For years, college admissions officers were on safe ground when considering race as a factor in their admissions programs to promote class diversity. This may change now that the Supreme Court has agreed to consider Fisher v. The University of Texas at Austin. In Fisher, Plaintiff Abigail Fisher argues she was rejected by the school
Robert C. Shearman is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and concentrates his practice in the defense of tort, civil rights, employment and real estate claims. He is also a Florida Supreme Court certified civil mediator. Bob represents numerous public and private entities with respect to constitutional claims, wrongful termination, discrimination, and harassment matters. He also represents numerous law enforcement agencies and officers, and serves as attorney for the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Civil Service Board. In addition to litigating in state and federal court, Bob practices extensively before federal, state and administrative agencies. Additionally, he represents real estate professionals in civil litigation and administrative actions defending errors and omissions claims.
Bob provides preventative harassment and discrimination training for employers, frequently lectures on law enforcement liability, employment law, real estate and tort litigation, and has been published in employment law journals. He also is a regular speaker at Henderson Franklin’s HR Law & Solutions educational seminar. Prior to working with Henderson Franklin, Bob practiced maritime law in Miami, Florida, representing vessel insurers, manufacturers, and shipyards.
Bob has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers® magazine (2012-2018), Best Lawyers in America® (2017-2018), and Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite (2013, 2016-2018). He is also AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Bob is married with three children. When not working, he enjoys cycling, golfing, boating and watching Florida State University sports.