Robert was born in the Republic of Panama in 1984, where his father was a Panama Canal Pilot. Robert’s family moved to Cape Coral, Florida when he was thirteen years old. After graduating from High School, Robert attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida.
At the University of Central Florida, Robert was actively involved on campus, serving as Elections Commissioner of the Student Government Association. Further, he served as External Vice President and President of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. In this capacity, he managed the organization helping it attain international recognition for its recruitment and philanthropic efforts.
Robert Graduated in the top 4% of his class, magna cum laude, from Florida Coastal School of Law. At Florida Coastal, he worked as a Teaching Assistant for four classes and as a Research Assistant for three professors. Further, Robert completed a semester long externship with the Honorable Marcia Morales Howard, of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Robert received the book award for the top grade in Constitutional Law II, and was honored as Editor of the Year of the Florida Coastal Law Review.
Robert’s interests include sports, literature, movies, traveling, and politics. Finally, Robert serves as a mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization of Northeast Florida.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2010||01/11/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Editor of the year||Florida Coastal Law Review||2010|
|J.D., Magna Cum Laude||Florida Coastal School of Law||2010|
|Dean's Merit Scholarship||Florida Coastal School of Law||N/A|
|Associate Attorney||Rafool & Hernandez, LLC||2014 - Present|
|Associate||Combs Greene McLester||2010 - 2014|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Miami-Dade County Bar Association||N/A||2014 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2010 - 2011|
|Florida Bar||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Jacksonville Bar Association||N/A||2010 - 2014|
|United States District Court, Middle District of Florida||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Florida Bar Practice Series||Co-Author, “Modification of Property Rights” Florida Proceedings After Dissolution of Marriage, Florida Bar Practice Series/treatise (12th Edition) (forthcoming 2015).||2015|
|Florida Bar Practice Series||Co-Author, “Legal Effects Of Cohabitation” Adoption, Paternity, And Other Florida Family Practice, Florida Bar Practice Series/treatise (11th Edition) (forthcoming 2015).||2015|
|Florida Bar Practice Series||"Birth Establishment” Adoption, Paternity, And Other Florida Family Practice, Florida Bar Practice Series/treatise (11th Edition) (forthcoming 2015)||2015|
|North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation||Co-Author, Up, Around, Over, and Under: A Textual Case for Busting Through the Supposed Privity Barrier of CISG Article 4||2013|
|Florida Coastal Law Review||BEYOND THE HYPE: THE LEGAL AND PRACTICAL CONSEQUENCES OF AMERICAN NEEDLE||2010|
|Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce||An Efficient Solution in a Time of Economic Hardship: The Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Self-Defense Against Pirates||2010|
|Florida Coastal School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|University of Central Florida||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|