Robert E Bonner

Defending law enforcement officers and agencies throughout Florida.
  • Civil Rights, Insurance Defense, Municipal Law
  • Florida
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Robert E. Bonner was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science by the Ohio State University in 1976. He then attended law school at the University of Florida, receiving a JD with honors in 1981. While attending the University of Florida, Mr. Bonner was a member of the Appellate Advocacy Board of Editors. Mr. Bonner was also a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity, serving as Magister in 1981. Mr. Bonner also served as a Legal Writing Instructor at the University of Florida in 1981. Since becoming a member of the Florida Bar in 1981, Mr. Bonner has successfully represented local governments, law enforcement agencies, individual law enforcement officers and elected officials in a variety of civil matters in both state and federal courts. Mr. Bonner is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the Florida Bar. Mr. Bonner is the Managing Shareholder of Meier, Bonner, Muszynski, O'Dell & Harvey, P.A. His practice at Meier, Bonner, Muszynski, O'Dell & Harvey is devoted exclusively to the defense of civil litigation. Mr. Bonner has tried over 80 civil cases to jury verdict and has been Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education since 1989. In addition to his membership in the Florida Bar, Mr. Bonner is also a member of ABOTA, CLM, the Florida Defense Lawyers Association (President-Elect 2015-2016; Secretary-Treasurer 2014-2015; Board of Directors 2008-2012), the Florida Association of Police Attorneys and the Florida Municipal Attorneys Association.

Practice Areas
  • Civil Rights
  • Insurance Defense
  • Municipal Law
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly fees.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Shareholder
(b) Meier, Bonner, Muszynski, O’Dell & Harvey, P.A.
- Current
Civil trial practice with emphasis on representing local governments, law enforcement agencies, individual law enforcement officers and elected officials in a variety of civil matters in both state and Federal courts.
Attorney
(a) Eubanks, Hilyard, Rumbley, Meier & Lengauer, P.A.
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Civil trial practice with emphasis on personal injury litigation, including representation of self-insured entities, insurance carriers and their insureds.
Education
University of Florida
J.D. (1981)
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Honors: JD, with Honors
Ohio State University - Columbus
B.A. (1976) | Social and Behavioral Science
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Professional Associations
Florida Defense Lawyers Association
President-Elect
Current
Activities: President–Elect 2015-2016; Secretary-Treasurer 2014-2015; Board of Directors 2008-2012
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Current
Florida Municipal Attorneys Association
Current
Florida Association of Police Attorneys
Current
ABOTA
Advocate
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Defense of Law Enforcement Agencies and Officers-An Ethical Nightmare
Trial Advocate Quarterly
Protecting Work Product from Discovery
Trial Advocate Quarterly
Speaking Engagements
Recent Legal Developments and Best Strategies for Removal to Federal Court, Florida Defense Lawyers Association Winter Meeting, Big Sky, Montana
Florida Defense Lawyers Association
Joint Representation of Law Enforcement Agencies and Officers: An Ethical Nightmare, Florida Liability Claims Conference, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Florida Defense Lawyers Association
Strategic Use of Motions in Limine, Florida Liability Claims Conference, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Florida Defense Lawyers Association
Federal Court Survival Guide, Advanced Litigation Boot Camp, Longwood, Florida
Florida Defense Lawyers Association
Social Media in Civil Litigation: A Practical Perspective, Orlando CLM Event, Orlando, Florida
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
Excluding Expert Opinion Testimony under Daubert, 2015 Advanced Litigation Boot Camp, Longwood, Florida
Florida Defense Lawyers Association
Embracing the Reptile: Using Reptile Tactics for a Successful Defense, 2015 Advanced Litigation Boot Camp, Longwood, Florida
Florida Defense Lawyers Association
Surviving and Thriving in Federal Court, 2016 Winter Meeting, Big Sky, Montana
Florida Defense Lawyers Association
Certifications
Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Websites & Blogs
Website
Meier, Bonner, Muszynski, O'Dell & Harvey, PA
Social Media
Contact & Map
260 Wekiva Springs Rd.
Suite 2000
Longwood, FL 32779
USA
Telephone: (407) 872-7774
Fax: (407) 872-7997