Robert P. Major

Robert P. Major

Orlando, Florida
Robert P. “Rob” Major joined Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin in an Of Counsel capacity after a 23 year career at one of Orlando’s oldest general practice law firms.  Rob’s litigation practice is focused primarily on assisting individual, corporate and institutional clients in insurance coverage and “bad faith” disputes against their own insurance companies.  Such disputes typically involve circumstances in which a liability insurer is refusing to provide coverage for a claim against the client under an auto, commercial general liability (CGL), professional liability/errors & omissions (E&O), or directors & officers (D&O) policy. Rob’s practice also extends to providing assistance to other lawyers throughout Florida whose practices occasionally embroil them and their clients in insurance related issues with which they are unfamiliar.


Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1987
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1987


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. cum laude - 1985
  • University of Central Florida, Florida
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 1982


  • Adjunct Instructor, Department of Legal Studies and Criminal Justice, University of Central Florida, 1993 - 1994
  • "Lawyering in the 21st Century: Practical Tips on Automating Your Practice” , The Florida Bar, 1989 - Present
  • "Basic Technology for the Legal Practice", The Florida Bar, 1999 - 2000
  • “Comprehensive General Liability Insurance: Coverage Part A” , Sterling Education Services , 2003 - Present
  • “Litigator’s Guide To Liability Insurance” , Sterling Education Services, 2003 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell, 2002 - 2016
  • "Best Lawyers in America", 2014 - 2016
  • "Florida Super Lawyers" , 2014 - 2016
  • Listed in Orlando Magazine as one of "Orlando's Top Lawyers", 2013 - 2016
  • "Top Rated Lawyer" in Appellate Law by ALM

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Florida Justice Association
  • The Florida Bar, October 1, 1985 - Present