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Robert J. Lancaster

Robert J. Lancaster 
 Florida Bar Board Certified in Civil Trial Law (Emeritus)
Certified circuit civil mediator
certified federal court mediator

Robert J. Lancaster, was born in Syracuse, New York, August 28, 1956.  He received his B. A., cum laude from the University of South Florida in 1978 and his J.D. in 1981 from Stetson University College of Law.

He was admitted to the Florida Bar and the U.S. Federal Court, Middle District in 1982.  He is a  member of The Florida Bar, St. Petersburg Bar Association and a past member of the American Bar Association and Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association.  Selected by peers as a Florida Super Lawyer 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.  Named as one of the top mediators in Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite. AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.

He is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Family and Marriage Counseling Division of  the Juvenile Welfare Board.  He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer (Emeritus) by the Florida Bar, a Certified Circuit Court Mediator, a Certified Federal Court Mediator, and an Arbitrator.  Mr. Lancaster is experienced in serving as lead counsel in medical malpractice, nursing home litigation, product liability, motor vehicle liability and premise liability. He has tried jury trials in the Circuit Courts of Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Hillsborough, Hardee, Lee, Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and Polk counties.  He has also tried jury trials in the Federal District Court, Middle District of Florida.

In July of 2006, Mr. Lancaster was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to the State of Florida Judicial Nominating Commission for the Sixth Judicial Circuit for a term of 4 years.  He is the past Chairman of the JNC.

Mr. Lancaster has presented oral arguments to the Florida Supreme Court and the Second District Court of Appeals. He has also submitted appellate briefs to both courts. He has lectured on court ordered mediation at Stetson University College of Law and at Continuing Legal Education courses in Florida and Ohio.

Mr. Lancaster and his wife, Pat, are the proud parents of seven children, Christopher, Robert, Matthew, Richard, Mary, Alexander and Caroline.


2600 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33713
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