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Rich Smukler
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Rich Smukler Mediation

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3801 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410


Description of Practice

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.

Professional Background

Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator Special Assistant Attorney General (PA) (past);
Private Practice (PA and FL -1972 - current);
Florida Bar Association;
Pennsylvania Bar Association;
Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator;
Qualified Advanced Florida Arbitrator;
FINRA Certified Arbitrator and Mediator;
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;
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)
NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) Hearing Officer
Florida Supreme Court Circuit Civil and County Mediation Assistant Trainer


I have arbitrated and mediated thousands of cases since 1972 in both Pennsylvania and Florida. AV peer rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. Video-Conferencing available.


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 wishes of parties).


Please call office for rates.

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;
5 Star Reviews

Areas of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • HOA
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Marital Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home
  • Online Civil
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Securities

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer

References available upon request.


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      Good Faith in Mediation.docx Good Faith in Mediation.docx
      How to Prepare for Your Video-Conference Mediation.pdf How to Prepare for Your Video-Conference Mediation.pdf
      Mandatory Divorce mediation.docx Mandatory Divorce mediation.docx
      Pro se divorce.docx Pro se divorce.docx