Our Firm

GrayRobinson is a full-service law and government consulting firm with 15 offices in Florida and Washington, D.C. Our attorneys, lobbyists, and consultants provide legal and government affairs counsel to Fortune 500 companies, emerging businesses, financial institutions, state and local governments, developers, entrepreneurs, and individuals in Florida and throughout the Americas. We are at the forefront of emerging legal, legislative, regulatory, and market trends and we work closely with clients to help them identify opportunities, overcome challenges, and accomplish their business objectives. 

  • History

    We have forged our own path and remain committed to keeping small-firm qualities while providing our clients with the extensive resources found at larger firms. GrayRobinson’s strength is built upon the collective histories of our offices across the State of Florida and Washington, D.C., and our roots run deep in each community we serve.

    August 1970

    Charles Gray, Richard Adams, Gordon Harris, and Richard Robinson join their practices to become Gray, Adams, Harris & Robinson P.A.

    January 1990

    The firm expands its presence on Florida's Space Coast by merging with Kirschenbaum and Peeples, an established Brevard County firm.

    January 1996

    GrayRobinson merges with the Melbourne firm of Nohrr & Nohrr. A few months later, the firm moves its Brevard County headquarters to Melbourne.

    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 government affairs practice.

    September 2000

    The firm expands into the Tampa market, merging with Shackleford, Farrior, Stallings & Evans, a firm with nearly a century of history in Tampa. The merger solidifies GrayRobinson’s presence along the “Interstate 4 Corridor” - a magnet for a number of new companies and industries.

    January 2001

    GrayRobinson merges with Lane, Trohn, Bertrand & Vreeland. Formed in 1926, it is one of the largest firms in Lakeland.

    December 2003

    GrayRobinson establishes its Key West office to serve its neighbors in the southernmost point in the continental United States.

    August 2004

    GrayRobinson opens its office in Naples to service a growing economy in Southwest Florida, providing services to existing and new clients in the practice areas of health care, land use, and state and local government law.

    November 2004

    GrayRobinson opens its third new office in 12 months in the Bank of America Tower in downtown Jacksonville. To meet the growing demands of the Jacksonville market, the office originally serviced clients in the areas of commercial and civil litigation, employment law, bankruptcy, and financial restructuring.

    June 2005

    The firm opens its 10th office to serve the dynamic marketplace of Fort Lauderdale, planting GrayRobinson in the heart of South Florida's growth.

    June 2005

    The firm adds a national alcohol beverage and food law practice led by Richard Blau. This addition expands GrayRobinson’s capabilities, providing the guidance and resources needed to navigate all tiers and levels of the national and international alcohol beverage and food law industries.

    October 2007

    As a clear next step to grow the Florida firm, GrayRobinson continues its strategic expansion across Florida with the opening of its Miami office. The Miami market expansion allows the firm to respond to clients’ needs as well as market trends throughout the state.

    January 2013

    GrayRobinson opens its Gainesville office in UF’s Innovation Square. The move strengthens the firm’s Central Florida presence and intellectual property services provided to tech companies.

    April 2013

    The firm strengthens its position in South Florida by officially opening the doors to a new GrayRobinson office in Boca Raton.

    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, representing clients in criminal and civil white collar defense litigation.

    September 2015

    The firm expands across South Florida with the opening of its Fort Myers office to better serve a growing number of clients in one of Florida’s fastest-growing and innovative cities.

    May 2016

    Dean Cannon’s lobbying firm Capitol Insight joins GrayRobinson’s Tallahassee office, creating an unmatched network of professional relationships, lobbying proficiency, and legal background in Florida’s capital.

    January 2018

    GrayRobinson opens its West Palm Beach office as a direct result of clients’ increasing legal needs in the South Florida market, with three prominent litigators from Richman Greer. The new GrayRobinson shareholders include a former Florida Bar president, a recent past president of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and a member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors.

    February 2019

    GrayRobinson acquires Washington, D.C.-based federal lobbying firm Eris Group, LLC. The acquisition benefits both firms and their clients, integrating strong federal lobbying experience and helping clients succeed at the intersection of law and politics. The acquisition extends GrayRobinson’s capabilities beyond Florida and expands its capacity to serve clients with federal lobbying needs.

    April 2019

    GrayRobinson and Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez & Hearing (TSG&H) announce a strategic alliance to augment GrayRobinson’s labor and employment practice and provide TSG&H with additional resources and administrative support for continued growth. TSG&H brings nine attorneys with a statewide reputation for labor and employment representation in the public and private sectors to GrayRobinson’s Tampa office.

  • 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

    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 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.
     

  • 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: