In 1970, Richard Adams, Charles Gray, Gordon Harris and Richard Robinson join their practices to become Gray, Adams, Harris & Robinson P.A.
In January 1990, the firm expands its presence on Florida's Space Coast by merging with Kirschenbaum and Peeples, an established Brevard County firm.
In January 1996, GrayRobinson merges with the Melbourne firm of Nohrr & Nohrr. A few months later, the firm moves its Brevard County headquarters to Melbourne.
In February 1996, the firm continues its statewide expansion, establishing an office in Tallahassee to create a permanent presence in the state capital and further expand the firm's state governmental practice.
In August 2000, the firm adds more depth to its capabilities and experience in the state's capital by adding six additional attorneys to the Tallahassee office.
Expanding into the Tampa market in September 2000, the firm merges with Shackleford, Farrior, Stallings & Evans, a firm with nearly a century of history in Tampa. The merger solidifies the combined firm's presence along the "Interstate 4 Corridor" - a magnet for a number of new companies and industries.
In January 2001, GrayRobinson merges with Lane, Trohn, Bertrand & Vreeland. Formed in 1926, it is one of the largest firms in Lakeland.
In December 2003, GrayRobinson establishes its Key West office.
In August 2004, GrayRobinson opens its office in Naples.
In November 2004, GrayRobinson opens its Jacksonville office.
In June 2005, the firm opens its office in Fort Lauderdale.
In October 2007, the firm continues its strategic expansion across Florida, with the opening of its Miami office.
In January 2013, GrayRobinson opens its Gainesville office, strengthening the firm's Central Florida presence.
In April 2013, the firm strengthens its position in South Florida by announcing its formal partnership with Siemon & Larsen. The firm officially opens the doors to a new GrayRobinson office in Boca Raton.
In November 2013, GrayRobinson announces its acquisition of Hirschhorn & Bieber, P.A., a Miami-based criminal and civil white collar defense law firm. Hirschhorn & Bieber formed on January 1, 2000, and represents clients in criminal and civil white collar defense litigation.
In September 2015 the firm expands across South Florida with the opening of its Fort Myers office.
In May 2016, Dean Cannon's lobbying firm Capitol Insight joins GrayRobinson's Tallahassee office.
By continuing to add key personnel and enhance services in each of its locations, GrayRobinson stays well ahead of the curve in meeting the needs of business and government users of legal services. Today - with its foundation firmly grounded in the community and its vision focused on the future - GrayRobinson continues to be a major player in the state's dynamic growth.
Our mission is to apply our legal skills and expertise in ways that enable our clients to define and achieve their goals. We will do this while honoring and continuing an established tradition of serving our clients and the community through relationships based upon respect, loyalty and integrity.
We are committed to excellence and we recognize that diversity of ideas and experiences is critical to fulfilling our commitment. That commitment is demonstrated in many ways: by our employment practices and policies which ensure equal opportunity and foster a discrimination and harassment free workplace; opportunities for advancement to shareholder for women and minority lawyers; and our active recruiting efforts at law schools. We continuously review our recruiting, hiring, mentoring and training practices and initiatives. Our Diversity Committee, headed by Marlene Quintana, is charged with recommending specific action that may be taken to achieve the Firm’s diversity objectives and goals.
Many members of the Firm participate in leadership roles within organizations that seek to advance and promote diversity in the workplace, including:
Leyza Blanco – Leyza has been recognized in Florida Super Lawyers “Top 50 Women in Florida” since 2013. She currently serves as at large director of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation's Florida Network. She also serves as the Florida Bar Association Business Law Section Diversity & Inclusion Committee vice-chair.
Glenn Cooper – Serves as president and a board member for the Quebec Florida Chamber of Commerce, and is the former chair of the Florida Brazil Partnership for the Florida Chamber of Commerce.
Mayanne Downs – Current president at GrayRobinson. Mayanne has been recognized in Florida Super Lawyers “Top 50 Women in Florida” since 2012, named 2014 Woman of the Year by the Orlando Business Journal and honored with the Rosemary Barkett Outstanding Achievement Award in 2013 from the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers.
Roy Kobert – Served on The Florida Bar Diversity and Inclusion Committee and helped to establish a trial skills program for minority trial lawyers, the first of its kind in Orlando.
Robert Peters – Participated as a Diversity Fellow of The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section in 2015.
Marlene Quintana – Past president of the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) in Miami and former member of the Board of Directors. CABA is one of the largest minority bar associations in the country. Marlene was also selected as the “2014 Florida Most Powerful & Influential Woman Award” recipient by the National Diversity Council, and named to the “50 Influentials List” by HispanicBusiness in 2014.
Sarah Reiner – Past President of the Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers.
Gary Resnick – Member of The Florida Bar’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Grace Yang – Member of the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers since 2000, director of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Tampa Bay since 2012, was named to the 2013 Lawyers of Color inaugural Hot List and named Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2015 BusinessWoman of the Year for Legal Services.
We also have attorneys who are part of the Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association, Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Commercial Real Estate Women, Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Fort Lauderdale Women’s Executive Club, Go Red for Women, Cuban American Bar Association, Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers, Hispanic National Bar Association, Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando, South Palm Beach County Florida Association for Women Lawyers, United Way Women’s Leadership and the Florida Chapter of Women in Public Finance, among other associations that promote diversity in the legal profession.
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
GrayRobinson is a founding member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. The Leadership Council, formed in 2009, is an organization of corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners dedicated to creating a truly diverse legal profession. The Council is committed to eliminating the impediments which preclude minorities and women from having an opportunity to perform, to succeed and to lead. GrayRobinson’s membership and participation in the Council is affirmation of our commitment to diversity in the legal profession.
As a Firm deeply rooted in Florida, we believe in supporting and giving back to the communities in which we live and work each day. Innovative programs like Casual Day for a Cause have begun a tradition where employees have given generously to any number of food distribution centers, homeless shelters, children's homes, animal and wildlife charities, crisis centers, educational programs, programs for the elderly, programs for the disabled or children facing terrible diseases, to name but a few.
Since the Casual Day for a Cause began, our employees have raised over $515,000. In addition, Firm employees select organizations each holiday season to support by delivering toys and household necessities. The Firm also supports a number of organizations throughout the year, including, but not limited to:
In June 2016, following the tragedy at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced the formation of the OneOrlando Fund. GrayRobinson, through employees and a corporate gift, proudly donated over $25,000 to the fund, which provides support to the victims of the tragedy and their families. Members of the Firm continue to play a key role in the administration of the OneOrlando Fund.