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Howard 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 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 1990
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Howard M. Rudolph is the Managing Partner at Rudolph & Associates LLC in West Palm Beach, Florida. Mr. Rudolph is a Board-Certified Marital and Family Law attorney in the State of Florida, representing clients throughout Florida. Mr. Rudolph is also admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey and represents clients in those states.

Mr. Rudolph represents high-net-worth individuals in the most complex cases involving custody, time-sharing, divorce, paternity, and pre and post-marital agreements. He advises many professional athletes throughout the country with regard to their paternity and marital issues.

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 was on the Hofstra Law Review and was Research Editor his senior year. 

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, and he was listed as one of South Florida's top-rated attorneys by the Miami Herald in 2012. Mr. Rudolph was also recognized in Palm Beach Illustrated’s Top Lawyers 2018 issue and is rated AV Preeminent* by peer review organization Martindale Hubbell.

Mr. Rudolph takes an active role in giving back to the community through serving on the boards of several nonprofit and charitable organizations. He has also contributed to legal publications and served as a speaker and panelist at multiple conferences and seminars for organizations, including The Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, and Sports Lawyers 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 Inns of Court of the Palm Beaches, and the Sports Lawyers Association. He has also been a sponsor of Schepens Eye Research Institute, Jupiter Medical Center, Loggerhead Marine Life Center, The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches, Junior League of the Palm Beaches, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, Big Dog Ranch Rescue, and the American Heart Association's "Go Red Campaign," an initiative 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 by 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
  • 100%Family Law
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


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2009, 2013 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Howard Rudolph

First Admitted: 1988, New York

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Sponsor of Schepen's Eye Institute
  • Guardian Ad litem program
  • Corporate Sponsor - Max Planck Exhibit
  • Corporate Sponsor - Go Red For Women Campaign, 2019
  • Active supporter of The Caron Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches, 2019
  • 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, 2019
  • Active Supporter of South Florida Science Museum
  • Patron - South Florida Science Museum
  • Corporate Sponsor - Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center, 2016
  • Active Supporter - Heart Ball, 2021
  • Active Supporter - Junior League of the Palm Beaches, 2021

Educational Background

  • Rutger's University, B.A. (Dean's List)

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York Bar Association, Member, 1988
  • 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, 2019
  • 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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Howard Rudolph was a part of the Forum put on by the American Bar Association on the Entertainment & Sports Industries.  As a panelist, Mr. Rudolph spoke on The Legal Full Court Press, Home Run and Knock-Out Punch in Sports., Panelist on The Legal Full Court Press, Home Run and Knock-Out Punch in Sports, Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries - Second Annual International Legal Symposium on the World of Music, Film, Television and Sports, American Bar Association , 2011
  • Board Ceritified Attorney Howard Rudolph was asked to be an author and webcast panelist for the Advanced Family Law course presented by National Business Institute.  The topic was "Special Issues in Military Divorce", Author, Advanced Family Law, National Business Institute, Family Law, 2013
  • Postnuptial & Prenuptial Agreements, 2013
  • Co-Author, Cleaning up Social Media Before or After Litigation, Commentator, 2015
  •  “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
  • 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
  • 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

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Florida Bar Certified in Marital & Family Law, 2016
  • Florida Bar Certified in Marital & Family Law (Pending) , 2021


  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence Award, Top Rated Lawyers, Martindale Hubbell, 2019
  • South Florida's ALM Top Rated Lawyers, South Florida's ALM Top Rated Lawyers, Miami Herald - Legal Leaders, 2019
  • 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


  • Rabadan v. Rabadan, 2021 WL 1991849 (Fla. 4th DCA May 19, 2021)., 2021
  • Hoff v. Hoff – 4D 12 574 (4th District Court of Appeals 2013), 2013
  • Resnick v. Resnick, 19 So.3d 1176 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009), 2009
  • Karam v. Karam, 6 So.3d 87 (Fla. 3d DCA 2009), 2009
  • Flood v. Stumm, 989 So.2d 1240 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008), 2008
  • Vandermeeren v. Vandermeeren, 995 So.2d 979 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008), 2008
  • Jaffe v. Jaffe, 995 So.2d 977 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008), 2008
  • Sell v. Sell, 949 So. 2d 1108 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2007), 2007
  • Posner v. Posner, 940 So.2d 524 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006), 2006
  • Sell v. Sell, 928 So.2d 400 (Fla. 3d DCA 2005), 2005
  • Todor v. Todor, 914 So.2d 359 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005), 2005
  • Sell v. Sell, 882 So.2d 400 (Fla. 3d DCA 2004), 2004
  • Sell v. Sell, 882 So.2d 541 (Fla. 3d DCA 2004), 2004
  • Sell v. Sell, 882 So.2d 541 (Fla. 3d DCA 2004), 2004
  • Cisneros v. Cisneros, 782 So.2d 547 (Fla. 3d DCA 2001), 2001
  • McGrath v. Mountain, 784 So.2d 607 (Fla. 5th DCA 2001), 2001
  • Zeide v. Zeide, 719 So.2d 919 (Fla. 4th DCA 1998), 1998
  • Young v. Young, 745 So.2d 1074 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999), 1999


  • “Howard Rudolph is one of the best and hardest working attorneys I have ever met. He has a solid knowledge of the law, is creative in his approach to cases, and displays an awareness of the need to foster the family's willingness and ability to interact positively in the future for the benefit of the children. I recommend him highly as he is indeed a Super Lawyer.”
  • “Excellent attorney”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Howard Rudolph

315 Fifth Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Phone: 561-655-1901

Fax: 561-655-3870

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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