally, he assists with training and education among students and staff and provides guidance on overall strategy regarding campus-related compliance.

Rob is a former in-house attorney with Michigan State University’s (“MSU”) Office of the General Counsel. He also served as MSU’s Clery Coordinator and Interim AVP of the Office for Civil Rights.

Industries & Practices


Wayne State University Law School (J.D.), 2008; Executive Board Member, Student Bar Association Board of Governors; Small Business Enterprises and Nonprofit Corporations Clinic

Michigan State University, (B.A. in General Business Administration/Pre-Law), 2004; Order of Omega Honors Scholar; Executive Board Member, Sigma Pi Fraternity, Honors Business Study Abroad Program, Mérida, Mexico


Rising Star, Michigan Super Lawyers, 2012–2013

Professional Activities

Wayne State University Law School Alumni Association (Board of Directors, 2008–2014; President, 2012–2014)

Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys, 2014–present

Member, Big 10 Title IX Coordinators and Michigan Association of State Universities Title IX Coordinators, 2018–2020


Presentations & Publications

Speaking Engagements


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Robert T. Kent

Of Counsel
  • 1350 Euclid Avenue
    Suite 650
    Cleveland, OH 44115 -1840


  • Admitted, State of Michigan, 2008
  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 2020
  • Admitted, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2009
  • Admitted, United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, 2014
  • Admitted, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2012
  • Admitted, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2011
  • Member, Michigan Bar Association
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