February 11, 2021
Prior to joining LLW in 2019, Robert served as General Counsel for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), and before that, as Chief Deputy General Counsel, serving FDEP’s Public Lands Section and Defense Section.
Robert has extensive experience in land use and environmental law and has worked in both public and private practice. Prior to FDEP, Robert started his career as a prosecutor in Pinellas and Pasco Counties, and then spent eleven years in a land use private practice in the Tampa Bay Area. Robert then moved to Tallahassee to work in the General Counsel’s office of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, also serving as the Clemency Aide for Former Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.
Robert is a Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated attorney. He is a member of the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, the American Agricultural Law Association and the Tallahassee Tiger Bay Club. He is the former President of the Board of Directors of the Florida 4-H Foundation, former Alumni Coordination Chair of the University of Florida Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, and the former Alumni Advisor for the Florida Southern College Colony Chapter of the University of Florida Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. He is currently Co-Chair of the Association of Florida Community Developers Environmental and Water Task Force.
Robert was raised on a small farm in Imperial Polk County. He received his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. Robert earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Resource Economics from the College of Agriculture at the University of Florida. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (850) 692-5153.