Rob McNeely

Rob McNeely

Rob McNeely

Direct Phone: (850) 553-3470
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  • Education

    • The Florida State University College of Law, J.D., with high honors, 1993
    • University of Kansas, B.S., Journalism, 1981

    Practice Areas

    • Complex Family Law Litigation
    • Entertainment Law
    • Intellectual Property Law
    • Appellate Law
    • Administrative Law
    • Business Transactions
    • Commercial Litigation

  • Representative Client Experience

    • Represents men, women, and children statewide in complex family law matters, including divorce, modifications, enforcement, injunctions, appeals, child support, child custody, and adoptions.
    • Represents recording artists (e.g., Creed, 1999 – 2004), songwriters, producers, authors, and entertainment companies in both contracts and litigation.
    • Represents copyright and trademark owners in filing and defense of intellectual property matters.
    • Represents individuals and businesses in administrative and commercial litigation and appeals.
    • Represents businesses and business owners in transactions and contracts, including mergers and acquisitions.
    • Represents individuals in animal-related civil claims and dangerous dog defense matters.


    • The Florida Bar, 1995
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 1995
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2002

    Public Service

    • Florida Commission on Responsible Fatherhood, 1996-2002
    • Adjunct Professor of Entertainment Law, The Florida State University College of Law, 2004 – present

    Publications and Lectures

    • Panelist and guest speaker on entertainment industry and contracts, intellectual property and licensing, and family law at dozens of forums throughout Florida, nationally, and internationally.
    • Author of chapter on “Parental Responsibility” for eight years (four separate editions), in The Florida Bar CLE Publications’ primary work on family law, Florida Dissolution of Marriage.
    • Primary author of chapter titled, “Hopelessly Defective: An Examination of the Economic Assumptions Underlying Child Support Guidelines,” published in The Law and Economics of Child Support Payments (Edward Elgar Pub. 2004).

  • Professional Associations

    • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section
    • The Florida Bar, Entertainment Law Section

    Community Activities

    • President, Gulf Winds Triathletes, 2013
    • Gulf Winds Track Club
    • Faith Presbyterian Church, Deacon, 2016-2019 term