Fitzgerald Knaier LLP Partner Bob Knaier Announces Candidacy for Seat on SDCBA Board of Directors

Bob Knaier
Bob Knaier
SAN DIEGO - Sept. 1, 2015 - PRLog -- Fitzgerald Knaier LLP partner Bob Knaier announced today that he is running for a seat on the San Diego County Bar Association's Board of Directors.  Bob has already successfully served the SDCBA in numerous ways, and hopes to continue that service as a member of the Board.  As the Chair of the SDCBA Lawyer Referral & Information Service Committee, he has worked hard to ensure that the Bar Association offers San Diegans high-quality legal services of all kinds, and provides San Diego lawyers with fair treatment and opportunities for training and professional advancement.  And while on the Finance Committee, he has helped to see that the Bar Association uses its resources wisely, to benefit its members and the San Diego community.  He intends to bring what he has learned in these roles to bear as an SDCBA Director.

After graduating summa cum laude from U.C. San Diego, and magna cum laude from Cornell Law School, Bob clerked at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  For over a decade since then, he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants through all stages of litigation, including trial.  He first practiced for several years at Latham & Watkins LLP, defending complex commercial matters and mass torts.  He then moved to a preeminent plaintiffs’ law firm, representing clients in personal injury cases, mass tort and product liability actions, and commercial torts.  Over the past three years, at what is now known as Fitzgerald Knaier LLP, Bob has risen to the challenges of owning and operating a boutique law firm, while continuing to represent plaintiffs and defendants in business and commercial matters, as well as serious personal injury cases.

Bob also has been consistently involved in the local legal community.  His service to the SDCBA has included hosting Ask-A-Lawyer events, participating in the Diversity Fellowship Program, representing the LRIS at the Bar Association’s annual Law Student Welcome Reception, judging and presenting awards to the winners of the Law Week Essay & Poster Contest, and volunteering to score the San Diego County High School Mock Trial Competition.  Bob also sits on the Association of Business Trial Lawyers’ Board of Governors, is a member of Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and is a Barrister with the William B. Enright American Inn of Court.

Further, Bob has long demonstrated a commitment to ensuring a fair and just legal system.  He has consistently worked to provide pro bono legal services to those in need, and he is dedicated to supporting equality and diversity in the legal community.  Bob’s candidacy has already been endorsed by, among others, the Tom Homann LGBT Law Association, the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, and Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego.

Explaining his reasons for running, Bob believes that “as professionals, we have special responsibilities.  We have a responsibility to serve the public: our clients and others who rely on us to guide them through the laws that influence their lives and livelihoods.  But we also have a responsibility to one another, helping to advance our professional skills and become better advocates.  Service to the bar is one important way to fulfill that responsibility.”  He is thus “committed to enhancing the ways in which the Bar Association serves all of its members.”

Voting begins October 15, 2015, and continues through November 13, 2015.  All SDCBA attorney members are eligible to vote.

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