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Rob Williams


After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan and his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School, Rob joined Florida Rural Legal Services in Immokalee, Florida, in 1975 as a staff attorney, practicing and litigating cases brought under Farm Labor Contractor Registration Act and the Migrant and Seasons Agricultural Worker Protection Act. In 1993, he received the Florida Bar Association’s Legal Aid Public Service Award and in 2012 President Barack Obama presented Rob with the “Champions of Change: Cesar Chavez Legacy” award in recognition of his service to others, knowledge, innovation, acceptance of all people, respect for life and the environment, and dedication to improving the lives of others. He was honored at a White House ceremony, along with the nine other recipients of the award. Rob is the director of the Migrant Farmworker Justice Project for Florida Legal Services, Inc. and is based in Tallahassee. He currently serves on the board of the Wakulla Springs Alliance and in an “of counsel” role on the Center for Earth’s Jurisprudence Springs Initiative. Rob has been an avid birder for his entire life and has been a member of Audubon for over 25 years. He travels often in search of new birds for his “life list.”