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Robert G. Whittel, Esq.

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Toll Free: 866-608-5529
Fax: 352-556-4839

2441 NW 43rd St Unit 5B
Gainesville, Florida 32606

Former Prosecutor Robert Whittel is an experienced trial lawyer. He attributes his success in the courtroom to his experiences outside the courtroom. As Robert always says, "being a trial lawyer requires an ability to be fearless in the face of difficult Judges and Prosecutors, it takes more than law school to be able to successfully fight for a client."

Former Prosecutor Robert Whittel was a Lt. Commander in the United States Navy and an honors graduate from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. The tough discipline, hard work and attention to detail required as a merchant marine prepared Robert well for the demands of being a successful trial lawyer.

After serving several years aboard ships, Robert Whittel was admitted to the University of Florida Law School. Robert excelled in law school graduating with high honors and being named a member of the prestigious Florida Law Review. Based upon his success in law school, Robert Whittel was one of only two americans in his class to be invited and enrolled to study and receive an LLM degree in law from Cambridge University in England.

Before becoming a prosecutor and successfully serving as lead trial attorney on many criminal cases, Robert gained valuable experience defending large corporations in complex litigation and transactions. The experience has prepared him to handle all cases from complex Federal Criminal Cases to DUI and Drug Trafficking cases. Robert Whittel's success in defending his clients is well documented.

Robert Whittel is a former Member of the Board of Directors of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. He is currently a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Robert is licensed to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Florida. He is licensed to practice law in Georgia and Washington D.C.


L.L.M., Cambridge University, 
London, England

J.D., University of Florida
Cum Laude

B.S., Merchant Marine Academy
Cum Laude

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Florida
New York
District of Columbia
United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Florida State Bar Association, Member

Florida Justice Association, Board of Directors

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Previous Experience
  • Assistant State Attorney, State of Florida, 11th Judicial Circuit
  • Associate, King & Spaulding
  • Former Nominee, U.S. House of Representatives, District 5
Awards and Professional Recognition
  • 2013 Florida Trend Magazine
  • AV peer-reviewed rated, Martindale-Hubbell
Client Reviews
This firm was extremely helpful and courteous to deal with. I did not expect to need their services, but was fortunate to find such a great firm. Thank you for your services. E.S.
The staff was very professional and attentive. They answered all my questions and walked me through the process step by step. I was very pleased with the outcome of my case. D.W.
I was in an accident and contacted Mr. Melton to help me. He was very knowledgable and kept me informed every step of the way. Anytime I called the office the staff was helpful and all of my questions were answered quickly. My case was resolved faster than I expected and I am very happy with the results. A.T.
The whole staff at Whittel & Melton was nice and always ready to help. However, I worked mostly with Jason. He demonstrated that he understood what to expect with our case and better that he cared about what was happening. I was very pleased with the outcome of our case. G.S.
I had the experience of working with Jason Melton and what I can say is this, he is honest, and will fight hard for you to ensure you are represented in the best possible manner. While I am not willing to go into specifics about my case, I can tell you that you wont regret working with him. If you need a straight shooter, Jason Melton is worth a look. P.G.