Slam the Gavel welcomes Attorney Rob Bilott, as his book Exposure is not only well-written, with very smooth prose but a testimony to tenacity and perseverance. A large corporation, namely Dupont continuously withheld valuable information regarding highly destructive and toxic "forever chemicals" information from a certain curious attorney.
In discussing his journey, making his way through the webs of deceit, and finally finding out everything he needed to know in order to help his fellow man, only one thing set him aside from the average individual: perseverance.
Attorney Rob Bilott's persistence to seek the facts throughout his never ending struggle hung in the balance entailing not only risking his career and his family's future but most importantly his own life.
Though he continued to search for the truth while pulling out the history of Dupont and having to go through court dates being pushed back as well as setbacks should be a lesson to us all to never surrender in the face of adversity even when it takes decades.
Later in 2017, Rob Bilott received the International Right Livelihood Award which is the equivalent to "The Nobel Prize" for his decades of hard work on PFAS chemical contamination issues and was also featured on a stamp that was issued in Austria commemorating this exemplary award.
Since writing the book Exposure it was then followed up by the film Dark Waters in 2019 starring Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway and Tim Robbins.
Today, Attorney Bilott is still here and is still working at Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP.
Attorney Rob Bilott, a true inspiration to us all to never give up whatever the circumstances may be.
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