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Robert Hauser is a partner at Pankauski Hauser PLLC in West Palm Beach, Florida. This year marks Mr. Hauser’s 20th year in private practice. Mr. Hauser is a member of the Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section and served from 2014-15 as the Chair of Florida’s Appellate Practice Certification Committee.

Before joining Pankauski Hauser PLLC, Mr. Hauser was a shareholder at a West Palm Beach litigation boutique for 17 years. The cases he handled included disputes in the medical, legal, and business fields, including disputes in arbitration, state courts, federal courts, and on appeal. Prior to working in private practice, Mr. Hauser was a law clerk at the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami from 1995-1996. Mr. Hauser is listed as a “Top Lawyer” in business litigation by South Florida Legal Guide, and as a “SuperLawyer” in Appellate Practice by Florida SuperLawyers Magazine.

Since June 1, 2009, Mr. Hauser has been named a Board Certified Specialist by The Florida Bar in Appellate Practice. Mr. Hauser remains available to consult regarding litigation and pending or potential final or non-final appeals in state, federal, or bankruptcy courts. Mr. Hauser offers trial and appellate support in almost any area of law, including personal injury, products liability, securities fraud, family law, class actions, probate/trust disputes, business disputes, real estate disputes, and county-to-circuit appeals.


Rob Hauser has over 20 years of experience in complex business litigation and appeals. He specializes in appellate work in both state and federal courts, and he is one of the relatively few attorneys to be Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Appellate Law. He has handled appeals for both plaintiffs and defendants on a broad variety of matters, including complex business disputes and family law.

In addition to his expertise in appeals, he has extensive experience representing clients in a variety of complex business matters in state and federal courts, including health care litigation, contract disputes and partnership disputes.

Michael L. Seigel, Robert J. Hauser, and Allison Sirica, An Unsettling Outcome: Why the Supreme Court was Wrong to Ban all Settlement Evidence in Saleeby v. Rocky Elson Construction, Inc., 3 So. 3d 1078 (Fla. 2009), 21 U. Fla. J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 339 (Dec. 2010).

Robert J. Hauser, Raymond E. Kramer, III, Patricia A. Leonard,Re-examining the Presumption in Favor of Arbitration in Complex Commercial Cases, The Florida Bar Journal (March 2010).

Robert J. Hauser, Raymond E. Kramer, III, Patricia A. Leonard,Is Expert Testimony Really Needed in Attorneys’ Fees Litigation?Island Hoppers‘ Call for Change and Other Ways to Reduce the Burdens of Fees Hearings, The Florida Bar Journal (January 2003).