Robert F. Mikell
Overview And Experience
Bob Mikell is an attorney with deep roots in Bulloch County. Bob joined Brown Rountree, PC as an associate in 2011 after previously serving as a summer associate in 2008. Prior to joining the firm, Bob served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jack Partain in the Superior Courts of the Conasauga Judicial Circuit in Whitfield and Murray Counties.
Bob graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law. Bob is also a summa cum laude graduate of Georgia Southern University, where he completed the Bell Honors Program majoring in history with a minor in Spanish.
Bob is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Statesboro Bulloch-Chamber of Commerce and President of the Statesboro Family YMCA Board of Managers. Bob has also served as Chairman of the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority, President of Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County, and President of the Bulloch County Bar Association.
A life-long Statesboro resident and eighth generation Bulloch County resident, Bob graduated from Statesboro High School and is a member of Pittman Park United Methodist Church. He is married to the former Kelley Kee of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was recently named one of the Top 40 Under 40 Best and Brightest in Georgia by Georgia Trend Magazine and the 2017 Georgia Southern University College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Alumnus of the Year.
∙ Georgia Southern University (B.A. 2007)
∙ The University of Georgia (J.D. 2010)
Licensed to Practice:
∙ South Carolina
Areas of Practice :
∙ Civil Litigation
∙ Real Estate
∙ Estate Planning
∙ Commercial Law
Professional Activities & Affiliations:
∙Member, State Bar of Georgia
∙Member, South Carolina Bar
∙Member Real Property Section Georgia Bar
∙Member, Bulloch County Bar Association
∙Past Chairman Downtown Statesboro Development Authority
∙Vice-Chair Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce
∙Georgia Southern University Alumni Association Board of Directors
∙Statesboro Kiwanis Club Board of Directors
∙Past President Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County
∙President Statesboro Family YMCA Board of Managers
∙Pittman Park United Methodist Church, Staff-Parish Committee
∙Leadership Bulloch Class of 2012-2013
Deep Ties to the Area:
Bob has a strong connection to Bulloch County. Bob’s direct ancestors, including Barnet Mikell and his son James Mikell, a revolutionary war veteran, first settled in what is now Bulloch County in 1784. In 1795, a petition was presented to the State of Georgia requesting that Bulloch County be created. The petition had 122 signatures, eight of which were Mikells, including Bob’s direct ancestors Barnet Mikell and James Mikell. John Mikell, Jr., Barnet’s nephew and James’ cousin, was one of three men appointed as the first county commissioners to fix a proper place for a courthouse and jail. The spot picked was the site of the present Bulloch County Courthouse. From the founding of the county to the present, nine generations of Mikells have served in the legal, agricultural, and financial sectors of the local economy.
The Hon. R.P. “Bob” Mikell served as the Bulloch County Ordinary (Probate Judge) from 1956-1972.
Bob’s Great Grandfather, H.W. Mikell, pictured here in 1913 in Triangle Park in downtown Statesboro, was a local farmer.
Ernest Mikell was a local banker at Sea Island Bank during the 1920’s.