Robert Persante

Robert Persante


Persante Zuroweste, P.A.

Recognized since 2013

Clearwater, Florida

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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Martindale Peer Review Rating: A/V Rated 5.0/5.0

AVVO Rating: 10.0/10.0

Florida Legal Elite: 2011, 2013

Florida Super Lawyers: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow: 2013

Education: California Western School of Law, J.D., 1983; University of South Florida, B.A., 1979; Syracuse University 1975-1977; Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College Graduate 2012

Certifications: Certified Circuit Civil Court Mediator; Family Law Mediator, 1995-2004

Memberships: The Florida Bar 1983-present; The Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section, Appellate Section and Real Property and Probate Section; Clearwater Bar Association; Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA); Barney Masterson American Inn of Court (President, 2003-2004; Member, 1999-2006, 2008-2013); Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association; Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College Ranch Club - Los Fundraiseros.

Admissions: Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Colorado; Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; Selected for inclusion in Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite, 2011, 2012, 2013.

Law School Awards: Staff Writer and Notes and Comments Editor, California Western Law Review, 1982-1983; Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Civil Procedure

Chess: U.S. Chess Federation Special Services Award, 2005; Chess Master, U.S. Chess Federation; Life Chess Master, United.States Chess Federation; former President of the Florida Chess Association; Member of the United States Chess Federation Bylaws Committee.

Publications: Author, "Direct Examination of a Business Valuation Expert for Professional Corporations," The Family Law Commentator, Persante and Stahl, Vol. XXI, No. 1, October 1995
Author, "Cross-Examination of a Business Valuation Expert for Professional Corporations," Vol. XXI, No. 2, December 1995

Committees: Committee Member, Media and Communications, 1999
Advisory Board Member, LOMAS, 2000
Florida Bar Grievance Committee, Pinellas County, 6A 2012-present

Location
  • 2555 Enterprise Road, Suite 15
    Clearwater, FL 33763
Education
  • California Western School of Law, J.D., graduated 1983
  • University of South Florida, BA, graduated 1979
Bar Admissions
  • Florida, The Florida Bar
Affiliations
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College - Graduate
  • Litigation Counsel of America - Fellow
  • PIABA - Member
  • The Clearwater Bar Association - Member
  • The Florida Bar - Member
  • The Florida Chess Association - Member
  • The United States Chess Federation - Member
  • The United States Chess Federation Bylaws Committee - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, St. Petersburg (2023)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Awards:
  • Martindale Peer Review Rating: A/V Rated 5.0/5.0
  • AVVO Rating: 10.0/10.0
  • Florida Super Lawyers: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Fellow: Litigation Counsel of America: 2013
  • Staff Writer and Notes and Comments Editor, California Western Law Review, 1982-1983
  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Civil Procedure
  • U.S. Chess Federation Special Services Award, 2005
  • Chess Master, U.S. Chess Federation
  • Life Chess Master, United.States Chess Federation
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite: 2011, 2013

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Publications

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