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Robert W. “Rob” Batsel, Jr.


Robert W. "Rob" Batsel, Jr.


(352) 867-0237


Ocala, Florida.

Bar Admissions

  • The Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • The Supreme Court of the United States

Areas of Practice

State and Local Government Law
Land Use and Development
Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Higher Education
Business Law


  • Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Florida, B.A.


  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rated

Attorney Rob Batsel focuses his practice in the area of local government, land use and development, commercial real estate, higher education, and business law.

In addition to his representation of private individuals, businesses and developers, Rob currently serves as City Attorney for the cities of Ocala, Inverness, and Crystal River, General Counsel for the College of Central Florida, General Counsel for the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, and counsel to the Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority.

Prior to joining the firm, Rob was a civil litigator with McClellan & Batsel, P.A. and served as in-house General Counsel & Director of Government Relations for the College of Central Florida.

Rob currently serves as member and past chair of the Fifth Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission. He is also extensively involved with professional and charitable organizations, including the Marion County Bar Association (Past President), Metropolitan Ocala Rotary Club (Past President), Boys and Girls Clubs of Marion County, and Hospice of Marion County.

In his free time, Rob enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, playing slightly below-average golf, and following highs and lows of Gator athletics.


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