Christopher W. Rumbold

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Law Offices of Christopher W. Rumbold, PLLC
 | 2151 E. Commercial Blvd., Suite 201
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Phone: 954-546-7383
Fax: 954-908-7627
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Christopher W. Rumbold is the principal of the Law Office Of Christopher W. Rumbold, PLLC, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A top-rated, award-winning attorney with more than 17 years of legal experience, Mr. Rumbold focuses his practice primarily on family law, and he serves clients throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties and all across South Florida who are going through a divorce or have some other serious legal issue affecting their families.

    Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Rumbold has gained a reputation for his in-depth legal knowledge and unwavering commitment to helping his clients achieve the positive results they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. He is a certified family law mediator with the Florida Supreme Court, and he prefers to help his clients resolve their conflicts and reach agreements without the need for expensive, time-consuming and adversarial court battles.

    However, Mr. Rumbold also has extensive trial experience borne from his years of service as an assistant public defender, and he will not hesitate to take his clients' matters to court when necessary. Whether inside or outside the courtroom, he works hard to protect his clients' rights and best interests, as well as those of their children, and he handles his clients' issues with the utmost discretion and integrity.

    A 1997 cum laude graduate of Oakland University, Mr. Rumbold earned his Master of Arts in sociology from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctor from the university's Levin College of Law in 2002. While in law school, he served as editor of the Journal of Technology, Law and Policy and member of the graduate student council, and he was the recipient of the Pro Bono Award as well as several honors for his outstanding achievements in his sociology courses.

    Throughout his private practice, Mr. Rumbold has maintained active involvement with The Florida Bar, having served on a number of the organization's committees as well as its executive council. A leader in his field, he has numerous publications to his credit, and he has conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics.

    Recognized for his remarkable contributions to The Florida Bar, Mr. Rumbold received the organization's "Outstanding Service" Award and the "Special Recognition" Award from the association's chair. He has also earned consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America© and an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, Moreover, he holds a Lawyers of Distinction ranking as well as designation as among the Nation's Top 1% from the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

    Mr. Rumbold has also earned a Legal Elite designation from Florida Trends Magazine and Top Attorney designations from Attorney & Practice Magazine and the National Advocates, and he has received Superb client ratings on Avvo as well as the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012

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    About Christopher Rumbold

    Admitted: 2002, Florida

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    • Legal Elite, 2016
    • Super lawyers, Top 5%, 2011 – 2012
    • Super lawyer, Rising Star, 2013 - 2020
    • Recognized for his efforts in Leadership Session, Florida Bar, Family Law Section, 2015
    • Chair’s “Special Recognition” Award Recipient, 2015
    • Florida Bar, Family Law Section Rising Star Award, 2011 & 2012
    • Outstanding Service Award, 2012, 2014, 2018, Florida Bar, Family Law Section

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Family Law Certified Guardian Ad Litem
    • Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Family Law Section, Florida Bar, CLE Committee Member, 2019 - 2020
    • Florida Law Section, Florida Bar, Ad Hoc Lobbyist Committee, 2019 - 2020
    • Family Law Section, Florida Bar, Rules & Forms Committee, 2018 - 2019
    • Family Law Section, Florida Bar, Membership Committee Member, 2017 - 2018
    • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, General Magistrates and Hearing Officers Committee, Member, 2010 - Present
    • Family Law Section, Florida Bar, Committee Chair, 2017 - 2018
    • Family Law Section, Florida Bar, Committee Co-Chair, 2014
    • Family Law Section, Florida Bar, Publications Committee Member
    • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Executive Council, Member, 2013 - Present
    • Florida Bar, Leadership Academy, Member, 2013 - 2014
    • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislation Committee, 2011 - Present / Chair Alimony Rapid Response Group, 2020
    • Family Law Section, Florida Bar, Nomenclature Committee Member, 2017 - 2020

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • “Achieving Equity – The Collaborative Process and Marital Equality,” Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals – Orlando Chapter, 2016
    • Co-Presenter “Post-Tenebrus Lux”, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers: Annual Seminar, Florida Chapter, 2015
    • “Bringing in 2017 with a Bang: Legislative, Decisional and Rule Based Revelations [You Must Know to Remain Practical, Proficient, Perceptive and Persuasive Practitioners],” Broward County Bar Association, Raising the Bar, 2017
    • “Alimony: Chock Full-O’-Nuts,” Broward County Bar Association, Nuts and Bolts, 2016
    • 10/2/14: The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Deposition Strategies from Preparation to Execution – Course No. 1787R
    • “U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: An Originalist in a Constructionist’s World” Florida Bar, Family Law Section Commentator, Vol. XXIX, No. 4, 2016
    • Drafting Cohabitation Agreements., Cohabitation Agreements - Creating Contractual Relationships Outside of Marriage, 2020
    • 8/7/13: The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Keeping Up with Changing Times: Same-Sex Issues and Beyond in Your Family Law Practice, Shacking Up is Fun to Do: Drafting Cohabitation and Partnership Agreements – Course No. 1612R
    • 4/27/12: Broward County Bar Association: Family Law Section – Raising The Bar – Gestational Surrogacy/Gay Adoption (Second Parent Adoption) Domestic Partnership Agreements (Moderator)
    • 5/20/11: Broward County Bar Association: Family Law Section – Raising The Bar - Gay and Lesbian Family Law Issues
    • 4/17/15 Broward County Bar Association Raising the Bar - The Evolution of Gay Marriage in Florida, Broward County Bar Association Family Law Section
    • 9/22/15 Presented "Massive Recall and Model Redesign" at Family Law Tune-up in Jacksonville, Florida
    • 10/23/15 Co-Presented with Theodore Uno, Esq. and Nancy Brodski, Esq. "Changing Landscape in Family Law", Bench and Bar Convention Broward County, Florida
    • 3/17/16 Presented "Post-Obergefell: Parentage Issues for Same Sex Couples" at Florida Bar CLE Times They Are A Changing: Family Law Trends and Hot Topics int he Area of Children's Issues in Broward County, Florida
    • 4/20/16 Co-Presented with Philip Wartenberg "2016 Family Law Section Legislative Update" at Florida Bar CLE
    • November 2013: A Phantom Menace: SB 58 / HB 351 and the Application of Foreign Law in Florida's Family Court, Florida Bar Journal
    • Winter 2014: “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow – Concept, Creed and Creation of the Inaugural Class of the Florida Bar’s Leadership Academy (Part 1 of 2)”, The Florida Bar Family Law Section Commentator
    • Fall 2014: In Recognition of Marital and Family Equality: The Family Law Section’s Brief Amicus Curiae in Shaw, The Florida Bar Family Law Section Commentator
    • Fall 2014: Brief Amicus Curiae in support of marital and family recognition authored and filed on behalf of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, in the matter of Shaw v. Shaw, Case No.: 2D14-2384 (Fla. 2d DCA 2014)
    • Winter 2014: Brief Amicus Curiae in support of marital and family equality authored and filed on behalf of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, in the matter of Florida v. Pareto, Case No.: 3D14-1816/3D14-1783 (Fla. 3d DCA 2014) 
    • 5/1/15 – 5/2/15: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers: Annual Seminar of Florida Chapter - Same Sex Marriage and Divorce (Upcoming)

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Best Lawyers in America
    • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys - 10 Best Attorneys (Florida), 2017
    • AVVO - 10/10 "Superb"
    • Attorney & Practice Magazine's Top 10 Family Law Attorney, 2017
    • National Association of Distinguished Counsel - Nation's Top Attorneys
    • Lawyers of Distinction - Top 10% of Attorneys Nationwide, 2017
    • Esteemed Lawyers of America, 2017
    • Martindale-Hubbell - AV Preeminent Rated, 2015 - 2020
    • National Advocates - Top 100 Attorneys in South Florida, 2017

    Educational Background:

    • The University of Florida, Frederick G. Levin College of Law (1998-2002) M.A. (Sociology), Editor Journal of Technology, Law and Policy; recipient Pro Bono Award; member Phi Alpha Delta; member Graduate Student Council; member AKD (Sociological Honors Society); instructor undergraduate Sociology courses., 2002
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    Office Location for Christopher W. Rumbold

    2151 E. Commercial Blvd.
    Suite 201
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

    Phone: 954-546-7383

    Fax: 954-908-7627

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