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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. As they say the rest is history. Over the years I have represented thousands of criminal clients.  I have handled every kind of criminal case possible from first degree murder to white collar RICO cases.
I have been happily married for 14 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.



If there is anything  I can do to help you please do not hesitate to call me to discuss your problem.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 95%
    19 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 2%
    19 years, 100 cases
  3. Family: 2%
    19 years, 200 cases
  4. Appeals: 1%
    19 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($250-400/hour), Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I have known Robert for many years and can attest to his excellence as a criminal defense attorney. His many years of practice, many jury trials involving felonies and misdemeanor offenses, and his in depth knowledge of the judges and prosecutors make him the "go to" guy in this area of the law.


    Sean Ahmed Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Mr. Rawlins is a top notch criminal defense attorney. He is well respected in the area and known for achieving excellent results for his clients, whether the case is a misdemeanor or serious felony. I would strongly recommend Mr. Rawlins.


    William Arnau Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

227 Seabreeze Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL, 321184025


FLMember in Good Standing199609/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Endorsed by Daytona News Journal for County JudgeDaytona News Journal2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPartner at Damore Delgado Romanik and Rawlind2008 - Present
Delivery DriverVillage Pizza- Spring Hill1996 - 1996
AttorneyDamore and Rawlins1996 - 2008
Brake/Muffler InstallationMidas Mufflers1994 - 1994
Substitute TeacherTulsa School District1993 - 1994
Delivery driverDominos Pizza-Tulsa1993 - 1995
Deputy Court ClerkVolusia County Clerk of Courts1991 - 1992
Delivery driverDominos Pizza-Tampa1990 - 1991
Assistant ClerkHillsborough County Clerk of Courts1988 - 1989
Sales ClerkCircle K food stores1988 - 1989
Produce ClerkU-Save Supermarket1986 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1997 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysN/A1997 - Present
Florida BarN/A1996 - Present
Volusia County Bar AssociationN/A1996 - Present
Big Bull Club, IncPresident1978 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Florida vs. Christina Lapointe-GatesNot Guilty
Trafficking in CocaineAll evidence suppressed and case dismissed
State of Florida Vs. Albert ThompsonNot Guilty on all counts at trial.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Website BlogThe System Has Failed2015
State of Florida vs. Francisco MazzellaState of Florida vs. Francisco Mazzella2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tulsa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of TampaCriminologyBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Jesuit High SchoolNAHigh School Diploma1987
Incarnation Elementary- TampaN/AN/A1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
FACDLJudicial Candidacy2004