Robert L. Young

Before relocating to Florida, Robert Young lived in Colorado and Connecticut. He attended the University of Miami and received bachelor’s degrees in History and Political Science before receiving his law degree from the University of Illinois. Since passing the Florida bar exam in 2013, Rob has focused his practice on the area of matrimonial law. He has received recognition for providing his clients top quality service regardless of their economic status. In 2014, he was a part of the pilot program launched in the 12th Circuit to provide Guardians ad Litem for children involved in high-conflict divorce and custody cases.

In 2018, he received the Florida Bar’s President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the 12th Judicial Circuit and the Judge Robert B. Bennett, Jr. Pro Bono Excellence Award presented by Legal Aid of Manasota. In March 2018, Rob joined the firm of Band, Gates, & Dramis to operate the firm’s family law practice.


  • University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • Juris Doctor, May 2013, cum laude, Pro Bono Notation for public service

  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
  • Bachelor of Arts, December 2009 (early graduate) Majors in History and Political Science, Minor in Education


  • Florida Bar – FBN 0107122
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Sarasota County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Sarasota County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • -Treasurer
    -Past Chair of Education Committee
    -Chair of Sponsorship Committee

  • Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals Group
  • -Immediate Past Chair of Leadership Committee
    -Board Member – Chair of Government Issues Committee