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About Bill Robertson

With more than 36 years of experience, Robertson has a lengthy and robust background in focusing on personal injury, wrongful death  and other claims arising from the negligence of others throughout Florida, and has recovered over One Hundred Million Dollars for his clients throughout his career. He was heavily involved in helping Florida businesses and cities fight back after the BP oil spill, securing more than $30 million in damages after filing 115 claims for hotels, real estate firms and other businesses along with the cities of Sarasota and Bradenton Beach. He is also representing the City of Sarasota and the City of Palmetto in lawsuits to recover damages related to the opioid epidemic against major pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors and is assisting veterans in a class action lawsuit against 3M regarding faulty earplugs issued to the military.

A Family Legacy

Bill Robertson is a fifth-generation lawyer (his Great Great Grandfather was the Attorney General of the State of Tennessee) whose family has practiced law in Sarasota since 1925 when his Great Grandfather and grandfather opened the Robertson law firm in 1925. They represented the pioneers of Sarasota and Southwest Florida, including the likes of John and Mable Ringling, and were instrumental in the development of our area and the state of Florida.

“It was always my plan to join my father and grandfather in the practice but unfortunately they passed away before I graduated law school and the firm dissolved.

I started with Kirk Pinkerton PA, Sarasota’s oldest firm in 1984, and was honored to practice with some of the greatest legal minds this community has ever known.  I enjoyed my time with Kirk Pinkerton, including the last 10 or more years as its CEO and am honored to have been a part of that great group.

But it was always my dream to get back to my roots and continue the legacy of the Robertson Law Firm name in Sarasota and southwest Florida.

So it was with great pride that in January of 2020, I opened The Robertson Law Firm, PA to carry on the proud legacy of my family in helping people in their time of need .

At The Robertson Law Firm, Robertson will continue his personal injury and wrongful death practice, representing those who have been injured or killed as a result of others’ negligence.

“My proud family legacy was an integral part of the growth of Sarasota as we know it,” said Robertson. “I look forward to continuing to serve my clients and this community as the Robertson family has proudly done for more than 90 years.”

 

Honors and Awards

 As a professional , it’s the highest honor to be recognized by your peers for your ethics , skills and accomplishments . I am humbled and proud to have received so many peer rated awards :

  • 20 years awarded an AV Preeminent peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell publication . Only 10% of lawyers are AV rated which is the highest peer rating standard that signifies that my peers rank me at the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.
  • 2020 selected among AMERICAS TOP HIGH STAKES LITIGATORS for southern Florida . This award is based upon ” years of exceptional advocacy, litigation success, ethical standards, and extraordinary accomplishments in high stakes legal matters”  Elite recipients of this award throughout the nation now include various past and/or current ABA Presidents, State Bar Association Presidents, National ABOTA Presidents, ABOTA Masters in Trial, International Academy of Trial Lawyers Presidents, AAJ Presidents, and other nationally recognized and revered honorees.
  • 2020 Selected as one of the NATIONAL LAWYERS OF DISTINCTION by the American Lawyer magazine and the New York Times.
  • 2020 selected as one of AMERICAS MOST HONORED LAWYERS by the American registry . This award is limited to 1% of all lawyers in the country.
  • 2018-2020 Selected as a SUPER LAWYER IN FLORIDA , reserved for 5% of lawyers in Florida recognizing excellence in practice .
  • 2020 Selected among the TOP LAWYERS IN FLORIDA by the Tampa Bay Magazine as recognition for excellence and achievements by the legal profession.
  • 2020 selected among the TOP ATTORNEYS IN FLORIDA by the National Registry.
  • 2020 selected as one of the TOP ATTORNEYS IN TAMPA BAY as published in the Tampa Bay Magazine.
  • 2020 selected as an ELITE TOP ATTORNEY IN SARASOTA by SRQ magazine as selected by my peers in the legal field.

Community Involvement

Review our Community News page to view highlights on some of Mr. Robertson’s involvement in the community.

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About Bill Robertson

With more than 36 years of experience, Robertson has a lengthy and robust background in focusing on personal injury, wrongful death  and other claims arising from the negligence of others throughout Florida, and has recovered over One Hundred Million Dollars for his clients throughout his career. He was heavily involved in helping Florida businesses and cities fight back after the BP oil spill, securing more than $30 million in damages after filing 115 claims for hotels, real estate firms and other businesses along with the cities of Sarasota and Bradenton Beach. He is also representing the City of Sarasota and the City of Palmetto in lawsuits to recover damages related to the opioid epidemic against major pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors and is assisting veterans in a class action lawsuit against 3M regarding faulty earplugs issued to the military.

Bill Robertson is a fifth-generation lawyer (his Great Great Grandfather was the Attorney General of the State of Tennessee) whose family has practiced law in Sarasota since 1925 when his Great Grandfather and grandfather opened the Robertson law firm in 1925. They represented the pioneers of Sarasota and Southwest Florida, including the likes of John and Mable Ringling, and were instrumental in the development of our area and the state of Florida.

“It was always my plan to join my father and grandfather in the practice but unfortunately they passed away before I graduated law school and the firm dissolved. I started with Kirk Pinkerton PA, Sarasota’s oldest firm in 1984, and was honored to practice with some of the greatest legal minds this community has ever known.  I enjoyed my time with Kirk Pinkerton, including the last 10 or more years as its CEO and am honored to have been a part of that great group.  

But it was always my dream to get back to my roots and continue the legacy of the Robertson Law Firm name in Sarasota and southwest Florida   . So it was with great pride that in January of 2020, I opened The Robertson Law Firm, PA to carry on the proud legacy of my family in helping people in their time of need .

At The Robertson Law Firm, Robertson will continue his personal injury and wrongful death practice, representing those who have been injured or killed as a result of others’ negligence.

“My proud family legacy was an integral part of the growth of Sarasota as we know it,” said Robertson. “I look forward to continuing to serve my clients and this community as the Robertson family has proudly done for more than 90 years.”

    

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