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Will Robinson was named Best Lawyers in America® 2023 “Lawyer of the Year”

Will C. Robinson receives Best Lawyers in America® 2023 Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year” award in Sarasota metro area.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. Best Lawyers® in America is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal industry. For more than three decades, it has been regarded – by both the profession and the public – as the most credible measure of legal integrity and distinction in the United States. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded as a significant honor conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. The lists of outstanding attorneys are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

Will focuses primarily in the areas of real estate and local government law. He represents individuals, businesses and commercial and residential real estate developers. His practice involves real estate conveyances, permit approvals and leasing. Will also drafts commercial leasing agreements, residential and commercial real estate conveyances, easement agreements and declarations of covenants and restrictions for subdivisions in the residential, commercial and mixed use projects. He has a wide range of knowledge and experience in handling real estate, zoning and development and business transactions. Will is Board Certified in Real Estate Law by The Florida Bar. Will was elected in 2018 and then re-elected in 2020 to represent District 71 in the Florida House of Representatives.


  • AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Recognized as Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America© (2023)
  • 2018 Kent C. Schultz Distinguished Leadership Award
  • Listed as 2015 “People to Watch” by Biz(941)
  • Named 2014 “40 Under 40” by Business Observer
  • Honored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County as one of the 2012 Magnetic Men of Manatee



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