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Robert Angstadt

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tampa, FL

4.5   8 reviews

also known as Tampa Divorce, Angstadt Family Law Center

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  • Licensed for 6 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2017
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Robert

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J. Robert Angstadt is a Florida native, Navy veteran, and graduate of the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law. Mr. Angstadt excelled in law school, graduating cum laude with a class rank of 37/310, earning a place on the Dean's List every semester. He was one of seven justices on the University of Florida Supreme Court, making up the judicial branch for the entire university. Mr. Angstadt was also the president of the Association for Law & Business, and a member of the Journal for Technology Law & Policy and the Student Recruitment Team. He was also a law school ambassador.

While in law school, Mr. Angstadt honed his litigation skills as a competing member of the University of Florida Trial Team. He gained practical knowledge representing indigent clients as a Certified Legal Intern in the Family Advocacy Clinic, and as a judicial intern for Judge Nelly N. Khouzam with the Florida Second District Court of Appeal and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and as a law clerk at Kenny Leigh & Associates.

Prior to law school, Mr. Angstadt served in the United States Navy. During his Navy career, Mr. Angstadt earned two Navy Achievement Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Operation Iraqi Freedom Medal, and two Good Conduct Medals.

Mr. Angstadt earned a bachelors degree from Chapman University in Orange, CA and a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University in Glendale, Arizona.

Since graduating law school, Mr. Angstadt has practiced exclusively in family law. Mr. Angstadt’s own personal history is what drove him to law school and has made him passionate about protecting the rights of others in family law cases.  Some highlights of Mr. Angstadt's experience include:

- Winning a trial gaining majority timesharing (custody) for a client who was previously only allowed to see his son a few nights every two weeks;

- Winning a temporary relief hearing where the other party was seeking alimony, attorney's fees, thousands of dollars in back child support, etc.  Only future child support was awarded;

- Winning an emergency motion hearing where the mother's new boyfriend was emotionally and psycholocally abusing the children.  The children left the courtroom with my client and moved out of state to live with him.

- Getting 50/50 timesharing (custody) at a temporary relief hearing where the other party only wanted my client to have every other weekend;

- Getting a Department of Revenue child support case, where the Department was seeking more than $10,000 in back child support, completely dismissed on procedural grounds.

- Getting paternity disestablished (client learned he was not the father) within months after taking the case that had been stalled for four years;

- Successfully defeated an attempt by the opposing counsel to get my client imputed income at his former wage for child support calculations;

- Getting unsupervised timesharing at a mediation for a client who had never before spent time alone with the parties' child due to some past criminal issues;

- Defeated a domestic violence injunction attempt in a "he said, she said" case, getting the injunction completely dismissed;

- Defeated a domestic violence injunction on procedural grounds;

- Successfully obtained a domestic violence injunction for a client who had been abused;

- Defeated an attempt by grandparents to keep custody of a child that was fraudulently obtained;

- Successfully got custody for my client (child's adult sister) in a 751 Temporary Custody by a Third Party Family Member case, rescuing the child from an abusive environment.

- Winning an enforcement action where the opposing party refused to follow the parties' agreement to give my client 50/50 when he moved closer to the child's school.  My client got 50/50 and makeup timesharing in the summer.

Although I pride myself as a trial lawyer, and will zealously advocate on my client's behalf, past results are not a guarantee of a future outcome.  Every case is unique.  Please speak with me for free prior to making a decision to hire me so I can evaluate your case.


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Tampa Divorce A Private Law Firm
13057 W Linebaugh Ave Ste 102
Tampa, FL, 33626


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  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Tony Rucker | October 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Angstadt you are the best of best I would have never thought I would get custody of my daughter. You bring nothing more than 5 star results to the table everytime I call on you job well done. You will be highly recommend to my friend's and family members. Keep up the great work.
Posted by Adam | April 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Angstadt is for you
I couldn't believe at first that I would have ever gotten my son. To have him in my life fulltime and be a father to my boy. My son is now with me fulltime and I've never felt so alive. I have Mr. Angstadt to thank. He is extremely professional and reapectful. I would recommend this lawyer to anyone who needs an efficiant and competent lawyer. Thanks again! He has made me so very happy. Also very afforable!
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2019
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Never married child custody case
I've been fighting for over 3 years now 2 attorneys & 30k later. I'm finally able to be more involved in my teen daughter's life from every other weekend to 50/50 immediately! I haven't been with Mr. Robert long but he has done everything he said he was & more. I must admit in our consolation I was unsure because I wanted him to be more aggressive to make me feel good. After very careful thinking my wife & I agreed we was the BEST person for the job. If I was smarter I would have chosen him from the beginning. Knowing he was once in me shoes reassured me of that choice. Money can not be a major factor when you are in this situation. I would have been much happier & more money to spend on my children & family if I would have choose quality over price. You are never alone with Angstadt & he makes sure you know & are educated on this process before or as it happens. My youngest is extremely happy to have her sissy home more often as am I. We are in debt to Robert Angstadt for everything you have won together & I couldn't be more proud as a father.
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Posted by Frank | March 20, 2019
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Couldn't be happier
Mr. Angstadt is by far one of the most professional attorneys I have ever had the privilege of dealing with. Attentive, assertive, intent. Integrity for me was everything. Mr Andstadt made me feel at ease and handled my case with the utmost professionalism. I genuinely cannot say it enough. Truth be told I stuck with him after having retained him with a previous law firm. That's how good I believe he is !!! Money well spent !!!
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Posted by Travis | March 18, 2019
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Superb Legal Counsel
Aggressive, Thorough, Precision are attributes that I ascribe to Mr. Angstadt legal services. He utilized case law to neutralize opposing counsel. He was always professional and I recommend his services without hesitation. Thanx Robert! Sincerely,
Posted by STEVE | March 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Robert is the lawyer want on your case me robert will fight for you
I fired my previous lawyer and hired Robert angstadt since day one Robert made moves to get the ball rolling fast ..other lawyers will tell you one thing and do something else ..Robert up front no bullshit ..I spent thousands on a lawyer before Robert and got no results ..I wish I had Robert on my case from the start .. YES ROBERT WON MY CUSTODY case in my favor ...Robert did what previous lawyer said cant be little boy is home with me .. thanks again Robert no result ..I wish I found Robert at the start of my custody
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Posted by Jason | March 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
An Amazing Lawyer
Robert Angstadt was my lawyer for a pretty nasty divorce. I was really nervous about getting divorced, but Robert was really there for me. My ex kept threatening to take my kids away, and Robert put a stop to nonsense right away. He got me 50/50 custody of my kids. It was exactly what I wanted! Robert was always there for me. He was not only a great lawyer, but it really felt like having a best friend I could count on. You definitely want Robert Angstadt as your lawyer.
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Posted by Tony | February 27, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
He is expensive
John Robert Angstadt is expensive and doesn't really worth all that money. I currently have him in my case but don't want to disclose my name
Response from Robert Angstadt February 27, 2024
This is a fake review, written by an individual that is creating new accounts to leave the Firm bad reviews in Google and now Avvo. Google has already flagged and deleted 1 of this person's reviews with the rest currently under review. We believe this individual is an opposing party, or her husband, the Firm soundly defeated in trial recently. We certainly understand why this person would be upset, but pretending to be an unhappy client is not the answer. Our client in this case is extremely happy with our representation and just spoke with me today thanking me for saving his children. Tampa Divorce keeps thorough and detailed records of all clients and potential clients that have a consultation with the firm. The Firm has never represented, nor even had a consultation with, anyone named John Hernandez, Kevin Kirby, Tony Ruc, or any of the other fake names this individual uses to leave bad reviews. Tampa Divorce has proudly represented hundreds of clients in divorce & family law cases in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties since the firm's founding in February 2019. We encourage potential clients to read reviews left by actual clients, and reach out to us directly with any questions or concerns or to schedule a consultation.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President/ Founding Partner
  • Tampa Divorce
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kenny Leigh & Associates
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Nelly Khouzham
  • Florida Second District Court Of Appeal
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • University of Florida Family Advocacy Clinic
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Summer Associate
  • Holland & Knight
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Member
  • University Of Florida College Of Law Trial Team
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Judicial Intern
  • United States District Court Southern District Of Florida
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Sailor
  • United States Navy
  • 2003 - 2012
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  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor - Cum Laude
  • 2017
  • Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2013
  • Chapman University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Department of Revenue Child Support Case - Represented Father/Respondent
  • Total Victory - Case Dismissed
  • 751 Temporary Custody by Extended Family Member - Represented Father
  • Total Victory - My Client has 100% Sole Custody
  • Paternity (unmarried father) Case Seeking Majority Timesharing (Custody) - Represented Father/Petitioner
  • Total victory - client has majority timesharing (custody) and receives child support
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  • University of Florida Supreme Court
  • Justice
  • 2016 - 2017
  • University of Florida Association for Law and Business
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • University of Florida Trial Team
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2017

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2021
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2020
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2019
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Speaking Engagements

  • Introduction to Law School and the Profession
  • Panel Discussion on Adjusting to Law School
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (7)
Endorse Robert
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Robert is a knowledgeable attorney and a strong advocate for his clients. As opposing counsel, his professionalism and reasonableness is greatly appreciated."
Family Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"We worked together at a large family law practice. He is highly knowledable in the area of family law and builds great relationships with his clients. I would highly recommend his services."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert is a tenacious lawyer who fights hard for his clients. He is knowledgable about the law and family law in general. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Robert is a professional and zealous advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Robert Angstadt is an experienced and knowledgeable family law attorney who is highly respected. He was my opposing counsel on a number of cases, and each time, he was well prepared and articulate in his legal arguments. He is caring, professional, and honest. He seeks to obtain favorable and fair results for his clients. I highly recommend his legal services based on my personal knowledge of him."
Family Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Mr. Angstadt as a mediator for some of his cases. He is always prepared, knows the facts of the case and explains the law to his clients. He is also very professional. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I handled a divorce case where Robert was opposing counsel. Robert was a tremendous advocate for his client. He is knowledgeable and professional. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking counsel in a family law matter."
Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is a very competent and caring attorney for his clients in which he advocates. He is especially passionate about parents' rights of their children and each child in the cases he handles. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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