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Meet the Lawyer


Robert W. Darnell

Probate & Estate Planning and Business Law Attorney

Certified Legal Specialties
  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Florida
Bar Admissions
  • Florida, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1991
  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida¬†(J.D. – 1985)
  • Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky¬†(B.S. Magna Cum Laude, 1983)
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • American Association of Attorney-CPA’s, Vice Chairman, National Committee on Partnership Taxation, 1987-1988
  • Alpha Kappa Psi
  • Beta Alpha Psi

Oftentimes in the practice of law it is forgotten that the client sitting in front of you is not the only person being affected by the choices being made. In my practice that is almost certainly the case and I am acutely aware of that. The problems/circumstances I deal with daily usually have to do with peoples future and the decisions made in my office will inevitably affect them and their families long term.

Problem solving is one of my fortes! I find it enjoyable to help someone come up with a solution to a situation where there are many moving parts. Once a circumstance is identified and a solution is needed, I enjoy figuring out a perfect balance. I have always had the unique ability to see the “big picture” and all of its working parts and put it together in harmony for the best case scenario. I take this very seriously and make sure that through the entire process my client is aware, comfortable and informed, because the fact is, it is their tomorrow that we are writing.

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

Ronald Reagan, U.S. President

I started The Darnell Law Group because I believe that individuals, families and business owners will benefit from my firm’s commitment to quality legal counsel. I’m proud to say that the large majority of clients come to me by way of referrals and I think that says a lot about my reputation. Sarasota is a small community and I pride myself in how I handle each client, knowing that my reach goes beyond that particular encounter.

I learned a long time ago that commitment to excellence requires focusing on what you do best. By strategically choosing the practice areas of Estate Planning, Probate and Business Law, I am able to provide clients the advantage of in-depth knowledge and the benefit of efficiency. Simply put, I understand the probate court, estate administration and business transaction processes. I will handle your matter as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. At the Darnell Law Group, you don’t pay for a learning curve. You pay for hands-on, effective legal counsel from the first day.

My Practice Areas

Estate Planning & Probate

Business Law