J.D., Notre Dame;
Ph.D. Universite Catholique de Louvain;
M.A., Columbia University;
B.A., M.A., St. Louis University
Rudolph (Rudy) J. Gerber received his MA from Columbia University, his PhD in philosophy from the Universite Catholique de Louvain (Leuven), his JD from Notre Dame and his LLM from the University of Virginia. After working with then-Senator Sandra O'Connor on revising the Arizona criminal code, he served as both a special prosecutor and defense counsel. In 1979 Governor Bruce Babbitt of Arizona appointed him to the Superior Court of Arizona, where he served until Governor Rose Mofford appointed him in 1988 to the Arizona Court of Appeals, where he wrote decisions in all areas of the law. He retired from the bench in 2001 to join Shughard Thompson and Kilroy, where he handled appeals, special actions, medical malpractice defense and a major antitrust case against Microsoft. After his second retirement in 2009, he partnered with Marty Lieberman in doing appellate work on behalf of capital defendants. He became an adjunct at TJSL in 2010 and has taught legal ethics, a death penalty writing seminar, and, likely will teach a jurisprudence course next year.