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About Bob Shearman
- Member of the FL Bar 1986
- US District Court, Middle District of FL 1987; 11th Circuit Court of Appeals 1989
- Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer 1994-present
- Florida Supreme Court Circuit Civil Certified Mediator 2011
- Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator 2015
- Certified Federal Middle District Mediator
- AV rated Martindale Hubbell
- Florida Super Lawyers® since 2011; Best Lawyers in America® (2017-2022), and Naples Illustrated “Top Lawyers”
Bob is an experienced trial attorney with over more than 75 civil jury trials, bench trials, and binding arbitrations in state and federal courts as well as administrative settings. His broad practice included admiralty, personal injury and wrongful death, insurance, civil rights, governmental, employment, business and contract, and real estate nondisclosure claims. He now focuses his practice on mediation and arbitration.
Bob has represented public and private entities with respect to personal injury, wrongful death, constitutional claims, wrongful termination, discrimination, and harassment matters in EEOC, FCHR, DOJ and litigation settings. He has also represented law enforcement agencies and officers and served as Attorney for the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Civil Service Board. Additionally, Bob has handled administrative claims involving real estate professionals and appraisers. He also provided preventative harassment and discrimination training for employers and lectured on law enforcement liability, employment law, real estate, and tort litigation, and has been appointed as a Special Magistrate by courts on multiple occasions.
Bob is deeply rooted in the community, as Board member and former Chair of the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee, Inc. Board of Directors, and served as the 2019 Campaign Co-Chair. He was elected to several terms as president of his homeowners’ association and of the Southwest Florida Seminole Club, where he currently serves on the Board of Directors. Bob is an alumnus of Leadership Lee County, a former Big Brother, and former trustee of the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium. He has organized numerous events to benefit local charities. Additionally, Bob is a past president of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and a former member of the Inns of Court, Calusa Chapter.