|FL||Member in Good Standing||2001||01/30/2017|
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2001||03/25/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2013|
|Trial Advocacy Seminar||Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers||2006|
|Appointment Lieutenant Commander USNR||United States Navy||2004|
|Order of Coif||University of Florida Law School||2000|
|Senior Editor||Florida Law Review||1998|
|President||Whittel & Melton, LLC||2004 - Present|
|Prosecutor||State Attorney's Office||2002 - 2003|
|Attorney||King & Spalding||2001 - 2002|
|Navigation Officer||United States Merchant Marine||1995 - 1997|
|Naval Reserve||United States Navy||1995 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida||Member||2011 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida||Member||2011 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida||Member||2011 - Present|
|Hernando County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|American Inns of Court||Barrister||2006 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2004 - Present|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||2004 - Present|
|South Eastern Admiralty Law Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers||Board of Directors||2001 - Present|
|Hernando County, Florida - Aggravated Battery with Great Bodily Harm||NOT GUILTY AT TRIAL|
|Aggravated Child Abuse||Reduced sentence probation|
|Attempted Murder||All murder charges were dismissed and client was released from jail with a misdemeanor charge.|
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|Florida Law Review||Senior Editor||2000|
|Cambridge University||International Law||LLM||2004|
|University of Florida||Trial Law||JD/MBA||2000|
|United States Merchant Marine Academy||Marine Transportation||BS - Bachelor of Science||1995|
|United States Congress||Congressional Nominee||2004|
Posted by me
the only time i saw him is when he took my check. had 'fill ins' at all court appearances. they knew nothing about the case, and subsequently was screwed in court. did not seem to care about anything except $. should have went PD. useless.
Posted by Henri "Bart"
Robert and his team saved my life. I was a police officer charged with armed sexual battery by a law enforcement officer and was facing life in prison. Robert and his team took the charges to trial and I was acquitted of my charges ALL BECAUSE of the hard work and dedication that this top notch legal team put into my case. They challenged the charges at trial and not only beat the case but completely dismantled the prosecution arguments. Robert and his team are a no brainer to hire as an attorney for multiple reasons but what did it for me was simply put they know that the "other" side is thinking Robert and most, if not all of his team are all ex prosecutors. This fact aids the defense that they offer you in so many ways. They are always a step ahead of the other guy and to listen to this team sit down and brain storm is mind blowing. Robert and his team kept me from going to prison for life for a crime that I didn't commit and for that I owe them everything.
thank you guys!!!!
Posted by Charlie
I hired this firm to represent me in a very serious manslaughter case. Mr. Whittel and Mr. Melton were exceptional. They took on the case and immediately dispatched their investigators to hunt for evidence. The result was great, my charge was reduced to a misdemeanor - I owe them my life...