Robert D. Eckard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Palm Harbor, FL

Law Office of Robert Eckard & Associates, PA
 | 3110 Alt. US. Highway 19 N., Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Phone: 7277721941
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (50%)
Attorney Profile

Robert D. Eckard is the founding and managing partner for The Law Office of Robert Eckard & Associates, P.A., which he founded in 2000 in order to provide high-quality legal representation to Tampa-area residents. His experience includes over 40 jury trials and 100 bench trials, and he employs his knowledge and litigation skills to fight for positive outcomes for his clients in Tampa and throughout Florida in cases pertaining to the following:

·         Business litigation

·         Criminal defense

·         White collar crime

·         DUI

·         Immigration

·         International law

·         Bankruptcy

·         Foreclosure

·         Securities Litigation

A graduate of Stetson University College of Law, he was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1999. Before he started his own firm, he worked for the Office of the State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit. He has permission to try cases before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the Florida Supreme Court, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Tax Court.

Attorney Eckard is a board-certified business litigation lawyer, a distinction granted by The Florida Bar to fewer than 300 attorneys across the state. He has dedicated a significant amount of time to a nonprofit organization focused on legal matters related to Cuban-American trade. He is also dedicated to his community, as seen by his various memberships and associations, including providing regular instruction at the Stetson University College of Law.

He has litigated cases against various government entities and has defended clients in state and federal courts across the country. In recognition of his continued success, he has received a “Superb” rating of 10 out of 10 from Avvo.  Attorney Eckard also handles international business and criminal cases, expecially those in Colombia and Cuba.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (50%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Criminal Defense (50%): Arrest & Arraignment, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Tax Evasion, Theft

Focus Areas

Business Litigation: Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Tax Evasion, Theft


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Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board Certified

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  • About Robert Eckard

    Admitted: 1999, Florida

    Professional Webpage:

    Honors and Awards:

    • LL.M. Award for Alumini Distinction in International Law, Stetson College of Law, 2017
    • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite in Commercial Litigation in 2014, 2015 and 2016

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified in Business Litigation by the Florida Bar

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Washignton D.C. Bar, 2014
    • Florida, 1999
    • Florida Federal Court - pro hac vice
    • Eastern District of New York Federal Court - pro hac vice
    • Pro Hac Vice - State of California
    • Barney Masterson Inns of Court, Master Barrister
    • Hillsborough Bar Association, Member
    • Clearwater Bar Association, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
    • United States Tax Court
    • United States Supreme Court
    • United States Court of International Trade
    • Florida Supreme Court
    • United States District Court for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
    • Washington, D.C.

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • ABA military Pro Bono Project, 2015
    • US/Cuba Legal Forum

    Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

    • “Do Not Pass go: Travel to Cuba and Go To Jail”
    • “Protecting and Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in Developing Countries with a Special Comparative Study on Cuban Intellectual Property Laws”
    • “Doing Business in Cuba, Now and Post-Embargo”

    Educational Background:

    • LL.M. In International Law and Business (Stetson University College of Law), 2003
    • Juris Doctor with Honors (Stetson University College of Law), 1998
    • Masters of Arts (University of South Florida), 1991
    • Bachelor of Science (University of South Florida), 1990
    Office Location for Robert D. Eckard

    3110 Alt. US. Highway 19 N.
    Palm Harbor, FL 34683

    Phone: 7277721941


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    Last Updated: 9/28/2017

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