Robert Holborn was born and raised in Kissimmee, Florida, and graduated from Osceola High School.
He then attended Valencia Community College receiving his A.A. Later, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Florida. He later earned his Juris Doctorate from Washington and Lee School of Law in Virginia.
Robert has worked both as a prosecutor in the Ninth Judicial Circuit; and as a civil litigator for the Weiss Legal Group. In 2013, Robert was elected President of the Osceola County Bar Association. Also appointed to the Florida Bar’s Criminal Procedure Rules Committee. Robert is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Osceola, and remains active in the community and has volunteered consistently throughout his career.
He is currently the Chairman of The Community Hope Center. A local non-profit that strives to help homeless persons, and others in need by providing the tools and support to become self-sufficient. For his extensive community involvement, he received Community Vision’s 2017 Osceola Distinguished Community Leader award.
In 2017 Sheriff Russell Gibson appointed Robert Holborn as the General Counsel for the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. The General Counsel’s Office provides research, analysis, and interpretation of a wide range of civil, criminal, appellate, and administrative law on behalf of Sheriff Gibson and over 700 employees of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.
Also, the General Counsel advises Sheriff Gibson and his administrative staff on legal issues arising from all operations of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. The General Counsel is responsible for providing agency personnel with updates relating to changes in the law; monitoring potential risk and pending litigation; conducting relevant in-service training.
The General Counsel is not a legal advisor for the public. He is not authorized by law to tender legal advice to private citizens.