For most people, spending time on the golf course comes after a lifetime of being a busy professional. This was not the course Gunster attorney Robert Raynes’ life took, based on a profile published on August 26, 2013, by TCPalm.com.
Upon graduation from West Virginia University, Raynes considered law school, but instead the fairways beckoned, and he became a caddy on a PGA tour. After two years on the tour, Raynes told TCPalm, he settled down as a golf pro in Martin County, Florida. But the thought of law school was never far from his mind. So he went back to West Virginia to earn his Juris Doctor degree. He then moved his family back to Martin County and started practicing law in Gunster’s Stuart office.
Raynes focuses his practice on land use law, which he enjoys immensely, he told TCPalm. His life in golf has been an asset to his career now, he said. For example, caddying taught him when to push for more and when to keep his mouth shut.
When not in the office, Raynes can still be found on a variety of golf courses locally and around the world.
The entire profile on Robert Raynes can be read here: Land use is perfect type of law for Stuart attorney (TC Palm, 8/26/13).