Attorney Lloyd “Chip” Rabb III was born to a railroad family in 1953 and raised in Arizona. At the age of 19, he began working as a brakeman for the Southern Pacific Railroad Corporation in Tucson. From there he worked his way up the ranks, earning a promotion to a locomotive engineer at age 24. He was tasked with operating trains and yard locomotives in New Mexico and southern Arizona, which he did throughout university and law school until earning his J.D. from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona in 1985.
Following graduation, Chip was admitted to the Arizona State Bar Association and gave up nearly 14 years of seniority on the railroad to begin practicing law. He developed a broad legal background in litigation, business law, real estate and construction, estate planning, and family law. Chip’s time spent on the tracks and working hard as an engineer gives him a unique insight into the world of railroad law, and he has focused his practice on litigation in the field by helping injured employees and their families under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). His directorship, presidency, and longstanding membership with the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys further enhance his experience and knowledge, which he puts into practice every day as a partner at Rabb & Rabb, PLLC.
Chip has been recognized on numerous occasions for his diligence, including a mention in Best Lawyers in America, the Journal of Law & Politics‘ “Super Lawyers of the Southwest” and by Tucson Lifestyle Magazine as one of Tucson’s top lawyers. Today Chip and his son Matthew work together to protect the rights of victims injured by the negligent or wrongful acts.
In his free time, Chip is a licensed pilot with commercial, instrument and multi-engine ratings, and is type rated in Cessna Citation.