Robert Sylvester


Professional Experience

Robert Sylvester Jr. is a partner in the firm’s Tampa office. Prior to joining Lydecker, Mr. Sylvester served as a law clerk for the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, where he assisted several judges in matters relating to civil, criminal, and family law. While earning his Juris Doctorate, Mr. Sylvester gained legal experience through his work with the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, the Children’s Advocacy Center, Harris Corporation, and the First District Court of Appeal. A strong interest in civil defense litigation brought Mr. Sylvester to Lydecker, where he practices a range of topics in civil defense.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Bay County Bar Association, Member
  • Young Lawyers Division, Member
  • Florida Trial Court Staff Attorneys Association, Former Member


  • State of Florida

Practice Areas

  • Bodily Injury Defense
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Tort Liability Defense
  • General Civil Litigation


JD, Florida State University College of Law, cum laude, 2017

  • Merit scholarship
  • Certificate in International Law
  • Florida State University Law Review
  • Journal of Transnational Law and Policy
  • Summer Semester at Oxford University
  • College of Law Ambassador

BA, Ursinus College, with honors, 2013

  • Major: Politics
  • Minor: Japanese Language
  • Haines Barnard Pre Legal Society