Jeffrey R. Drobish

Lecturer, Legal Practice Program


Penn State University (University Park, PA), B.S. in Business Management, with honors (May 2003)
Washington University School of Law, J.D., cum laude (May 2008)

Phone / Email

Phone:  (314) 935-8254
E-mail: jrdrobish@wustl.edu 


Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 464


(314) 935-6440

Courses Taught

Legal Practice I: Objective Analysis and Reasoning
Legal Practice II: Advocacy


Professor Drobish, an instructor in the Legal Practice Department, teaches first-year legal writing courses that cover objective analysis, reasoning, and advocacy. These classes focus primarily on the technical craft of legal writing and persuasion. However, drawing on his years of experience in judicial, private, and prosecutorial practice, Professor Drobish also imbues his lessons with real-world anecdotes and perspectives in order to prepare his students to become savvy professionals.

Following his graduation from Wash. U. Law, Professor Drobish served as a law clerk on the Missouri Court of Appeals. Subsequently, Professor Drobish entered private practice as a chapter 11 bankruptcy attorney in the District of Delaware (the busiest district in the country for chapter 11 business-filers, handling more than double the number of cases filed in Manhattan and Los Angeles). In this role, Professor Drobish represented business clients in numerous multi-million- and multi-billion-dollar litigations in cases such as the bankruptcies of Washington Mutual and The Chicago Tribune. Prior to returning to St. Louis, Professor Drobish also served as a Deputy Attorney General in the securities unit of the Delaware Department of Justice, under then Attorney General Joseph R. (“Beau”) Biden, III. This work included first-chair representation of the Attorney General in trial and appellate courts.

While a law student, Professor Drobish served as a Notes Editor on the Washington University Law Review and received distinctions for written and oral advocacy in the Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Competition. Prior to law school, and after graduating with honors from the Smeal College of Business at Penn State, Professor Drobish worked as a pricing manager at CitiMortgage, Inc., in O’Fallon, Missouri. When not on campus, Professor Drobish enjoys playing guitar (poorly), camping in the wilderness, shooting and editing D-SLR photographs, and winning Nerf-dart wars with his children.

Representative Publications

Recent Articles and Essays

  • Adam G. Landis & Jeffrey R. Drobish, Reimbursement of Fees and Expenses in Chapter 15 Cases, 33-MAR Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 26 (Sept. 2014).
  • Adam G. Landis & Jeffrey R. Drobish, Responses to Stern v. Marshall—Amended Standing Orders of Reference and Local Rules, Am. Bankr. Inst. 8th Ann. Mid-Atlantic Bankr. Workshop, 2012080212 ABI-CLE 289 (August 2-4, 2012).
  • Jeffrey R. Drobish, The Forbidden Crystal Ball: Interpreting “Projected Disposable Income” For Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plans After BAPCPA, 85 Wash. U. L. Rev. 185 (2007).