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Rich Smukler
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Rich Smukler Mediation

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726 Bocce Ct.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410


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)


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


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


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


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

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

  • Accidents
  • Animal
  • Art
  • Automotive
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Contracts
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • Insurance
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Marital Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Pet Mediation
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Professional Services

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

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.