ROBERT MONTGOMERY Age: 72 Profession/Position: Civil trial lawyer. Resume: Won more than 60 multimillion-dollar verdicts over 20 years. Successfully spearheaded the states efforts to sue Big Tobacco for $11.3 billion for smoking-related health care costs. President, Palm Beach Opera. Chairman, county Cultural Council. Founder, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art. Trustee, WXEL, National Public Radio. Chairman, Florida Philanthropy. Clout: A powerful trial lawyer and active philanthropist who has turned a keen interest in the arts into a personal legacy, helping to shape the cultural landscape of Palm Beach County. Bet You Didnt Know: Played high school football with Florida State University coach Bobby Bowden. Montgomery was a quarterback and Bowden played tailback at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Ala.
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