Richard B. Slota, Jr., a partner with the Montgomery County firm of
Hamburg Rubin Mullin Maxwell & Lupin, reportedly passed away this weekend from a heart attack.
Slota, who was 51 years old, apparently died while in the midst of exercising, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Tuesday.
Slota, who once served as the president of the Montgomery Bar Association, was a plaintiff’s lawyer who represented clients in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, according to a biography on Hamburg Rubin’s website.
For more than a quarter-century, Slota worked on cases involving medical errors and misdiagnoses, spinal cord and brain injury, cancer misdiagnoses, nursing home neglect and abuse, school safety, motor vehicle accidents, products liability, slip-and-falls, insurance bad faith and workplace discrimination, his bio states.
Slota represented both individual and corporate clients.
The attorney was elected to a one-year term at the helm of the Montgomery Bar Association back in 2007, where he led more than 2,000 lawyers in what is considered Pennsylvania’s third largest bar association.
“During his term as President, Bob worked to educate the general public about the role of lawyers in our community, to develop a groundbreaking mediation program for medical error cases, and to educate and inform the public about the importance of Pennsylvania’s judicial election process,” the biography states.
Slota was subsequently recognized for his work with the association via the group’s Distinguished Bar President Award.
Slota was also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice.
He had received his law degree from Georgetown University.
The Business Journal quoted Hamburg Rubin managing partner Steven Lupin as saying that Slota was recognized by his colleagues as a “lawyer of outstanding gifts – an advocate of unsurpassed intelligence and care, a man of impeccable character, a sympathizer and empathizer and above all a protector of his clients.
“He was a terrific colleague who will be sorely missed,” Lupin told the publication.
Slota is survived by his wife of nearly three decades and their three grown children.