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During her 38 years of practice, Roberta Mandel has argued more than 1,000 appeals in every Florida appellate court, the Florida Supreme Court, the Eleventh District Court of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court. With approximately 650 reported decisions, she offers an unparalleled depth of experience. She has also been involved in countless trials during her career.

Mandel is often involved from the inception of a case in the trial court through the appellate state. She says, “It’s advantageous for trial attorneys to have experienced appellate attorneys involved in trial court litigation so all viable arguments are preserved for appellate court review.”

Mandel is AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for 10 years, and has been designated a Legal Leader by the Miami Herald and a Florida Super Lawyer for many years. She began her career working on high-profile criminal cases. Starting in 2004, she went on to head the appellate departments of two law firms. Among her more notable cases was litigation stemming from Anna Nicole Smith’s death in Florida, which garnered worldwide media coverage.

In 2010, Mandel founded her own full-service trial and appellate litigation firm, the Mandel Law Group. There, she represented Fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses and individuals in civil and criminal matters. She was one of the first attorneys to effectively argue that trial attorneys who successfully represent homeowners in foreclosure actions are entitled to fee multipliers. Mandel also handles complex as well as simple divorce cases in both the trial and appellate court arenas.

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  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • Florida
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1984
  • Hofstra University, B.A., 1979
  • Spanish