One of the nation’s most prestigious legal organizations, ABOTA’s invitation-only membership of 7,000 is divided evenly among plaintiffs’ and defense bars. ABOTA is dedicated to the independence of the judiciary, the preservation of the right of trial by jury as guaranteed by the Seventh Amendment, civility, professional education, providing civic education for our nation’s schools and to saving the civil justice system for future generations.
Mr. Baumberger assumes office in January 2014. The election puts Mr. Baumberger in line to assume the position of President-Elect in 2015 and President in 2016.
Long active in ABOTA, Mr. Baumberger was 2011-2012 President of the American Board of Trial Advocates Foundation. (http://www.abota.org) He used his year as foundation president to expand Justice By the People, a free, online curriculum for grades five through eight; the James Otis Lecture Series for high school students; and the Teachers Law School to train educators about the justice system and the role of the jury.
“Judges and lawyers perform a vital function in our society and a check and balance on our civil justice system,” Baumberger said. “A right to trial by jury is at the core of our democracy, and maintaining the highest standards among our lawyers and judiciary makes for a healthier society.”
Visit ABOTA’s website at https://www.abota.org.
Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso, Spier & Connolly, P.A. is one of South Florida’s leading plaintiffs’ personal injury firms, concentrating its practice on catastrophic injury cases. Since its founding by Stephen Rossman and Mr. Baumberger in 1974, the firm has obtained numerous significant verdicts and settlements and compiled a record of professional and community leadership. The firm and all its name partners are rated AV Preeminent by the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory. Visit its website is www.rbrlaw.com
Mr. Baumberger has recovered numerous seven- and eight-figure verdicts and settlements for his clients. Hehas served as chairman of the Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar, president of the Dade County Bar Association, president of the Miami chapter of ABOTA, and president of FLABOTA, the state organization of ABOTA. He is Board Certified as a specialist in Civil Trial Law. He also is a fellow of the American College of Trials lawyers, and a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He lives in Pinecrest.
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