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Robert J. Rudock

Robert J. Rudock

Co-Managing Partner
Phone:305.995.5619
Fax:305.995.6100

Bob Rudock has served as lead counsel in handling complex product liability matters involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death on behalf of major domestic and foreign manufacturers, distributors and other companies. He has first- and second-chaired dozens of trials in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Texas and Maine. 

Bob has appeared in various state and federal courts regionally and nationally in defense of major automotive clients in litigation involving vehicle components and systems such as occupant restraints, electronic control modules, airbags, roofs, seats, brakes, glazing, transmissions, suspensions and door systems. He has extensive experience defending his clients against claims for handling and stability, crashworthiness, rollovers, unintended acceleration, restraints, fires, warnings, welds, material composition and strength. He has also litigated cases involving a wide variety of other products including medical devices, power tools, trenching equipment, forklifts and window coverings.

In addition to his practice, Bob is a member of the prestigious Product Liability Advisory Council, the Defense Research Institute and the Florida Defense Lawyers Association. He also coaches baseball at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1983
  • Texas, 1997

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Education

  • Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law, J.D., 1982

    with honors

    Ohio Northern University Law Review, Editor in Chief, "Outstanding Contribution to Legal Journalism" Award

  • Shippensburg University, B.A., 1979

    with honors

Professional Associations

    • Product Liability Advisory Council 
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
    • American Bar Association
      —Tort and Insurance Practice Section of Litigation
      — Product Liability Section of Litigation
    • City of Weston, Florida 
      — Planning and Zoning Board
    • Dade County Bar Association
    • Broward County Bar Association 

Distinctions

    • Super Lawyers Magazine
      —Florida Super Lawyers, 2006 — 2007, 2009, 2013 — 2018
    • Martindale-Hubbell
      —Rated AV Preeminent

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