Beggs & Lane is proud to welcome back Robert L. Crongeyer. Mr. Crongeyer will be acting as a mediator and will be engaged on behalf of litigants in state and federal courts.  “Bob is an accomplished lawyer, and we are glad to have him back on our team,” said J. Nixon Daniel, III, managing partner at Beggs & Lane. “His experience and counsel will be an asset to clients – and also other lawyers at our firm.”

Mr. Crongeyer previously held the position of Civil Division Magistrate with the Circuit Court for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in south Florida and prior to that was a litigator and partner with Beggs & Lane for a period of fourteen years.  He enjoyed extensive experience in medical and legal malpractice cases, represented architects, engineers and general contractors in construction litigation, represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of personal injury cases and appeared on behalf of defendants in white collar criminal cases in the federal courts.  Prior to that, he was appointed and served as United States Magistrate for the Northern District of Florida for ten years.  He was a partner in the law firm of Barksdale, Murphy and Crongeyer in Pensacola and an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.  He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Florida College of Law, former President and co-owner of the Pensacola Tornados CBA professional basketball team, is an Advocate Emeritus of the American Board of Trial Attorneys, has served on the First District Court of Appeal Nominating Commission, the Governor’s Council on Crime & Delinquency and was Eleventh Circuit Chairman of the National Council of U.S. Magistrates. He has lectured at Florida State University, the University of West Florida, local bar associations and Florida Bar seminars on federal court practice.  Mr. Crongeyer is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, is a member of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice before state and federal trial courts.