Robert K. Robinson

Robert K. Robinson: Attorney with Kirk - Pinkerton, P.A.
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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.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use
  • Land Use Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Administrative Hearings and Appeals
  • Employment Law
  • Trust Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Property Tax Appeals

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
941.364.2404  Phone
941-809-7850  Cell Phone
941.364.2490  Fax
University Attended:
Stetson University, B.A., 1986
Law School Attended:
Mercer University, J.D., 1989
Year of First Admission:
1989, U.S. District Court of Middle District Florida; 1994, U.S. Court Appeals For The 11th Circuit; 1990, Georgia Bar; 1989, Florida Bar
Sarasota County Bar Association; The Florida Bar (Member, Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Division, 1996-2000); State Bar of Georgia.
Birth Information:
Lake Wales, Florida, April 20, 1964
Reported Cases:
West Villages Imp. Dist. v. North Port Road and Drainage Dist., 36 So.3d 837(Fla. App. 2 Dist., 2010)
In restate of O'Keefe, 833 So.2d 157(Fla. App. 2 Dist., 2002)
Smith v. Frontier Communications Intern., Inc., 805 So.2d 975 (Fla. App. 2 Dist., 2001)
Bay Village of Sarasota, Inc. v. Department of Community Affairs, 788 So.2d 1018 (Fla. App. 2)
Havill v. Scripps Howard Cable Co., 742 So.2d 210 (Fla., 1998)
Canaveral Port Authority v. Department of Revenue, 690 So.2d 1226 (Fla., 1996)
Jupiter Hotels Ltd. Partnership v. Higgs, 651 So.2d 730 (Fla. App. 3 Dist., 1995)
City of Sarasota v. Mikos, 645 So.2d 417 (Fla., 1994)
Sebring Airport Authority v. McIntyre, 642 So.2d 1072 Fla., 1994)
Mikos v. City of Sarasota, 636 So.2d 83 (Fla. App. 2 Dist., 1994)
City of Sarasota ex rel. Jack Graham, Inc. v. Mikos, 613 So.2d 566 (Fla. App. 2 Dist., 1993)
Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority v. Mikos, 605 So.2d 132 (Fla. App. 2 Dist., 1992)
DeCillis v. Nash, 593 So.2d 1187 (Fla. App. 2 Dist., 1992)
Sarasota County School Board v. Nancy Jones, 2004 WL 1876285 (Fla. Div. Admin. Hrgs. 2004)
Sarasota County School Board v. Mark Cook, 2004 WL 44076 (Fla. Div. Admin. Hrgs. 2004)
Sarasota County School Board v. George H. Lewis, 1999 WL 1486478 (Fla. Div. Admin. Hrgs. 1999)
DeWitt v. School Board of Sarasota County, 799 So.2d 322 (Fla. App. 2 Dist., 2001)
( Board Certified City, County and Local Government Law )
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