Robert E. Puterbaugh
Robert E. (Bob) Puterbaugh was born in Dayton, Ohio and raised in Lake Wales, Florida. He received his B.B.A. degree in 1966 and his law degree in 1969, both from Stetson University. He was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1969 and to the United States Court of Military Appeals in 1970. From 1970-1973, he served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, representing the United States in various military, federal, and state courts as well as in the international law and diplomatic matters in the Republic of Korea.
Mr. Puterbaugh has served as a Director of Barnett Bank, N.A., Polk County (now Bank of America) and is a member of the Board of Governors and past President of the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, Florida, and has served as a United States delegate at several international conferences.
Mr. Puterbaugh is General Counsel to Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Inc., one of the largest hospitals in the State of Florida and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Florida Southern College.
Mr. Puterbaugh is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, the United States Court of Military Appeals, and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida. He has served as Chairman of the Tenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee; Chairman of the Tenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission; and Chairman of the Judicial Nominating Commission, Second District Court of Appeals. He is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Academy of Hospital Attorneys and is a Master Emeritus of the Willson Inn of Court.
Mr. Puterbaugh is the co-author of The Statute of Limitations Under RICO: Rotella and Beyond, published by the National Legal Center for the Public Interest, Washington, D.C., and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America.
Mr. Puterbaugh practices in the firm’s Lakeland office, and his practice includes complex trial litigation in both state and federal courts.