I am a criminal defense lawyer.
I was sworn in to practice law immediately before defending an evidence tampering jury trial in September, 1992. I started my career as an Assistant Public Defender. Cases have not slowed down and I continue defending people from all walks of life from charges involving sex, drugs and violence. My trials have ranged from simple assault to murder, with an occasional lap-dancing violation along the way. I have tried criminal cases in Florida and Federal Court and have argued cases before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia.
I am a Life member in the NACDL And FACDL, which means that criminal defense is a career dedication.
I have had the Honor of working for the Office of the Public Defender and have learned as an associate, before opening up my solo practice in July, 2000.
Licensed to practice in:
The United States Supreme Court,
The Eleventh Federal Circuit Court of Appeals,
The Federal District Court for the Northern District of Florida, &
Florida Courts on every level.
Cash, Check, Credit Card
Leaders lead. From day one, it was apparent that Chris Rabby was a leader. Decades later, he still is. Chris Rabby is one of the most respected members of the Bar in the First Judicial Circuit and is known statewide. Once, I had something delivered to the wrong place at the courthouse in Escambia County. Chris was done for the day, yet flagged me down to tell me about it. He then walked with me to show me where the documents had been dropped off. This isn't a story of what he did, this is who he is. Leadership comes in many forms, including courtesy, respect and service. Leaders lead. Chris Rabby is a leader on many levels.
Stephen Cobb DUI & DWI Attorney
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1992||09/08/2015|
|General Counsel||Christopher L. Rabby, P.A.||2000 - Present|
|Associate||Mark Lee Smith, P.A.||1995 - 2000|
|Assistant Public Defender||Office of the Public Defender in Pensacola, Florida||1992 - 1995|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Lifetime Member||1992 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Lifetime Member||1992 - Present|
|Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association||Executive Council||1992 - Present|
|Society of Criminal Defense Bar, Escambia County||Former President||1992 - Present|
|Beahan v. State, 41 So.3d 1000 (Fla 1st DCA 2010)||Suppression granted on appeal|
|See all Legal Cases|
|St. Thomas University School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Ohio Wesleyan University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Rutherford B. Hayes High School||N/A||N/A||1984|
|Family Law 101||Evidence and Trial Techniques||2014|