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Robert Erich Biasotti

Robert Erich Biasotti

Practice areas:

Appeals, Mediation

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About Me

• Florida Supreme Court Certified for Circuit, Civil and Appellate Mediation

• Selected for Florida’s Legal Elite, Best Lawyers in America, Best Law Firm

• Board Certified in Appellate Practice by The Florida Bar

• Appointed by Governor Scott to the Florida Second DCA Judicial Nominating Commission (2014-2018)

• Member of the New York State Bar

• Handled over 300 appeals and trial support in Florida; argued appeals in the Florida Supreme Court, Eleventh Circuit, and all Florida District Courts of Appeal.

• Handled reported cases in diverse civil and administrative matters

• Former Shareholder of Carlton Fields, P.A.

• Prior to attending Stetson University College of Law, served as Treasurer, VP of Finance, and CFO for Columbia Artists Management Inc. (1982-1994).
As a business executive, handled accounting, financing, business issues, trustee and administrator of medical, retirement, ESOP, and VEBA plans.

• Diocese of St. Petersburg Diocesan Pastoral Council (2006-2016), Chairman (2015-2016); Diocesan Board of Catholic Formation and Education, Member (2002-2005), Chairman (2004-2005)

• Received the Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice Award from Pope Francis (highest award that can be presented to a lay person in the Catholic Church)

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Appeals: 70%
    17 years, 300 cases
  2. Mediation: 30%
    3 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($425-525/hour), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

Biasotti and Associates

5999 Central Avenue
Suite 303
St. Petersburg, FL, 33710

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 199803/13/2015
FLMember in Good Standing199705/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Best Lawyer, Appellate PracticeBest Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyer, Appellate PracticeBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Best Lawyer, Appellate PracticeBest Lawyers in America2009
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2006
Outstanding Alumni AwardStetson Lawyers Association2005
RecognitionNational Law Journal Fast Track Partners2005
Excellence in Written and Oral AdvocacyE. Harris Drew Award1996

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyBiasotti & Associates2012 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorStetson University College of Law2001 - 2011
ShareholderCarlton Fields1998 - 2011
Treasurer, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial OfficerColumbia Artists Management, Inc.1983 - 1994

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Judicial Division, Long Range Planning CommitteeMember2006 - 2008
Stetson Lawyers' Association, Advisory CouncilMember2005 - Present
Florida State Bar Association, Appellate Record SubcommitteeChair2004 - 2006
Florida State Bar Association, General SubcommitteeVice-Chair2004 - 2005
American Bar Association, Judicial Division, Council of Appellate LawyersExecutive Committee2004 - 2006
St. Petersburg Bar Association, Appellate Practice CommitteeChair2002 - 2003
Florida State Bar Association, Appellate Court Rules CommitteeMember2001 - 2007
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Columbia Hospital (Palm Beaches) Limited Partnership v. Hasson, 33 So. 3d 148 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010)Reversal

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Long Island University, C.W. Post CampusN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Mid-Year Meeting“Fundamentals of Appellate Brief Writing”2010
AJEI Summit MeetingThe Art and Science of Appellate Oral Persuasion2009
Basic Appellate Practice CourseDo’s and Don’ts in Preparing and Presenting an Appellate Oral Argument2008
Basic Appellate PracticePreparing for An Appeal2006
Bench and Bar ConferencePreservation of Error During Jury Selection2004