Growing up the son of a Circuit Court Judge in Tampa was an invaluable life experience most attorneys can only dream of before they start their career. My dad brought me to work with him over the years, allowing me to see firsthand how trial attorneys fought for their clients in the trenches of the courtroom. I knew from a young age I wanted to be a trial attorney. I also knew from a young age I wanted to practice law in Florida. It is my home.
I went to Jesuit high School in Tampa and in 1991 graduated from the University of Tampa, my dad's alma mater. Wanting to experience what it was like in other parts of the country, I decided to go to law school in Oklahoma. I moved to Oklahoma in 1992 and enrolled at the University of Tulsa, graduating from the College of Law in 1995. While living in Tulsa I worked part time and full time jobs throughout my law school career. I delivered pizzas for Dominos Pizza Incorporated, worked as a substitute school teacher in the Tulsa public school district and installed brakes for Midas Mufflers. All of those jobs and the friends I made throughout college helped mold me into the attorney I am today. I loved Oklahoma but Florida was always calling me home. After graduating from Law School I moved back to Florida. I decided to move to Daytona Beach. I had worked in Daytona Beach as a deputy clerk of the courts for a year in 1992 before attending Law School. I met all of the Judges and most lawyers at the time so Daytona Beach seemed like a logical place to begin my career.
In 1996 I started working with my law partner Dave Damore. Most criminal attorneys start their career working for the government either as an assistant state attorney or public defender. I wanted to go into private practice right from the beginning so that's what I did. I have been doing so ever since. In 2008 Dave Damore and I combined our firm with Matt Romanik and Aaron Delgado. As they say the rest is history. Over the years I have represented thousands of criminal clients. I have handled every kind of criminal case possible from first degree murder to white collar RICO cases.
In January of 2017 I left my partnership at my old firm and started a new firm in Deland, The Law Office of Robert Rawlins. My firm is locacated in beautiful downtown Deland, Fl. I continue to specialize in Criminal Law as well as occasionally other areas of Law.
I have been happily married for 18 years and have two beautiful daughters that are my life. I love to hunt and fish and spend time with my children in the outdoors. I am an avid professional and college sports fan. I love the Atlanta Braves. My family is heavily involved with the Girl Scouts of America.
I am a member of the Volusia and Orange County Bar Associations, as well as both the National and Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
If you have a case, or need help involving an issue, please contact my firm. I promise I will do whatever it takes to help you with your problems no matter the issue. No case is too big or too small.
If there is anything I can do to help you please do not hesitate to call me to discuss your problem.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1996||08/24/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Endorsed by Daytona News Journal for County Judge||Daytona News Journal||2004|
|Attorney||Partner at Damore Delgado Romanik and Rawlind||2008 - Present|
|Delivery Driver||Village Pizza- Spring Hill||1996 - 1996|
|Attorney||Damore and Rawlins||1996 - 2008|
|Brake/Muffler Installation||Midas Mufflers||1994 - 1994|
|Substitute Teacher||Tulsa School District||1993 - 1994|
|Delivery driver||Dominos Pizza-Tulsa||1993 - 1995|
|Deputy Court Clerk||Volusia County Clerk of Courts||1991 - 1992|
|Delivery driver||Dominos Pizza-Tampa||1990 - 1991|
|Assistant Clerk||Hillsborough County Clerk of Courts||1988 - 1989|
|Sales Clerk||Circle K food stores||1988 - 1989|
|Produce Clerk||U-Save Supermarket||1986 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association||2009 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||1997 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||1997 - Present|
|Florida Bar||1996 - Present|
|Volusia County Bar Association||1996 - Present|
|Big Bull Club, Inc||President||1978 - Present|
|Website Blog||The System Has Failed||2015|
|State of Florida vs. Francisco Mazzella||State of Florida vs. Francisco Mazzella||2009|
|University of Tulsa College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|University of Tampa||BS - Bachelor of Science||1991|
|Jesuit High School||High School Diploma||1987|
|Incarnation Elementary- Tampa||1983|
|State of Florida vs. Christina Lapointe-Gates||Not Guilty|
|State of Florida vs Evelyn Parker||Case dismissed by the State after jury selection.|
|State of Flrida vs. Phillip Hogan||Not Guilty on all counts at trial.|
|State of Florida vs. Norma Corley||Client was found not guilty at trial.|
|State of Florida vs. Amanda Ordway||Found not guilty at trial.|
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