Why Mediation versus Trial?
I am here to help you with your Uncontested, Pre-suit, Pro se Divorce Mediation. It is a voluntary process chosen by couples that have decided to divorce, but who want to avoid the financial and emotional costs associated with retaining attorneys and litigating their disputes.
With a deep appreciation for the nuances of civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution, I promise to mediate your case with integrity and compassion.
I am a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Mediator, Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, and Qualified Advanced Arbitrator, among other certifications. Licensed to practice law for almost forty years, I am extremely proud to be AV rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell for the highest level of professional Excellence.
Video-conferencing is available through Zoom technology during these difficult times. Please call with any questions.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2003||06/01/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV peer rated Preeminent for Professional Excellence.||Martindale-Hubbell||2018|
|American Arbitration Association Neutral||American Arbitration Association||2010 - Present|
|Certified in Residential Foreclosure Mediation||Collins Center for Public Policy||2009 - Present|
|Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator||Rich Smukler Mediation||2009 - Present|
|Florida Supreme Court Qualified Advanced Arbitrator||Rich Smukler Mediation||2009 - Present|
|FINRA Certified Arbitrator & Mediator||FINRA||2008 - Present|
|Senior Partner||Rich Smukler, Esquire||1972 - Present|
|Certified Family Mediator||Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator||1972 - Present|
|Special Assistant Attoney General||PADOT||1973 - 1974|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|South Palm Beach Bar Association||1988 - Present|
|Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section||1986 - Present|
|ASFMA (Assoc. of South Florida Mediators and Arbitrators)||1980 - Present|
|Florida Bar Association ADR Section||1977 - Present|
|American Bar Association||ADR section||1977 - Present|
|FAPM (The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators)||N/A|
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|Villanova University||MA - Masters||1994|
|Villanova University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1972|
|Penn State University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1967|
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September 5, 2009