Robert W. Rock

Robert W. Rock

Attorney
Location:
Evansville, Indiana
Phone:
812-266-9051
800-711-9505
Fax:
812-423-9928
Email:

Robert Rock's resume is impressive, but he gives the credit for everything he has accomplished to Uncle Sam (well, everything but his four children, that is). You see, Robert's professional career began when he served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. The Anderson, Indiana native earned a Bachelor's in History from Indiana University before attending the IU School of Law in Indianapolis. He has practiced law in Evansville since 2004.

His accomplishments as an attorney are extensive, including having argued on multiple occasions before the Indiana Supreme Court and the Federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. In addition to significant experience in appellate roles, Robert has practiced a wide variety of civil litigation, including civil rights, labor and employment, and municipal - and he brings a solid record of success in personal injury law to our firm. He takes great pride in the legal profession and works hard to provide the best representation to his clients. His strong sense of loyalty to clients drives him to achieve the best possible resolution to their cases.

Robert's commitment to public service is also evident in two campaigns for public office - first, for mayor of Anderson, and then for Congress (taking on a formidable opponent, current Vice President Pence).

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Brain Injury
  • Paralysis
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injuries

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1999
  • Indiana, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1988
  • Kentucky, 2016
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2016

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • J.D. - 1988
  • Notre Dame Law School, London, England - 1986
    • Honors: Summer London Law Program
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - 1983
    • Honors: Semester at Sea
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1985
    • Major: History

Representative Clients

  • City of Anderson, Madison County, Indiana
  • City of Evansville, Indiana

Honors and Awards

  • Captain, U.S. Marine Corps

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member, 1988 - Present
  • Indiana Trial Lawyer’s Association (ITLA), Member
  • 7th Circuit Bar Association
  • Evansville Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association, President (1998), Vice President (1997)

Past Employment Positions

  • Johnson, Carroll & Griffith, Evansville, Indiana, Associate, 1991 - 1993
  • United States Marine Corps, Captain, JAGC, 1989 - 1991
  • City of Anderson, Indiana, Assistant City Attorney, 1997 - 2003
  • City of Anderson, Indiana, Community Development Attorney, 1995 - 1996
  • Board of Sanitary Commissioners, President, 1993 - 2003
  • City of Alexandria, Indiana, City Attorney, 1994 - 1995
  • City of Summitville, Indiana, Town Attorney, 1994 - 1995
  • Madison County, Indiana, Deputy Prosecutor, 1993 - 1994
  • Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1989 - 1991
  • Department of the Navy, Judge Advocate

Pro Bono Activities

  • Parish Council, Christ the King Parish (past member)
  • School Board, Christ the King Parish, 2008 - 2011
  • Board of Directors, Southwestern Indiana Mental Health Center, Inc. (Chairman), 2012 - 2014
  • Board of Directors, Carver Community Organization (past member)
  • Board of Directors, Anderson Fine Arts Center, 1994 - 2000
  • Habitat for Humanity (former participant - family selection committee)
  • Board of Directors, Legal Services Organization of Indiana, Inc., 1999 - 2000
  • Knights of Columbus
  • AMVETS
  • Serra Club of Evansville, Indiana, 1992 - 1993
  • Brooks Inns of Court, Evansville, Indiana, 1993 - Present
  • Board of Directors, Meals on Wheels, Evansville, Indiana, 1993 - Present
  • Treasurer, St. Ambrose’s Parent Club, 2001 - 2003

Languages

  • Spanish

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Sigma Chi