Robert J. Hauser

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Top Rated Appellate Attorney in West Palm Beach, FL

Pankauski Hauser Lazarus PLLC
 | 415 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-855-0088
Fax: 561-805-8701
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate (80%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
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    A partner at Pankauski Hauser PLLC in West Palm Beach, Florida, Robert J. Hauser handles a variety of litigation matters at both the trial and appellate levels for his clients in Palm Beach County. In addition to appellate matters in virtually any area of substantive law, his trial practice includes business litigation and trust, estate, and probate disputes.  Mr. Hauser has been certified as a specialist in appellate practice by The Florida Bar since 2009.

    After graduating from Duke University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in public policy studies, Mr. Hauser attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1995. After law school, he spent a year as a research assistant with the Florida Third District Court of Appeal and then joined a West Palm Beach boutique litigation firm, where he was a shareholder until joining his present firm (today, Pankauski Hauser Lazarus PLLC) in 2014. Admitted to practice in Florida, Mr. Hauser is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. Held in high regard by his fellow professionals, Mr. Hauser has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.  In 2019, Mr. Hauser was selected to appear in the 26th edition of The Best Lawyers in America, for his work in the field of Appellate Practice. 

    A former chairman of the Appellate Practice Certification Committee of The Florida Bar, Mr. Hauser is a member of a variety of legal organizations, including the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar, and the Fourth District Court of Appeal Historical Society. 

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 80%Appellate
    • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Appeals

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2009

    Certificates and Credentials

    Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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    About Robert Hauser

    Admitted: 1995, Florida

    Professional Webpage: http://www.pankauskilawfirm.com/attorneys/robert-hauser/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Appellate Practice, 26th edition, 2020, The Best Lawyers in America - 26th ed. - Appellate Practice, Best Lawyers, 2019
    • Pro Bono Award, Appellate Law, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc., 2016
    • Selected as a 2012 Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation , Top Rated Lawyer, LexisNexis / Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, 2012
    • AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell
    • Florida's Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2011
    • Top Up and  Comer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2009 - 2010, Top Up and Comer, South Florida Legal Guide
    • Top Lawyer (2012 - present), Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2012
    • Top-Rated Lawyer, Top-Rated Lawyer, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™, 2013

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certification in Appellate Practice by The Florida Bar, 2009
    • Board Re-Certification in Appellate Practice by Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, 2019
    • Board Re-Certification in Appellate Practice by The Florida Bar , 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Chair, Florida Bar Appellate Practice Certification Committee, 2014-2015
    • Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2019
    • The Florida Bar Appellate Courts Rules Committee, 2008-2011
    • The Florida Bar , 1995
    • Vice Chair, Appellate Practice Committee, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2008-2009
    • Supreme Court of the United States
    • Member, Florida Bar Appellate Practice Certification Committee, 2011
    • Board Member, Florida Fourth DCA 50th Anniversary Committee / Historical Society
    • Member, Appellate Courts Rules Committee of The Florida Bar, 2008
    • Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association
    • Vice-Chair, Florida Bar Appellate Practice Certification Committee, 2013-2014
    • Chair, Appellate Practice Committee, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2009-2010
    • U.S Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
    • Appellate Practice Section, The Florida Bar
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board, Fourth District Court of Appeal Historical Society 

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Co-Author, An Unsettling Outcome: Why the Florida Supreme Court was Wrong to Ban All Settlement Evidence in Saleeby v. Rocky Elson Construction, Inc., 3 So. 3d 1078 (Fla. 2009)
    • University of Florida Journal of Law & Public Policy, Vol. 21 No. 3
    • Critique of Saleeby v. Rocky Elson Construction, Inc., 3 So. 3d 1078 (Fla. 2009) and discussion of the interplay between section 90.408, Florida Statutes and section 768.041(3), Florida Statutes

    Educational Background:

    • Duke University, Sanford Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs, Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy Studies, 1991
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    415 South Olive Avenue
    West Palm Beach, FL 33401

    Phone: 561-855-0088

    Fax: 561-805-8701

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