Robert L. Webster III, Esquire

BIO Title: 
Vice President
BIO Description: 

Law Office of Jeanne T. Tate, P.A.
418 W. Platt Street
Tampa, FL 33606

Robert L. Webster III (“Rob” or “Rob #2” as he is known within the FAC) is an attorney with the Law Offices of Jeanne T. Tate, P.A. whose practice focuses on litigation and appeals arising from contested adoptions, which includes the representation of adoption agencies in termination of parental rights proceedings and adoptive parents in adoption finalization proceedings.  Rob has filed briefs with the Florida appellate courts, the U.S. District Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court, but is most well-known within the FAC for the time Rob Harrell made up a song about him in front of Tony Dungy. 

Rob received a B.A. degree in Government & World Affairs with a minor in Law & Justice from the University of Tampa in 2005, where he graduated magna cum laude and first in his major. Mr. Webster was also selected by the Faculty Honors Committee to study European Union Law and The Intelligence Services at New College, Oxford University for the Hilary Term, where he earned the U.S. equivalent of a 4.0 GPA. Rob then received his J.D. with an emphasis in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution from the Chapman University School of Law in Orange County, California, where he was an executive member of the Moot Court Board and won an ABA Moot Court Regional Championship, eventually placing in the top ten nationwide. Rob was also the first law student in school history to argue before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit as part of a pro bono clinic.

Rob is a member of the Florida Bar, is active with the Hillsborough County Bar Association, and participates in the Florida Justice Teaching program in Hillsborough County schools.  Rob loves all things Tampa Bay sports, especially the Lightning & the Rays, and is an avid collector (and occasional drinker) of bourbon.  Rob is ready, willing, and able to share his love of bourbon with any member of the FAC at the next conference.