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Robert G. Whittel

Criminal defense Attorney at Boca Raton, FL

3.7   9 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 12 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 19 years
    Florida - FL 22 years
    Georgia - GA 22 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    51%
    Criminal defense trial lawyer handling serious felony cases, Sex Crimes, White Collar, DUI - State and Federal Defense.

    22 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    10%
    Handling serious injuries including wrongful death, auto accidents, slip and falls, and complex injury case.

    17 years, 300 cases

  3. Sex crime
    6%

  4. Child abuse
    5%

  5. DUI and DWI
    5%

  6. Domestic violence
    5%

  7. Wrongful death
    5%

  8. Employment and labor
    2%

  9. Federal crime
    2%

  10. Adoption
    1%

  11. Alimony
    1%

  12. Child custody
    1%

  13. Child support
    1%

  14. Divorce and separation
    1%

  15. Family
    1%

  16. Marriage and prenuptials
    1%

  17. Uncontested divorce
    1%

  18. White collar crime
    1%

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.

Awards

Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
2012

Photos and videos

Trial Lawyer Robert Whittel interviewed prior to trial where a NOT GUILTY was rendered as to the charge of Sexual Battery by a Law Enforcement Officer with a Firearm.  A local and state media outlets attended the trial.

Location

Whittel & Melton
Whittel & Melton, LLC
510 Co Rd 466 #201W
The Villages, FL, 32159
Whittel & Melton
2627 NW 43rd Street Suite 201
Gainesville, FL, 32605
Whittel & Melton
P.O. Box 10035
Brooksville, FL, 34603
Whittel & Melton
11020 Northcliffe Blvd
Spring Hill, FL, 34608
Whittel & Melton
5318 Balsam St #A
New Port Richey, FL, 34652
Whittel & Melton
5107 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33710
Whittel & Melton, LLC
123 N Florida St
Bushnell, FL, 33513
Whittel & Melton, LLC
4401 W Kennedy Blvd #250
Tampa, FL, 33609
Whittel & Melton, LLC
150 W Flagler St Penthouse II - 2900
Miami, FL, 33130
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Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by Scott | September 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mother of all speeding tickets
Got a little heavy on the throttle of my BMW and ended up with a criminal speeding citation. Had a perfectly clean history but this was serious. Couldn’t make the hearing but my hero Eric Evilsizer with Whittel and Melton not only got the case dismissed but prevented any points from assessment on my DL, no driving school, and reduction of the citation cost. I am one very happy camper.
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Posted by Henri "Bart" | March 9, 2015
SAVED MY LIFE
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!!!!
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Posted by Charlie | August 8, 2011
Charges Reduced - Very Happy with Mr. Whittel...
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...
Posted by Steve | August 2, 2011
Saved me from a DUI - You're the best Robert
I was arrested for DUI and Mr. Whittel did a great job for me. He was able to challenge my license suspension and get me a full license back to drive. He fights right to the end and my favorite thing about Mr. Whittel was that he knew the Judge from his past cases and he was not afraid to fight for me. Mr. Whittel had my charges reduced and I could not have been happier.
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Posted by Ralph | July 31, 2011
Not Guilty at Trial - Thank you Robert
Mr. Whittel has a great firm with great resources. From the investigators to the paralegals, this firm is second to none. I went to trial and Mr. Whittel was even more agressive in my defense than I hoped for. It paid off, and I was found not guilty. It was the most stressful time in my life, a DUI would have ruined my life and I would have lost my job. Thanks again Mr. Whittel.
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Posted by Brian | July 25, 2011
Thanks Mr. Whittel!
I was arrested for DUI and Mr. Whittel came highly recommended. He was very knowledgable and held my hand through the entire process. His staff was very helpful and friendly. He handled everything in my case including the Administrative review and helped me maintain my license. I couldn't be happier with the results. I would recommend him to everyone.
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Posted by me | September 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
stay away
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 Donnie | October 21, 2009
gives lawyers a bad name
He didnt even show up to my court hearing, just left me to deal with it on my own after $4000.00. I got the book thrown at me because the judge said I was not prepared. Thanks a bunch Mr. Whittel, I should have brought a lawyer from my own town.
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2009
don't waste your money and time
Didn't do anything to help my DUI case. Public defenders got others off with less.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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
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Education

  • Cambridge University
  • LLM
  • 2004
  • University of Florida
  • JD/MBA
  • 2000
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 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.

Associations

  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 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
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Publications

  • Florida Law Review
  • Senior Editor
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (21)
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Unknown Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He has a strong reputation in the legal community for excellence in achieving the best results for each clients' individual needs."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very intelligent, experienced and personable. Excellent ability to analyze case issues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Whittel for over 2 years and I know that his clients are of the utmost importance to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Whittel will do whatever it takes to help his clients achieve their desired result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert is a dedicated, zealous and a hard working advocate for his clients. His dedication to the handling of his cases leads to good results for the client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert is an exceptional trial attorney who skillfully practices criminal law with integrity and with his clients' interests as his first priority."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked closely with Mr. Whittel at the State Attorney's office and saw him work diligent on behalf of the people of the State of Florida. As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Whittel is an effective negotiator who is able to get favorable results for his clients pre-trial and who also maintains an excellant reputation as a trial attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert is an excellent lawyer, and a fighter in the courtroom."
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