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: BVÂ® 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