Robert Bauman

Robert Bauman

Circuit Court Judge, Juvenile Crossover Division


Robert A. Bauman received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of South Florida and his Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton School of Law. He was an Assistant Public Defender from November 1985 to July 1988. He then spent 28 years in private practice and was also a Florida certified mediator. Mr. Bauman was elected Circuit Court Judge in 2014. In 2016, he was assigned to the Juvenile Crossover Division where he handles everything dealing with juveniles. In October 2019, he started a Juvenile Human Trafficking Court for victims called OPTION (Offering Potentially Trafficked Individuals Options Now) Court, which offers across the board services to victimized youth. Judge Bauman has spoken at numerous local, statewide, national, and international seminars, presentations, and panels regarding human trafficking, as well as juvenile delinquency.