About Our Firm
Robert N. Heath, Jr. is a native of Pensacola, Florida and a graduate of Auburn University and the Florida State University College of Law. A former state court prosecutor, Robert has a wide range of legal experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury, product liability, insurance, medical malpractice, and mass tort cases for over 38 years.
Few lawyers in Pensacola can match attorney Robert N. Heath’s record of results and experience as a mediator. Robert is Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, a member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators and the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. He received a special appointment by the Florida Insurance Commissioner to mediate and resolve hurricane claims arising from Hurricane Erin and Opal in 1995. Robert also has extensive experience as an arbitrator, having served as a nationwide arbitrator for the Celotex Asbestos Settlement Trust, the Fibreboard Global Asbestos Settlement Claims Trust, the Dalkon Shield Claimants Trust, and the Piper Aircraft Corporation Irrevocable Trust. He has arbitrated cases throughout the United States and served as chief arbitrator for consolidated toxic exposure claims arising from a chemical exposure as well as numerous local insurance and property disputes.
Robert has mediated more than 2,000 claims and has served as an arbitrator in hundreds of other claims in the following areas:
- Personal injury
- Wrongful death
- Mass torts
- Product liability
- Medical malpractice
- Hurricane windstorm and flood claims
- Toxic exposure
- Construction defects
- Insurance coverage
- Sexual harassment
- Police misconduct
- Fire loss
- Civil rights violations
- Probate and estates
- Real property litigation
- Breach of contract
- Homeowners associations
Mr. Heath maintains a perfect 10.0 rating on Avvo, and is has earned a peer review rating of AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been board certified as a civil trial lawyer by The Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy for over 29 years, and has been a Board Certified Civil Practice Advocate since 2012. He is also a distinguished member of the National Association of Consumer Attorneys (NACA) as well as the Florida Justice Association and the American Association for Justice. He has also been recognized as one of Florida’s “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend Magazine, and has been chosen for inclusion in Super Lawyers for the past 13 years.
Robert has tried over 100 jury trials and argued cases before the First District Court of Appeal and the Florida Supreme Court. He is one of thirteen lawyers nationwide appointed on a bipartisan basis by the U. S. District Court in Louisiana to serve on the Appeals Panel of the Deepwater Horizon Economic and Property Damage Settlement Program, the largest mass tort settlement in U.S. history.
Learn more about Mr. Heath’s background and legal experience by accessing his full attorney profile at the link below.
Contact Robert Heath Today
Nothing is more important to our firm than standing up for our clients. If you have questions about your rights, contact our firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. Robert has a proven track record of resolving disputes and the experience from both sides of the courtroom to make him an effective mediator. He is available to travel or can conduct mediation sessions from his offices in Pensacola. Email our Pensacola office or call 850-502-2117.
*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
* Free consultation for most credit card cases and insurance claims only.