Howard M. Rudolph

Board Certified in Marital and Family Law
Howard M. Rudolph, managing partner of Rudolph & Associates LLC, is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law with an emphasis on complex divorce litigation.
Rated by Super Lawyers, Howard Rudolph
2023 Martindale-Hubbell Award | Howard M. Rudolph | Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
Howard Rudolph Senior Partner Selected to Super Lawyers | 10 Years

Education and Background

  • Rutgers University, B.A.
  • Hofstra University, J.D.
    • Editor of Law Review
  • Licensed to practice law in Florida, New Jersey and New York

Affiliations and Accreditations

Howard is Board Certified in marital and family law. He is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubble in 2023 in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards. He is named Florida’s legal elite and sits on several family law section committees. Howard is a member of the Inns of Court serving as executive counsel.
Howard Rudolph is active in his community. He supports Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches, Friends of Abused Children, South Florida Science Museum, Guardian Ad Litem program, and The Junior League of the Palm Beaches. Howard also supports the Town of Palm Beach Police and Fire Department. Howard lectures at the Sports Law Association. Howard is an avid sportsman who loves paddle boarding, watersports, and hiking. He spends his free time with his wife of 26 years, their three sons, and man’s best friend, his yellow lab named, Prissy.

Noteworthy Decisions

Katie C. Meklir vs. Bryan A. Meklir Case No. 4D21-3521 4th District Court of Appeal
Michelle Anne Oyler vs. Theodore Thaddeus Oyler and SHIVA and SHAKTI HOLDINGS, L.LC Case No. 4D22-2317, 4th District Court Appeal
Rabadan v. Rabadan, 2021 WL 1991849 (Fla. 4th DCA May 19, 2021)
Howard Elias vs. Cindy Elias, et al.,168 So.3d 301 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015)
Howard Elias vs. Cindy Elias, Max Elias, Joyce Elias, et al., 152 So. 3d 749 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014)
Hoff v. Hoff – 4D 12 574 (4th District Court of Appeals 2013).
Resnick v. Resnick, 19 So.3d 1176 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009).
Karam v. Karam, 6 So.3d 87 (Fla. 3d DCA 2009).
Jaffe v. Jaffe, 995 So.2d 977 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008).
Flood v. Stumm, 989 So.2d 1240 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008).
Vandermeeren v. Vandermeeren, 995 So.2d 979 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008).
Sell v. Sell, 949 So. 2d 1108 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2007).
Posner v. Posner, 940 So.2d 524 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006).
Todor v. Todor, 914 So.2d 359 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005).
Sell v. Sell, 928 So.2d 400 (Fla. 3d DCA 2005).
Sell v. Sell, 882 So.2d 400 (Fla. 3d DCA 2004).
Sell v. Sell, 882 So.2d 541 (Fla. 3d DCA 2004).
McGrath v. Mountain, 784 So.2d 607 (Fla. 5th DCA 2001).
Cisneros v. Cisneros, 782 So.2d 547 (Fla. 3d DCA 2001).
Young v. Young, 745 So.2d 1074 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999).
Zeide v. Zeide, 719 So.2d 919 (Fla. 4th DCA 1998).

Articles Published

Quoted in article on May 9, 2011 – NFL Players Poised to Cut Alimony, Making Wives Industry Dispute Victims.
“The Retroactive Modification of a Temporary Relief Award” – The Florida Bar Commentator, Spring 2007.
“An Interview with the Honorable Martin Colin, 15th Judicial Circuit” – The Florida Bar Commentator, Winter 2008.
Enforcement of Charging Liens: The Nitty Gritty of How to Get Paid – The Florida Bar Commentator, March 2009.
“Cleaning Up” Social Media Before or During Litigation, The Florida Bar Family Law Section Commentator, Summer 2015.
“Child Support and the Professional Athlete” – The Florida Bar Commentator, Winter 2017.
“Factors to Consider When Drafting a Prevailing Party Provision” – The Florida Bar Commentator, Summer 2018.


American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries.
Second Annual International Legal Symposium on the World of Music, Film, Television and Sports.
Panelist on The Legal Full Court Press, Home Run, and Knock-Out Punch in Sports:
Representing Your Celebrity Sports Client in Film and Television on Transactional, Litigation and Labor Issues concerning Network Programming and Branding of Sports Productions.
Licensing and Merchandizing Endorsements Worldwide.

The Florida Bar – Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements.
Inns of Court Presentation on Marital Home – Credits and Off-Sets.

Case Western Reserve University School of Law – Player Protection Playbook: The X’s and O’s of Family Law for the Professional Athlete