Robert P. Summers, Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate Attorney
McCarthy Summers Bobko Wood Norman Bass & Melby, P.A., Stuart, FL
Hi Bob, Can you give us a brief introduction?
I am a Board Certified Real Estate attorney, specializing in both transactional work and real estate-related litigation. I handle both commercial and residential properties, including leasing, survey and title matters, boundary disputes, and the issuance of title insurance policies.
When and why did you move to the Treasure Coast?
Growing up in Miami, Stuart was the family’s weekend destination and where my grandparents resided, so it was only natural that after law school, my wife and I settled on Stuart as our home.
Can you tell us about your family?
Jan and I have been married for 45 years, and we have three grown daughters and one grandchild.
Can you tell a short story about your professional philosophy and how that has helped people?
My father was a hospital administrator, and I grew up with doctors, so I planned on becoming a doctor because it was my goal to have an occupation in life that would enable me to do good works in order to help people. Once college chemistry became an obstacle to becoming a doctor, I chose the practice of law because it would still enable me to help others.
What do you love about what you do?
Solving other peoples’ problems was my life-long goal, and I am very satisfied that I do it well. I sometimes ask my clients, “What is it that I need to do that will, at the end of the case, cause you to pat me on the back and say, ‘job well done!’?”. That is because in the practice of law there are often many winding roads to choose among that take us to the end of a case. Sometimes it is the pursuit of money damages, but in many cases, there are other goals, and I want to know exactly what it is that my client hopes to accomplish, and to deliver results that do so.
Tell me about your team within the law firm of McCarthy Summers Bobko Wood Norman Bass & Melby, P.A.?
Terry McCarthy and I, both real estate attorneys, joined forces originally as a real estate boutique firm, each of us handling real estate closings, but in addition, Terry handles governmental matters before City and County Commissions, while I handle litigation. As we often say, he doesn’t appear before Judges and I don’t appear before politicians, and I think I come out ahead!
The team has grown over the years, so that we are no longer a real estate boutique, but a full service law firm offering a wide range of specialized practice areas to meet our clients’ needs. If you have a question about our ability to help you in the areas of Real Estate, Litigation, Title Insurance, or any of our other areas of practice, call me at 772-286-1700 or email me at [email protected]. If our team can help, we will be happy to do so!