Criminal Defense Is All We Do – Put Over 100 Years Of Combined Experience On Your Side
Attorneys David Parry, Matthew Kindel and Curtis Crider
Attorney Robert O. Bauer, Jr. | Senior Partner

Robert O. Bauer

  • Senior Partner


Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense


Rob started his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in Pinellas and Pasco County, Florida, in January 1973. In 1975 he formed his own firm specializing in Criminal Defense exclusively. He became Board Certified in Criminal Trial practice in 1990. Since 1975 he has successfully represented hundreds of citizens charged with crimes ranging from homicide to misdemeanor offenses. He has served as a member of State and Local Bar Committees and Local Charity Organizations.

Rob has represented clients who have received national notoriety, including those covered by Court TV. He has been lead counsel for clients throughout Florida, Virginia and California.

Rob is available for consultation on any criminal matter, and is experienced in working with Immigration Attorneys for clients who are not currently U.S. Citizens.


  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 1972
  • Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA
    • B.S. - 1969
    • Honors: With Special Attainments in Commerce
    • Major: Business

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1972

Professional Associations

  • Clearwater Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section; Grievance Committee, Member, 1989 to 1990
  • The Florida Bar, Criminal Law Certification Committee, Member, 1995 to 1997
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Criminal Defense Lawyers of Pinellas County, Member
  • Pinellas County Trial Lawyer Association, Member


  • One of Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers in Criminal Defense, Tampa Bay Magazine

Past Positions

  • State Attorneys Office, Sixth Judicial Circuit, Assistant State Attorney, 1973 to 1975

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Omega Delta Kappa
  • Phi Delta Phi

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Criminal Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education