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Robert E. Heyman


Robert E. Heyman was born in Providence, Rhode Island and grew up in the beautiful town of Barrington. He graduated from Barrington High School in 1974 where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Following high school graduation, Bob attended Northfield-Mt. Hermon Academy in Northfield, Massachusetts and thereafter attended Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. While at Eckerd College, he played varsity baseball and was a pitcher on the 1977 team which reached the finals of the Division II College World Series. He graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. After graduation, he attended Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he participated as a member of the State Moot Court team.

Following his law school graduation in 1982, Bob served for 15 years as an Assistant State Attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida in Pinellas County. While serving as a prosecutor, he assumed a variety of supervisory positions which culminated in his serving as a Felony Division Director from 1992 until he left the office in 1997. During his career as a prosecutor, Bob tried over 100 jury trials, including 25 first degree murder trials as well as cases of bank robbery, drug trafficking, manslaughter, and sexual battery.

In 1997, Bob joined the Clearwater firm of Tew, Zinober, Barnes, Zimmet & Unice, PA, where he began to concentrate his practice in the fields of insurance defense and plaintiffs personal injury cases. In 2002, he became a shareholder in the firm of Zimmet, Unice, Salzman & Heyman, PA, where he narrowed his practice to plaintiffs personal injury and criminal defense cases. In 2008, Bob established The Heyman Law Firm in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida where he continues to focus his practice on plaintiffs personal injury and criminal trial law.

Bob has been awarded an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has appeared as a legal commentator on Court TV and on the MSNBC “Internight” program. In 2012, Bob was named one of Florida's “Top 100″ Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of the Florida Bar (Trial Lawyers Section), the St. Petersburg Bar Association, The Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association, the Florida Justice Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Bob and his wife, Lorrie, live in St Petersburg.  After attending Shorecrest Preparatory School, their two daughters reside in Brooklyn, New York. Bob's hobbies include tennis, golf, and music.


  • B.A. 1979 – Eckerd College, St Petersburg, Florida
  • J.D. 1982 – Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar 1983-present


  • Florida Bar Association
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Pinellas County Criminal Defense Attorneys Association


Million Dollar Advocate Forum

Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum

Martindale Hubbell

Avvo Rating

National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2012-2020

Tampa Bay Magazine Top Lawyers-2010

Florida Trend Legal Elite 2019

American Academy of Trial Lawyers - Premier - 2015

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