Robin A. Blanton

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Biography

Robin A. Blanton, a third generation Floridian, has been a civil trial lawyer in Vero Beach, FL for over thirty years. He has enjoyed law practice both as a founding member of a large law firm, single practitioner and now Of Counsel with the law firm of Block & Scarpa. Mr. Blanton's civil trial practice includes injury and wrongful death claims, business/commercial litigation, and products liability. He is also an insurance dispute attorney as well as a business disputes attorney. Mr. Blanton enjoys an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Blanton is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer since 1988. He is a member and past President of the Palm Beach Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. This is an invitation only organization of experienced jury trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional litigation skills. He is also a Charter Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Mr. Blanton received his undergraduate degree from Stetson University in 1973 and his law degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1977.

He is admitted to the Florida Bar, the trial bar of the United States Southern District of Florida, the United States District Court of Florida - Middle District, the United States Circuit Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Blanton has served both local and state bar associations and is a past President of the Indian River County Bar Association. He has been a member of the Grievance committee for the 19th Judicial Circuit, and he has been a recipient of the Pro Bono Service Award for Indian River County. He has served as a member of the Florida Bar Association's Committee on Professionalism.

Mr. Blanton is also committed to serving the community through his civic associations. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast and has served as past Chairman of that board.

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida
    • J.D. - 1977
  • Stetson University, Florida
    • B.A. - 1973

Practice Areas

  • Civil Trial

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Honors

  • AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006, 2020-2021

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Stetson University National Alumni Association, President, 2000 to 2002
  • Stetson University Board of Trustees, Member, 2000 to 2002
  • Past President, Methodist Men's Fellowship, First United Methodist Church, Vero Beach, Florida
  • Past Member, Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, First United Methodist Church, Vero Beach, Florida
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Indian River County Blood Bank
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Kiwanis Club/Treasure Coast, Vero Beach, Florida
  • Past Chairman, Board of Trustees, Community Church of Vero Beach

Representative Cases

  • Town of Indian River Shores v. Coll, 378 So.2d 53, 1979, Fla. 4th DCA, 1979139303
  • Ron Burton Inc. v Villwock, 477 So.2d 596, 1985, Fla. 4th DCA , 1985142177
  • Darby v. Sheffer, 458 So.2d 862, 1984, Fla. 4th DCA, 1984154557
  • Burger King v. Rudge, 630 So.2d 632, 1994, Fla. 4th DCA, 1994026265

Certified Legal Specialties 

  • Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer since 1988
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Mediator since 1988

Professional Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member, Rank of Advocate
  • Palm Beach Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates, Past President
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Charter Fellow
  • The Florida Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, past Member
  • The Florida Bar Association, Public Utilities Law Committee, past Member
  • Indian River County Bar Association, Member, Past President
  • 19th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, past Member