With more than 30 years of legal experience and 17 years as an Assistant Federal Public Defender, Bob handled over a thousand criminal cases in Federal District Court including homicide, assault, fraud, bank robbery, and criminal immigration. He has served as lead attorney in over 40 jury trials. He has extensive experience in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, having argued 4 to 5 cases a year, several of which resulted in published opinions. Attorney McWhirter handled numerous cases involving complex jurisdictional issues while representing Native Americans from various Indian reservations. See some of his case results below.