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Professional Experience

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.

Law School

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.

Military Service

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.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    200 cases
  2. Family: 25%
    200 cases
  3. Litigation: 25%
    15 years, 250 cases



Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

37 total 

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  • Courtney Davis Bowes

    Richard is an outstanding attorney who is respected throughout the community for his professionalism and advocacy. I recommend him to anyone seeking assistance in a family law matter.


    Courtney Bowes Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Christine Lynne Derr

    Richard and I worked together on a divorce case with challenging custodial and financial issues. He was unfailingly professional. I endorse his work.


    Christine Derr Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Davis Mockler Law, P.A.

217 N. Howard Ave., Suite 201
Tampa, FL, 33606


FLMember in Good Standing200206/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Florida Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Florida Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Florida Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Presidential Outstanding Leadership AwardUniversity of Florida2001
2000 Student of the YearUniversity of Florida Levin College of Law2000
Ferguson ScholarshipUniversity of Florida College of Law1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDavis Mockler Law, P.A.2015 - Present
AttorneySolomon Law Group2013 - Present
AttorneyRichard J. Mockler, P.A.2009 - 2013
Litigation AssociateGreenberg Traurig2008 - 2008
Litigation AssociateHolland & Knight LLP2005 - 2007
Litigation AssociateStroock & Stroock & Lavan2002 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tampa Bay Family Law Inn of CourtBarrister2009 - Present
Family Law Section, Hillsborough County Bar AssociationBoard Member2009 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Tampa Bay chapter)Member2008 - Present
Florida Blue Key Leadership HonoraryMember2001 - Present
Cheatwood Inn of CourtBarrister2008 - 2012
John Marshall Bar AssociationPresident1998 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mohammed v. MohammedThe Husband prevailed on all issues
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Publication nameTitleDate
Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer MagazineAre All Sales Really Final? – The Enforceability of Prenuptial, Post-Nuptial, and Marital Settlement Agreements2014
Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer MagazineCast of Characters: Professionals in a Family Law Case2013
Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer MagazinePrenuptial Agreements: 'Til Death Do Us Part2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawTax LawLL.M - Master of Laws2002
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Florida State University College of LawFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
HCBA CLEDiscovery of Medical Records and Trial of Cases Involving Medical Evidence2013
HCBA CLEDeveloping Parenting Plans for Children with Developmental Disorders2012
HCBA CLETrial Advocacy in Family Law Cases2012
Breaker Morant Presentation on EthicsEthics2009