Scott L. Robbins, Esquire, graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with distinction and went on to study law at the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was a Law Clerk for the Army Judge Advocate General and held his legal internship in the University of Georgia Prosecutorial Clinic, Clark County District Attorney’s Office. After graduating law school, he became a member of the Florida and Georgia Bars in 1982. Thereafter, he served as an Assistant Public Defender for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County for over 10 years where he achieved the position of Lead Trial Attorney in the Felony division. During his tenure at the Public Defender’s Office, Mr. Robbins handled a diverse array of criminal cases, including everything from DUI’s and juvenile cases to capital sexual battery and first-degree murder cases. Now, as a private practitioner with extensive experience in criminal defense, he has handled thousands of cases in state and federal court including white collar economic crimes, racketeering cases and complex drug conspiracy cases. Additionally, he is experienced in handling both civil and criminal appeals, and post-conviction relief matters, with notable victories that have helped shape the law.
Throughout his work in private practice, Mr. Robbins has also established a respected and longstanding reputation regarding children’s issues. He is board certified in Juvenile Law, with extensive experience in child dependency matters. He often serves as an advocate for children as a volunteer Attorney ad Litem and also as an Attorney ad Litem for children with special needs. Mr. Robbins devotes his family and child dependency practice to a focus on stabilizing family relationships and protecting the best interests of children through both the representation of children as Guardian ad Litem, and the representation of parents, grandparents and other family members in matters relating to both child dependency and family court. Mr. Robbins is the recipient of the 2017 Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office’s Excellence in Advocacy Award for Children with Special Needs in the 13th Judicial Circuit.