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Robert Alwine

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Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • District of Columbia

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Special Counsel

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Yacht, Maritime and Brokerage
  • Arbitration
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Consumer Litigation

Experience

Mr. Alwine is a trial lawyer who represents plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels.He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation and real estate litigation.  As a former active duty Naval Officer and current reserve officer with United States Navy, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Mr. Alwine also devotes a portion of his practice to national and international maritime law.

Mr. Alwine began his legal career with the United States Navy, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, serving as a prosecutor and defense counsel in Washington, D.C. and Sicily, Italy.  While overseas with the Navy, Mr. Alwine practiced in Sicily, Naples, Sardinia, Germany, and Bahrain.  He has been awarded the American Bar Association Award for Professional Excellence (for attaining highest standing upon graduation from Naval Justice School), the Navy Achievement Medal (twice), the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal (twice), the National Defense Service Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon.  He continues to serve as a reserve officer with the U.S. Navy.  In 2013, he was recognized for his work with civil litigation division of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (Code 14) by being awarded the Rear Admiral Hugh H. Howell, Jr. Award of Excellence (Junior Officer).

Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, TN J.D., May 2000
  • Honors and Activities: Order of the Coif; Vanderbilt Academic Excellence Award; Dean’s List (all semesters); Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Professional Authorities Editor (1999-2000), Editorial Staff (1998-1999)
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA B.A., magna cum laude, 1996
  • Honors and Activities: Four-Year Varsity letter winner

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Professional Activities

  • Florida Bar Association Attorney Grievance Committee 11 “G” (Chair, 2013)
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association

Volunteer Activities

  • American Legion Post 374, Key Biscayne, Florida
  • Kingsland Foundation
  • South Florida Leadership Foundation
  • Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office “Give Something Back” Program

Teaching

  • Instructor (2002-2003), University of Maryland, University Campus
  • Instructor (2002-2003), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University