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IN MEMORIAM  

ROBERT E. MANSBACH, JR.                               

7/27/57 –  12/25/10

The memorial service for Bob Mansbach was held on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 1:00 pm at SUMMIT CHURCH HERNDON, located at 735 Herndon Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803.  The family asked that anyone seeking to make donations, consider donating to Summit Church, St. John Lutheran Church in Winter Park, or to one’s favorite charity.  

mansbach-jrRobert E. Mansbach, Jr., a beloved member of the ZKS family, passed away on December 25, 2010, following a heroic battle against cancer.  Bob, who had been with the firm since its inception, was a highly esteemed and successful trial attorney and the senior member of the litigation group. He became a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer in 1992 and held the highest rating of AV by Martindale-Hubbell.  Bob was a past President of the Central Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council and Chair of the Executive Council of The Florida Bar’s Trial Lawyers Section.  He also served as Vice-Chair of The Florida Bar’s Civil Procedure Rules Committee and served on The Florida Bar’s Code and Rules of Evidence Committee.  Bob was a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the International Association of Defense Counsel, and the Florida Defense Lawyers Association. He authored and updated the 2005 chapter entitled “Summation” in The Florida Bar’s 7th edition of Florida Civil Trial Practice, and in 2009 he updated his chapter entitled “Ethics” in the 2nd edition of The Florida Bar’s Florida Medical Malpractice Handbook.   Always the avid, passionate reader, Bob was the host member of the Literary Society of the Orange County Bar Association.

Bob will be remembered for his trademark tenacity, attention to detail and sharply focused trial skills. His quiet, calm demeanor always reflected his total preparation, which resonated with judges and jurors alike. Those who were close to Bob will also remember his warm heart, strong faith and exceptional depth of caring for those he knew were struggling through challenges in life.  Bob was prayerfully concerned for those around him and encouraged others to use their gifts to impact all that they could.

The firm is indebted to Bob for leaving a legacy of tireless work, as well as his constant dedication to training those around him to practice with excellence; he raised the bar for all of us. Bob was a faithful husband to Daisy, his wife of 28 years, and a devoted father to their two outstanding children, daughter Alex and son Christopher.  Bob will be greatly missed by all.