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We dedicate our practice to fighting for our clients.  We never forget that it is our client's interests that are paramount.  Whether we are fighting a serious criminal case or a wrongful death case n behalf of a grieving family, our firm and our investigators work tirelessly for our clients.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 48%
    14 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 47%
    9 years, 300 cases
  3. Sex Crime: 5%



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Gabe Neibergall

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Whittel will do whatever it takes to help his clients achieve their desired result.


    Gabe Neibergall Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Whittel & Melton

P.O. Box 10035
Brooksville, FL, 34603

Whittel & Melton

2627 NW 43rd Street Suite 201
Gainesville, FL, 32605

Whittel & Melton

118 SW Fort King Street
Ocala, FL, 34471

Whittel & Melton

Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL, 33431



NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 201103/13/2015
FLMember in Good Standing200101/11/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200101/14/2016
DCInactive 200411/29/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board of DirectorsAcademy of Florida Trial Lawyers2007
BarristerAmerican Inns of Court2006
Trial Advocacy SeminarAcademy of Florida Trial Lawyers2006
Appointment Lieutenant Commander USNRUnited States Navy2004
Appointment as ProsecutorState Attorney 11th Judicial Circuit2002
Order of CoifUniversity of Florida Law School2000
Senior EditorFlorida Law Review1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentWhittel & Melton, LLC2004 - 2011
ProsecutorState Attorney's Office2002 - 2003
AttorneyKing & Spalding2001 - 2002
Navigation OfficerUnited States Merchant Marine1995 - 1997
Naval ReserveUnited States Navy1995 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2004 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2004 - Present
South Eastern Admiralty Law AssociationMember2004 - Present
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersBoard of Directors2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hernando County, Florida - Aggravated Battery with Great Bodily HarmNOT GUILTY AT TRIAL
Aggravated Child AbuseReduced sentence probation
Attempted MurderAll murder charges were dismissed and client was released from jail with a misdemeanor charge.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Law ReviewSenior Editor2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cambridge UniversityInternational LawOther - Masters2004
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawTrial LawJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA2000
United States Merchant Marine AcademyMarine TransportationBS - Bachelor of Science1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
United States CongressCongressional Nominee2004