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Robert David Eckard

Business Attorney at Palm Harbor, FL

4.3   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 3 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 10 years
    Florida - FL 25 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    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.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    20%
    Shareholder Agreement Stock Purchase Agreement Employment Agreements Asset Purchase Agreements

    25 years, 10 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    Former State Prosecutor Extensive Experience with DUI case Experience with the Courts in the County where you have been charged An Attorney who will and has taken a case to trial Aggressive, zealous representation

  3. Federal crime
    20%

  4. Litigation
    20%

  5. White collar crime
    20%
    Business Fraud Accounting Fraud Bank Fraud Forgery Insider Trading Bank Fraud Credit Card Fraud Healthcare Fraud Mail and Wire Fraud Insurance Fraud Embezzlement Real Estate Fraud Investment Advisory Fraud Pension Fraud Workers’ Compensation Fraud ERISA Fraud Stock Market Irregularities RICO Violations

The firm was established in 2000 after Mr. Eckard went into private practice after leaving the State Attorney’s Office, 6th Judicial Circuit, where he prosecuted both felony and misdemeanor criminal cases. He has tried over 30 jury trials and over 100 bench trials. Mr. Eckard has been a member of the US/Cuba Legal Forum, a not for profit organization designed to foster ties with Cuban Lawyers in Cuba, to normalize trade relations between the United States and Cuba and to explore legal issues effecting U.S. entities doing or wishing to do business there. Mr. Eckard has written several articles including "Doing Business in Cuba, Now and Post-Embargo" and "Protecting and Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in Developing Countries with a Special Comparative Study on Cuban Intellectual Property Laws." Mr. Eckard has represented various entities against the United States Treasury Department, Office Foreign Asset Controls, in regards to travel to Cuba, pursuant to 31 CFR 515 . Mr. Eckard has served on the Board of Directors for the Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Clearwater Bar Association and the Barney Masterson Inns of Court. In 2004, Mr. Eckard was part of a delegation of lawyers, federal court judges and law professors that participated in a joint-cooperation agreement with the City of St. Petersburg, Russia and its legal community. The Honorable Elizabeth Kovachavich, Chief Judge, Middle District of Florida, headed the delegation. The delegation traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia and participated in a weeklong legal and judicial exchange of information and ideas to help promote and assist in Russia’s legal system reforms.

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Location

Robert David Eckard
3110 Palm Harbor Blvd Ste A
Palm Harbor, FL, 346831903

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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by JP | August 23, 2013
The Best of the Best
Our corporation hired Robert Eckard Law Firm for a relatively complex corporate lawsuit that was quite detailed. His law firm was highly proactive and educational throughout all steps of the process, offering us different options and explained the pros and cons of the multiple options we had available to us at each point in time. Our business relationship lasted for about 25 months and I intend to utilize his law firm any time our company or other organizations need assistance. Not only did they represent us in regards to a multi-million dollar corporate lawsuit, they have drawn up contracts for use both domestically and internationally along with a few other normal business operational contracts and issues. They always had enough staff to handle all the highly time sensitive issues with immediate and highly accurate responses, on multiple occasions. Most of all, I really appreciated their proactivity regarding all known and unknown issues that rose and may have risen; they always seemed to have a plan behind every move, question or step they took. They have represented our corporation in litigation, represented myself personally and consulted in many areas. All lawsuits were settled prior to the cases being tried, all in our favor by far. Much much better than almost anyone would have expected. Highly exceeded our expectations in multiple ways, especially the outcomes of the multiple lawsuits. I highly recommend their Law Firm based on multiple firsthand experiences with Rob and his great staff. A special thanks to Rob, Joelle, Tim and Erin.
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Posted by Lucy Dwyer/KeyStone Title Agency, Inc. | August 22, 2013
First impressions count for a lot, so, too, do final ones.
First impressions count for a lot, so, too, do final ones. I would like to place before you the name of my long-time friend and personal counsel - Robert Eckard. When you come to the realization that you must hire an attorney to represent, advise, guide, and defend you, Robert Eckard should be on your speed dial. The selection of your legal representative will determine your future’s outcome. He and his associates are well qualified to assume your legal responsibilities. His credentials are impressive and just as important as his dynamic personality. He has a tactful way of dealing with friends and foes and brings impressive results to the table. I assure you he is creative, deeply conscientious, professional and hard working.
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2011
Professional and Prepared
I'm a former client of Eckard Law who did a great job for me. Had a difficult DUI case and their team objectively presented facts & options to client. Came to court prepared for DA's approach to case. Result being a not guilty jury finding.
Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2010
The Best!!
Robert Eckard is every an attorney should be, he is brilliant,creative,insightful,tenacious,and caring. He knows the law and the judical systems and how it should be applied to benifit his clients. I knew from our first conversation that I was in good hands and felt better about a very painful,emotional and scary situation. Mr. Eckard was persistant and through and with his knowledge, hard work, and tenacity he had the states attorney drop my charges completly. He is simply a fantastic attorney who I have great repect for. I am forever grateful him,and would highly recommend Mr. Eckard.
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Posted by Michael | February 10, 2010
Forever Indebted
I am forever indebted to Mr. Eckard for the outstanding service he provided me during my civil lawsuit. It was his dillegence and knowledge of the law that helped cause this ridiculous petition, that should have never been issued to be dissmissed. His ability to litigate helped establish the fact the opposing counsel had no business bringing us into court.
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Posted by JAL | June 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
unfair practice
I hired an attorney whom I met through free legal, she worked with Mr. Eckard for a period of time. When she left I was given the option to go with her, however Mr. Eckard has decided to keep my money. I am an elderly disabled single woman and it took me a year to save that money and now I am homeless because I cannot get the legal help I need.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-350 per hour

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office, 6th Judicial Circuit
  • 1998 - 2000

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2003
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of South Florida
  • M.A.
  • 1991
  • University of South Florida
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1990
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Crissy Cladakis v. The Cladgroup, Bill Cladakis and Harriet Cladakis
  • action pending
  • ACCXX COMMUNICATIONS, LLC v. ENIGMACOM NETWORKS, INC., DOMINIC LICATTA, CLAY REICHE, CHRISTOPHER NEWBURY
  • case dismissed
  • TAURUS RECYCLING, INC (TRI)., and TAURUS TRANSPORT, INC. (TTI) v. ADRIAN FIELD
  • Confidential settlement agreement reached
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Associations

  • Barney Masterson American Inn of Court
  • member
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified - Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar
  • 2014
  • Victor O. Wehl Trial Advocacy Award
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 1998

Publications

  • ABA Criminal Litigation Section
  • Go to Cuba: Do Not Pass Go, Go Directly to Jail
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Stetson Solo Practice Institute
  • Time Billing Collections
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (33)
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Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is extremely competent and aggressive. If you want a good business litigation lawyer, I would highly recommend Mr. Eckard."
Business Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"excellent advocate. very professional. highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Rob Eckard for almost 13 years. Rob is an exceptional attorney and I have always been very impressed with his knowledge, skill, and professionalism. Rob's clients are very fortunate to have him as their lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Eckard is one of the highly regarded members of our profession. He is dedicated to each case, and he is a power player capable of achieving the finest results for his clients. I respect and endorse the excellent attorney."
Business Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly recommend Mr. Eckard as he is aggressive and an experienced litigator."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Rob Eckard for approximately 20 years. During that time he has distinguished himself as an aggressive and highly competent advocates for his clients, whether handling a criminal case or a complex business matter.. I highly recommend his services."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is a top tier trial attorney in Tampa Bay. He is always well prepared and a superb advocate for his clients.I endorse Robert without hesitation."
Business Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Robert Eckard for more than 8 years. I can attest to his zealousness and attention to detail in representing all of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Eckard is an excellent attorney. Mr. Eckard is incredibly hardworking and has amazing legal skill. Clients will find Mr. Eckard to be immensely detailed, aggressive, and zealous as he fights for their cause. I have no reservation in endorsing Robert Eckard and any client seeking him as an advocate will be well served and fortunate to have him on their side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Eckard for the past 5 years and have always found him to be both professional and honest. I have witnessed Mr. Eckard in court on numerous occasions and he is always aggressive, yet professional, as he is fighting for the rights of his clients. I would highly recommend Mr. Eckard to any person needing legal representation in the Tampa Bay area."
Litigation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without a doubt Rob is one of the finest attorneys in the profession. He aggressively pursues cases no matter how complicated or diverse. His additional legal degree of the Masters of Laws (LL.M.) in International Law, provides the experience necessary in handling extremely complex litigation cases Worldwide. Each and every client receives the individual attention and exceptional expertise necessary for superior representation"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Eckard is a consumate professional, is excellently trained, and has vast experience. I've had the privilige of working with him in several cases, and have always been impressed by his ability and work ethic."
Business Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Eckard is an extremly bright lawyer. He is very hard working and pays great attention to detail. I send him all my commercial, contract and business litigation to his firm. He has done an excellant job. His prices are high, but worth every penny. I greatly endorse this very bright lawyer"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Robert Eckard on numerous matters as an expert witness. I have found that he is an extremely thorough, competent, diligent, and prepared lawyer and I highly recommend his legal services."
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Palm Harbor Business Lawyer Robert David Eckard
Robert David Eckard
Business Attorney
Palm Harbor, FL
Licensed for 25 years