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Robert Lincoln founded the Law Office of Robert K. Lincoln, P.A., to be a boutique law practice focused on land use and local government law and litigation. .   


The Law Office of Robert K. Lincoln, P.A., helps public and private clients, other attorneys, and professionals throughout Florida avoid, manage, settle and litigate complex disputes involving development, exactions, enforcement/ violations, and Government in the Sunshine.


Robert Lincoln is Board Certified in City, County and Local Government Law, and has  experience in litigating (or avoiding litigation) in disputes involving comprehensive plans, zoning codes, development agreements, state land use and environmental statutes and regulations, Sunshine Law issues, and other aspects of land use, zoning and local government law.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 35%
    12 years
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 35%
    21 years
  3. State & Local Law: 20%
    21 years
  4. Administrative Law: 10%
    12 years



Hourly ($300-350/hour)

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Contact info

Law Office of Robert K. Lincoln, P.A.

46 N. Washington Blvd., Suite 7
Sarasota, FL, 34236


FLMember in Good Standing199406/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal Elite - Envt'l and Land Use LawFlorida Trend2015
Litigation - Land Use and ZoningBest Lawyers in America2015
Litigation - Land Use and ZoningBest Lawyers in America2014
Legal Elite - Envt'l and Land UseFlorida Trend2014
Best Lawyers, Land Use and ZoningBest Lawyers in America2012
Legal Impact AwardLegal Aid of Manasota2011
Best Lawyer, Land Use and ZoningBest Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyer, Land Use & ZoningBest Lawyers in America2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and CounselorLaw Office of Robert K. Lincoln, P.A.2015 - Present
AttorneyIcard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, PA2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
New College FoundationBoard Member, Finance Committee Chair and Treasurer, 2014-20162011 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationMember; Chair, Local Government Law Section 2015-162004 - Present
New College Alumni AssociationPast Chair1997 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Stop the Beach Renourishment Inc. v. Fla. Dept. of Envtl. Prot., 177 L. Ed. 2d 184 (2010)For state
Pyle v. Fla Dep't of Community Affairs, 31 So.3d 180 (Fla. 1st DCA 2010)Per curiam affirmed
US Funding v. Manatee County and Dep't of Community Affairs, 2DCA 9-6014Settled and dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Bar JournalWhat's a Local Government Got to Do to get Reviewed by Cert Around Here? Review of local administrative actions by common law certiorari after Pleasures II2003
Planner's Advisory Service, American Planning AssociationImplementing the Consistency Doctrine, in Modernizing State Planning Statutes1996
Stetson Law ReviewExecutive Decisionmaking by Local Legislatures in Florida: Justice, Judicial Review, and the Need for Reform1996
Urban LawyerLinkage Fees and Fair Share Regulations: Law and Method1993
Stetson Law ReviewThe Missing Link: Legal Issues and Implementation Strategies for Affordable Housing Linkage Fee and Fair Share Regulations1993
Journal of Land Use and Environmental LawInconsistent Treatment: The Florida Courts Struggle with the Consistency Doctrine1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1993
Florida State University College of LawUrban Planning-Growth ManagementM.S.P.1990
New College of FloridaPolitical ScienceB.S.1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Land Use LawLand Use Case Law Update2011
Land Use LawReforming Growth Management in Florida2010
Eminent DomainForeseeable Uses vs Existing Uses – Protection for Value Created by Reasonably Probable Regulatory Approvals2010
Litigating Land Use DisputesRecent Cases in Florida Land Use Law2009
Litigating Land UseRecent Cases in Florida Land Use Law2008
Litigating Land Use DisputesCertiorari Review of Local Land Use Decisions: The Pressing Need for Legislative Reform2007
Land Use LawCase Law Update2007
Litigating Land Use DisputesCertiorari Review of Land Use Decisions2006