Profile - Robert K. Lincoln, ESQ.
Recognized as Sarasota’s 2020 Lawyer of the Year in Land Use and Zoning Law by Best Lawyers in America.
Robert K. Lincoln concentrates his practice in the areas of land use law and local government litigation. He is one of select number of attorneys certified by the Florida Bar in City, County and Local Government Law. Prior to opening the Firm, Mr. Lincoln spent almost a decade leading the land use litigation practice in one of the area's largest law firms. He provides trial and appellate court representation and consultation services to public and private clients in state, federal and administrative litigation matters. Mr. Lincoln’s litigation experience, academic scholarship, and planning background distinctively serve to comprehensively protect the long range interests of the clients he represents in obtaining zoning, planning and development regulatory approvals involving the most complex land use and local government matters.
Mr. Lincoln has been named every year as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in Land Use and Zoning since 2010 and in Land Use and Zoning - Litigation since 2013, and to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite for Environmental and Land Use Law since 2014.
Mr. Lincoln earned his law degree with High Honors (Order of the Coif) and his Master of Science in Planning from Florida State University, where he received numerous academic awards and honors. He is a former Assistant Professor of Planning at Michigan State University and the author of Florida’s first land use blog, numerous published articles, and a frequent lecturer on land use and development issues, policy and related litigation.
Mr. Lincoln is active in the Sarasota community as an award winning pro bono attorney and avid supporter of higher education. He currently serves as the Treasurer and Finance Chair of the New College Foundation Board of Directors. Mr. Lincoln is the Co-Chair of CLE International's annual Florida Land Use Law Conference, a past Chair of the Sarasota County Bar Association Local Government Law Section, and a frequent author and speaker on land use issues. He is a graduate of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program Class of 2012 and the Firm has a strong commitment to public service for JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research.
Robert K. Lincoln - Detailed Background and Experience
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