Roetzel & Andress is pleased to announce that Chairman Bob Blackham has met all requirements to become a recertified member of the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). Mr. Blackham has repeatedly demonstrated the special knowledge, skills, and proficiency to be properly identified as a “Board Certified Advocate.”
The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from an organization designed specifically to create an objective set of standards illustrating an attorney’s experience and expertise in the practice of trial law. Mr. Blackham is part of a growing number of trial attorneys that have illustrated their commitment to bettering the legal profession by successfully completing a rigorous application process and providing the consumer of legal services with an objective measure by which to choose qualified and experienced legal counsel.
Board Certification is the highest, most stringent and most reliable honor an attorney can achieve. Board certifications are the only distinctions awarded by non-profit organizations. The NBTA as well as all board certifying organizations are committed to safeguarding the public’s ability to choose a good attorney.
Mr. Blackham has been with Roetzel for 25 years, starting his career as an associate in 1994. In 1996, he was named Partner and began to focus on developing the employer-side of the Employment Law practice. Mr. Blackham took on the role as Chairman in January 2017 and has been devoted to growing the firm in many areas. He is dedicated to maintaining the firms’ environment and committed to client service, as well as strengthening accountability and the firm’s cultural stability.
In addition to his firm leadership role, Mr. Blackham is a Shareholder in our Employment Law practice. He represents employers in all facets of employment law and related litigation and has handled numerous labor arbitrations for unionized employers on a local and national level. His practice focuses on workplace injury, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) claims, workers' compensation, intentional tort, non-compete agreements and employee discrimination matters. He has tried cases at all levels of federal and state court.