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Minneapolis Personal Injury Attorney Bob Schmitz Welcomed as New Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates


February 2017

Minneapolis, MN – February 2017 – The law firm of Schwebel, Goetz, & Sieben, P.A. in Minneapolis, MN is pleased to announce the selection of attorney Bob Schmitz to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA is dedicated to the preservation of the civil jury trial and abides by a motto of “Justice by the People.”

ABOTA seeks attorneys who exhibit both skill, civility, and integrity. Its attorneys assist younger lawyers with higher degrees of trial advocacy.  The organization also strives to educate the public about the importance of the Seventh Amendment.

Bob said of the selection, “It is a great honor to be nominated for membership by my peers in the profession.  I will certainly uphold the values and traditions of ABOTA in advocating for the preservation and strengthening of the jury system.”

ABOTA membership is dependent on numerous criteria including the ability for any applicant to list 10 civil jury trials that went to a jury verdict or hung jury as lead counsel. The membership rules for ABOTA are outlined in Article III, Section 2 of the organization's constitution. 

Bob Schmitz specializes in personal injury, wrongful death, and product liability law. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and went on to graduate cum laude from the William Mitchell College of Law in 1980. 

He joined the law firm of Schwebel, Goetz, & Sieben, P.A. in 1991. Along with his practice, he offers lectures at continuing legal education seminars in the state. He also has garnered the admiration and respect of judges and his fellow lawyers in Minnesota who routinely appoint him to arbitrate or mediate legal cases for them. He is a member of the Minnesota and Wisconsin state bars and was admitted to the bars of the U.S. District Court in the District of Minnesota and the Western District of Wisconsin in 1986 and 1998, respectively.

The Law Office of Schwebel, Goetz, & Sieben, P.A. is Minnesota's largest law firm specializing in personal injury. They also represent accident victims in Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben for a free consultation at 612-377-7777 or toll free at 1-800-752-4265, or by visiting www.schwebel.com.