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Rob Blank Invited to Join the American Board of Trial Advocates

Rob Blank Invited to Join the American Board of Trial Advocates

RumbergerKirk partner Rob Blank has been selected to join the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national organization of experienced trial lawyers and judges. The organization and its members are dedicated to protecting and promoting the right to a civil jury trial as provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and preserving the independence of the judiciary.

Blank joins fellow RumbergerKirk partners Bud Kirk, Dan Gerber and Scott Sarason as members of this distinguished, invitation-only organization. Members must have a minimum of five years of active experience as a trial lawyer, tried at least 10 civil jury trials to conclusion and practice with civility, integrity and professionalism.

“I am deeply honored to be invited into ABOTA.  This is an organization which shares the exact same values I have always strived to achieve as a trial lawyer,” said Blank. “I have admired the local ABOTA lawyers and judges throughout my career and am thrilled to now be a part of this select group of professionals,” he added.

Blank, a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, concentrates his practice in the defense of product liability and casualty cases. He defends automobile manufacturers, industrial equipment manufacturers, power tool manufacturers, commercial food equipment manufacturers and beverage companies against claims of alleged product defect resulting in catastrophic injury and/or wrongful death. He also defends theme parks, water parks, trucking companies, beverage companies, retailers and other businesses against various tort claims.

“In an era when civil trials are becoming less frequent, Rob continues to take cases to trial with excellent results for his clients. He has built a robust trial practice over the last 30 years and his amazing success is a result of his extraordinary work ethic and dedication to his clients,” said Frank Sheppard, managing partner at RumbergerKirk.

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