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EXPERIENCE & PRACTICE AREAS

Robert Eckard is the founding partner in this litigation firm. He established the firm in 2000 after leaving the State Attorney’s Office, 6th Judicial Circuit, where he prosecuted both felony and misdemeanor criminal cases and is Board Certified in Business Litigation by the Florida Bar (less than 300 lawyers in the State of Florida are Board Certified in Business Litigation). Rob’s background, training and experience in both business litigation and criminal defense makes him uniquely qualified in handling business crimes. He has tried over 40 jury trials and over 100 bench trials. From 2000-2005 Mr. Eckard handled employment litigation cases.

In the area of civil litigation, Rob has litigated cases against government entities such as the United States Federal Trade Commission, the United States Securities And Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, the Florida Attorney General’s Office, the United States Treasury Office. Rob has also litigated cases involving: Non-Compete AgreementsTrade Secret AgreementsAutomotive Floor Plan AgreementsUnfair Deceptive Trade Practices, Civil RICO, Telemarketing Sales Rule and Do Not Call Violations (TCPA).

In the area of criminal defense, Rob has represented individuals, both targets and witnesses, in state and federal courts in Florida and around the country. His representation has included cases involving, grand jury proceedings, drug related charges, Trading with the Enemy Act, bribery, conspiracy, health care fraud, securities fraud, embezzlement, visa fraud and other white collar crimes and parallel proceedings.

Rob’s past and present clients include a commercial airline, commercial national automobile dealer franchises, commercial trucking company, professional athletes, financial services company, restaurants, private equity lenders, real estate development companies, sports memorabilia company, health/fitness clubs, marketing agency, telemarketing companies (both national and international), national fire and water restoration company, insurance companies and insurance agents, churches, agricultural business’ and an entertainment service company.

BACKGROUND & EDUCATION

Robert Eckard is a native of New York and has been living in Florida for over 30 years. Rob is a 1998 graduate of Stetson University College of Law (honors). He also holds an LL.M. degree in International Law and Business from Stetson University College of Law. Rob was a former 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.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & ADMISSIONS

He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1999 and is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C. and admitted to practice in Texas and before the United States District Court for the Middle, Northern and Southern District of Florida, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Florida Supreme Court, the United States Court of International Trade, the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Tax Court.

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

Rob has been nominated to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite in Commercial Litigation in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2022.

In 2015, Rob was appointed by the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners to the Pasco County Charter Advisory Board.

From 2017-2019, Rob served on the Florida Bar’s 6th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee.

Rob was selected as a Super Lawyer for excellence in practice. Only 5 percent of the attorneys in Florida are selected to Super Lawyers in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Our Testimonials

What Our Clients Say

In a time when I felt the world against me, I felt protected, safe, and vindicated due to the services that Robert Eckard provided... I am eternally grateful. you fought for me when people made malicious and false accusations and felt truly protected. As a mother of three knowing you were there to keep me safe helped me sleep at night. From my whole heart thank you for everything you do!

“Rob, thank you so much! You have been tremendously helpful, and I am grateful for you. Thank you for being here for me.”

If you need a determined, hard-working and take no prisoners kind of lawyer, Drew is the BEST! The team here, from reception to the legal team..everyone is super personable, empathetic, and extremely good at what they do! Could not have asked for a better leal team to help us with our case!

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Attorney Robert D. Eckard and his staff for your legal advice, time, and effort helping me in this matter. When I reached out to Atty. Eckard for a consultation; I expected a little advice, but besides waiving my consultation fee; they went the extra mile and did more than enough to help me. I was impressed by your communication skills, the most professional guidance with great information and care in explaining everything I should know about my rights.

Drew was excellent. Did what we needed to do. Was very professional and is a class act.

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