Robert “Bob” G. Ingrum co-founded the law firm of Phillips & Ingrum with John R. Phillips Jr. in 1979, after serving three years as an Assistant District Attorney General for Sumner and Robertson counties in Tennessee from 1976–1979. Criminal law, family law/domestic relations, personal injury, probate, and juvenile law are his practice focuses.
He is a 1970 business administration graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Bob received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville College of Law in 1976 and served as Phi Alpha Delta Justice from 1975–1976, as well as having served as President for the University of Tennessee College of Law Student Bar Association in 1976. Bob was a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts while at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville College of Law.
Bob was admitted to the bar in 1976 in Tennessee and to the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee in 1979.
His professional memberships include the Sumner County Bar Association (President, 1980), the Tennessee Association for Justice and the Tennessee Bar Association.
Bob served as a United States Marine for three years, was a 27-year member of the Army Reserve, and is a veteran of action in Grenada, Panama, the first Gulf War (Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, where he received the Bronze Star) and Bosnia (Operation Joint Endeavor, where he received the NATO Medal for Service). Bob retired from the Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel after almost 30 years of honorable service to the United States military.
Bob was born in Pulaski, Tenn., and he has made his home in Gallatin since 1976.