Of Note

Legal Pioneer For ‘Children Of The Night’

By Dr. Lois Lee, Founder & President, Children of the Night

“Bob represented one of our children in the first California case that provided for a victim of human sex trafficking to claim damages from a pimp/trafficker. Bob won her a settlement that allowed her to pursue a college education. (read entire article)

Remembering Bob Gerber

By PCI – Positive Community Impact of SanDiego
“One of Bob’s mantras was ‘practicing law will earn you a living but doing pro bono work will give you a reason to live.’ Bob’s passion, professionalism and leadership are the very qualities that have guided our life-changing work around the world. He has made a lasting difference for our organization. We will miss him dearly.” (read entire article)

Sheppard Mullin Mourns Loss of Partner Bob Gerber

By Sheppard Mullin
It is with great sadness that Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP reports that Robert S. Gerber, a partner who had been with the firm since 1989, passed away May 11 from unknown causes. He was 49.

Gerber was a member of Sheppard Mullin’s Intellectual Property practice group and based in the firm’s Del Mar office. He spent his entire career with the firm, following a clerkship for the Hon. Rudi Brewster in the Southern District of California.

Gerber founded Sheppard Mullin’s Pro Bono committee in 2001 and served as its chair until 2010. Among his pro bono achievements was his representation of a Mexican teenager in a precedent-setting immigration case entitled Hernandez-Montiel v. INS, 225 F.3d 1084 (9th Cir. 2000), and in 2010 Gerber was recognized as Sheppard Mullin’s Pro Bono Attorney of the Decade. Gerber also served on the board of directors of Project Concern International and was chair of the search committee that recruited and hired the current CEO. (read entire article)

Memorial to held for beloved Carmel Valley family man and accomplished lawyer Robert Gerber

By Karen Billing
Del Mar Times
Carmel Valley lawyer Robert Gerber passed away in his sleep on May 11 at the age of 49.
“I am deeply honored to have shared a small portion of his life,” said his wife Shelley. “He was a loving and devoted husband and father. Our family will miss him more than I can possibly express.”
Gerber is survived by his wife and children Alex, Taylor, Paige and Alyssa. A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 21. (read entire article)