Robert D. King, Esq.
Robert “Bobby” D. King
Robert, also known as Bobby, was born and raised in Lancaster, a suburb of Buffalo, New York. Growing up, Bobby played all kinds of sports, starting little league football at age six and playing into his high-school years. He ran track and field and played ice hockey. He credits his early childhood interest in sports competition with helping shape his attitudes and active pace in the workplace.
After graduating from Lancaster High School in 2001, he attended Florida Southern College, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree with a dual major in accounting and financial management in 2005. While in college, Bobby became a member of the Board of Directors for the Institute of Management Accountant’s Polk County Division and was an active guardian ad litem for the 10th Judicial Circuit.
In 2005, he established TaxPerts, LLC, a tax and accounting business in the Lakeland area. As TaxPerts continued to grow, so did Bobby’s interest in pursuing a career in law. In 2007, he enrolled in Stetson University, College of Law in Gulfport – a suburb of Saint Petersburg, Florida. While attending law school, Bobby continued to manage TaxPerts while at the same time helping to launch Franklin Bell Realty, LLC, a real estate brokerage. While at Stetson, Bobby also worked a few years in the corporate realty services department at Raymond James & Associates, Inc. headquarters in St. Petersburg. At RJA, Bobby obtained extensive experience with contracts and commercial leases working on the national lease portfolio.
Bobby graduated from Stetson in May 2010, earning both MBA and Juris Doctorate degrees, and passed the Florida Bar exam months later. In 2011, Bobby had set out to open The King Firm, PA by offering legal services to his existing clients of TaxPerts and Franklin Bell Realty. The King Firm has expanded and offers legal services in a multitude of areas including but not limited to, Real Estate Law, Elder Law and Estate Planning, Probate, Injury Law, PIP and Insurance Law, Collections and Contract Litigation, as well as small-claims and landlord-tenant law.
Bobby resides in St. Petersburg, Florida, taking advantage of the beautiful weather year round. As certified private pilot who flies out of the Albert Whitted Airport in downtown St. Petersburg, he also maintains an active lifestyle with regular exercise, including swimming and running. Travel is another passion, along with meeting new people, trying new cuisine and enjoying all life has to offer.