Robert F. Stuart Jr.*

Robert F. Stuart Jr.*

Senior Government Affairs Advisor


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Orlando 301 East Pine Street Suite 1400 Orlando, Florida 32801

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Tallahassee 301 South Bronough Street Suite 600 Tallahassee, Florida 32301

Robert began his career as a legislative aide to the Florida House of Representatives for a district representing much of Orlando and Orange County. This "inside" experience in the halls of our state Capitol gives him a deep understanding of and a unique perspective on the inner workings of the legislative process and the strategy necessary to be successful in Tallahassee.

Now, more than 15 years in private practice with GrayRobinson, Robert is a senior government affairs advisor and has a leadership role in the strategic direction of the practice, the recruitment of new business, servicing existing firm clients, and building/maintaining strong personal and working relationships with elected officials throughout Florida. While the bulk of his practice is Tallahassee-centric (lobbying the Florida Legislature, Executive Office of the Governor, the Florida Cabinet, and the various state agencies), he also represents clients at the local level throughout the state on matters of procurement and policy. He has significant lobbying experience in the areas of economic development, education, finance and tax, transportation, insurance, alcohol, and local government issues.

Robert and his partners in the government affairs practice leverage the firm’s statewide presence to ensure that elected leaders throughout the state trust the GrayRobinson team and their involvement in the communities that the firm calls home. These relationships serve to both grow the practice and better advocate for their clients.

Robert's familiarity with local and state-level policymaking stems from his personal experience and being part of a family steeped in public service. His family consists of a former state senator and city commissioner, a 30-year local chamber of commerce president, a current elected member of the Orlando City Council, and a recent congressional candidate. This alone gives Robert firsthand knowledge of the work and dedication required to create and implement good public policy.

Robert's lobbying experience includes representing clients of all shapes, sizes, and interests. From public sector clients, such as cities, law enforcement offices, and clerks of courts, to Fortune 500 companies, Robert interacts with every committee and every legislator in Tallahassee regardless of party affiliation.

Born and raised in the Orlando area, Robert is a graduate of Edgewater High School and the University of Florida with a degree in political science. During his time at the University of Florida, he was president of his fraternity, active in student government, and held leadership positions in a number of student-led community service initiatives, raising money for organizations such as the Children's Miracle Network.

* Denotes non-attorney professional  

  • Recognition
    • I-4 Business Magazine, Executive Profile, October 2015
    • Orlando Business Journal, 40 Under 40, 2010
    • Orlando Business Journal, Most Influential Businessmen Nominee, 2010
    • Orlando Business Journal, 10 Businessmen to Watch, 2010
  • Insights
    • “GrayRobinson 2024 Legislative Session Wrap-Up,” Jacksonville, April 3, 2024
    • “GrayRobinson 2024 Legislative Session Wrap-Up,” Orlando, April 2, 2024
    • “GrayRobinson 2024 Legislative Session Wrap-Up,” Tampa, April 2, 2024
    • “GrayRobinson 2023 Legislative Session Wrap-Up,” Jacksonville, June 13, 2023
    • “GrayRobinson 2023 Legislative Session Wrap-Up,” Gainesville, May 24, 2023
    • “GrayRobinson 2023 Legislative Session Wrap-Up,” Tampa, May 23, 2023
    • “GrayRobinson 2023 Legislative Session Wrap-Up,” Orlando, May 16, 2023
    • "Changes in Florida Alcohol Laws Reflect America’s Evolving Alcohol Industry," SpecialtyRetailer, February 27, 2023
    • Legislative Update and Election Analysis, Leadership Seminole, September 9, 2022
    • "2022 Session Wrap-Up," Associated Builders and Contractors - Florida First Coast Chapter, August 26, 2022
    • “GrayRobinson 2022 Legislative Session Wrap-Up,” Orlando, April 20, 2022
    • “GrayRobinson 2022 Legislative Session Wrap-Up,” Tampa, April 19, 2022
    • “GrayRobinson 2022 Legislative Session Wrap-Up,” Jacksonville, April 7, 2022
    • "Legislative Update on Statewide Project Opioid Webinar," February 28, 2022
    • "Legislative Update," Florida Surety Association Quarterly Meeting, November 18, 2021
    • "Florida Legislative Session Wrap-Up," Florida Insurance Trust Conference, October 14, 2021
    • "Florida Legislative Session Wrap-Up," Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida Legislative Planning Conference, July 23, 2021
    • "GrayRobinson 2021 Legislative Session Wrap-Up," Webinar, May 18, 2021
    • "2021 Florida Legislative Session Wrap-Up," Pensacola Chamber of Commerce Webinar, May 18, 2021
    • "GrayRobinson Florida Legislative Session Weekly Roundup," Webinar, March 12, 2021
    • "2021 Florida Legislative Session Preview," Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association Meeting, February 24, 2021
    • "The COVID-19 Overdose Crisis: 2021 Legislative Session," Project Opioid Webinar, February 11, 2021
    • "2021 Legislative Session: COVID-19, Combating Disorder and Cutting the Budget," Leadership Seminole, January 22, 2021
    • "Inside the Winners Circle: Covering Florida's Election Results," November 4, 2020
    • Legislative Update, Florida Insurance Trust Virtual Conference, October 15, 2020
    • GrayRobinson's Community Leader Forum with AdventHealth Central Florida, "Lessons from COVID-19: From Crisis to Innovation in Health Care Transformation," September 30, 2020
    • "2020 Legislative Session Overview and The Path Ahead," Project Opioid, September 18, 2020
    • Legislative Update, Florida Surety Association Quarterly Meeting, September 1, 2020
    • Legislative Update, Seminole County Chamber, September 17, 2020
    • "Who's in and Who's Out?" Post-Election Pop-Up Forum, August 19, 2020
    • "Policy, Politics and Purpose: Leading During a Pandemic," Virtual Community Leader Forum, August 4, 2020
    • Virtual Legislative Update, World Risk Management: A Ballator Company, July 8, 2020
    • 2020 Virtual Legislative Wrap Up, Greater Pensacola Chamber, April 14, 2020
    • 2020 Legislative Session Wrap Up, Oviedo Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce webinar, April 9, 2020
    • Public Risk Management of Florida 2019 Educational Conference, Naples, FL, June 19-21, 2019
    • Pensacola Chamber of Commerce's Gopher Club Meeting, June 2, 2019
    • "GrayRobinson 2019 Legislative Session Wrap-Up," Orlando, May 15, 2019
    • "GrayRobinson 2019 Legislative Session Wrap-Up," Jacksonville, May 13, 2019
    • "GrayRobinson 2018 Legislative Session Wrap-Up" Jacksonville, April 18, 2018
    • "GrayRobinson 2018 Legislative Session Wrap-Up," Orlando, March 29, 2018
  • Media
    • "Florida Legislation To Watch In 2024," Law360, January 1, 2024
    • "Hurricane recovery legislative requests discussed by school board," Sanibel Captiva Islander, December 13, 2022
    • "Hurricane Ian recovery legislative requests discussed by School Board," Lehigh Acres Citizen, December 9, 2022
  • Affiliations
    • Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists, Member
      • Designated Professional Lobbyist
    • Central Florida Partnership, Young Professionals Advisory Board, Co-Founder
    • First Tee-Central Florida, Board of Directors
    • Florida Citrus Sports, Executive Board Member, 2014-present
    • GrayRobinson Political Action Committee, Chair
    • Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando and Osceola County, Board of Directors, 2022
    • Leadership West Orange Graduate, Class of 2009
    • Leadership Orlando Graduate, Class 67
    • Orlando Economic Partnership, Legislative Affairs Committee, Chair
    • Princeton Elementary PTA, First Vice President, 2015
    • Tiger Bay Club of Orlando
      • President
      • Board Member
      • Treasurer, 2015
  • Credentials
    • B.A., University of Florida, political science, 2005
      • Sigma Chi Fraternity, President