BIOGRAPHY
Honorable Judge Robert A. Hawley

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EDUCATION

  • J.D. Degree: Nova Southeastern University -Shepard Broad Law Center 1987
  • B.A. Degree: Florida Atlantic University 1975
  • A.S. Degree: Palm Beach Community College 1973
  • High School: Forest Hill (West Palm Beach) 1969

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE

  • Indian River County Circuit Juvenile/Dependency/Drug Court/Probate & Guardianship/ Mental Health/CINS‐FINS 2011‐Present
  • Indian River County Circuit Criminal Division – 2009‐2010
  • Indian River County Circuit Civil Div./Probate and Guardianship and Mental Health – 2002‐2008
  • St. Lucie County Circuit Civil Div. - 2000-2002
  • Indian River County Circuit Criminal Div. - 1997-2000
  • Martin County Circuit Family Div. (including Juvenile and Dependency) - 1995-1996
  • Administrative Judge for Circuit Criminal Div. ‐ 1998‐1999
  • Administrative Judge for Circuit Civil Div. - 2000-2001
  • 19th Circuit Appellate Panel - 1997-Present
  • 19th Circuit Mentor Judge - 2000-Present
  • 19th Circuit Judicial Chair Pro Bono Committee - 1996-2009

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

  • Associate/Partner Paxton, Crow, Bragg & Smith, P.A. - 1987-1994
  • 15th Circuit State Attorney’s Office Intern Program - 1987
  • Law Clerk/ Matheson & Deckert, P.A. - 1986

ASSOCIATIONS

  • Florida Conference of Circuit Judges - 1995-Present
  • Florida Bar - 1987-Present
  • Indian River County Bar - 1990-Present
  • St. Lucie County Bar - 2001-Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar - 1987-Present
  • Indian River County Junior Achievement - 1994-1999
  • Martin County Children Services Council - 1995-1996
  • Indian River County Substance Abuse Council - 1998-2000