Robert N. Harrison, a Sarasota native, focuses in DUI defense, criminal defense and commercial litigation at his Venice law office.
He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1986. After serving four years as an assistant state attorney in Tampa, Mr. Harrison joined the Venice law firm of Kanetsky, Moore & DeBoer. In 1996, he opened his own law practice.
While an assistant state attorney, Mr. Harrison gained extensive trial experience prosecuting misdemeanor and felony cases, including DUIs, armed robberies, murders and drug trafficking. During his six years at Kanetsky, Moore & DeBoer, he handled litigation for the firm’s vast client base, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in real estate and condominium related disputes.
Mr. Harrison is an active member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, becoming President of the Sarasota Chapter in 2006. He also was President of the Venice-Englewood Bar Association in 1999-2000, a member of the Sertoma Club of Venice and the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce.
He attended the University of Florida, majoring in finance. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1983 and a Juris Doctor in 1986. Mr. Harrison was a member of Pi Kappa Phi social fraternity, the University of Florida Fight'n Gator Marching Band, Florida Blue Key leadership honorary, Omicron Delta Kappa scholastic-leadership honorary, Savant UF leadership honorary, Beta Gamma Sigma honor society and the Financial Management Association, National Finance Honor Society. He also was president of Omicron Delta Kappa and director of the Orange and Blue Open, the university’s homecoming golf tournament.
Mr. Harrison is a fifth-generation Floridian. He attended Riverview High School in Sarasota, where he was a member of the world-renowned Kiltie Marching Band.
Licensed since 1986
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I endorse this lawyer. Robert has been challenging the breath test in Florida for many years. His attacks on the breath test have been successful. He has helped countless clients that wouldn’t have had any chance of winning if they had hired any other attorney. I highly recommend Robert for DUI defense.
Gregory Willis DUI & DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1986||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Florida DUI Gladiator of the Year||Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2014|
|President's Award||Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2014|
|Florida Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2014|
|Florida Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Florida Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Florida Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2013|
|Florida Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Florida Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2012|
|Florida Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Florida Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Florida Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2010|
|Exceptional Pro Bono Service||Supreme Court of Florida||2009|
|Attorney||Robert N. Harrison, P.A.||1996 - Present|
|N/A||Kanetsky, Moore & DeBoer, P.A.||1990 - 1996|
|Assistant State Attorney||State Attorney's Office||1986 - 1990|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Sarasota County Bar Association, South County||Board of Directors||2014 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board of Directors - Member at Large||2012 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board of Directors - Chapter Representaive||2008 - 2012|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2008 - Present|
|Sertoma Club of Venice||Boad of Directors||2006 - 2007|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Sarasota County Chapter)||Past President||2006 - 2008|
|Venice-Englewood Bar Association||Past President||1999 - 2000|
|Venice-Englewood Bar Association||Chairman - Law Week||1992 - 1992|
|Sarasota County Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Venice-Englewood Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Veilleux v. State, 635 So.2d 977 (Fla. 1994)||Affirmed in part, reversed in part.|
|CMI, Inc. v. Landrum, 64 So.3d 693 (Fla. 2d DCA 2010), rev. denied, 54 So.3d 973 (Fla. 2011).||Affirmed|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|University of Florida||Finance||BS - Bachelor of Science||1983|
|Blood, Breath & Tears XXI||Challenging the Intoxilyzer 8000||2014|
|Blood, Breath & Tears XX||Is the Modified Version of the Intoxilyzer 8000 Considered an Approved Breath Testing Device||2013|
|Blood, Breath & Tears XIX||Approval Issues Concerning the Intoxliyzer 8000||2012|
|Blood, Breath & Tears XVIII||Source Code Issues||2011|
|Blood, Breath & Tears XVII||Current Attacks of Breath Testing Litigation in Florida||2010|
|Masters of DUI 2009||DUI Intoxilyzer 8000 Update||2009|
|Blood, Breath & Tears XVI||Intoxilyzer 8000||2009|
|Strategies in Defending DUI Cases||Breath Testing 2008||2008|
|Blood, Breath & Tears XV||Continuing Issues in Attacking the Results of the Intoxilyzer 8000||2008|