Rich Smukler
Rich Smukler Mediation

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477 Plaza Real
Suite 275
BOCA RATON, FL 33432
USA
561-866-1688

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Description of Practice

Certified civil circuit mediator in the state of Florida, qualified advanced arbitrator and FINRA certified arbitrator. Licensed to practice law for almost forty years, I have a deep appreciation for the nuances of civil litigation. I having tried, mediated or litigated thousands of cases and will mediate or arbitrate yours with integrity and tenacity.

Professional Background

Special Assistant Attorney General (PA) (past);
Private Practice (PA and FL -1972 - current);
Florida Bar Association;
Pennsylvania Bar Association;
Florida Certified Circuit Civil Mediator;
Qualified Florida Arbitrator;
FINRA Certified Arbitrator;
Palm Beach, Broward and Dade County Bar Associations;
ASFMA (Assoc. of South Florida Mediators and Arbitrators);
FAPM (The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators);
Collins Center for Public Policy;
Certified in Residential Foreclosure Mediation; (compliant with the Supreme Court Administrative Order AOSC09-54); Broward County Bar Association ADR Committee;
Palm Beach County Bar Association ADR Committee;
American Arbitration Association Neutral;
Florida Bar Association ADR Section;
South Palm Beach Bar Association;
Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section;
ABA (ADR section)

Experience

I have arbitrated and mediated thousands of cases since 1972 in both Pennsylvania and Florida. AV peer rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbel.

Degrees

B.A. Pennsylvania State University - 1964;
J.D. Villanova University School of Law - 1972;
M.A. Villanova University (English Literature) - 1994

Approach

Facilitative or Evaluative (depending on case and wished of parties).

Fees

Billing rate is $160.00 per-hour / per-party (there is a two hour minimum).
Per-diem rates are available for out-of-town or multi-day sessions.*
There is no charge for travel time within the 11th, 15th and 17th Circuits.
Cancellation fees of 50% will be assessed for hearings cancelled within one week of scheduled hearing.

Other Information

OFFICE LOCATIONS:
We have locations available in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties:
North Palm Beach (Palm Beach Gardens), 3801 Pga Blvd., FL 33401 South Palm Beach (Boca Raton),
433 Plaza Real, Suite 275, FL 33432;

West Palm Beach (Phillips Point),
777 W. Flagler Drive, West Tower, Suite 800, FL 33401;

Ft. Lauderdale (Cypress Creek),
1451 West Cypress Creek Rd., Suite 300, FL 33309;

Ft. Lauderdale (Downtown),
110 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1700, FL 33301;

Miami (Brickell Bayview),
80 SW 8th St., Suite 2000, FL 33130;

Areas of Practice

  • Art
  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Contracts
  • Employment
  • Foreclosure
  • General
  • Insurance
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.