From Robert's interview for the Masters of the Courtroom series on

From Robert's interview for the Masters of the Courtroom series on

From Robert's interview for the Masters of the Courtroom series on

From Robert's interview for the Masters of the Courtroom series on

We are uniquely qualified to handle the defense of white collar crime.

As Attorney Robert Eckard is a former State Prosecutor and is a Board Certified expert in Business Litigation by the Florida Bar.

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Palm Harbor White Collar Attorney

In today’s business environment, business and crime often intersect. A legitimate business decision should not result in a criminal indictment. That’s why we at the Law Office of Robert Eckard make it our mission to help clients faced with white collar crimes.


White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes are illegal acts characterized by deception and fraud committed by professionals, like businessmen and government officials or employees. The main elements of white collar crimes are the deceit and concealment involved in pulling it off.

There should also be a violation of trust involved but without the presence of threat or physical violence.

There are many examples of white collar crime. It could be an office secretary diverting company funds into their private accounts, or it could be a local government official making under-the-table deals to get more money out of an office transaction. It can also be as straightforward as taking a bribe, such as money or property, in exchange for services.

Here’s a list of white collar crimes:

  • Crimes of Theft – bankruptcy and insurance fraud, money laundering, identity theft, blackmail, medical crimes, embezzlement, extortion, forgery, Ponzi schemes, accounting, etc.
  • Crimes Against Public Administration – bribery, official misconduct, obstruction of justice, perjury.
  • Regulatory Offenses – unfair trade practices, tax evasion, campaign and election-related crime, environmental, labor, and manufacturing violations.

White Collar Crime Punishment

White collar crime punishments can vary depending on the severity of the crime. This may include fines and probation, and/or may even include jail sentences.

Typically, victims of white collar crimes can be awarded restitution or compensation for losses incurred because of the crime.

Legal Representation 

A Palm Harbor White-Collar Crime Attorney can help in your defense if you ever find yourself faced with a white collar crime lawsuit. A Florida White-Collar Crime Attorney from Robert Eckard Law has the knowledge and experience handling federal court-level crimes, such as white collar crimes.

The sooner you consult with us, the better we can prepare and help with your defense. Give us a call today to get started.


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Drew Patterson is an exceptional, multifaceted attorney. He continually strives to understand the intricacies of our business and produce results. He is highly recommended.

I dealt with Drew on a business lawsuit and he did a hell of a job, being very thorough and winning the case for me. He also recommended me a very good thorough lawyer for a different lawsuit and I'm very pleased with everything that Drew has done not only in the one case but his referrals as well. Would definitely recommend and refer friends to him.

I cannot express enough the immediate efforts of Drew to solve the problem at hand was something you don't see often nowadays. Drew was able to completely prevent something from happening that would have changed the course of my life. If anyone wants a lawyer that makes you feel like you are his number 1 priority hire Drew!!!! Definitely recommending him to anyone that is in need of legal counsel.

Great to work with and Very effective! Many Thanks to attorney Drew Patterson, who handled a business lawsuit for me in a very professional and timely manner resulting in the case being dismissed. In my opinion, Drew was very knowledgeable, asked pertinent questions, explained things easily and understandably, and was a pleasure to work with. He gets it done! If I need an attorney again, Drew will be the first one I call. Additionally, the staff at Robert Eckard & Associates were always courteous and helpful.

Thank you for all you did for me during this difficult time I couldn’t ask for a better team of lawyers even when I was lamenting the speed of things, you guys are professional, tenacious, and know your sh-t!.

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