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Richard J. Mockler 
Tampa, Florida
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phone 813-331-5699
fax 813-225-1050
email Email Me (SolomonLaw)

Biography

Professional Experience
Richard is experienced in all phases of litigation, including discovery, motion practice, evidentiary hearings, trial, and appeal.

Richard started his legal career in Miami, where he worked at two of the nation’s most prestigious national law firms. Richard has been involved in high-stakes litigation matters for many of America’s most well-known businesses.  Richard has defended public companies and their officers and directors in connection with class actions lawsuits, derivative actions, and federal investigations.  Richard has worked on several matters that received national media coverage and a number of cases with more than $100 million at stake.

Today, Richard focuses primarily on business litigation and family law matters.  In the family law arena, Richard devotes much of his time representing men and women in cases involving complex financial issues, disputes over the control and valuation of closely held companies, child custody disputes, relocation requests, and military divorces.  Richard currently serves on the Executive Counsel of the Family Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.  Richard is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator.

Richard was recently selected by his peers and recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine.  He was previously recognized as a Rising Star for Florida for four consecutive years.

Law School
Richard attended the University of Florida College of Law, where he graduated with honors. In 1998, he was the Chester Ferguson Scholarship Recipient. Richard was also a member of the International Moot Court Team and participated in the William C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Additionally, Richard served as a Teaching Assistant for Legal Research and Writing and Appellate Advocacy.
 
Richard was also a leader on campus, where he was elected Treasurer and President of the Law School's Student Bar Association. He also served on the Executive Board of the University of Florida's Law College Council.

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 2000 Student of the Year.

In 2002, Richard earned his Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida’s Graduate Tax Program.

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. Richard received the Navy Achievement Medal for his exemplary efforts to prepare his battalion to embark for combat. Richard was also recognized as the Honor Graduate during his training at the Naval Expeditionary Warfare College, Atlantic. Richard also received the Outstanding Community Service Medal, National Defense Medal, Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal, and a Marine Corps Certificate of Commendation for exemplary community service. Richard's military experience helps him relate to military service members and families.

Year Joined Organization:
2013
Areas of Practice:
Family Law
Divorce
Custody & Visitation
Paternity
Child Support
Business Litigation
Military Divorce
Relocation
Modification, Enforcement, & Contempt
Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
U.S. Tax Court
Florida
Education:
University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 2002
Master of Laws
Major:  Taxation


University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 2001
Juris Doctor
Honors: With Honors
Honors: President, John Marshall Bar Association
Honors: Treasurer, John Marshall Bar Association
Honors: Vice-Chair, International Moot Court Board
Honors: International Commercial Arbitration Moot
Honors: Executive Board, Law College Counsel
Honors: Levin College of Law Student of the Year (2000)
Honors: Ferguson Scholar of Law
Honors: Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary
Honors: Teaching Assistant for Legal Research & Writing
Honors: Teaching Assistant for Appellate Advocacy
Honors: Levin College of Law Pro Bono Certificate
Honors: Law School Small Group Advisor


Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1998
Bachelor of Science
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Golden Key National Honor Society
Major:  Finance


Classes/Seminars Taught:
Trial Advocacy in Family Law Cases, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2012 - Present


Developing Parenting Plans for Children with Developmental Disorders, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2012 - Present


Discovery of Medical Records and Trial of Cases Involving Medical Evidence, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2013 - Present


Honors and Awards:
Selected in Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2009-2012)


Selected in Florida Super Lawyers (2013)


Professional Associations and Memberships:
The Florida Bar


Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section


Florida Bar Family Law Section


Florida Bar Business Law Section


International Academy of Collaborative Professionals


Hillsborough County Bar Association


Federal Bar Association


American Bar Association


Cheatwood Inn of Court


Tampa Family Law Inn of Court


Hillsborough County Bar Association
Executive Board - Family Law Section


Pro Bono Activities:
Volunteer, Guardian Ad Litem Program
Volunteer, Florida Bar Minority Passage Program
Volunteer, Marine Corps Toys-for-Tots Program
Recipient, University of Florida Pro Bono Certificate
Recipient, U.S. Military Outstanding Community Service Award
Recipient, Marine Corps Certificate of Commendation for Community Service
Recognized, University of Florida College of Law Student of the Year
Volunteer, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Tampa Bay
Languages:
English (Primary)
Fraternities/Sororities:
Phi Kappa Phi
Phi Eta Sigma
Phi Alpha Delta
Phi Delta Phi

Solomon Law Group, P.A.
Main office: 813-331-5699
Toll Free: 866-719-7570
Fax: 813-225-1050

1881 West Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33606
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