Robert W. Rock

Attorney

RobertW.Rock

Phone:
888-437-5464
Fax:
812-423-9928
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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 tried over 20 jury trials – and Bob 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).

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Representative Cases

  • Dwyer v. Allyn, 596 N.E.2d 903 (Ind. Ct. App. 1992)
  • Jenkins v. Board of County Commissioners, 698 N.E.2d 1268 (Ind. Ct. App. 1998)
  • City of Anderson v. Weatherford, 714 N.E.2d 181 (Ind. Ct. App. 1999)
  • Collard v. Enyeart, 718 N.E.2d 1156 (Ind. Ct. App. 1999)
  • City of Anderson v. Davis, 743 N.E.2d 359 (Ind. Ct. App. 2001)
  • Miller v. City of Anderson, 777 N.E.2d 1100 (Ind. Ct. App. 2002)
  • Brown v. Anderson Board of Public Safety, 777 N.E.2d 1106 (Ind. Ct. App. 2002)
  • Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge # 73 v. City of Evansville, 829 N.E.2d 494 (Ind. 2005)
  • Beck v. City of Evansville, 842 N.E.2d 856 (Ind. Ct. App. 2006)
  • Mills v. City of Evansville, 452 F.3d 646 (7th Cir. 2006)
  • Schmitt v. City of Evansville, 868 N.E.2d 1127 (Ind. Ct. App. 2007)
  • Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge # 73 v. City of Evansville, 940 N.E.2d 314 (Ind. Ct. App. 2010)
  • Davis v. Animal Control, 948 N.E.2d 1161 (Ind. 2011)
  • F.D. v. Indiana Dept. of Family Services, 1 N.E.3d 131 (Ind. 2013)
  • Basden v. Professional Transportation, Inc., 714 F.3d 1034 (7th Cir. 2013)
  • Morris v. Custom Kitchen & Baths, 64 N.E.3d 912 (Ind. Ct. App. 2016)

Representative Clients

  • City of Anderson, Indiana
  • City of Evansville, Indiana

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rated: BV®
  • Captain, U.S. Marine Corps

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indiana Trial Lawyer’s Association
  • 7th Circuit Bar Association
  • Evansville Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association – President (1998), Vice President (1997)
  • Sierra Club of Evansville, Indiana
  • Brooks Inns of Court
  • Annunciation Parish
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Evansville Chamber of Commerce
  • Owensboro Chamber of Commerce
  • Sigma Chi Fraternity

Professional Training

  • U.S. Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute, Trial Advocacy, U.S. Department of Justice, 1990
  • Naval Justice School, 1989
  • U.S. Marine Corps., Basic Officer Course (1989), Officer Candidate School (1981, 1983)

Past Employment Positions

  • Jones Wallace, LLC, Evansville, Indiana, Partner, 2009 – 20015
  • Bowers Harrison, LLP, Evansville, Indiana, Partner, 2004 – 2009
  • Robert W. Rock Law Office, Anderson, Indiana, Solo Practitioner, 1993 – 2004
  • Johnson, Carroll & Griffith, Evansville, Indiana, Associate, 1991 – 1993
  • United States Marine Corps, Captain; Special Assistant U.S. Attorney; Judge Advocate, 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

Civic Activities

  • Christ the King Parish – Past Member Parish Council
  • Christ the King Parish – Past Member School Board
  • Southwestern Indiana Mental Health Center, Inc. – Past Chairman of Board, Past Board Member
  • Carver Community Organization – Past Board Member
  • Anderson Fine Arts Center – Past Board Member
  • Habitat for Humanity – Past Member Family Selection Committee
  • Legal Services Organization of Indiana, Inc. – Past Board Member
  • AMVETS – Volunteer
  • Meals on Wheels, Evansville, Indiana – Board of Directors, 1993 – Present
  • St. Ambrose’s Parent Club – Treasurer,  2001 – 2003

Languages

  • Spanish