Robert S. MiyashitaAssociate
Robert S. Miyashita is an attorney at Bickerton Dang who focuses his practice on claims involving serious and catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. Robert was born and raised on the island of Oahu. After living and practicing law in Florida, he and his wife decided to return back home in 2017 so they could raise their daughter in Hawaii where she would be able to learn the unique culture of the state and appreciate the true essence of aloha. The combination of Robert's past experiences and his strong belief to do what is right makes him a passionate advocate for clients who have been injured or wronged through the negligence of others. He has received recognition for his effective representation of clients through Superlawyers, Top 40 under 40 National Trial Lawyers, and Top Attorneys Rising Stars throughout the years up to the present date.
Prior to joining Bickerton Dang, Robert worked as lead counsel at Romano Law Group on complex multi-party litigation (pre-suit through trial/appeal) involving, among other areas of law, personal injuries with a focus on spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death. Robert represented clients in matters relating to motor vehicle crashes, trucking crashes, boating crashes, airplane crashes, product liability, premise liability, negligent security, employment law, bad faith, and mass torts. He has also been appointed lead counsel in the mass torts division and is responsible for handling claims involving serious injuries caused by prescription medications such as Actos and Propecia. Robert recovered approximately $5M for clients in pre-suit and litigation cases within the first several years of working at Romano Law Group and has successfully negotiated numerous high-dollar settlements, including a multi-million dollar settlement in 2016. While in Florida, he was a proud member of Florida Justice Association (Eagle Member), Palm Beach County Lawyers Association, and Western Trial Lawyers Association.
Prior to joining Romano Law Group, Robert worked for Travelers Insurance Company, where, as lead counsel, he maintained a full case load involving automobile crashes, premises liability, property damage, construction litigation, personal injury protection, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, negligent hiring/retention, wrongful eviction and general negligence claims. In the company's major case unit, he worked on high-exposure matters that involved catastrophic injuries and wrongful death claims. Also, Robert was the appointed delegate for his South Florida region to handle Personal Injury Protection/No-Fault matters in pre-suit and litigation. As the appointed staff counsel liaison, he was responsible for cases involving insurance fraud and worked very closely with the special investigations unit and the claims department.
Robert graduated top 6% of his class from Florida Coastal School of Law. Throughout law school, Robert consistently maintained his status as Dean's Scholar (Top 10%). He was recognized for ranking top of his class for Legal Writing and Research and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Robert was selected as a member of the nationally recognized Moot Court Honor Board (Top 5% in Appellate Advocacy) and was the only student selected to intern at the Florida Supreme Court in 2009, Spring Semester. Robert had the great privilege to clerk for the (former) Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice, the Honorable Ricky L. Polston. Upon passing the Florida Bar, Robert was invited by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners to become a bar examination reader based on his demonstrated high academic performance, bar examination scores, and outstanding personal and professional character.
J. D., cum laude, Florida Coastal Law School, Jacksonville, Florida, 2009
B. A. in Biology with a minor in Speech Psychology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2003
Hawaii Bar, 2011
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2012
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2012
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2012
U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii, 2017
- Bickerton Dang, LLLC, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2017 - present
- Romano Law Group, West Palm Beach, Florida, 2012-May 2017
- Travelers Insurance Company, Law Offices of Esther B. Nickas, 2009-2012
- Florida Supreme Court, Justice Ricky L. Polston (Former Supreme Court Chief Justice), 2009
- U.S. Attorney's Office Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division, 2008
- Travelers Insurance Company, Law Office of Robert F. Tacher, 2008
- Barker & Barker, P.A., 2007-2008
- Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals, Appellate Chief Judge Mark E. Recktenwald (current Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice), 2007
- Circuit Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaii, Honorable Patrick W. Border, 2007
- Criminal Division of Circuit Court, State of Hawaii, Honorable Michael A. Town, 2007