A second-generation Polk County native, attorney Robert C. Chilton joined Boswell & Dunlap, LLP in 2019, following fourteen years of practice with Sharit, Bunn & Chilton, P.A. in Winter Haven. Robert focuses on community association law, banking law, civil litigation and guardianships. 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 AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating granted by that independent publication, and is admitted to practice in each of Florida’s state and federal courts.
He devotes much of his practice to the field of community association law, advising homeowners’ associations (HOAs), condominiums, cooperative associations, owners, developers and other stakeholders concerning the laws of planned development. Certified by Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Robert 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.
With respect to civil litigation and guardianships, Robert’s collegial manner, academic pedigree and attention to detail ensure that each client receives elite representation. In the realm of banking law, Robert is well versed and consistently engaged 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 each 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.
Beyond the practice of law, Robert is committed to his community, presently serving in the Rotary Club of Bartow, 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 President-Elect 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 Lakeland, Florida.