Robert L. Crongeyer


Robert L. Crongeyer devotes his practice to serving as a mediator, arbitrator, and special master, working with litigants in state and federal courts throughout Florida. He has extensive experience in legal and medical malpractice cases and has a successful history of representing architects, engineers and general contractors in construction litigation.

Mr. Crongeyer also has represented numerous plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of personal injury cases and has appeared on behalf of defendants in trials of white collar criminal cases in the federal courts.  He most recently held the position of Civil Division Magistrate with the Circuit Court for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in South Florida and he served as United States Magistrate for the Northern District of Florida for ten years. He also was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District for a number of years and was a partner in a small trial firm subsequent to that.

He returns to Beggs & Lane after having been a partner and litigator with the Firm for fourteen years. He was recently appointed by the U.S. District Court as Special Master in multi-million dollar property litigation which he oversaw to a successful conclusion.

Mr. Crongeyer is an Advocate Emeritus of the American Board of Trial Attorneys, was selected as one of America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators, was named in Who’s Who in American Law, has served on the First District Court of Appeal Nominating Commission, the Governor’s Council on Crime and Delinquency and he was Chairman of the Eleventh Circuit National Council of United States Magistrates.

Mr. Crongeyer has lectured at Florida State University, the University of West Florida, local bar associations and Florida Bar seminars on federal court practice.  He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal, is admitted to practice in Florida and is a Certified Mediator in the circuit courts of Florida.  He is also an approved arbitrator for the First Judicial Circuit.

Education
  • A.B. English Literature, University of Notre Dame, 1967; Notre Dame Breen Orator;
  • J.D., University of Florida College of Law, 1971.
Bar Membership
  • Florida Bar

Email: rlc@beggslane.com
Direct: (850) 469-3323
Fax: (850) 469-3331

Legal Secretary
Jackie DeVille: jd@beggslane.com

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