Rich Smukler

Rich Smukler

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  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Florida, Pennsylvania
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Summary

Why Mediation versus Trial?
As a trial lawyer of over 35 years, I have handled thousands of cases in the area of Personal Injury law (auto accidents, medical negligence aka malpractice, products liability, trips and slips and falls, and much more). Whenever a client says to me "I want my day in court" I take a deep breath. I will then explain the benefits of Mediation, court-ordered or otherwise. It is a chance for you to take some control of the system, as opposed to throwing your fate into the hands of a panel of jurors who frankly could care less. You will probably save a tremendous amount of money in legal fees and costs, as well as the human cost of the emotions required to bring a case to trial. Mediation is a way to put this behind you for all time. For a more complete discussion on the benefits of Mediation, please call.

Rich Smukler, Esquire

Practice Area
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Additional Practice Area
  • Mediation / Arbitration
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    available upon request
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Pennsylvania
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
attorney mediator and arbitrator
Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
Current
Qualified Florida Advanced Arbitrator
Current
Certified in Residential Foreclosure Mediation
Certified in Residential Foreclosure Mediation
Current
(compliant with the Supreme Court Administrative Order AOSC09-54)
attorney mediator and arbitrator
Attorney licensed in Pennsylvania and Florida
- Current
Special Assistant Attorney General
Pennsylvania Attorney Genenral's Office
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Condemnation and Eminent Domain Trial Specialist
Education
Villanova University
M.A. | English Literature
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Villanova University School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Pennsylvania State University - University Park
B.A. | English Literature
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Professional Associations
Palm Beach, Broward and Dade County Bar Associations
member
Current
ABA
adr section member
Current
American Arbitration Association Neutral
mediator
- Current
Palm Beach County Residential Foreclosure Mediation Program
mediator
- Current
Florida Bar Association ADR Section
member
- Current
Collins Center for Public Policy
mediator
- Current
Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section
member
- Current
ASFMA (Association of South Floirda Mediators and Arbitrators)
member
- Current
FAPM (The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators)
member
- Current
Palm Beach County ADR Committee
Member
- Current
Broward County ADR Committee
Member
- Current
Florida Bar Association
member
- Current
Pennsylvania Bar Association
member
- Current
Certifications
Circuit Civil Mediator
Florida Supreme Court
Qualified Florida Arbitrator
Florida Supreme Court
FINRA certiified arbitrator
FINRA
AAA certified neutral
American Arbitration Association Neutral
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
3801 PGA Blvd.,
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
USA
Telephone: (561) 866-1688