About Robert C. Gray
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 AssociationMember of Brevard County Bar AssociationMember of The National Plaintiff Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial LawyersMember of the Better Business Bureau, Central Florida (A+ Rating)Member of Florida Sheriff’s AssociationMember 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' Representatives (NOSSCR)Past Member of National Register’s Who’s Who In Executives and ProfessionalsPast Member of the American College of Barristers, Senior CounselPast Member of the Jeanne A. Carpenter Epilepsy Legal Defense FundPast 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 1994Past Member of Brevard County Board of County Commissioners Referendum Awareness CommitteePast Member and President of Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, Inc., Space Coast ChapterPast Member of The Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court Past Adjunct Professor at Brevard Community CollegePast 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 AmericaPast Member of National Lawyers AssociationPast 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; EpilepsyAssociation Support Group; Brevard County Chiropractic Association; and Space CoastOccupational Health Advisory Council
CIVIC AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
Member of The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)Member of Arbor Day FoundationMember of ASPCA National Wildlife FederationMember of Brevard County Humane Society Member of the Humane Society of the United StatesMember of The Nature ConservatoryMember of Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: (Donor & Adopted Parent of “Ziwadi,” Female Orphaned Elephant)Past Member of the 21st Century DemocratsPast Member of the Florida Sheriffs AssociationPast Member of Keep Brevard Beautiful, Inc.Past Member of East Coast Zoological SocietyPast Member of Brevard Cultural AlliancePast Member of the Florida Historical Society
PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS 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)Builders Square v. Drake, 557 So.2d 115 (Fla. 1st DCA 1990)Schultz v. Mister Donut of America, 564 So.2d 236 (Fla. 1st DCA 1990)Caron v. Systematic Air Services, 576 So.2d 372 (Fla. 1st DCA 1991)Milmir Construction v. Smith, 582 So.2d 52 (Fla. 1st DCA 1991)Bojangles v. Kuring, 598 So.2d 250 (Fla. 1st DCA 1992)Roll v. Sebastian Inlet SRA, 609 So.2d 674 (Fla. 1st DCA 1992)*Powell v. Allstate Insurance Co., 652 So.2d 354 (Fla. 1995)Raytheon Services v. Genna, 742 So.2d 862 (Fla. 1st DCA 1999)
*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.