Howard M. Rudolph

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in West Palm Beach, FL

Rudolph & Associates LLC
 | 315 Fifth Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-655-1901
Fax: 561-655-3870
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2009, 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Howard M. Rudolph is a senior partner at Rudolph & Associates LLC in West Palm Beach, Florida. Mr. Rudolph practices Marital and Family Law, representing clients throughout South Florida and New York (including professional athletes and individuals in the entertainment industry) in matters involving custody, placement, divorce, paternity, pre and post-marital agreements and more.

Mr. Rudolph completed his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and earned his law degree from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. He is admitted to practice in Florida, New Jersey and New York and is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law by The Florida Bar.

Numerous publications and organizations have recognized Mr. Rudolph for his achievements in the Family Law realm throughout his career. He was included among Florida's Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine in 2011, listed as one of South Florida's top rated attorneys by the Miami Herald in 2012, recognized in Palm Beach Illustrated Top Lawyers 2018 and is rated AV Preeminent* by peer review organization Martindale Hubbell.

Mr. Rudolph takes an active role in pro bono activities, contributing to or serving on the boards of various nonprofit and charitable organizations. He has also contributed to legal publications and served as a speaker and panelist at a variety of conferences and seminars for organizations including The Florida Bar, the American Bar Association and Sports Laywers Association.

Professional organizations that Mr. Rudolph belongs to include the Palm Beach County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, The Susan Greenberg Family Law American Inn of Court of the Palm Beaches and the Sports Lawyers Association. He jas also been a sponsor of Schepens Eye Research Institute and Go Red For Women, an organization that aims to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2009, 2013 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board Certified

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About Howard Rudolph

Admitted: 1990, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.rudolphandassociates.com/attorney-profiles/attorn...

Honors/Awards:

  • South Florida's ALM Top Rated Lawyers, Miami Herald - Legal Leaders
  • Selected as Florida Super Lawyer, 2013 to present
  • Selected to Florida Trend's, Florida Legal Elite
  • Student Judge, Moot Court Program, Hofstra University
  • Equitable Distribution Committee and Rules Committee
  • Peer Review AV Rated Martindale Hubbell
  • Selected as Florida Super Lawyer, 2007-2009
  • Florida Bar – Assistant Editor Family Law Section, The Commentator

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Florida Bar Certified in Marital & Family Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Southern Districts of Florida, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1988
  • Florida Bar - Co-Chair CLE Committee
  • Sport's Lawyer's Association, Member
  • The Susan Greenberg Family Law American Inn of Court of the Palm Beaches; Co-Chair of Sponsorship Committee 2017-Present
  • New York, 1988
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Marital and Family Law Certification Grade Review Panel, Member
  • U.S. District Court, Middle Districts of Florida, 1990
  • American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, Panelist, 2012
  • Florida, 1990

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Active Sponsor of Schepen's Eye Institute
  • Guardian Ad litem program
  • Corporate Sponsor - Max Planck Exhibit
  • Corporate Sponsor - Go Red For Women Campaign
  • Active supporter of The Caron Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches
  • Board Member - Friends of Abused Children, Inc., Palm Beach County
  • Patron - The Norton Museum of Art
  • Active Supporter of Opportunity, Inc.
  • Active supporter of the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society
  • Active Supporter of South Florida Science Museum
  • Patron - South Florida Science Museum
  • Corporate Sponsor - Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Active Supporter - Heart Ball
  • Active Supporter - Junior League of the Palm Beaches

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Panelist on The Legal Full Court Press, Home Run and Knock-Out Punch in Sports, American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries - Second Annual International Legal Symposium on the World of Music, Film, Television and Sports
  • Postnuptial & Prenuptial Agreements, 2013
  • Co-Author, Cleaning up Social Media Before or After Litigation, Commentator, 2015
  • Howard Rudolph was a presenter at Inn of Court in December 2016 with the topic "Marital Home - Credits and Off-Sets", Presenter, Marital Home - Credits and Off-Sets, Inn of Court, 2016
  •  “Cleaning Up” Social Media Before or During Litigation, The Florida Bar Family Law Section Commentator, Summer 2015, Cleaning Up” Social Media Before or During Litigation, The Florida Bar, The Commentator, 2015
  • Child Support and the Professional Athlete – The Florida Bar Commentator, Winter 2017, Child Support and the Professional Athlete , The Florida Bar, The Commentator, 2017
  • Factors to Consider When Drafting a Prevailing Party Provision – The Florida Bar Commentator, Summer 2018, Factors to Consider When Drafting a Prevailing Party Provision, The Florida Bar, The Commentator, 2018

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Cisneros v. Cisneros, 782 So.2d 547 (Fla. 3d DCA 2001)
  • Resnick v. Resnick, 19 So.3d 1176 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009)
  • Sell v. Sell, 949 So. 2d 1108 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2007)
  • Flood v. Stumm, 989 So.2d 1240 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008)
  • Sell v. Sell, 882 So.2d 400 (Fla. 3d DCA 2004)
  • McGrath v. Mountain, 784 So.2d 607 (Fla. 5th DCA 2001)
  • Zeide v. Zeide, 719 So.2d 919 (Fla. 4th DCA 1998)
  • Vandermeeren v. Vandermeeren, 995 So.2d 979 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008)
  • Posner v. Posner, 940 So.2d 524 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006)
  • Sell v. Sell, 928 So.2d 400 (Fla. 3d DCA 2005)
  • Sell v. Sell, 882 So.2d 541 (Fla. 3d DCA 2004)
  • Young v. Young, 745 So.2d 1074 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999)
  • Karam v. Karam, 6 So.3d 87 (Fla. 3d DCA 2009)
  • Jaffe v. Jaffe, 995 So.2d 977 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008)
  • Todor v. Todor, 914 So.2d 359 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005)
  • Hoff v. Hoff – 4D 12 574 (4th District Court of Appeals 2013), 2013
  • Sell v. Sell, 882 So.2d 541 (Fla. 3d DCA 2004)

Educational Background:

  • Rutger's University, B.A. (Dean's List)
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Office Location for Howard M. Rudolph

315 Fifth Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Phone: 561-655-1901

Fax: 561-655-3870

 

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Last Updated: 11/9/2018

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