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Robert Raitt is State Bar Negligence Law Section Chair-Elect

November 1, 2017 by Steven M. Gursten

Attorney Bobby Raitt is committed to fighting for right to a jury trial, preserving car crash victims’ No Fault insurance protections

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Bobby Raitt of Michigan Auto Law is Vice Chair of the State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section.

Bobby Raitt, a Michigan Auto Law principal and senior trial attorney, has been recently elected the Vice Chair of the State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section. He was elected at the section’s annual meeting in September, as part of the State Bar’s NEXT Conference. Bobby is also a Past-President of the Michigan Association for Justice.

Through his leadership in the Negligence section, Bobby has long been instrumental in helping to protect and preserve the Michigan No Fault law.

He’s appeared before the Michigan Legislature to testify, and he continues to provide expert legal advice on proposed new laws that effect first-party and third-party auto accident lawsuits.

How State Bar of Michigan litigation sections are made up

The Negligence Law Section is one of 42 sections within the State Bar, which is the governing body for all lawyers in the state of Michigan. Membership in the State Bar is mandatory for attorneys who practice law in this state.

Each section is categorized by either a specific law practice (such as consumer law, labor and employment law, family law and Social Security law) or a role within the legal profession (paralegals and legal assistants, judges, legal administrators).

What does the Negligence Law Section do?

The Negligence Law Section is made up of more than 4,300 negligence lawyers — whose practice areas range from auto accidents to medical malpractice to personal injury, on both the plaintiffs’ and defense sides — from throughout the state. It’s the largest single section of the Michigan bar.

Besides following and studying areas of concern in overall negligence law, the Negligence Law Section provides personal injury attorneys with education, information and analysis about things that affect auto accident victims. Meetings, seminars and public service programs are held regularly, along with publications and resources available to its members and the public.

Bobby has held several leadership roles, including as Chair and council member. He’s also organized and served as a moderator at the Negligence Section’s annual Auto No Fault Law Legislation Symposium, which brings together auto injury attorneys from the plaintiff and defense sides to discuss recent legislative developments that could have an impact on their practice and their clients.

Throughout his involvement in the section, Bobby has served as a voice for preserving the No Fault insurance rights of Michigan residents and car accident victims, as well as protecting the right to jury trial through legislation and access to the court system. As mentioned before, he’s spoken before Michigan legislative committees on behalf of the section.

Bobby’s also been a leader for car crash victims’ rights in other organizations. As I wrote above, Bobby is a Past-President of the Michigan Association for Justice and is a member of the American Association for Justice.

In addition, he speaks regularly at many state and national legal seminars, teaching Michigan injury lawyers how to better litigate a variety of auto negligence and premises liability cases.

Our law firm is fortunate to have such a passionate advocate for auto accident victims. All of our attorneys wish to congratulate Bobby Raitt on being the Chair-Elect of the State Bar of Michigan Negligence Section.

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