Robert S. Swaine
425 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870-3702
Bob Swaine, practicing out of the Sebring Office, is a partner of the law firm of Swaine & Harris, P.A. Bob is a native of Sebring.
Bob graduated with his Bachelor of Psychology from Florida State University. During his undergraduate studies, Bob did extensive research into neurology and physiological psychology. After completing his Bachelor’s degree, Bob was chosen to be a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and experienced the culture and diversity of life in Melbourne, Australia.
After returning from Australia, Bob attended and graduated Cum Laude from the Florida State University College of Law. While in law school Bob received the Book Award for his achievement in an advanced Torts class, an award largely predicated on Bob’s research and analysis of the Tortious Interference with Estate Planning cause of action.
Bob currently represents a number of public and private clients and serves them in a transactional and litigation capacity on legal matters involving real property, trusts, estate planning, probate and business matters. Bob holds an “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, ranking him at the highest level of professional excellence. In 2009, 2011, 2012, and again in 2013, Bob received the coveted designation of a “Rising Star” from Florida Super Lawyers, a publication recognizing excellence in the legal community. Bob’s designation as a “Rising Star” is only shared by 2.5% of the Florida legal community. In 2011, Bob received the Rising Star Award from the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar and was appointed by Governor Scott to the Tenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.
Bob is active in the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar, where he has served as chair of a number of committees and currently sits on the Executive Committee as Co-Chairman of the Legislative Review Committee. This position has given Bob the opportunity to work with the Section’s lobbyists to draft legislative solutions to current issues facing Floridians. Bob has also served as President of the Highlands County Bar Association and is a member of Phi Delta Phi.
Bob has spent over a decade as an Attorney Advisor for the Highlands County Teen Court and enjoys serving as Deacon and Financial Board member of Grace Bible Church. Bob was recently selected for induction into the Sebring Firemen, Inc. service organization, whose mission is to support youth athletics financially and through service projects. He serves on the United Way of Central Florida Advisory Board for Highlands County and is a director and coach of the TriPower Central Florida Youth Triathlon Team. Bob is also an Eagle Scout and has volunteered as the Den Leader for the Tiger and Wolf Dens for Pack 846 of the Sebring Cub Scouts.
Additionally, for his dedication of teaching children right from wrong and the consequences of violating the law, Bob was awarded the Judge Clifton M. Kelley Award from the Highlands County Bar Association for his commitment to character and legal education.
In his spare time, Bob spends his time with his wife, Jody, and their three children, Madeline, Luke, and Jake. They are avid outdoor sports fans, and enjoy surfing, cycling and swimming.
Bob is licensed to practice in all Florida state courts.