Robert J. Merlin, Esq.

ROBERT J. MERLIN, ESQUIRE is a partner in the Law Offices of Robert J. Merlin, P.A. in Coral Gables, Florida, specializing in Marital and Family Law, especially Collaborative Family Law.  Bob is Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital and Family Law, is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and has been practicing law in the State of Florida for over 35 years.  He is a member of The Florida Bar, the American Bar, the Dade County Bar, the Coral Gables Bar, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Collaborative Family Law Institute, the South Palm Beach Collaborative Law Group, Collaborative Family Lawyers of South Florida and he is on the Board of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida, the last five organizations being dedicated to the promotion of the practice of Collaborative Family Law as a means of amicably dissolving marriages and resolving family disputes. Bob lectures regularly on Collaborative Family Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and to various organizations of lawyers and other professionals. He is the immediate past President and member of the Board of the Florida Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, he is on the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court Parenting Coordinators Advisory Board, he is the Co-chair of the ADR Committee of the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar and he is on the University of Florida Levin College of Law Center on Children and Families Advisory Board.  Bob received the 2012 Stu Webb Leadership Award from the Collaborative Family Law Institute, the 2006 Dade County Bar Pro Bono Outstanding Law Firm Award and the 1998 Florida Eleventh Judicial Circuit Ray H. Pearson Guardian-Ad-Litem Award. He is listed in the Leading Florida Attorneys in Family Law with the Network of Leading American Attorneys, is among the Florida Super Lawyers and the Florida Trend Magazine Florida Legal Elite, he is AV rated with Martindale-Hubbell and he is listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Preeminent Family Law Attorneys. Bob can be contacted at and his website is

Robert J. Merlin Esq.
95 Merrick Way, Suite 420
Coral Gables FL, 33134
Phone: (305) 448-1555
Fax: (305) 448-5337

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