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Robert Stines

Robert Stines

  • Communications & Internet Law, Legal Malpractice, Business Law
  • Florida
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Robert helps small and medium sized businesses with issues related to cyber/internet law, privacy, cybersecurity, business litigation, and professional liability defense. He assists companies who engage in e-commerce, collect data, use mobile apps, or simply use the internet to perform services.

He has 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.

He handles matters that affect companies and consumers interacting through the Internet, such as online contracts, service and user agreements, social media, cyber-insurance products and e-discovery. His clients cover a broad scope of industries, including retail, banking, entertainment, healthcare, insurance and technology.

Robert is an IAPP US-law certified privacy professional and advises businesses on cyber security and data privacy issues.

In addition to speaking engagements, Robert has written articles analyzing the evolution of cyber law, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies. He also hosts a cyber law blog at

Practice Areas
    Communications & Internet Law
    Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
    Legal Malpractice
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Areas
  • Cyber Law
  • Internet Law
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Experience
Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Mary S. Scriven
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Stetson University College of Law
J.D. (2009) | Law
Honors: magna cum laude
Activities: Law Review
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New York University
BFA (2001) | Theater
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Top Lawyers 2018 - Professional Malpractice Law: Defendants
Tampa Magazine
Rising Stars
Florida Super Lawyers
Army Achievement Medal
United States Army
Army Commendation Medal
United States Army
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar  # 0078447
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American Bar Association
Vice Chair - Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
- Current
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Articles & Publications
What Makes A Cyber Data Breach So Expensive?
Corporate Compliance Insights
‘Privacy’ Doesn’t Equal ‘Security’: The Importance of Knowing the Difference
Corporate Compliance Insights
Professional Liability in Information Technology
IT Business Net
Computer fraud insurance in the cyberage
Thomson Reuters Westlaw Journal Insurance
Cyberclaims and litigation against insurance professionals
Thomson Reuters Westlaw Journal Insurance
Speaking Engagements
The Changing Landscape of Professional Liability, Association for Corporate Growth Tampa Meeting, Tampa
Association for Corporate Growth Tampa
Living in the Cyber-Age: Hackers, Computer Fraud Insurance, and Litigation, Florida Defense Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, Boca Raton
Florida Defense Lawyers Association
Certified Information Privacy Professional - CIPP/US
Internation Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
Websites & Blogs
Freeborn & Peters LLP
Cyber Law Blog | Techlawx
Contact & Map
Freeborn & Peters LLP
201 North Franklin Street
Suite 3550
Tampa, FL 33602
Telephone: (813) 488-2928