Robert Pinkiert, Esq.


Practice Areas

  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Mass Torts
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Trip/Slip and Fall
  • Brain Injury
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Broken Bones
  • Herniated Discs
  • Dog Bites


  • University Of Florida, BA Finance (1984-1988)
  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad College of Law (1988-1991)

Robert S. Pinkiert’s impressive 30+ year career is characterized by his exceptional negotiation skills, dedication to his clients, and substantial contributions to the field of personal injury law. Robert managed and resolved thousands of cases involving serious injuries or death due to automobile accidents, medical malpractice, security negligence, and premises negligence. With a sharp business acumen and deep experience in negligence, insurance, and personal injury cases, he has consistently delivered extraordinary verdicts and settlements for his clients.

Key Career Highlights

Ladler vs. Yow

In a highly publicized case in Lakeland, FL. Robert served as co-counsel for the Ladler family whose lives changed forever because of a drunk driver in a pickup truck. Mario Ladler and his 4-year-old son suffered life-altering injuries. The son will need round-the-clock care for the rest of his life because of the brain damage that he suffered from the accident. The jury awarded $50 million to the Ladler family, the largest civil jury award in Polk County history.

Edwin Mejia and Nelly Mejia vs. Manheim Auctions Government Services

In another highly publicized case, Robert served as co-counsel in the case of Edwin Mejia and Nelly Mejia vs. Manheim Auctions Government Services. Edwin Mejia suffered severe brain damage in a car accident, necessitating lifelong care. The legal team secured the largest verdict in state history for an automobile accident case, winning a $23.5 million damage award.

The Estate of Bobby Kent v. Puccio, et al.

Robert first gained significant recognition through his role in The Estate of Bobby Kent v. Puccio, et al., a landmark case in 1993. This high-profile case involved the murder of a South Florida teenager, Bobby Kent, by his friends. Robert represented Kent’s family in a civil lawsuit against the parents of the teenage perpetrators, attempting to assign responsibility to them for their children’s criminal actions.

Licenses and Associations

Robert is licensed to practice law in the Circuit Courts throughout the State of Florida, as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.

He has been actively involved in the following professional and community organizations:

• Executive Board Member and Past President, Ramat Shalom Beth Israel
• Association of Florida Trial Lawyers
• Broward County Trial Lawyers Association
• Former Board of Directors, Nova Southeastern Law School Alumni
• Former Member of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Young Leadership Division

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