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Robert David Devin

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   5 reviews

Licensed for 29 years

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After receiving an undergraduate degree in Information Systems and then a law degree,  I joined the Broward Public Defender Office and built the first computer system for them back in the early 1990's.  The first time most of the employees learned of the new concept called "E-mail " was the internal email system.  My interest in computer systems and the law actually dove-tailed because they both involve "Logic".

 

After a few internal positions I opened my own law office back in 2003.  I have practiced in my first area of practice, criminal law, and then branched out to other areas including civil litigation, landlord-tenant law and appeals.

 

The greatest satisfaction is a victory for a client against the odds! 

Licensed for 29 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1993
Updated 08/25/2022

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

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Robert David Devin
200 SE 6th St Ste 603
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301-3423

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Posted by Jay | May 8, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Upfront and Honest
I called Mr Devin for a phone consultation and he answered the phone himself. I spoke with him about a situation with my landlord, and he was patient enough to listen to the issue, and gave me an honest answer. There's very few professionals like him in this town, and if I know of anybody that needs his services I would recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by Stephen | September 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Went the extra mile
Had a landlord not return my deposit, didn't send any reason or make any claim of damages. What happened is she bought the house (4 apartments) and then kicked everyone out and kept everyone's deposit. In FL they have 30 days to claim damages otherwise deposit is forfeit and must be returned. She apparently didn't believe in the statues Mr. Devin worked on my case for just over 2 years. Not only was he able to return my full deposit with interest, he was one of the very few lawyers I called willing to take the case on commission. Which really helped me since I couldn't afford to pay a lawyer upfront and also was moving out of state and therefore couldn't file the claim myself. Mr. Devin was patient with me and very professional throughout the entire process.
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Posted by Martha | March 7, 2015
Highly Recommend
I had a very tricky landlord tenant dispute. I did without shower facilities for 13 days. Once that was corrected I paid my landlord 1 month advance rent. Two days later he served me with 30 days notice to vacate. I asked for the extra months rent back which he refused. At that point I hired Attorney Devin....who handled the entire situation with knowledge and precision. I received 1 month free rent, compensation for the water situation, my security deposit returned and my landlord had to pay his attorneys fees. I was not charged at all. If Attorney Devin had not been representing me....I don't think the outcome would have been as good.
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Posted by Rochelle | May 29, 2013
Awesome Attorney
I had a landlord & tenant matter & attorney Devin knew the law. He was right on top of my case and told me the process from the beginning to the end. He explained the Florida tenants rights to me and what the outcome for me would be. I had no doubt in my mind that I was in good hands. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Lori | August 17, 2011
Got my secuirty deposit back!!
Attorney Robert Devin sued my ex-landlord for the return of my security deposit. The entire deposit plus interest was returned to me and the landlord paid the attorney fees so no cost to me! I highly recommend Attorney Robert Devin.

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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Devin Law Firm
  • 2003 - Present
  • Information Systems Director / Attorney
  • Becker & Poliakoff
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Information Systems Director / Attorney
  • Broward County Public Defender's Office
  • 1993 - 1997

Education

  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Florida International University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Marvez v. Candelaria 22 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 515b (2014)
  • My Appealling landlord won.
  • Florida v. Phelan (2012)
  • DUI: Break down of charges to reckless driving
  • Florida v. Melendez (2011)
  • DUI: Motion to suppress granted, case dismissed
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Associations

  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Outstanding Information Systems Director
  • Broward Public Defender
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Radio Appearance - South Florida
  • Landlord-Tenant rights in Foreclosure Crisis
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Devin is extremely knowledgeable and a very strong advocate on behalf of his clients. He is able to present his case in a powerful and effective manner. Most importantly, while he is advocating on behalf of his client in a persuasive manner, he remains courteous and professional to the opposing side."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this attorney. Attorney Devin demonstrates his knowledge of the law and experience with real estate matters when he answers questions. I find his postings on-target, correct, and educational. You can trust Attorney Devin's judgment."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. As opposing counsel he has always been professional and a strong advocate for his clients."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I have read many of the answers provided by other attorneys to a wide variety of landlord-tenant questions. I find the answers provided by Mr. Devin have always been correct, concise, and show his complete understanding of landlord-tenant law. I would have no hesitation in referring someone to him for a landlord-tenant matter."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Robert on several cases and different issues. I endorse him."
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