Charles H. (Chuck) Baumberger, co-founding partner of the Miami trial law firm Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A., has assumed the presidency of the American Board of Trial Advocates Foundation.
The foundation supports ABOTA’s mission to preserve the constitutional vision of equal justice for all Americans and to save the civil justice system for future generations through professional education, youth education and fund raising.
Mr. Baumberger plans to use his year as president to dramatically expand Justice By the People, a free, online curriculum for grades five through eight, distributed through Scholastics, Inc., the largest educational publisher in the world. The foundation also sponsors 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. The foundation aims to expand its outreach to more than 1 million students.
“Negative perceptions of judges and lawyers permeate the media and the public psyche,” Baumberger said, blaming outrageous conduct by a small minority of lawyers and vocal assault my special interest groups. “I believe this reality provides an excellent opportunity for the Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates to educate the American public about our system of justice and the benefits of the right to trial by jury.“
ABOTA is dedicated to improvement in the ethical and technical standards of trial of advocacy to provide litigants and the general public with more effective representation and fair and efficient administration of justice. Its 6,000 members nationally are evenly divided among plaintiff and defense bars. Visit its website at www.abota.org.
Rossman Baumberger Reboso & Spier, P.A. is one of South Florida’s
Leading 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. Visit its website is www.rbrlaw.com.
Mr. Baumberger has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients. He has 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 lives in Pinecrest.