Robert Pecchio
Year
2019
Chapter

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Robert has dedicated the last five years of his life to the South Florida community, serving the community primarily in the fields of conflict resolution, youth development, and the law. A graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, Robert currently works as an Associate Attorney at the employment and labor law firm Celler Legal, P.A., where his practice focuses on advocating for employees affected by unfair and unlawful labor practices. As a student, Robert received multiple awards while at the University of Miami, including the University of Miami HOPE Community Service Outstanding 2L Award, and he also served as Summer Public Interest Fellow in the renowned HOPE Public Interest Resource Center, and as a Student Attorney in the Immigration Clinic. Outside of the law, Robert has also served organizations all over the world on matters related to youth development and conflict resolution. Most notably, Robert is the founder and President of the organization CourtVision International, an organization that helps young people develop leadership and conflict management skills, while also empowering institutions to develop stronger conflict management systems. Primarily, CourtVision International focuses on serving juvenile justice institutions and youth-based organizations in post-conflict environments. As a conflict resolution practitioner, Robert has worked with and consulted for major organizations, including Boys and Girls Clubs, the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem, and multiple civic institutions in the Caribbean, Central and South America, and the Middle East. Robert also serves as a Commitment Mentor for the Conflict Resolution and Dialogue wing of the Clinton Global Initiative U program, where he helps train and guide student social entrepreneurs in the creation and implementation of conflict resolution programs domestically and abroad. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University, where he focuses on organizational conflict and labor disputes in major manufacturing industries.