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, including national banks, general contractors, and entrepreneurs, handling complex banking litigation, business litigation, employment litigation and construction litigation matters. His success in resolving matters, both pre-suit and through the court system, 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 is able to efficiently utilize discovery and motion practice to build his client’s case. At trial, he is an aggressive courtroom advocate who utilizes his oral advocacy skills to persuade judges and juries alike.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Stovash maintains an civil appellate practice. He brings remarkable diligence to his client’s appellate needs, from analyzing and briefing legal issues to presenting oral arguments to the appellate courts. His appellate practice focuses on business-related appeals in the state and federal appellate courts.
Mr. Stovash also serves in outside general counsel for several medium and small companies, helping navigate corporate, employment and general business law issues that arise in their daily business operations. Using the team at Stovash, Case & Tingley, and well 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 distinguished career has included 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.
Mr. Stovash has served in leadership positions on the boards of many community and charitable organizations, including serving as the Chairman and a Commissioner on the Orange County 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.
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
- 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.