Gail M. Abercrombie
Mahlon H. Barlow
Robert L. Chapman
Melissa A. Giasi
R.J. Haughey
Ed Kuchinski
Ali Mirghahari
Neal A. Sivyer
Jacqueline Taylor
Steve Walker
David Watson
Paul Watson

The Attorneys

ROBERT L.
CHAPMAN
Commercial Litigation
Real Estate Transactions
Business Law
Construction Law
Lending Law and Creditor’s Rights

Robert Chapman’s practice focuses on real estate transactions and commercial litigation, including matters involving commercial lending, creditors’ rights, construction disputes, contracts, commercial landlord/tenant actions, land use matters, condominium owners’ association matters, business and owner disputes, as well as general civil matters at the trial and appellate levels involving individuals, small businesses and large corporations. Robert is admitted to practice in Florida, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professional and Civic Activities:
  • The Florida Bar
  • Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2013
  • Barney Masterson Inn of Court, Executive Committee Member, 2011-2012
  • Community Law Program Volunteer Attorney
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Real Property and Probate Division
  • Volunteer Moot Court coach at Stetson University College of Law
  • First Tee of Tampa Bay Board, Member
  • Cristo Rey Highschool Tampa Board, Member
Honors and Awards:
  • Rising Star by Super Lawyers® 2015-2017; reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys under age 40
  • Florida Supreme Court Pro Bono Service Award, 2011
  • Stetson University College of Law Raphael Steinhardt Award for Character, Leadership and Service to the Community
  • Stetson University College of Law Moot Court Member, Finalist and Honorable Mention Awards for written and oral advocacy
  • VIS International Commercial Arbitration Moot Member, Finalist and Honorable Mention Awards for written and oral advocacy
Education:
  • J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 2008
  • B.A., University of Florida, 2005
Robert rejoined Sivyer, Barlow & Watson, P.A. in 2017 as a partner. He began his career as an associate with Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & Wein, P.A. and later was the managing partner of Chapman Legal Group, P.A. He has lived in the Tampa Bay area for over 30 years. Robert spends his time off increasing his handicap on the golf course and chasing fish in Tampa Bay with his family.