ROBERT J. STOVASH

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ROBERT J. STOVASH

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For more than three decades, Bob Stovash has served as statewide litigation counsel for individual and corporate clients handling complex state and federal banking litigation, business and corporate litigation, real estate litigation, employment litigation, and construction litigation matters. His success in resolving matters, both pre-suit and in court, is attributable to his ability to leverage the strengths of his clients’ claims or defenses while developing case specific strategies to expose the legal weaknesses of his adversaries. When a comprehensive pre-trial strategy is needed, Mr. Stovash efficiently utilizes discovery and motion practice to build his client’s case. At trial, he is an aggressive courtroom advocate. In addition to his trial practice, Mr. Stovash maintains a civil appellate practice. His appellate practice focuses on business-related appeals in the state and federal appellate courts.

Beginning in November of 2022, Mr. Stovash launched the firm’s new Mediation Practice. Bob is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Mediator. Because of his extensive litigation experience, Mr. Stovash is engaged by litigants and their attorneys to facilitate resolutions of their legal disputes through the mediation process statewide.

Bob Stovash also serves as outside counsel for select small and medium companies, helping navigate business law issues that arise in their daily business operations.  Using the team at Stovash, Case & Tingley, as well as attorneys in other firms with specific areas of expertise, Mr. Stovash manages his clients’ legal work to efficiently resolve matters through one point of contact.

Mr. Stovash is an “AV” rated attorney, the highest rating achievable for legal ability and ethics by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is the facilitator of the peer review process that rates attorneys. The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary.* Mr. Stovash’s career includes recognition for outstanding pro bono legal service, selection in 2010 as one of Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite, selection as one of America’s Most Honored Professionals in 2016, and being named as one of the Orlando Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 in the Central Florida community.

Throughout his career, Mr. Stovash has served in leadership positions on the boards of community, government, and charitable organizations, including serving as the Chairman and a Commissioner on the Orange County Florida Planning and Zoning Commission and Local Planning Agency, Chair and a Board Member of the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce Small Business Board, and Chair and a Board Member of Michelee Puppets, Inc. Mr. Stovash is a graduate of Leadership Orlando and is participating in the current class of Leadership Winter Park.

 

Education

Juris Doctorate, Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1988
Bachelor of Arts, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1985

Courts of Admission

  • The Florida Bar – All State Courts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

*Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.  The ratings “CV,” “BV” and “AV” are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.