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About Me

I am a Florida Bar Board Certified family law specialist providing legal advice and representation on family law matters in the areas of divorce, custody of children, child support, alimony, paternity, domestic violence and the preparation and negotiation of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. My firm represents clients throughout Miami-Dade County, including Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Aventura, Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay.


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Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 75%
    36 years, 500 cases
  2. Marriage & Prenuptials: 25%
    36 years, 50 cases



Hourly ($425-450/hour), Retainer (Always), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Debra A Opri

    I endorse this lawyer as I have had the great pleasure of working with Robert on a prenupt matter which required his expertise on Florida law. Robert was entirely competent in his field, and in his input during trial and I would not hesitate to work with him again should a family law matter require a Florida family law attorney. It was a pleasure working with him, and I recommend him as a Florida family law attorney.


    Debra Opri Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Allison Louise Hertog

    I endorse this lawyer.He is bright, diligent and knowledgeable.


    Allison Hertog Education Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Robert J. Merlin, P.A.
95 Merrick Way Ste 420
Coral Gables, AL, 331345310


FLMember in Good Standing197909/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2008 Hillel Gator AwardUniversity of Florida Hillel2008
Pro Bono Outstanding Law Firm AwardDade County Bar2006
Ray H. Pearson Guardian-Ad-Litem AwardEleventh Judicial Circuit Court1998
Stanley C. Myers Presidents' Leadership AwardGreater Miami Jewish Federation1989
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Recognized (Family law)Leading American AttorneysN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerRobert J. Merlin, P.A.1991 - Present
PartnerYoung, Franklin, Merlin & Berman, P.A.1990 - 1991
AssociateYoung, Stern & Tenenbaum, P.A.1989 - 1990
PartnerSteinberg & Merlin, P.A.1981 - 1989
AssociateAugust, Pohlig & Milstein, P.A.1980 - 1981
AssociateMyers, Kaplan, Levinson, Kenin & Richards, P.A.1979 - 1980
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Mediation and Collaborative Law Committee, The Florida Bar Family Law SectionCo-chair2011 - Present
Legislation Committee of Family Law Section of The Florida BarMember2009 - Present
Collaborative Family Lawyers of South FloridaMember2009 - Present
Mediation and Collaborative Law Committee, The Florida Bar Family Law SectionMember2009 - Present
Florida Chapter of Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsBoard Member2009 - Present
Collaborative Family Law InstitutePresident2009 - Present
University of Florida Levin College of Law Center on Children and FamiliesAdvisory Board Member2004 - Present
Jewish Community Services of South Florida, Inc.Past Chair2004 - 2006
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2003 - Present
Collaborative Family Law InstituteMember2003 - Present
Jewish Community Services of South FloridaMember of Board2001 - Present
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember2001 - Present
Florida Chapter of Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember2001 - Present
Coral Gables Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Greater Miami Chamber of CommerceLeadership Miami1986 - 1987
Coral Gables Chamber of CommerceMember1985 - 2009
Greater Miami Jewish FederationBoard Member1984 - Present
Dade County Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
The Florida BarMember1979 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Young v. YoungWon appeal of equitable distribution award
Cifrian v. CifrianAll financial awards were reversed on appeal
Syna v. LewenDismissal by trial court affirmed
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Publication NameTitleDate
The Florida Bar JournalThe Marital Home - Will It Come Back To Haunt You?1993
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJuris Doctor1979
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawN/AN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Monthly Lunch PresentationCollaborative Family Law2011
Monthly dinner presentationCollaborative Family Law2011
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law TrainingInterdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training2011
Miami Beach Bar LunchCollaborative Family Law2010
Interdisciplinary Collaborative TrainingCollaborative Family Law2010
Collaborative Family Law SeminarCollaborative Family Law2010
Presentation on Collaborative Family LawCollaborative Family Law2009
Family Law PerspectivesCollaborative Family Law2009
Parenting Coordinator TrainingParenting Coordinator Training2008
LuncheonCollaborative Family Law2008
LectureCollaborative Family Law2008
LectureCollaborative Family Law2008
Law School LectureCollaborative Family Law2008
Law School lectureCollaborative Family Law2007
Annual ConferenceParenting Coordinators2007
Law School LectureCollaborative Family Law2006