Robert L. Jones, III

 

Robert L. Jones, III is a partner in the firm’s Pensacola office. Robert is a board certified tax attorney. He serves as Practice Group Manager for the firm’s Corporate and Tax practices and is a member of the firm’s Wills, Trust and Estates practice group. Robert practices in the areas of tax law, corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, estate planning, including high-net worth estate tax planning, probate, not-for profit and charitable organizations, and business planning, from the creation of a business to succession planning.

Robert is a sixth generation Florida resident. Robert received a B.A. from the University of Florida. He was a member of Florida Blue Key and the Kappa Sigma Fraternity while at the University of Florida. Robert received his law degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, College of Law, where he was an Editor of the UALR Law Review. Robert then received a Master of Laws degree in Taxation, from the University of Florida, College of Law, where he was the Managing Editor of the Florida Tax Review.

Robert is the President (2017-2018) and member of the Estate Planning Council of Northwest Florida, the Board of Directors for Baptist Health Care Foundation, a graduate of Leadership Pensacola (2018), and a past member of the Board of Directors for the Escambia County Public Schools Foundation. Robert is admitted to practice to the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and all Florida state courts. Robert is an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2015, 2016, and 2017, Mr. Jones was recognized as a Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine in the field of Tax Law. Robert also has previously served as an Adjunct Professor of Federal Income Taxation at the Florida Coastal School of Law. He is also involved with his church and many other community activities.

Education

LL.M, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (May 2007)

  • Florida Tax Review, Managing Editor

J.D., University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, Little Rock, Arkansas (May 2006)

  • UALR Law Review, Associate Note Editor

B.A., University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (May 2003)

  • Kappa Sigma Fraternity
  • Florida Blue Key
Bar Membership
  • Florida Bar
  • United States Middle District of Florida
  • United States Northern District of Florida
  • United States Tax Court
Community/Civic Involvement
  • Estate Planning Council of Northwest Florida, Member and President 2017-2018
  • Escambia County Public Schools Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Baptist Health Care (Pensacola) Foundation, Board of Directors
  • First Baptist Church of Pensacola, Member
Professional Associations
  • Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Tax Section
  • Florida Bar Real Property Trust and Estates Section
  • Publications and Articles:
    • Constitutional Law – Direct Shipment of Alcohol – Well-Aged and Finally Uncorked: The Supreme Court Decides Whether the Twenty-First Amendment Grants States the Power to Avoid the Dormant Commerce Clause. Granholm v. Heald, 125 S.Ct. 1885 (2005). 28 U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. 483 (2006).
Teaching Experience
  • Adjunct Professor, Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida – Federal Income Tax
Publications & Articles
  • Constitutional Law – Direct Shipment of Alcohol – Well-Aged and Finally Uncorked: The Supreme Court Decides Whether the Twenty-First Amendment Grants States the Power to Avoid the Dormant Commerce Clause. Granholm v. Heald, 125 S.Ct. 1885 (2005). 28 U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. 483 (2006).