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Robert M. Trinkler is a partner of the Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas, P.A. Robert has practiced law in South Florida for more than 22 years and has served as counsel of record in more than 2,000 guardianship, incapacity and probate proceedings throughout the State of Florida. Robert has successfully handled hundreds of adversarial guardianship and probate matters.


Prior to joining the firm, Robert served as general counsel for the largest private corporate professional guardian in the State of Florida. In such capacity, he has been entrusted to manage and oversee more than $100 Million in combined investments, real property and related assets.


Robert has extensive experience in all aspects of guardianship, incapacity, Baker Act, Marchman Act, Probate and Trust proceedings. Throughout his career, Robert has received numerous judicial appointments as counsel for guardianships, including several high profile and high net worth individuals. Robert has been a featured presenter to attorney, physician and guardianship associations on the topics of guardianship, end of life care and exploitation of the elderly.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 70%
    22 years, 100 cases
  2. Guardianship: 20%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Probate: 10%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases



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  • Roslyn Cynthia Lewin

    I endorse this lawyer. Robert Trinkler is an exceptional lawyer. He has represented individuals I know and has litigated their cases to conclusion with excellent outcomes. He is professional, skillful in the courtroom and experienced. I would have no problem recommending him to anyone who needs a guardianship or probate attorney.


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  • Brian Starr Leifert

    I have known Robert since childhood. We attended the same college (Emory University) and law school (Nova Southeastern University). He is a highly skilled attorney and an amazing advocate for his clients. I endorse Robert with great pleasure.


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Contact info

515 E Las Olas Blvd
Suite 1050
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301


FLMember in Good Standing199309/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Recognition for performance as Co-Chair/Elder Law CommitteeBroward County Bar Association2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAdrian Philip Thomas, P.A.2011 - Present
General CounselSouth Florida Guardianship Program, Inc.1993 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Boward County Bar Association Elder Law SectionCo-Chair2007 - 2009
Broward County Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re: Guardianship of J.B.N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterN/AJuris Doctorate1992
Emory UniversityEconomics/Politcal ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida Institute of Certified Public AccountantsAbuse of the Elderly: What are the signs and what can a professional do?2013
Florida BarEnd of Life Care Act2004
Annual Meeting Palm Beach, FloridaIncapacity, Guardianship and Guardianship Avoidances2002
Annual Conference Fort Lauderdale, FloridaA Guardian’s Fiduciary Responsibility2002