Gordon was recognized in 2017 as a member of the Lawdragon “Hall of Fame” having been selected as one of 500 Leading Lawyers in America for 12 years in a row.
Gordon Rather has been engaged in active trial practice throughout his extensive professional career. He consistently has been recognized as one of the state’s most effective trial lawyers. Other lawyers and clients have characterized him as a “great trial lawyer” who is “in touch with every detail of a case” in addition to being “thorough and extremely good with juries.” His practice centers on litigation, including complex commercial issues, class actions, product liability defense, toxic torts, admiralty and maritime matters, and insurance defense.
Gordon’s considerable experience includes:
As a former National President of ABOTA, Gordon works to preserve our civil justice system and the right to trial by jury for generations of trial lawyers to come.
Gordon has been nationally recognized for and involved in the advancement of effective trial advocacy. Notably, he served on the faculty of the ABA-ABOTA Trial Academy at the National Judicial College in 2007 and 2010. He also served on the faculty for the ABOTA National Trial College conducted at Princeton in 2010 and on the faculty of the ABOTA National Trial College conducted at Harvard Law School in 2012, 2014 and 2016. He again participated in the ABOTA National Trial College at Yale Law School in 2018 and is scheduled to present the graduation address at the Trial College in June 2022.
His professional activities include:
Gordon has been named to:
He has been named the Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” in the fields of:
Gordon S. Rather, Jr. has received a 5.0 out of 5 AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating. www.martindale.com/ratings