Bob was born in Bernice, Louisiana, in 1954. Bob graduated with a B.A. in Political Science in 1979 from Louisiana Tech University. While at Louisiana Tech, Bob started Baldwin Construction Company where he performed home construction and remodeling while working on his undergraduate degree. He eventually attended and earned his Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1982. Bob was a member of the Moot Court Board and made the Chancellor’s List during three semesters.
Bob joined Hudson, Potts & Bernstein as an associate in 1982 and became a partner in 1987.
Bob’s professional affiliations include the Louisiana State Bar Association, serving as Seventh District Representative of the Young Lawyers Section from 1984-1986, and serving on the nominating committee. He has served on the Pro Bono Advisory Board of the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Fourth Judicial District Bar Association, and the North Louisiana Legal Assistance Corporation from 1985-1989, sitting as the chairman from 1986-1989. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, the Louisiana Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice and a past member of the Fred J. Fudickar Inns of Court.
Bob is a member of the Fifth Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Bar Association, and is admitted to practice before the Eastern and Western U. S. District Courts of Louisiana, the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also licensed to practice in all Louisiana state courts, including the Louisiana Supreme Court, all appellate courts and all district courts.
Bob is married to Lynda Gaar Baldwin, and they have two children, son West and daughter Parker.