Robert C. Gray started his legal career in the courtrooms of Oklahoma City. Still only a licensed legal intern, in 1984 Mr. Gray was making court appearances for injured clients. In 1985, Mr. Gray passed the Florida Bar Exam on his first attempt and became a licensed Florida attorney on October 25, 1985. Mr. Gray has been helping injured individuals ever since and enjoys substantial experience in Florida courtrooms including oral arguments before the various District Courts as well as the Florida Supreme Court. Presently, Mr. Gray's practice is devoted entirely to Personal Injury claims of all sorts. The following are just a few examples of his extensive experience:
• Automobile Accidents
• Motorcycle Accidents
• Slip and Fall
• Dog Bites
• Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress
• Negligent Hiring, Training, Supervision
• Homeowners’ Negligence
• Civil Assault and Battery
• Mobile Home Park Negligence
• Negligent Parking Lot Design
• Negligent Road Maintenance
• Negligent Laser Surgery
• Uber/Lyft Negligence
• Wrongful termination for filing Workers’ Compensation Claim
• Negligence of Municipalities
• Uninsured Motorist Claims
• Apartment Complex Negligence
• Fire Department Negligence
THE CURRICULUM VITAE OF ROBERT C. GRAY IS AS FOLLOWS:
Attended University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, 1978 - 1982 and received Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.
Attended Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1982 - 1985 and received Juris Doctorate.
Practiced law in Brandon, Florida as an Associate with the firm of B. Lee Elam, P.A., 1985 - 1986.
Practiced law in Palm Bay, Florida as an Associate with the firm of O. John Alpizar, P.A., 1986 - 1991.
Practiced law in Palm Bay, Florida as a Partner and Shareholder with the firm of Alpizar & Gray, P.A., 1991 - June 1995.
Practiced law in Melbourne, Florida as President and Owner of Robert C. Gray, P.A., June 1995 – December 31, 2003.
Practiced law in Melbourne, Florida as Senior/Managing Partner of Gray & Curran, L.C., January 1, 2004 – February 28, 2007.
Presently practicing Personal Injury Law in Melbourne, Florida as the Owner of Robert C. Gray, P.A., March 1, 2007 – present.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES
Robert C. Gray has been involved in civil trial litigation, Social Security Disability claims and workers' compensation litigation since 1984 when certified in the State of Oklahoma as a licensed legal intern, and from 1985 to the present, as a licensed attorney in the State of Florida. His practice is currently limited to Personal Injury and serving as a Florida Supreme Court certified Civil Circuit Court Mediator.
Member of Florida Bar Association
Member of Brevard County Bar Association
Member of The National Plaintiff Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers
Member of the Better Business Bureau, Central Florida (A+ Rating)
Member of Florida Sheriff’s Association
Member of United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
Past Member of Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc.
Past Member (Sustaining Member) of National Organization of Social Security Claimants'
Past Member of National Register’s Who’s Who In Executives and Professionals
Past Member of the American College of Barristers, Senior Counsel
Past Member of the Jeanne A. Carpenter Epilepsy Legal Defense Fund
Past Member of Florida Justice Association (formerly known as Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)
Past Member of American Bar Association
Past Member of Brevard County Grievance Committee for the Florida Bar, 1991 to 1994
Past Member of Brevard County Board of County Commissioners Referendum Awareness
Past Member and President of Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, Inc., Space Coast Chapter
Past Member of The Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court
Past Adjunct Professor at Brevard Community College
Past Member of Endowment For Academy Giving To Law and Education (EAGLE)
Past Member of American Association For Justice (formerly known as the Association of Trial
Lawyers of America
Past Member of National Lawyers Association
Past Member of Florida Workers' Advocates, Inc.
Past Member of Victims of Inadequately Compensated Employees Society, Inc. (VOICES, INC.)
Lecturer for various local medical groups including the Bipolar Support Group; Epilepsy
Association Support Group; Brevard County Chiropractic Association; and Space Coast
Occupational Health Advisory Council
CIVIC AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
Member of The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Member of Arbor Day Foundation
Member of ASPCA National Wildlife Federation
Member of Brevard County Humane Society
Member of the Humane Society of the United States
Member of The Nature Conservatory
Member of Sheldrick Wildlife Trust:
(Donor & Adopted Parent of “Ziwadi,” Female Orphaned Elephant)
Past Member of the 21st Century Democrats
Past Member of the Florida Sheriffs Association
Past Member of Keep Brevard Beautiful, Inc.
Past Member of East Coast Zoological Society
Past Member of Brevard Cultural Alliance
Past Member of the Florida Historical Society
Robert C. Gray in January 1996 was awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s National Law Directory’s highest accolade: an "AV" rating. This rating is as a result of extensive review of legal expertise and professional reputation and signifies that the recipient's legal abilities are of the very highest standard and that his professional ethics and conduct are above question. At that time, Mr. Gray was the youngest sole-practitioner to ever receive an AV rating in Brevard County.
Robert C. Gray in March 2007 became a Florida Supreme Court certified Civil Circuit Court Mediator. This certification has allowed Mr. Gray to serve as a Mediator in a large number of “workers’ compensation” and “personal injury” disputes.
Robert C. Gray has been lead trial counsel or appellate counsel in various significant reported cases.
Opperman v. Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co., 515 So.2d 263 (Fla. 5th DCA 1987)
Wilson v. Harris Corp., 557 So.2d 50 (Fla. 1st DCA 1989)
*This very substantial Florida Supreme Court case resulted in national attention for Mr. Gray including live interviews on the CBS Morning Show and several radio shows; extensive coverage on CBS Evening News with Dan Rather; multiple local television shows; and national print media coverage. After Mr. Gray presented his oral arguments before the Florida Supreme Court, the Court unanimously reversed the prior lower Court decision in favor of Mr. Gray’s clients. This case has been repeatedly cited in subsequent similar cases and is a frequent topic at Continuing Legal Education seminars.
I received First Degree burns during an elective cosmetic procedure performed by a very careless anesthetist. Even though I signed a “Liability Waiver” before my procedure, Mr. Gray was able to overcome this and I received a very fair settlement. I am very impressed with Mr. Gray and greatly appreciated his professionalism and tenacity. He gets a 5/5 Rating!
Simply put, Mr. Gray kicked ass! Anyone hurt in a car wreck MUST hire Robert Gray.
Great experience with Mr. Gray and his office. Mr. Gray was very attentive to my dog bite case and settled the matter quickly and professionally. I would certainly recommend his legal services for any injury claim.
Mr. Gray is a lawyer you can really feel comfortable with and trust. He’s a smart, experienced, “regular guy” that resolved my car wreck case quickly and professionally. I strongly recommend his services for any personal injury case.
Mr. Gray was able to quickly get policy limits from the at-fault driver. He helped me get needed medical attention as well. I am very pleased.
I have a lot of faith and trust in Mr. Gray. He won my Social Security Disability case years ago and I immediately turned to him when I was hurt in a car wreck. He really knows what he’s doing and I would never call anyone else for my legal problems.
I needed an experienced attorney for my slip and fall case. I definitely did not want one of the big, impersonal advertising Firms that treat you like a “number”. Attorney Gray was a perfect fit for me. I loved the small personable boutique feel and I never had trouble speaking to Mr. Gray. He was always available to me and made me very comfortable. He settled my case for more money than I ever thought possible. I would never consider using anyone else for a personal injury case.
“There appeared to be no hope for my personal injury case. I was an uninsured motorcyclist hit by an uninsured automobile and was wrongly cited by the police for the accident. Mr. Gray refused to give up and actually discovered “Uninsured Motorist” insurance to pay for my damages. Great settlement. Thank you Mr. Gray for great lawyering.”
I highly recommend Mr. Gray. I had given up on pursuing my auto accident case. Too stressful. Out of the blue, I get a call from Mr. Gray announcing he had gotten me this great settlement. Thank you to Mr. Gray and his staff.