Robert Rock

Franklin D. Azar & Associates
14426 East Evans Avenue
Aurora, CO 80014
(303) 757-3300
www.azar.com


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's 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
Attorney Headshot
Robert W. Rock
Attorney
PHONE
FAX 812-423-9928
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Personal Injuries
Wrongful Death
Brain Injuries
Motorcycle Accidents
Trucking Accidents
Product Liability
BAR ADMISSIONS
U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1999
Indiana, 1988
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1988
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1988
Kentucky, 2016
U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2016
Illinois, 2017
EDUCATION
McKinney School of Law Indiana University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana
J.D. - 1988
Notre Dame Law School, London, England
Honors: Summer London Law Program, 1986
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Honors: Semester at Sea Law Program, 1983
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1985
Major: History