Growing up the son of a Circuit Court Judge in Tampa was an invaluable life experience most attorneys can only dream of before they start their career. My dad brought me to work with him over the years, allowing me to see firsthand how trial attorneys fought for their clients in the trenches of the courtroom. I knew from a young age I wanted to be a trial attorney. I also knew from a young age I wanted to practice law in Florida. It is my home. I went to Jesuit high School in Tampa and in 1991 graduated from the University of Tampa, my dad's Alma Mater. Wanting to experience what it was like in other parts of the country, I decided to go to law school in Oklahoma. I moved to Oklahoma in 1992 and enrolled at the University of Tulsa, graduating from the College of Law in 1995. While living in Tulsa I worked part time and full time jobs throughout my law school career. I delivered pizzas for Dominos Pizza Incorporated, worked as a substitute school teacher in the Tulsa public school district and installed brakes for Midas Mufflers. All of those jobs and the friends I made throughout college helped mold me into the attorney I am today. I loved Oklahoma but Florida was always calling me home. After graduating from Law School I moved back to Florida. I decided to move to Daytona Beach. I had worked in Daytona Beach as a deputy clerk of the courts for a year in 1992 before attending Law School. I met all of the Judges and most lawyers at the time so Daytona Beach seemed like a logical place to begin my career.
In 1996 I started working with my law partner Dave Damore. Most criminal attorneys start their career working for the government either as an assistant state attorney or public defender. I wanted to go into private practice right from the beginning so that's what I did. I have been doing so ever since. In 2008 Dave Damore and I combined our firm with Matt Romanik and Aaron Delgado. The law firm Damore, Delgado, Romanik and Rawlins was created. I was a partner in ther firm for 9 years. In January of 2017 I decided to open a new law firm in Deland, Florida. Thus the Law Office of Robert W. Rawlins, III PA was born.
Over the years I have represented thousands of clients. Although I specialize in criminal defense and traffic citations, I do handle family law and personal injury cases as well. I have handled every kind of criminal case possible from first degree murder to white collar RICO cases. I have represented clients in over 5000 cases throughout my career. I have tried more than 200 criminal jury trials that ended in verdicts. In addition, I have tried hundreds of bench trials involving criminal cases, traffic citations, personal injury, Injunctions, family law and other civil cases.
I have been happily married for 18 years and have two beautiful daughters that are my life. I love to hunt and fish and spend time with my children in the outdoors. I am an avid professional and college sports fan. I love the Atlanta Braves. My family is heavily involved with the Girl Scouts of America. I am a member of the Volusia and Orange County Bar Associations, as well as both the National and Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. If you have a case, or need help involving an issue, please contact my firm. I promise I will do whatever it takes to help you with your problems no matter the issue. No case is too big or too small.
When deciding to hire an attorney for a problem you may be facing , finding an attorney with experience in that area of law is invaluable. Many questions should be asked of an Attorney when making such an important decision that will impact your case. Has the attorney ever handled this type of case? How many cases have you handled like mine? How many cases have you handled in all areas of the law? How many trials have you done over the course of your career? How many of those trials involved a jury? These are just some of the questions that should be asked of any potential attorney when deciding who will represent you in your legal matter.
If you have a legal matter you would like to discuss with our firm please call the office to set an office conference with Mr. Rawlins. All initial consultations are free of charge no matter what area of law your legal matter involves.
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129 1/2 N Woodland Blvd, Deland, Florida 32720, United States
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Saturday: By appointment
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