Robert L. Webster III
Rob is a board-certified adoption attorney in the firm’s Tampa office whose practice focuses on litigation and appeals arising from contested adoptions, and includes the representation of adoption agencies in termination of parental rights proceedings and adoptive parents in adoption finalization proceedings. Rob also specializes in DCF Interventions, enabling children in the foster care system to be adopted privately.
Rob received a B.A. degree in Government & World Affairs with a minor in Law & Justice from the University of Tampa in 2005, where he graduated magna cum laude and first in his major. Rob was also selected by the Faculty Honors Committee to study European Union Law and The Intelligence Services at New College, Oxford University for the Hilary Term, where he earned the U.S. equivalent of a 4.0 GPA. Rob then received his J.D. with an emphasis in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution from the Chapman University School of Law in Orange County, California, where he was an executive member of the Moot Court Board and won an ABA Moot Court Regional Championship, eventually placing in the top ten nationwide. Rob received book awards in Trial Advocacy and the Appellate Law Clinic and was also the first law student in school history to argue before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit as part of a pro bono clinic.
Rob is on the Board of Directors for the Florida Adoption Council (FAC) and in October 2015, was elected as Vice-President of the organization. Rob also chairs the FAC's Amicus Brief Committee. Rob is a member of the Florida Bar and the Hillsborough County Bar Association, and participates in the Florida Justice Teaching program in Hillsborough County schools.
CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
J.D., Emphasis Certificate in Advocacy & Dispute Resolution, 2008
UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA
B.A., Government and World Affairs, magna cum laude, 2005
Awards & Affiliations
- Board Certified in Adoption Law
- 2016 Board of Directors, Florida Adoption Council (FAC)
- Chairperson, Amicis Brief Committee - Florida Adoption Council
- Member, Florida Bar
- Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association