Our Firm

GrayRobinson is a multidimensional team of attorneys, advisors, and consultants recognized as one of the most influential firms in Florida. Our nearly 300 professionals partner with successful businesses and enterprising individuals to resolve disputes, anticipate industry shifts, and harness forward momentum. We serve clients nationally from 15 offices across Florida and Washington, D.C. 

  • History

    Grounded by more than 50 years of service and advocacy, we are intimately connected to Florida’s dynamic economy. Our people have helped transform commerce and communities across the Sunshine State, and our growing ecosystem of resources and relationships has expanded to our nation’s capital and beyond. 

    • August 1970: The convergence of legal talent in Orlando, Florida—Charles Gray, Richard Adams, Gordon Harris, and Richard Robinson—formed Gray, Adams, Harris and Robinson P.A., a pivotal moment that laid the foundation for our progress.
    • January 1990: An expansion into Florida's Space Coast through a merger with Kirschenbaum and Peeples established our presence in Brevard County.
    • January 1996: We merged with Nohrr & Nohrr, relocating our Brevard County headquarters to Melbourne and strengthening our ties with the local community.
    • February 1996: Our statewide footprint grew with a new office in Tallahassee, establishing a permanent presence in the state capital and further amplifying our government affairs practice.
    • September 2000: Marked our entry into the Tampa market through a merger with Shackleford, Farrior, Stallings & Evans, fortifying our position along the crucial "I-4 Corridor."
    • January 2001: The merger with Lane, Trohn, Bertrand & Vreeland, a firm founded in 1926, elevated our presence in Lakeland.
    • December 2003: The establishment of our Key West office expanded the reach of GrayRobinson, bringing us to the southernmost point in the continental United States.
    • August 2004: We opened our Naples office, catering to the burgeoning economy in Southwest Florida, particularly in health care, land use, and state and local government law.
    • November 2004: The inauguration of our Jacksonville office, addressing the growing demands of Northeast Florida.
    • June 2005: An expansion with the opening of our Fort Lauderdale office, strategically positioned the firm in the heart of South Florida’s growth.
    • October 2007: Signaling a new chapter, the opening of our Miami office aligned us with market trends and client needs across the state.
    • January 2013: The opening of our Gainesville office in Innovation Square at the University of Florida bolstered our presence in Central Florida and enhanced intellectual property services for tech and healthcare companies.
    • April 2013: Expanded our South Florida footprint with the opening of our Boca Raton office.
    • September 2015: We move further across South Florida, opening our Fort Myers office to cater to the increasing needs of one of Florida’s fastest-growing and innovative cities.
    • May 2016: Dean Cannon’s lobbying firm, Capitol Insight, joined our Tallahassee office, creating an unparalleled network of professional relationships, lobbying proficiency, and legal acumen in Florida’s capital.
    • January 2018: We ventured into West Palm Beach, opening an office to address specific legal needs of clients on the Southeast Florida coast.
    • February 2019: We embraced expansion beyond Florida with the acquisition of Eris Group in Washington, D.C., enhancing our capabilities to offer federal lobbying services and marking a significant milestone in our commitment to serving clients with diverse needs.
  • Mission Statement

    Our mission is to apply our legal, lobbying, and regulatory backgrounds and skills in ways that enable our clients to define and achieve their goals while supporting our communities as a matter of mission as well as passion. We do this while honoring and continuing an established tradition of serving our clients and communities through the cultivation of relationships based upon respect, loyalty, and integrity.

  • Diversity and Inclusion

    At GrayRobinson, we believe leveraging diverse backgrounds – of different cultures, races, ethnicities, orientations, and beliefs – helps us more effectively solve our clients’ most sophisticated legal matters.

    We are committed to increasing our focus on diversity and inclusion first and foremost because it is the right thing to do – but also because we know the benefits it provides to our culture, our clients, and our professionals. Under the leadership of Jenny Sullivan, our Diversity and Inclusion Program aims to increase the recruitment, retention, and development of attorneys and consultants with diverse backgrounds. We are diligently working to:

    • Increase the number of internal leadership positions held by diverse attorneys
    • Ensure diversity is a consideration when staffing client matters
    • Expand our recruiting outreach to place emphasis on diverse candidates
    • Support the education and career development of minority students through an endowed scholarship at the Florida A&M University College of Law (FAMU) and summer associate recruiting at FAMU and the St. Thomas University College of Law
    • Sponsor organizations and programming that promote inclusion and the advancement of attorneys with diverse backgrounds
    • Expand our connections with diverse affinity bar associations around the state

    GrayRobinson is also a founding member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), which is comprised of corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners dedicated to creating a truly diverse legal profession. GrayRobinson President and CEO Dean Cannon signed the LCLD Leader’s Pledge, which states his personal and organizational commitment to our diversity and inclusion efforts as part of the Leaders at the Front movement.

  • Community Commitment

    As a firm deeply rooted in Florida, we believe in supporting and giving back each day to the communities where we live and work. Innovative programs like Casual Day for a Cause provide employees with a way to support local non-profit organizations throughout the firm's footprint from anywhere in Florida. Employees have given generously to food distribution centers, homeless shelters, children's homes, animal and wildlife charities, crisis centers, educational programs, programs for the elderly, programs for the disabled, and fundraisers for children facing terrible diseases, to name but a few.

    Since the Casual Day for a Cause initiative began, GrayRobinson employees have raised more than $525,000 for charities throughout the state. In addition, firm employees select organizations each holiday season to support by delivering toys and household necessities.

    In June 2016, following the tragedy at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced the formation of the OneOrlando Fund. Through the generosity of GrayRobinson employees and the firm's corporate gift, we were honored to donate more than $25,000 to the fund, providing 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.

    The firm also supports a number of organizations throughout the year, including, but not limited to: