Robert F. Stuart Jr.*

Robert F. Stuart Jr.*

Senior Government Affairs Consultant


T 407-843-8880
F 407-244-5690
D 407-244-5606
Orlando 301 East Pine Street Suite 1400 Orlando, Florida 32801

T 850-577-9090
F 850-577-3311
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 that represents much of Orlando and Orange County. This "inside" experience in the halls of our state Capitol give 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 fourteen years in private practice with GrayRobinson, Robert is a senior government affairs consultant 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 in local and state level policymaking stems from his personal experience and from being part of a family steeped in public service. His family consists of a former state senator and city commissioner, a 30-year president of the local chamber of commerce, 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.

* Denotes non-attorney professional  

  • Background

    Robert is a senior government affairs consultant based in our Orlando office. Born and raised in the Orlando area, he 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, was 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.

  • Education
    • University of Florida, B.A. (political science, 2005)
      • Sigma Chi Fraternity, President
  • Professional Associations & Memberships
    • Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists, Member
      • Designated Professional Lobbyist
  • Awards & Recognitions
    • 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
  • Civic
    • GrayRobinson Political Action Committee, Chair
    • First Tee-Central Florida
      • Board of Directors
    • Orlando Economic Partnership, Legislative Affairs Committee, Chair
    • Princeton Elementary PTA, First Vice President, 2015
    • Tiger Bay Club of Orlando
      • President
      • Board Member
      • Treasurer, 2015
    • Florida Citrus Sports, Executive Board Member, 2014-present
    • Leadership West Orange Graduate, Class of 2009
    • Leadership Orlando Graduate, Class 67
    • Central Florida Partnership, Young Professionals Advisory Board, Co-Founder
  • Presentations & Seminars
    • "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
    • “2021 Florida Legislative Session Wrap-Up,” GrayRobinson Webinar, May 18, 2021
    • “2021 Florida Legislative Session Wrap-Up,” Pensacola Chamber of Commerce Webinar, May 18, 2021
    • "GrayRobinson Florida Legislative Session Weekly Roundup," GrayRobinson Webinar, March 12, 2021
    • "2021 Florida Legislative Session Preview," Central Florida Hotel & 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 & 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 & 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
    • "2019 Florida Legislative Review," Orlando Session Wrap Up, May 15, 2019
    • "2019 Florida Legislative Review," Jacksonville Session Wrap Up, May 13, 2019
    • "2018 Florida Legislative Review," Jacksonville Session Wrap Up, April 18, 2018
    • "2018 Florida Legislative Review," Orlando Session Wrap Up, March 29, 2018
    • "Session Overview 2017," Florida Executive Women, June 6, 2017
    • The Florida Bar Environmental & Land Use Law Section Webcast Series, February 23, 2017
    • "2017 Florida Legislative Review," Jacksonville Session Wrap Up, June 8, 2017
    • "2016 Florida Legislative Review," Jacksonville Session Wrap Up, May 18, 2016
    • "2016 Florida Legislative Review," Orlando Session Wrap Up, April 16, 2016
    • "2016 Florida Legislative Review," Fort Lauderdale Session Wrap Up, April 14, 2016
    • "2016 Florida Legislative Review," Tampa Session Wrap Up, April 11, 2016