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Robert A. Goodwin III

Litigation Attorney at Shalimar, FL

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Trey Goodwin

Licensed for 17 years

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About Robert

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Construction and Real Estate Litigation

    17 years

  2. Estate planning
    Wills, Trusts, Living Wills, Advance Directives, Durable Power of Attorney, Healthcare Surrogate

    14 years

  3. Probate
    Estate and Will Administration, Will Contests, Homestead, Summary Administration, Ancillary Administration

    14 years

  4. Real estate
    Real Estate Contracts

    17 years


Robert A. “Trey” Goodwin III earned his bachelor’s degree in Building Construction from the University of Florida (2001), and his Juris Doctor degree from the Florida State University School of Law (2005).

Trey founded the law firm of Robert A. Goodwin III, P.A., where he and his team make client satisfaction a top priority. Trey’s legal practice focuses on representing clients in real estate disputes, construction matters, probate, and estate planning.

Trey also gained significant experience in public service leadership as a member of the Fort Walton Beach City Council (2011 – 2013); and as Okaloosa County Commissioner for District 4 (2014 - present).

Trey’s deep commitment to public service is rooted in his comprehensive understanding of Northwest Florida’s community, business and governmental affairs environment.

In addition to his service in government, Trey is been actively involved in our community as a past member of the Kiwanis Club of Destin and the EDC Business Leadership Council of Okaloosa County.

Trey lives in Fort Walton Beach with his wife, Krystle and their children, daughter Alexia and son Robert. Trey and his family worship at Wright Baptist Church.

Licensed for 17 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2005
Updated 02/23/2023

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

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Goodwin Law Group, P.A.


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  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Robert | February 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Trey helped us through a terrible construction lawsuit. He is thorough and competent, he handles trial very well and is a truly impressive litigator. Wouldn’t recommend anyone else.
Posted by Klare | February 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate Professionalism
Mr Goodwin very clearly explained the probate process to me in the beginning. From there to the end, his associates walked me through every step with compassion and professionalism, always keeping me informed and seeking to make the experience as convenient for me as possible. I would not hesitate to refer his services to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Hard working with great attention to detail
Throughout a long and difficult case, Trey remained focused and gave me excellent advice. He did a great job of getting us ready for trial and was terrific in the courtroom. He out-lawyered two excellent attorneys who worked for the opposing side. I continue to call him for advice on various matters and he is always responsive.
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Posted by Gary | February 16, 2021
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Excellent Law Firm with an Excellent Attorney
I was referred to this Law Firm by another local well know Law Firm. I consulted with and hired this Law Firm and Attorney. I found myself needing representation in a Probate case in dealing with the sale of a house and land that was owned by 3 family members. My case involves a one third owner , another surviving heir and a missing heir that is presumed dead at this point. The Mr. Goodwin P.A. and his entire staff have been friendly and very easy to work with. I have no complaints or regrets in hiring and working with this Law Firm and Attorney. I will admit that I don't usually like dealing with Law Firms or Attorneys. Dealing with Law Firms, Attorneys, and Lawsuits in general are not usually an enjoyable experience for most people to say the least. I have nothing negative to say about my experience. Everything has been totally positive!
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney / Shareholder
  • Goodwin Law Firm
  • 2018 - Present
  • Commissioner District 4
  • Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Keefe, Anchors & Gordon
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Matthews & Hawkins, P.A.
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Pennington Moore Wilkinson Bell & Dunbar, P.A.
  • 2005 - 2007
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  • Florida State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001


  • Okaloosa County Law Library Board of Trustees
  • Board Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Okaloosa-Walton Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Book Award Conflict of Laws
  • Florida State University College of Law
  • 2004
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Litigation Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Trey is no-nonsense, and always prepared. I know I am in for a battle when Trey appears on the other side."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Goodwin is a highly-skilled and intellectual litigator. He spends significant time preparing his cases and achieves the best possible outcomes for his clients."
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