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Scott L. Robbins

Scott L. Robbins

Tampa, Florida
800-483-0216 (Toll free)

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 10 years where he achieved the position of Lead Trial Attorney in the Felony division. Now, as a sole-practitioner with extensive experience in criminal defense and juvenile dependency he has represented thousands of clients in State and Federal court for the past 17 years.

Additionally, Scott L. Robbins, Esquire has a respected and longstanding reputation regarding children’s issues. He serves as an advocate for children as a volunteer Attorney ad Litem in Juvenile Dependency, Juvenile Delinquency and Criminal courts. Also, unlike some family law firms, which focus mostly on aspects of divorce, Scott L. Robbins, Esquire focuses on children and family relationships. His focus is on protecting the stability of children's lives, by securing fair access for parents through parenting plans, securing adequate financial support for children, or obtaining protections from domestic violence.

Areas of Practice

  • State and Federal Criminal Law
  • Drug Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Criminal and Civil Appeals
  • Personal Injury
  • Child Dependency Litigation
  • Child Custody and Adoption

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1994


  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J.D. - June, 1982
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.A. - July, 1977
    • Honors: With Distinction

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association, 1983 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), 1982 - Present
  • Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel, Middle District of Florida

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of the Public Defender, 13th Judicial Circuit- Hillsborough County, Lead Trial Attorney-Felony Division, 1993
  • 13th Judicial Circuit- Hillsborough County, Assistant Public Defender, 1983 - 1993
  • Army Judge Advocate General, Savannah Georgia, Law Clerk, 1981
  • University of Georgia Prosecutorial Clinic, Clark County District Attorney’s Office, Legal Internship, 1980 - 1982

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney Ad Litem, 1994 - Present


  • Spanish

Office Location

Scott L. Robbins, Attorney at Law
607 West Horatio Street
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-258-2909
Toll free: 800-483-0216
Fax: 813-254-6243
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