Richard is experienced in all phases of litigation, including discovery, motion practice, evidentiary hearings, trial, and appeal.
Richard started his legal career working in Miami, where he worked at two of the nation's most prestigious law firms. Richard has been involved in high-stakes litigation matters for many of America's most well-known companies, defending corporations and their officers and directors in numerous significant matters.
Mr. Mockler has worked on several matters that received national media coverage and cases with more than $100 million at stake.
Today, Richard focuses on civil litigation and marital and family law.
Richard attended the University of Florida College of Law, where he graduated with honors. Richard received the Chester Ferguson Scholarship. He was also a leader on campus, where he was elected Treasurer and President of the John Marshall Bar Association and served on the Executive Board of the University of Florida Law College Council. Richard also served as a Teaching Assistant for Legal Research and Writing and Appellate Advocacy.
In addition to working hard in the classroom, Richard was commited to serving the community. Richard worked as an Advocate at the Sexual and Physical Abuse Resource Center, as a Judge and Volunteer for the Alachua County Teen Court Program, and as a pro bono law clerk for the Eighth Judicial Circuit.
Prior to graduation, Richard was inducted into the Florida Blue Key leadership honorary, received the University of Florida Presidential Recognition Award, received the Levin College of Law Pro Bono Certificate, and was named the Levin College of Law Student of the Year.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Richard served as a United States Marine with the 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion in Tampa, Florida. Richard was the Battalion Embarkation Specialist prior to the Unit’s mobilization to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. As a Marine, Richard was an Honor Graduate of the Naval Expeditionary Warfare College and received the Navy Achievement Medal, Outstanding Community Service Medal, National Defense Medal, Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal, and a Marine Corps Certificate of Commendation for exemplary community service.
Richard is a proud father of four. He understands that no job is more important than being a parent. When he's not playing lawyer or dad, Richard enjoys sailing, golf, and exploring new restaurants.
Licensed since 2002
Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2002||08/12/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Florida Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Florida Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Florida Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2009|
|Presidential Outstanding Leadership Award||University of Florida||2001|
|2000 Student of the Year||University of Florida Levin College of Law||2000|
|Ferguson Scholarship||University of Florida College of Law||1998|
|Partner||Davis Mockler Law, P.A.||2015 - Present|
|Attorney||Solomon Law Group||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||Richard J. Mockler, P.A.||2009 - 2013|
|Litigation Associate||Greenberg Traurig||2008 - 2008|
|Litigation Associate||Holland & Knight LLP||2005 - 2007|
|Litigation Associate||Stroock & Stroock & Lavan||2002 - 2005|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Tampa Bay Family Law Inn of Court||Barrister||2009 - Present|
|Family Law Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association||Board Member||2009 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association (Tampa Bay chapter)||Member||2008 - Present|
|Cheatwood Inn of Court||Barrister||2008 - 2012|
|Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary||Member||2001 - Present|
|John Marshall Bar Association||President||1998 - 2002|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Magazine||Are All Sales Really Final? – The Enforceability of Prenuptial, Post-Nuptial, and Marital Settlement Agreements||2014|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Magazine||Cast of Characters: Professionals in a Family Law Case||2013|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Magazine||Prenuptial Agreements: 'Til Death Do Us Part||2012|
|University of Florida Graduate School||Tax Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||2002|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||2001|
|Florida State University||Finance||BS - Bachelor of Science||1998|
|HCBA CLE||Discovery of Medical Records and Trial of Cases Involving Medical Evidence||2013|
|HCBA CLE||Developing Parenting Plans for Children with Developmental Disorders||2012|
|HCBA CLE||Trial Advocacy in Family Law Cases||2012|
|Breaker Morant Presentation on Ethics||Ethics||2009|