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Dan Gerber Awarded Professionalism and Civility Award by Florida Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates

For more information: Gerald Richman, President at (561) 803-3506
                                     Margaret Peavler, Executive Director at (727) 797-4187

Palm Beach Gardens — The Florida Chapters American Board of Trial Advocates proudly presents the recipients of its prestigious awards: Trial Lawyer of the Year, Jurist of the Year, Joseph P. Milton Professionalism and Civility Award, and Fran Peacock Coker FLABOTA Community Service Award.

The Awards will be presented at the installation banquet on Saturday, July 9, 2016, presided over by current FLABOTA president Gerald Richman. Our new officers, including the new president, will be sworn in by Chief Justice Labarga as part of FLABOTA’s 19th Annual Conference at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens.

The Joseph P. Milton Professionalism and Civility Award: Daniel “Dan” J. Gerber

The Florida Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates proudly announces the selection of Daniel J. Gerber as this year’s recipient of the Joseph P. Milton Professionalism and Civility Award.

Dan is a shareholder with the firm of RumbergerKirk in Orlando where has engaged in a complex trial practice for the past 28 years.  During that time, Dan’s reputation for professionalism, civility and the highest ethical standards has been forged. While always aggressively advocating on behalf of his clients, Dan has earned the respect of his colleagues and opponents through the degree of integrity that he exhibits at all times, never sacrificing his high ethical standards or professionalism for the sake of a quick victory.

Dan embodies the characteristics central to a recipient of the Joseph P. Milton Professionalism and Civility Award, as can be seen in his service to our schools, our community, and the Bar. Volunteering several hours at a local high school, Dan has taught students about the civil justice system, concepts of contract law, and business dispute resolution.

Dan has also participated in the development of trial lawyers at the law school level, too. Dan has served as a judge for the University of Florida’s annual trial competition more than a dozen times over his career.  Dan has also volunteered his time as a judge at various local and statewide team competitions.

In promoting education regarding the civil justice system, volunteering his time to help advance that system through committee engagement, and aiding individuals in need with the process of navigating that system, all while maintaining the highest ethical and professionals standards of practice, Dan has demonstrated a commitment to the principles that led to the creation of this award.


Founded in 1957, The American Board of Trial Advocates is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. First and foremost, ABOTA works to uphold the jury system by educating the American public about the history and value of the right to trial by jury.

ABOTA and its members seek to:
• work for the preservation of the jury system and educate the public of its vital importance
• elevate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession
• aid in the further education and training of trial lawyers
• cultivate a spirit of loyalty, fellowship and professionalism among its members

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