Robert Stines
~Florida Cyber Lawyer

I am a litigation attorney focused on electronic discovery, data protection, privacy, digital forensics and cybersecurity.

A partner at Freeborn & Peters LLP, I have litigated contract disputes, products liability claims, legal malpractice lawsuits, unfair trade practices, employment agreements, shareholder disputes, restrictive covenants, healthcare matters, insurance professional malpractice, and business torts. 

A former military intelligence analyst in the Unites States Army, I served from 2003 to 2007. A true "renaissance man," I have a background in the creative arts industry and a bachelors of fine arts from New York University.  My juris doctor is from Stetson University College of Law.  I am also a certified information privacy professional, and pursuing a Masters of Science in Cybersecurity with a focus on digital forensics from University of South Florida. I also have a Black-Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and have competed internationally.

I'm fascinated with emerging technologies and how the law will react to or impact society's journey into the cyber/digital age. With advances such as artificial intelligence and the internet of things, there is little doubt that technology will push the world into a digital revolution.   

Some of my personal accomplishments include:


  • Florida Super Lawyers - Rising Stars (2014-2019)

  • Tampa Magazine - Top Lawyers 2018

  • Tampa Bay Business Journal - Up & Comers (2014)

  • United States Army Achievement Medal

  • United States Army Commendation Medal

This blog expresses my opinions and does not necessarily reflect the views of my firm, my clients, or any of their respective affiliates. This blog is for general information purposes and is not intended to be and should not be taken as legal advice.  If you need legal advice, call me ;-)