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Robert L. Switkes was born March 26, 1951.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1973.  He thereafter attended the University of Miami School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1977.  Mr. Switkes was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1977.

From 1976 through 1977 Mr. Switkes was a legal intern with the Dade County Public Defender’s Office.  From 1977 through 1978, Mr. Switkes was a law clerk for the Honorable William Hoeveler at the Firm of Knight, Peter, Hoeveler, Pickle, Niemoeller & Flynn.  From 1978 through 1979, Mr. Switkes was employed as a litigation associate with the firm of Goodhart & Rosner.  While at the firm of Goodhart & Rosner, Mr. Switkes’ duties constituted primarily of trial work in the defense of personal injury matters.  From 1979 through 1980, Mr. Switkes was a litigation associate with the firm of Schwarz & Schiffrin, where his duties consisted of trial work, representing Plaintiffs and Defendants in the areas of personal injury and commercial litigation.

In 1980, Mr. Switkes began acting through his own professional association known as Robert L. Switkes, P.A.  During that time, he continued to represent both Plaintiffs and Defendants in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, insurance and commercial litigation.

In 1982, Robert L. Switkes & Associates, P.A. was established.  Mr. Switkes represents both Plaintiffs and Defendants in the areas of construction litigation, civil rights litigation, commercial litigation, entertainment litigation, premises liability, personal injury litigation, wrongful death, products liability, corporate law, governmental and administrative law, insurance litigation, motorcycle litigation, municipal liability, and as well as providing counseling services to individuals and entities prior to the litigation process.

Mr. Switkes is licensed to practice law in all Courts in the State of Florida, the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  Mr. Switkes is former President of the Miami Beach Bar Association, and is a member of the American Bar Association, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, The Florida Bar, and The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Switkes was a faculty member for the American Back Society Spring Symposium, 1988, Orlando, Florida, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Dade County Bar Association, 1983 and 1984, The City of Miami Beach Service and Police Awards in 1992 and Community Service Award from the City of Miami Beach, 1997.

Mr. Switkes is a frequent lecturer and conducts training programs on Civil Rights, Construction litigation, Personal Injury, Constitutional Law, Discrimination and Employment Law for various entities including the City of North Miami, City of Miami Beach, South Shore Hospital and Harley Davidson.

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