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Robert Edward Heyman

Robert Edward Heyman

Heyman Law Firm, PA
  • Criminal Law, Personal Injury
  • Florida
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Biography

Born in Providence, RI, grew up in Barrington ,RI and thereafter attended Eckerd College in St Petersburg,Fl, where he majored in Political Science and Economics. He also played varsity baseball and pitched on the 1977 team that reached the finals of the Division II College World Series. He attended Stetson College of Law and graduated in 1982.

Upon graduation he accepted a position as an Assistant State Attorney in Pinellas County Florida, and continued in that position until 1997 when he entered private practice with the Clearwater, Florida firm Tew, Zinober,Barnes, Zimmet & Unice. He remained their until 2001 when he joined as a partner in the firm, Zimmet, Unice, Salzman & Heyman, PA. In 2008, Mr Heyman founded The Heyman Law Firm, PA in St. Petersburg where he focuses his practice in Personal Injury and Criminal Trial Law throughout the Tampa Bay area.

Mr. Heyman is "AV" rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been awarded a "Superb" 10/10 rating by the AVVO attorney rating service.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Personal Injury cases handled on contingent fee basis; Criminal cases are usually a set fee basis
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
President
Heyman Law Firm, PA
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Private practice. Continues to limit practice to Plaintiff Personal Injury and Criminal Trial Law
Partner
Zimmet, Unice, Salzman & Heyman, PA
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Private Practice. Focused in Plaintiff's Personal Injury and Criminal Trial Law
Associate
Tew, Zinober, Barnes, Zimmet & Unice, PA
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Private practice. Focus on Insurance Defense and Criminal Trial Law
Assistant State Attorney
Pinellas County State Attorney
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Served as a prosecutor in Pinellas County (Clearwater) Florida. Handled cases ranging from DUI to Drug Trafficking, Bank Robbery, Sex Offenses to Capital Murder. Personally tried over 100 cases
Education
Stetson University College of Law
J.D.
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Eckerd College
B.A. | Political Science; Economics
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Awards
AV Rated Attorney
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
Florida Justice Association ( Trial Lawyers)
member
- Current
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Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association
member
- Current
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Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
member
- Current
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St Petersburg Bar Association
member
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Florida State Bar  # 359580
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
15 Questions Answered
Q. Question 2: Would a patient falling from a stretcher be considered Medical Malpractice?
A: If the fall occurred during the transport or transfer conducted by ambulance personnel, the claim is more likely to be a simple negligence claim rather than medical malpractice. If the fall occurred inside the hospital, the claim may still be one of simple negligence, just different potential defendants. Med malpractice usually occurs when the injury occurred as a result of diagnosis and/or treatment rendered by a medical professional as defined by the malpractice statute in the state where the injury occurred.

I strongly advise that you contact an experience medical malpractice attorney in your area
Q. Have you ever heard of a person being sentenced to credit for time served in April and then receiving credit again for
A: That can happen. If the defendant was in custody on multiple charges, that credit applies to all of the pending charges, whether disposed of at the same time or not, and before the same judge or not.
Q. Hello quick questionI have a lawyer that’s trying to make me take a 200 Community hours for a plea deal I Submitted
A: Very simple. You need to have a very frank discussion with your attorney. No attorney can "make" a client accept a plea offer from the State. There are times when it may be in a client's best interests to accept a sweetheart deal from the State in order to avoid the risk of going to trial and being convicted.

Bottom line, if you are not guilty and do not want to accept a plea offer, ask your attorney to set your case for trial. You just need to be willing to accept whatever consequences the jury verdict may bring.

Good Luck,

Robert Heyman
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Contact & Map
Heyman Law Firm
111 2nd Avenue NE
Suite 1001
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Telephone: (727) 822-3700
Fax: (727) 822-3710
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: In case of emergencies or where immediate access to Mr. Heyman is necessary, he can be reached on his cell phone. 727-415-5991