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Robert Persante

Robert Persante

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About Me

At The Persante Law Group, P.A. we practice general civil litigation and business law, with and emphasis on Securities Arbitration and Litigation; and Probate and Trust Litigation.



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Practice Areas State and Federal Civil litigation; Securities Arbitration; Securities Litigation; Litigation; Trust Litigation; Probate Litigation; Corporate Law

 

   

 

Education California Western School of Law, J.D., 1983, Syracuse University; University of South Florida, B.A., 1979

 

Admitted 1983, Florida; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 2001, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

 

Memberships The Florida Bar; The Clearwater Bar Association; The Pinellas county Trial Lawyers Association; Federal District Court, Middle District of Florida and Colorado; Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals; United States Chess Federation (USCF); Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association

 

   

 

Biography President, Barney Masterson Inns of Court, 2003-2004. Staff Writer and Notes and Comments Editor, California Western Law Review, 1982-1983. Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Civil Procedure. Author: The Family Law Commentator: "Direct Examination of a Business Valuation Expert for Professional Corporations," Persante and Stahl, Vol. XXI, No. 1, October 1995. The Family Law Commentator: "Cross-Examination of a Business Valuation Expert for Professional Corporations," Vol. XXI, No. 2, December 1995. Florida Bar Committee Member: Media and Communications, 1989; Florida Bar Advisory Board Member, LOMAS, 2000. Family Law Mediator, 1995-2004: USCF Chess Life Master; Former President, Florida Chess Association; 2004-Present, USCF Bylaws Committee.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Litigation: 100%
    32 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($400-450/hour)

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Jason Matthew Johnson

    I endorse this lawyer. I met Bob at the Trial Lawyer's College. He is passionate about defending the rights of his clients and will stop at nothing to see that justice is done.

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    Jason Johnson Personal Injury Attorney
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  • Sidney Wallis Kilgore

    I am well acquainted with Bob Persante's reputation in the legal community as a highly competent and incorruptible litigator who works diligently to achieve good outcomes for his clients.

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    Sidney Kilgore Patent Application Attorney
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Contact Info

The Persante Law Group, P.A.

2555 Enterprise Road
Suite. 15
Clearwater, FL, 33673-1118

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198308/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
The Barney AwardBarney Masterson American Inn of Court2014
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2013
Florida's Legal Elite LawyersFlorida Trend Magazine2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
USCF Distinguished Service AwardUnited States Chess Federation2005
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2001
Life MasterUnited States Chess Federation1995
American Jurisprudence Award in Civil ProcedureCalifornia Western School of Law1981

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Persante Law Group. P.A.2008 - Present
AttorneyPersante & McCormack, P.A.2001 - Present
AttorneyAlbinson, Persante & McCormack, P.A.2000 - 2001
AttorneyAlbinson & Persante, P.A.1992 - 2000
AttorneyMerkle & Magri, P.A.1989 - 1992
AttorneyLaw Offices of Robert Persante1984 - 1989
AssociateLeonhardt & Upchurch, P.A.1983 - 1984

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeRanch Club Member2013 - Present
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2012 - Present
Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers CollegeAlumni2012 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationMember2010 - 2011
Public Investors Arbitration Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
The Pinellas County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
Barney Masterson American Inn of CourtCo-President2003 - 2004
U.S. District Court, District of ColoradoN/A2001 - Present
Florida Chess AssociationPresident2001 - 2002
Barney Masterson American Inn of CourtMaster2000 - Present
Florida Bar LOMAS CommitteeAdvisory Board Member2000 - 2001
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitN/A1998 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh CircuitN/A1997 - Present
Florida BarCommittee Member: Media and Communications1989 - 1990
United States Chess FederationDelegate1985 - Present
Federal District Court, Middle District of FloridaN/A1984 - Present
Florida BarMember1983 - Present
United States Chess FederationMember1975 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Tinko v. Bank of AmericaAward of three times damages for civil theft
Monroe v. A.G. Edwards & SonsPlaintiff won an Award of four times losses
American Municipal Securities v. MitchellAmerican Municipal won claim and counter claim

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
The Family Law Commentator"Direct Examination of a Business Valuation Expert for Professional Corporations," Persante and Stahl, Vol. XXI, No. 1, October 1995.1995
Family Law CommentatorThe "Cross-Examination of a Business Valuation Expert for Professional Corporations," Vol. XXI, No. 2, December 1995.1995

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeGrad 1Unknown2014
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AGrad 12013
Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AGraduate2012
California Western School of LawN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Annual PIABA Securities Arbitration SeminarThe Use of Expert Witnesses in Securities Arbitration2008