Rob Blue, Jr., is one of Firm’s founding members and is a Shareholder of the Firm. Mr. Blue has substantial experience in the areas of Banking Law, Real Estate Transactions and Litigation, and Condominium Law. Mr. Blue represents various developers, lenders, and landowners in Bay, Gulf and Walton County, Florida. He has been designated an “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards.
While attending law school at the University of Florida, Mr. Blue was a member of Florida Blue Key, student leadership honorary, and was named Outstanding Male Graduate during his senior year in 1967. After graduation from law school, he entered the armed forces and served as Captain in the USAF from 1970-1974, as a JAG officer. After serving his country, he moved his family to Panama City, Florida and began practicing law with the firm of Hilton, Bennett, Logue, Burke & Paulk, P.A., which included one of his present partners, Les W. Burke.
From 2000-2004, Mr. Blue served on the Board of Governors for the Florida Bar, representing the 14th Judicial Circuit. He holds section memberships in the The Florida Bar in the areas of his practice: Corporation, Banking and Business Law and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law. He is also a member of the Bay County Bar Association and a former member of the St. Andrew Bay American Inn of Court. He served as the president of the St. Andrew Bay American Inn of Court for its 2013-2014 term. Mr. Blue was the 2018 recipient of the Larry G. Smith Professionalism Award for the 14th Judicial Circuit.
Mr. Blue is active in the local community. He has served as a director for United Way and as President of Bay Arts Alliance and Girls Club, Inc. He is currently a member of the Panama City Rotary Club and St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club and enjoys hiking, sailing and other outdoor activities.