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Robert Presto was born in Macon, Georgia in June of 1954. Bob - as he is now known - is the oldest of three sons. During the earlier part of his life, he and his parents lived in cities such as Los Angeles, Seattle and New Orleans, before ultimately settling in Huntsville, Alabama. In 1978, he graduated with honors from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. From there, he applied for and gained acceptance into the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa, from which he graduated in December, 1981. During his law school education, he was elected as Vice President and subsequently as President of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity.

After law school, Mr. Presto moved to Brewton, Alabama, where he accepted employment as a corporate attorney with an independent oil and gas exploration company. In 1988, he began his private practice, concentrating in the field of courtroom litigation. In 1993, he was selected to serve as County Attorney for Escambia County, Alabama. He held that position until 1998, when the ever-increasing demands of his litigation practice made it impossible for him to continue as counsel for the County. He has remained active as a litigator since his initial entry into the private practice of law.

Over the years, Mr. Presto has written numbers of non-fiction articles which have been featured in various outdoor sports magazines, including ALABAMA WILDLIFE and other publications. He has been featured in numerous articles in local newspapers, both within and outside his hometown. Recently, he was spotlighted as a personality of interest in the “Profile” section, published in THE BREWTON STANDARD, and, more recently, in THE HUNTSVILLE TIMES.

In his spare time, when he’s not involved in the practice of law or working on a writing project, Mr. Presto spends time unwinding at his home, where he lives alone and enjoys the art of stone sculpting, his second passion. His creations have been displayed in local galleries and featured in wildlife art magazines and other sporting periodicals.

Mr. Presto has one daughter and one grandchild. He frequently jokes that his daughter made him a grandparent before his time, but he’s quick to add the fact that grandparent-hood is one of the most rewarding aspects of life, ranking very close behind being a parent in one’s own right.