Robert Scavone Jr.
Robert Scavone Jr. entered the practice of law after working for nearly two decades in the construction industry. He began his legal career as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Barbara Lagoa on Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal and then for the Honorable Adalberto Jordan on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Following his appellate clerkships, Robert practiced as a litigator at two national law firms, where he worked on complex business disputes and employment-related matters.
Prior to joining Florida Appeals, Robert served the people of the State of Florida as an assistant state attorney in Palm Beach County, where he tried misdemeanor and felony cases and argued numerous dispositive and non-dispositive motions. Robert gained valuable experience as a trial lawyer and developed a keen understanding of evidentiary issues, record preservation, and case development.
Robert is the host of Summarily—A Podcast for Busy Lawyers, where he reviews opinions from the Florida appellate courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He also interviews judges, lawyers, and law professors on a wide range of topics.
Robert enjoys mentoring young lawyers and teaching. He taught Florida Constitutional Law and Federal Courts at FIU Law, as well as Constitutional Law at FIU. He is also committed to serving The Florida Bar. He is currently a member of the Code & Rules of Evidence Committee, and he served on the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee for six years.
Robert earned his law degree from Florida International University, graduating cum laude. He was elected President of the Student Bar Association and earned the ALI–ABA Scholarship and Leadership Award, and the G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Scholarship. He was also selected for the Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law Students and interned for Florida Supreme Court Justice Ricky Polston. Robert was elected President of the FIU Law Alumni Association for two consecutive terms. He was presented with the FIU Torch Award (Distinguished Alumni) in 2015.