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Robert C. Chilton

Robert C. Chilton


A second-generation native of Polk County, attorney Robert C. Chilton joined Boswell & Dunlap, LLP in 2019, following fourteen years of practice with Sharit, Bunn & Chilton, P.A. in Winter Haven. He is devoted to family, community and the practice of law. Robert’s practice focuses on community association law, banking law, civil litigation, guardianships and elder law. Following graduation from Winter Haven High School, Robert earned his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and his law degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He then returned home to Polk County.

Robert is licensed to practice in all state courts in Florida and before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He is also “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating granted by that independent publication.

With respect to civil litigation, elder law and guardianships, Robert C. Chilton is a valuable addition to Boswell & Dunlap, LLP’s experienced team. His collegial manner, academic pedigree and attention to detail augment the firm’s seasoned attorneys and ensure that each client continues to receive elite representation.

Robert C. Chilton’s focus on banking law is unique. Robert is well versed, and consistently engaged, throughout Florida, in banking disputes of all kinds; from questions of account access and ownership to issues of descent, trust and beneficiary status. In addition, he routinely handles wage and account garnishments in all of Florida’s 67 counties. Robert’s dedication to each client is absolute, whether that client is a simple account holder or a national bank.

Rarer still is Robert C. Chilton’s concentration on the law of homeowners’ associations (HOAs), condominiums and cooperatives. Robert devotes more than half of his practice to the field of community association law. In addition to advising associations, homeowners, developers, unit owners and other stakeholders concerning the laws of planned development, Robert, certified by Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation, regularly hosts certification seminars for the directors and officers of Central Florida homeowners’ associations. If you need a community association lawyer, Robert is here to help.

Beyond the practice of law, Robert C. Chilton is dedicated to his community. He presently serves on the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee, on the board of directors of the Polk Area Real Estate Council and as Counselor of the Willson American Inn of Court. Robert has previously chaired the Tenth Judicial Circuit’s Grievance Committee and served as Special Magistrate for Polk County, on the board of directors of the Auburndale Chamber of Commerce and on the Florida Bar’s Small Claims Rules Committee. He and his family live in Auburndale, Florida.

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  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D. - 2004
  • Vanderbilt University, cum laude, B.S. - 1999


  • Florida Bar
  • Willson American Inn of Court
  • Polk Area Real Estate Council

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