Robert J. Powell

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Pensacola, Florida

Moorhead Law Group PLLC
Robert J. Powell
Moorhead Law Group PLLC

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Bankruptcy; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 2009

Education: Florida State University College of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

Moorhead Law Group PLLC

127 Palafox Place
Suite 200
Pensacola, FL 32502 Visit website


Robert Powell is a partner at Moorhead Law Group in Pensacola, Florida where he serves as the litigation practice group leader. He concentrates his practice on matters involving commercial litigation and business disputes, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, real estate litigation, probate and trust litigation and corporate windup or dissolution. His broad-based litigation practice now entails a client list that includes publicly-traded companies, small business owners, insurers, hoteliers, developers, brokers, commercial landlords, and individuals. He is admitted to practice in Florida and Alabama.


Practice areas

Business Litigation, Bankruptcy: Business

Focus areas

Bankruptcy Law

  • 50% Business Litigation
  • 50% Bankruptcy: Business

First Admitted: 2009, Florida

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • April 2021 – Florida Adopts Federal Summary Judgment Standard
  • December 2013 – Asset Protection Essentials related to Florida Homestead Exemption, Estate Planning Council of the Emerald Coast
  • June 2014 – Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Law, Presentation to Regions Bank Special Assets and Retail Operations Personnel
  • May 2018 – Social Media and Bankruptcy Litigation, Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference
  • September 2019 – Presentation of Case Law Update, Northern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association Annual Seminar
  • March 2020 – “But we have a contract! COVID-19 & the Force Majeure Clause”, co-author of article summarizing force majeure provisions and the pandemic
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Paletti v. Cromer, 326 So. 3d 109 (Fla. 1st DCA 2021)
  • Weimorts v. Shockley, 4 So. 3d 386 (Fla. 1st DCA 2010)
  • Robinson v. Fisher-Brown Bottrell Insurance Co., 102 So. 3d 774 (Fla. 1st DCA 2012)
  • Hull v. Byrom, 75 So. 3d 427 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011)
  • HMA Santa Rosa Medical Center, LLC v. Baillie, 119 So. 3d 1250 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013)
  • Hancock Bank v. Boyd Brothers, Inc., 2011 WL 2224831 (N.D. Fla. 2011)
  • Hardman v. Beach Community Bank, 147 So. 3d 984 (Fla. 1st DCA 2014)
  • Greiff v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 145 So. 3d 834 (Fla. 1st DCA 2014)
  • Beach Community Bank v. St. Paul Mercury Insurance, Co., 635 F.3d 1190 (11th Cir. 2011)
  • Ray v. Huckaby, 200 So.3d 65 (1st DCA 2016)
  • Hawkins v. Advanced Enterprises of Northwest Florida, Inc., 199 So. 3d 2016 (Fla. 1st DCA 2016)
  • Tarantola v. Henghold, 233 So. 3d 508 (Fla. 1st DCA 2017)
  • Mielke v. Deutsche National Bank, 264 So. 3d 249 (Fla. 1st DCA 2019)
  • Cleveland v. Crown Financial, LLC, 212 So. 3d 1065 (Fla. 1st DCA 2017)
  • Cleveland v. Crown Financial, LLC, 183 So. 3d 1206 (Fla. 1st DCA 2016)
  • SE Property Holdings v. Blue Mountain Beach Master Owners Association, Inc., 221 So. 3d 615 (Fla. 1st DCA 2016)
  • Union State Bank v. Barnes, 299 So. 3d 1034 (Fla. 1st DCA 2020)
  • Global Lab Partners, LLC v. Patroni Enterprises, LLC, 327 So. 3d 453 (Fla. 1st DCA 2021)
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • General Counsel to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida
  • Pensacola Young Professionals, Former Member
  • Florida Bar Appellate Law Section, Member
  • Florida Bar Business Law Section, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Past-President
  • Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association, Former Executive Council Member
  • Northern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association, Past-President and Former Board Member
  • General Counsel to Canopy of Hope and Pensacola Dream Center, rehabilitation agency assisting human-trafficking victims
  • Emerald Coast Legal Aid, Past President and current member of Board of Trustees
  • General Counsel to Pensacola Habitat for Humanity
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Independent News Rising Star 2011
  • Order of Barristers
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite Up and Coming
  • AV Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • US News – Best Law Firms 2020 – Member of Team Recognized as Metropolitan Tier 1 firm in Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • All Florida State Courts
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • All Alabama State Courts
Educational Background:
  • B.S.B.A., University of Florida, with honors

Office location for Robert J. Powell

127 Palafox Place
Suite 200
Pensacola, FL 32502

Phone: 850-202-8522


3 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

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