Robert Josefsberg has been described as a “true litigation hero” by his peers, and is widely viewed as one of the most successful and influential trial lawyers in the South Florida area. He is best remembered by the media as the lawyer who defended The Doors frontman Jim Morrison against charges of public drunkenness and lewd behavior in the late 1960’s. Contrary to how the public had cast Morrison as a selfish drug addict, Josefsberg remembers him as being exceptionally nice, polite, and extremely intelligent. Bob served as General Counsel to Governor Bob Graham in 1980, served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and was special counsel to the Dade County Grand Jury. He has served on many task forces, including the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Judiciary, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules, Chairmanship of the Florida Bar’s Criminal Law Certification Committee, and the Florida Bar Board of Governors. He received the Florida Supreme Court’s Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award for his commitment to providing pro bono representation for those who cannot afford an attorney.
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