Mr. Royal has been practicing law in Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough counties for over ten years. Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, he moved to the Tampa Bay area in to attend law school. Prior to moving from Jacksonville, he worked in insurance arbitration.
Mr. Royal has served in the role of Campaign Manager for two elected judicial candidates for Circuit Court and a Pinellas County Commission race.
Mr. Royal has a long history of volunteer service, working with the Boy Scouts of America and many other organizations. He received the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award from Stetson University. He has won several awards for his service to the legal community including the Clearwater Bar Association's President's Award.
Mr. Royal began practicing law with the Law Offices of Thomas J. Donnelly in the areas of Family Law, General Civil Litigation, Probate and Estate Planning.
Mr. Royal has argued before and successfully represented clients in the Second District Court of Appeals.
CREDENTIALS AND ACTIVITIES
Member of the Florida Bar and the
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
Former Board Member and Secretary,
Clearwater Bar Association
Vice-President, Greater Tampa Bay Area Council, B.S.A.
Master Mason, Free and Accepted Masons, Grand Lodge
of Florida, Clearwater Lodge #127
Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta
Board of Trustees, Pinellas County Law Library
Hourly ($275/hour), Fixed (sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit card
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2006||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|President's Award||Clearwater Bar Association||2011|
|William F Blews Pro Bono Service Award||Stetson University||2002|
|Eagle Scout||Boy Scouts of America||1991|
|Campaign Manager||Pinellas County Commission Campaign||2014 - 2014|
|Campaign Manager||Judicial Campaign||2013 - 2014|
|Campaign Manager||Judicial Campaign||2012 - 2012|
|Arbitration Representative||Prudential Insurance Company||1997 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Pinellas County Law Library||Board of Trustees||2011 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida||Attorney Member||2010 - Present|
|Clearwater Bar Association, Probate and Real Property Section||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Florida Bar||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Phi Gamma Delta||N/A||1993 - Present|
|National Eagle Scout Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|Boy Scouts of America, Greater Tampa Bay Area Council||Vice President||1983 - Present|
|Clearwater Bar Association||Secretary||2011 - 2012|
|Clearwater Bar Association||Board of Directors||2010 - 2011|
|Clearwater Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||N/A||2006 - 2011|
|Clearwater Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||2006 - 2016|
|Canakaris American Inn of Court||N/A||2006 - 2016|
|Speed v. Ferris, 39 So.3d 349||Prevailed|
|Hamrock v. Hamrock, 27 So.3d 32||Prevailed|
|Burdine v. Sciarra, 8 So.3d 1138||Prevailed|
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|Stetson University College of Law||N/A||JD||2002|
|High School Speakers Program||Law Day||2013|
|High School Speakers Program||Law Day||2012|
|High School Speakers Program||Law Day||2011|