Location: Washington DC, United States
Robert J. Kabel, JD, Co-Founder of ConsejoSano, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in law.
After retiring from the large American law firm of Faegre, Baker, Daniels LLP, also known as Faegre BD, Mr. Kabel remains active in the two business ventures he co-founded, Consejosano and the Workplace Wellness Council of Mexico. They provide health advice for Spanish speakers in the U.S. and wellness strategies for employers in Mexico, respectively. Mr. Kabel is looking forward to doing many of the things he missed before retirement, and looks back on the highlight of his career serving in the White House during President Ronald Reagan’s first term.
Born in Burbank, California to Herman James and Margaret Elizabeth Kabel, Mr. Kabel was inspired by his childhood hero, the television criminal defense attorney Perry Mason. The ideals of Perry Mason’s knowledge, even temper, and good work ethic and an interest in politics led Mr. Kabel to serve to the rank of lieutenant with the U.S. Army, attend Denison University, and a JD from Vanderbilt University in 1972. After serving in a legislative assistant role for Tennessee Governor Winfield Dunn, Senator Paul Fannin, and Senator Richard G. Lugar, he was selected for President Reagan’s administration as special assistant to the president for legislative affairs from 1982 to 1984. Mr. Kabel had earned an LLM in Taxation at the time from Georgetown University Law Center, and after his service in the White House he joined the firm that would become Manatt, Phelps, and Phillips as a partner. In the new millennium, Mr. Kabel worked with the DC Republican Committee, becoming chairman from 2005 to 2012, and remains a Republican national committeeman. He served as off counsel and senior consultant with FaegreBD until his retirement.
Mr. Kabel attributes his success to a supportive family, good education, and taking advantage of opportunities to follow his passion for politics and policy. He is the recipient of a 2016 Lincoln Award for Service to the District of Columbia Republican Committee, as well as a 2009 Certification of Appreciation from the Secretary of the U.S. Human and Health Services for Service on the Presidential Advisory Council on Aids, a 2007 Ronald Reagan Award from the Log Cabin Republicans, and a 2004 Alumni Citation from Denison University. In his spare time, Mr. Kabel enjoys reading, travel, gardening, sports, and the arts.
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