Robert F. Spohrer, Esq. is the President and Senior Partner of Spohrer Dodd P.L. As an attorney, Bob has dedicated his many talents and abilities to helping those in need. From advocating for victims of the race riots during the 1960s and litigating pro bono claims to help individuals who can’t afford legal counsel, he has long been a voice for those who have had no one else to speak for them.
One of his pro bono cases has been an ongoing battle for justice for the Chappell family, whose mother, Johnnie Mae Chappell was killed in an act of racial violence in the 1960’s. Her son, Shelton Chappell affectionately refers to Bob as ‘the quiet giant’ for the stand he has taken to help right wrongs.
Bob’s community service includes extensive support of Boy Scouts of America, where he has served in many capacities. His dedicated work as trustee of the endowment fund has resulted in financial sustainability during a critical economic downturn, ensuring that boys will continue to have the opportunity to participate in meaningful scouting opportunities.
He has also served on the boards of Southern Legal Counsel, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and is past Board Chair of HandsOn Jacksonville. He continues to support the NAACP, March of Dimes and United Way.
Over the course of his lifetime, Bob has helped to shape the landscape for a better community. His passion for service continues to reach all ages and members of our community. His passion and compassion knows no borders and reaches across diverse demographics.
His strong belief in the power of an individual to effect positive change is reflected in the way he lives his life. In fact, he shapes his life around community service rather than shaping community service hours around his life. Scheduling his numerous appointments and busy calendar to make time as a community servant, he walks out his value of service on a daily basis. For Bob Sphorer, wherever help is needed, service to others is always a priority.
Bob’s giving is infectious and his mentorship has drawn countless others to serving others, making the First Coast a better place for all. He has truly left an indelible mark of GOOD on our community.
Bob will be receiving our highest honor as this year’s recipient of the Bernard V. Gregory Servant Leader Award. Join us at Celebrate!GOOD on April 19th to meet Bob and many others who are committed to doing GOOD in our community.