Attorney Robert Alwine

Robert Alwine is an AV Preeminent rated trial lawyer and a Captain with the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. He has 22 years of experience representing clients at the trial and appellate levels in state court, federal court, and in arbitration. Rob began his legal career with the U.S. Navy JAG Corps as a prosecutor and defense counsel based in Washington, D.C. and Sicily, Italy, representing in Italy, Malta, Sardinia, Germany, and Bahrain.

Military Service

Since leaving active duty in 2004, Rob continues to serve as a reserve officer with the U.S. Navy, where he was recognized for his work with civil litigation division of the Office of the Judge Advocate General with the Rear Admiral Hugh H. Howell, Jr. Award of Excellence in 2013 and promotion to the rank of Captain (O-6) in 2022. As a Navy JAG, he has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Joint Service Commendation Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four times); Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three times); Joint Meritorious Unit Award; National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Sea Service Deployment Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (three times); Armed Forces Reserve Medal; NATO Medal (Afghanistan); Navy Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon; and Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal. In 2021, Rob deployed to the Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan (CSTC-A) as its Staff Judge Advocate and had the honor of directly participating in Operation Allies Refuge, where he helped evacuate approximately 57,000 Afghan partners and U.S. citizens from Kabul, Afghanistan to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar in the largest humanitarian airlift in United States history.

Law Practice

Since 2004, Rob has based his law practice in South Florida representing individuals and companies in the areas of commercial litigation, condominium litigation, business litigation, real estate litigation, construction litigation, yacht industry litigation, consumer litigation.  As the lawyer (Staff Judge Advocate) for the Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan, Rob advised on all legal aspects of government contracts in excess of $3 billion annually.

Areas of Representation

Commercial Litigation, Government Contracts, Condominium Litigation

Professional Recognition

AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale Hubbell Rear Admiral Hugh Howell, Jr. Award of Excellence American Bar Association Award for Professional Merit Vanderbilt Academic Excellence Award, Chair of the Florida Bar Association Attorney Grievance Committee 11 “G” in 2013

Bar Admissions

Florida District of Columbia U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida


Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, TN J.D., May 2000 Honors and Activities: Order of the Coif; Vanderbilt Academic Excellence Award; Dean’s List (all semesters); Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Professional Authorities Editor (1999-2000), Editorial Staff (1998-1999) University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA B.A., magna cum laude, 1996

Professional Affiliations

Florida Bar Association Attorney Grievance Committee 11 “G” (Chair, 2013) American Bar Association Florida Bar Association Dade County Bar Association

Volunteer Activities

American Legion Post 374, Key Biscayne, Florida Roseaire Retreats, Inc. (Board Member) South Florida Leadership Forum Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office “Give Something Back” Program


Maritime Law: Make Your Listing Agreement Bullet-Proof, Compass/International Yacht Brokers Association (Oct. 2016)


Instructor (2017-18, 2014-15), Naval Justice School, Newport, Rhode Island Instructor (2002-2003), University of Maryland, University Campus Instructor (2002-2003), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Robert Joseph Alwine, P.A.
240 Crandon Boulevard, Suite 263
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149

Robert Joseph Alwine, P.A.