Robert K. Robinson joined Kirk Pinkerton, P.A. in an of counsel capacity in 2014. He is a Florida native, born in 1964 in Lake Wales. In 1986 he graduated from Stetson University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts and received his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1989 from Mercer University at the Walter F. George School of Law. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1989 and the Georgia Bar in 1990. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Mr. Robinson is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in City, County and Local Government Law.
Mr. Robinson’s primary areas of practice include local government law, land use law, labor and employment law, commercial litigation and appellate practice. Mr. Robinson’s practice is focused in the Sarasota area but he has represented clients from Jacksonville to the Florida Keys.
From 2001-2014, Mr. Robinson served as the City Attorney for North Port, Florida. He, along with other members of the firm, provided general legal services and litigation representation for the City. The firm continues to provide outside legal services to the City under the supervision of the in-house City Attorney.
Mr. Robinson has extensive experience in land use issues, including developments of regional impact, independent and dependent special district law, comprehensive plan amendments, rezoning and special assessments.
Mr. Robinson provides labor and employment law representation to the Sarasota County School Board. He has been involved in numerous arbitrations and administrative hearings on behalf of this and other clients in the field of public labor and employment law. His labor and employment law practice includes collective bargaining, impasse proceedings, grievances, termination, work place discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and general human resource operations.
For 25 years, Mr. Robinson has represented clients in the State and Federal Courts of the State of Florida. He has tried both jury and non-jury cases in commercial matters as well as personal injury torts.
In the field of appellate practice, Mr. Robinson has represented clients before all five Florida District Courts of Appeal, the Florida Supreme Court and has filed and argued over fifty appellate matters with seventeen (17) published decisions.