Combined, they have decades of experience vigorously representing clients in court. They go the extra mile and produce better-than-expected results on a routine basis.
Alain Rivas’ desire to focus exclusively on criminal and traffic defense led him to join forces with Robert Skubiak in 1999 to form Skubiak & Rivas, P.A. Since then, the firm has evolved into Central Florida’s most recognizable one of its type, gaining the majority of its clients from referrals by former clients—the highest form of flattery.
Before forming Skubiak & Rivas, he served as legal counsel for Joelo Inc. in Orlando. Rivas also worked in various capacities for the Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office.
Rivas graduated from Rollins College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History. He then earned his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, FL.
His interest in classic cars led to his involvement in the Alfa Romeo Owners Club and the Alfa Romeo Club of Central Florida. During off-hours, Rivas can often be found on the tennis court.
Robert P. Skubiak founded Skubiak & Rivas, P.A., on the belief that those facing auto-related violations and charges deserve the most aggressive traffic defense and criminal representation available. As senior partner, Robert has represented thousands of Central Florida residents and visitors from his Orlando-based office, which he began in 1993.
Recognized and regarded as one of the most prominent traffic defense attorneys in the region, Robert earned his “tough but fair” reputation among local judges, attorneys
Robert earned a prestigious Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan with High Distinction
Robert decided he wanted to aggressively practice law for a wide range of individual clients. Being bilingual, he came to Orlando to develop his criminal traffic defense as an associate attorney for a prominent law firm. Robert then started his own firm so that he could personally bring his philosophy that an excellently prepared attorney presents the best opportunity for victory in court.
Under his leadership, Skubiak & Rivas, P.A. enjoys an outstanding reputation for dogged determination to win legal battles for their clients. In his spare time, Robert is a competitive tennis