ROBERT J. PLEUS, JR.
BIRTHPLACE: Orlando, FL
SPOUSE: Marie (Terry) Adkinson Pleus
CHILDREN: Six children, six grandchildren
DEGREES: B.A. (cum laude), Political Science, University
of Notre Dame, 1957; J.D.,
University of Florida, 1962; Masters Degree in Pastoral Ministries, Loyola University, New Orleans, 1999.
LEGAL OFFICES & POSITIONS: Appointed to Fifth District Court of Appeal, April 1,
2000 by Governor Jeb Bush; Elected Chief Judge, Fifth District Court of Appeal, July 1, 2005 - June 30,
2007; Rush Reed and Marshall, 1962 - 1964; Partner, Smathers Tepper and Pleus, 1964 -1969; Shareholder, Carlton Fields,1969 -1979; Shareholder, Pleus Adams and
Spears, 1979 -1995; Of Counsel, Akerman Senterfitt & Eidson, 1995 - 2000.
BAR OFFICES & ACTIVITIES: Board Certified in Real Property; Certified
Mediator (circuit/civil); Member, Florida Bar Board of Governors (1970 -1972;
President, The Orange County Bar, 1976; President, Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar, 1972; Executive Council, Real Property
Probate & Trust Law Section; American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
OTHER CIVIC ACTIVITIES: Interim Municipal Judge, City of Orlando; Mayor of Town of Windermere, 1988 -1994;
Windermere Town Council, 1972 -1974; Aviation Zoning Board, City of Orlando;
President, Orange County Historical Society, 1995; President, Tiger Bay Club of Orlando, 1996;
President of Windermere Rotary Club, 1976; President - Tri County League
of Cities, 1992; Past Grand Knight & District Deputy,
Knights of Columbus.
HONORS & AWARDS: Ordained Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church;
Legal Aid Society Award of Excellence, 1994