Robert J. Grace, Jr. received his Masters of Law in international banking law from Boston University in 1991, his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi in 1990, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history in 1987 from Indiana University.
Grace joined Bleakley Bavol Denman & Grace in September 2012. Prior to joining the firm, Grace was a shareholder of the law firm of Stiles, Taylor & Grace, P.A. His areas of practice include civil trial practice, workers’ compensation and general insurance defense.
Grace is admitted to the Florida Bar, the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He is active in the Florida Bar, where he was a committee member of the Clients’ Security Fund from 1997 to 2003, serving as Vice-Chairman during 2002-2003. He served on the executive council of the Florida Bar Workers Compensation Section from 2012-2015.
He is also a member of the Trial Lawyers and Workers’ Compensation Sections of The Florida Bar. He is active in the Florida Defense Lawyers’ Association, the Defense Research Institute, the Hillsborough County Bar Association and the American Bar Association, where he is a member of the Litigation, Tort and Insurance Practice and Labor and Employment Law sections. BBDG is the Florida member of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN) where Grace serves on their long range planning committee.
Grace is a contributing author to The Defense Speaks: A Civil Defense Practice Manual, published by the Florida Defense Lawyers Association and the editorial consultant to Dubreuil’s Florida Workers’ Compensation Handbook, 2009 through 2019. He serves on Larson’s National Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board and is a frequent lecturer around the country on a variety of legal topics.
Grace is “AV” Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was recognized by Florida Trend Magazine as part of Florida’s Legal Elite and by Tampa Bay Magazine as a top lawyer. He has been selected for inclusion into Best Lawyers in America for eight consecutive years.