Robert Weill handles civil appeals in federal and state courts and provides litigation support to the firm’s trial attorneys. He has briefed and/or argued cases involving a wide variety of issues before the Florida Supreme Court, the Florida District Courts of Appeal, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Early in his career, he served as staff attorney to Justice Harry Lee Anstead at the Florida Supreme Court.
Mr. Weill also prepares complex motions for summary judgment, detailed case analyses and other miscellaneous pleadings involving considerable research and writing.
Presentations and Publications
Author of over 40 blog articles on cases pending before the Florida Supreme Court and Florida’s appellate courts (to view the articles go to: www.appellatestrategist.com).
- Appealing Matters, Trial Advocate Quarterly (recurring bi-annual feature article) (Summer 2012 – present)
- “Florida High Court Liberally Construes Self-Insured Retention Endorsement,” Sedgwick’s Insurance Law Blog (April 10, 2014).
- “Florida High Court Precludes Use of Extrinsic Evidence to Construe Ambiguous Policy Language,” Sedgwick’s Insurance Law Blog (July 23, 2013).
- “Practice Tips for Effective Communication With Insurance Carriers’ Representatives,” ABA TIPs Media, Privacy and Defamation Committee Newsletter ( Spring 2013).
- “Florida High Court Narrows Application of Economic Loss Rule to Product Liability Actions,” Sedgwick’s Insurance Law Blog (March 2013).
- Co-author, “A Plea for Legislative Reform: The Adoption of Daubert to Ensure the Reliability of Expert Evidence in Florida Courts,” Nova Law Review (Fall 2011).
- “The Exhausting Task of Understanding Horizontal and Vertical Exhaustion,” Trial Advocate Quarterly (Winter 2011).
- “Representative Depositions: In Search of a Cohesive & Well-Defined Body of Law,” Nova Law Review (Spring 2009).
- “Buster and the Continuing Saga Over the Patients’ Right-to-Know-About-Medical Incidents-Amendment,” Trial Advocate Quarterly (Winter 2009).
- “The Overlooked Arrow in the Defense’s Quiver: The Rule Against Impermissible Inference-Stacking,” Trial Advocate Quarterly (Summer 2007).
- “A Primer on Contribution & Indemnity,” Trial Advocate Quarterly (Spring 2007).
- “Amendment 7: Will the Patient’s Right to Know Come at Too High a Price?” Trial Advocate Quarterly (Spring 2005).
- “Gone With the Windfall: Limiting Past Medical Expenses to Paid, Not Billed, Charges,” Trial Advocate Quarterly (Spring 2004).
- “The Voluntary Payment Doctrine in Florida,” Trial Advocate Quarterly (Fall 2002).
- “Multiple Claims Exceeding the Policy Limits,” Mealey’s Litigation Report-Insurance Bad Faith (August 17, 1999).
- “Trends & Developments in Bad Faith Litigation,” BBP Insurance Defense Seminar (August 17, 1999).
- Speaker, “An Effective Approach to Legal Writing & Research in Florida,” Lorman Education Services, Tampa, Florida (November 18, 1999).
- Speaker, “Good Faith Claim Handling: Laforet & Powell,” Superior Insurance Company, Atlanta, Georgia (December 10, 1999).
- “Does a Liability Insurer Have a Duty to Initiate Settlement Negotiations?” Mealey’s Litigation Report-Insurance Bad Faith (September 15 and October 20, 1998).
- “Multiple Claims Exceeding the Policy Limits: How to Protect the Insured and Avoid Bad Faith Claims,” Mealey’s 1998 Bad Faith Conference (1998).
- “Time Demand Letters: Identifying Problems & Avoiding Them,” Onyx Insurance Company 1998 Bad Faith Seminar (1998).
- 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
- 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
- U.S. District Court (M.D. Fla.)
- U.S. District Court (N.D. Fla.)
- U.S. District Court (S.D. Fla.)
- U.S. Supreme Court
- J.D. (1994) Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center
- B.A. (1990) Cornell University
- AV-Preeminent Rated Lawyer
- Best Brief in the Freshman Moot Court Competition
Memberships and Affiliations
- Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section
- Insurance Coverage & Amicus Curiae Committees of the Florida Defense Lawyer’s Association and the Appellate Practice Section of the Broward County Bar Association
- Editorial Board of Trial Advocate Quarterly
- Phi Delta Phi, the National Legal Honor Society