Robert N. Heath, Jr.

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Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Pensacola, FL

Robert N. Heath, P.A.
 | 423 North Baylen Street, Pensacola, FL 32501-3901
Phone: 850-502-2117
Fax: 850-466-3933
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of his own Pensacola, Florida-based firm, attorney Robert N. Heath is a seasoned trial lawyer who focuses primarily on providing aggressive representation to individuals in the Pensacola community and throughout northwestern Florida in cases against debt collectors, credit card companies, banks, mortgage companies and insurance companies. For more than three decades, Mr. Heath has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to consumers who have been victimized by big businesses. He also represents plaintiffs in personal injury cases.

Mr. Heath has been recognized by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education as a board certified civil trial attorney, and he is additionally certified by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification. As a Florida Supreme Court-certified mediator who sits on multiple national arbitration panels, he also provides alternative dispute resolution services and arbitrates in civil and commercial disputes.

In 1978, Mr. Heath graduated from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, with a bachelor's degree. He then went on to obtain his law degree from the Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee in 1981. Before entering private practice in 1983, he worked as an assistant state attorney. In the years since, his commitment to seeking justice for his clients has earned him Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer-reviewed rating of AV-Preeminent*.

Mr. Heath is licensed to practice before the state courts of Florida, the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and he is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Alternative Dispute Resolution (70%): Arbitration, Mediation

Personal Injury - General (30%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Arbitration, Mediation, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About Robert Heath, Jr.

Admitted: 1981, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.pensacoladebtdefense.com/Attorney/Robert-N-Heath....

Honors/Awards:

  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • Fellow, Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Selected as one of only three lawyers in Northwest Florida as Florida Trend's Legal Elite in the field of personal injury trial law., Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2009

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, The Florida Bar; Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy; Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Mediator.
  • Registered Mediator, Alabama Center For Dispute Resolution, 2018
  • Board Certified Civil Practice Advocate, National Board of Trail Advocacy, 2012
  • Florida Certified Circuit Mediator, 1994

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1986
  • Insurance Task Force, Florida Justice Association, 2001 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988
  • Florida, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1986

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $3.2 million verdict against Nationwide Insurance Company in Collier County, Florida in a personal injury case., 2005

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Court Appointed Special Master in class action arising from the explosion of the Escambia County, Florida Jail. Appointed to assist over 200 pro se claimants in perfecting claims as members of the class under the Settlement Agreement., 2016
  • Appeals Panelist for Deepwater Horizon Economic Loss Settlement, the largest class action settlement in U.S. history. One of 13 panelists nationwide hearing appeals from claims awards arizing from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. Personally authored over 1,200 opinions in claims totaling over $425 million., 2012

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Educational Background:

  • Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, B.A., 1978
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Office Location for Robert N. Heath, Jr.

423 North Baylen Street
Pensacola, FL 32501-3901

Phone: 850-502-2117

Fax: 850-466-3933

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Last Updated: 4/29/2019

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