Robert Bamdas

Partner / Boca Raton

P: 561.990.1699 X. 504

As the managing partner of SBSB Law’s Boca Raton office, Robert Bamdas takes on projects that require a strategic mindset and the skill and finesse to craft the desired end result. This talent for precision in his work can be traced back to his technical expertise in working with his hands and mind in his family’s motorcycle and personal watercraft dealership. During these years, Robert developed an invaluable foundation of creative problem-solving by engaging in complex engine and vehicle mechanics, management, team-building and other small-business functions. This “I can fix it” mentality transferred into Robert’s legal career, where he applies his unique approach to methodically resolve the client’s issues, one step at a time.

Robert has successfully litigated numerous cases before corresponding tribunals and has handled various appellate matters. He focuses on defense of claims arising under the the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Defense Base Act, Non-Appropriated Funds Instrumentality Act, and Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, Marine injury claims, including defending passenger claims, and Jones Act matters; 905(b) claims; marine and general subrogation matters; and claims in general admiralty law, transportation law and general liability matters.

Whether Robert achieves a win in dramatic fashion via trial or more subtly through a favorable settlement, each victory is meaningful. Part of his success can be attributed to his ability to forge lasting relationships, both as a mentor to younger, up-and-coming attorneys and with more seasoned veterans who share their own unique insights and experiences. That is why each success is so sweet in Robert’s eyes. The euphoria of the win trickles down to the entire team — from seasoned co-counsel and younger attorneys to the staff and, of course, to the client.

Practice Areas

Practice Areas

  • General Liability
  • Admiralty and Maritime
  • Defense Base Act
  • Federal Workers’ Compensation
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation
  • Premises Liability
  • State Workers’ Compensation
  • Subrogation
  • Transportation
  • Trucking
  • Commercial Litigation

Education

  • B.A., University of Florida
  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, cum laude

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Florida
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District for the Southern District of Florida

Honors and Distinctions

  • Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell

Speeches and Presentations

  • WCCP Board Certification Course for Adjusters, Other Jurisdictions, Orlando, Florida, January 2014
  • The Longshore Breakout FWCI, Organizer, Moderator and Speaker, News
    From the Department of Labor and Trends Under the Longshore and
    Defense Base Act, Orlando, Florida, August 2014
  • The Defense Base Act, Dallas, TX, October 2014
  • The Longshore Breakout FWCI Organizer, Moderator and Speaker, Orlando, Florida, August 2014
  • The Longshore Breakout FWCI Organizer, Moderator and Speaker, Orlando, Florida, August 2015
  • Advanced Consulting, Case Law Update, Dallas, Texas, January 2016
    WCCP, Board Certified Program for Adjusters, Other Jurisdictions,
    Orlando, Florida, December 2016
  • Willis DBA Seminar, Trying a Case, Dallas, Texas, June 2017
    Advanced Consulting, Case Law Update, Dallas, Texas, February 2017
  • The Longshore Breakout FWCI, Organizer, Moderator and Speaker, Orlando, Florida, August 2017
  • Advanced Consulting, Managing Defense Base Act Claims, Dallas, Texas,
    January 2018
  • The Longshore Breakout FWCI, Organizer, Moderator and Speaker, Orlando, Florida, August 2018
  • WCCP Board Certified Program for Adjusters, Other Jurisdictions
    Lake Mary, Florida, February 2018
  • Signal Maritime Conference, How Best to Handle Serious Long-Term
    Claims, Memphis, Tennessee, May 2019
  • WCCP, Board Certified Program for Adjusters, Other Jurisdictions,
    Tampa, Florida, June 2019
  • The Longshore Breakout FWCI, Organizer, Moderator and Speaker, Orlando, Florida, August 2019

Professional Memberships

  • Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Section, past rules committee member
  • DOL Joint Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club
  • RIMS, the risk management society
  • Defense Research Institute 

Community Involvement

  • Board Member – 440 Scholarship Fund