Richard has been the most amazing attorney I could have ever asked for. So knowledgeable and caring. He has helped me by writing email's on my behalf even after the case was settled. My life has truly changed! Thank you!
Posted by Rich
I am a retired military officer who was living in Dubai when my wife and I filed for divorce. We lived and filed in Gainesville. After drifting aimlessly with Gainesville lawyers for 8 months I was to return home and face a trial. I decided to find a stronger representative and searched the web. I found Richard Mockler and what a difference. He immediately took charge and ramped up the pace to where my ex fired her lawyer and took on not one but three more. They asked for a continuance which was denied. Richard then drove to my house in Gainesville three days before the trial and set up shop. He did this amidst some major personal upheavals, which Inam truly grateful. Bottom line is that Richard worked diligently to effect a settlement at 10 pm the night before the trial. This guy knows his stuff and has nerves of steel. Don't look any further. RWS retired Army LTC
Posted by Ryan
I consulted with Mr. Mockler in a post divorce custody issue that I needed help with. His advice and direction changed the course of my case. Mr. Mockler is very good at what he does and he knows what he is doing.
Posted by a client
I came to Richard after searching for someone to replace a lawyer who did absolutely nothing in my case but bill me thousands of dollars for work that was never done. Richard took the time to discuss my situation and my options on the phone and we scheduled a meeting to discuss in more detail at his office. While there, he listened, reviewed my documents and discussed options without pressuring me to hire him. And for this, I hired him immediately to replace the subpar lawyer I had. He made the calls, scheduled the mediation and helped me get my divorce modification finalized. Honest and doesn't try to "nickel and dime" you for services not performed. If you are looking for a lawyer, call Richard Mockler.
Posted by Tampa Resident
Richard helped me several times with my case with my crazy ex-wife. He drafter an arrangement that works well for me. Two instances, I had to have him write a email after our case and he is very helpful after the divorce is settled . I highly recommend him
Posted by Layla
After having two bitter experiences from two family attorneys in the past, I was very skeptical to hire a new one to represent me at a new hearing I needed to go to.
I was divorced four and a half years ago, and based on the Final Judgment, I had to go court after two years of my divorce to get some financial support from my former husband, based on Affidavit of Support he signed with the immigration, before bringing me to the United States.
I was constantly going to some legal sites seeking some helpful information, as I could not afford to loss the case this time, nor did I want to be misrepresented. I was looking for a responsible, aggressive and informative attorney to hire.
I contacted numerous attorneys to discuss the case with and get some information. Most of the attorneys I talked to did not have enough information about the case, and some, referred me to some attorneys working in other fields not related to my case. As I was looking for a good, decent attorney, I came across Mr. Mockler's name among top best attorneys in Tampa. I read his answers and advices on some of peoples' legal questions and concerns as the best answers chosen by Avvo.
I decided to contact him and talk to him about the case. Richard first wanted to send him a copy of the Final Judgment, then agreed to take the case.
A day before the hearing, he wanted to see me as he was preparing some of our requests and wanted to send them to the opposing lawyer and her client (my former husband.)
He explained to me in details, all the aspects of the case and gave me advices on what I need to do, and let me decide to choose the best option for myself without any pressure.
In the end, we reached an agreement that I am totally satisfied with, as I believe that I made a wise decision considering all the circumstances, with the help of Richard.
I am very delighted with the result, and I told Richard after the hearing that he totally changed my mind about lawyers and now I believe that they are still good lawyers out there who really care for their clients.
Posted by Gaby
I thank Richard for his excellent work and compassion but mostly for his encouragement and friendship. He became a friend to me during my divorce. The sense of security he gave me about my future and daughters and my well-being gave me the peace of mind I needed. I appreciate his loyalty, his strength and his genuine concern as well as his sense of humor!
Throughout the ordeal, he helped me remain confident with his professional, rational and knowledgeable manner both in law and finances. I could not have made it through that awful time without his help! They say the best advertisement is word of mouth. I will highly recommend him. He is an incredible person and one hell of a lawyer:-)!
Posted by a Divorce client
Highly recommended. Richard has represented me in a divorce, and I have found Richard to be an outstanding attorney--he is highly intelligent, has great command of family law and the divorce process, and is reasonable in his billing. You can expect Richard to provide great legal advice, and to achieve the best results possible in your case.
In addition, Richard and his staff are very personable and a pleasure to work with. If you need help in a divorce case, you need to hire Richard ASAP before your spouse does--I have no doubt he is the best in the Tampa area.
Posted by Ripped Off
I happen to stumble across this site and thought I check out the reviews for Richard Mockler. I was most definitely one of his clients in a divorce case. Just to clarify, I am certainly not a ex-spouse of one of his clients that was upset because he is a great attorney and took me for all I had... That being said, one thing he did do was take me for all I had. The initial consultation was amazing - he told me everything I wanted to hear. The problem is he never delivered on any of his promises. I had to fire him due to the fact that after almost 2 years he took all my money and I was still married. I read those other reviews where it says he's caring, thoughtful and fought for other people. I did not see any of that at all. He simply tried to get me to accept my soon-to-be-ex-spouse's attorney's demands. He did not stand up for me ONCE. That other attorney completely ran the show. Those other reviews more than likely were from his staff, friends or even himself under a fake account. As confirmation of that when I was his client he had his own law firm, Mockler Law Group. Now I see he works for someone else... Taking that into account, which set of reviews do you think are more accurate? PLEASE, if you are seeking to retain an attorney that really cares, is passionate about what he does and to truly help you, look elsewhere. Don't make the same mistake I made.
Posted by Screwed
Hiring the Mockler Law Group was the biggest mistake of my life. I was blown away reading the positive reviews on this site. It can't be the same Richard Mockler I hired. I'm not sure of his knowledge because I would never even get my questions answered. I did not feel he was knowledgeable of military divorces, much less a simple divorce. There was no communication from him unless it was concerning paying him. Once he got all my money even that communication stopped. I never felt comfortable or educated on any part of the process, nor did I ever feel like he cared about me as a human being, which is extremely crucial in this type of life-altering situation. Not once throughout the entire process did I truly feel he was passionately fighting for me. He completely failed me. I wish I never hired him.