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Joel H. Feldman

Joel H. Feldman

Partner of Feldman & Schneiderman

Joel H. Feldman, raised in Kingston, New York, moved to Boca Raton in 1979, where he has practiced law for 40 years. His practice is largely focused on family law and related litigation. He has received countless awards for pro bono service and belongs to a large number of professional associations.

Joel comes from a small town. He always liked the idea of representing regular people in matters that are important to them. Family law involves a variety of issues that are the most important to people – getting married, having children, getting divorced, and how parents and children interact even after divorce. In divorce cases, you see good people at one of the most calamitous times in their lives. He helps them deal not only with the legal hurdles of divorce but also helps them discern the more important issues from the less important ones.

Joel’s own parents went through a nasty divorce with accusations flying in both directions. He did not know who was right or wrong on legal issues nor, when the case was over, who got the better result. He felt the need to become far more educated in family law so that he could help people in a way that he could not help his parents.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Real Estate
  • General Litigation


  • Florida, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
  • U.S. District of Columbia, 2015


  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1979
  • B.A., Government, cum laude, 1976

Professional Associations

  • DC Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Palm Beach Bar Association
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Georgetown University Alumni Association of Boca Raton
  • Florida Bankers Association, EuroBank Representative
  • Member, Florida Collaborative Law Association
  • Certified in Collaborative Law
  • Member, AFCC, Association of Family Law and Conciliation Courts
  • Member, National Association of Divorce Professionals


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Super Lawyers®
  • Judge, American Association for Justice National Student Mock Trial Competition, 2009
  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award from Florida Supreme Court, 2007 and 2005
  • Legal Aid Society and Palm Beach County Bar Association Consumer Law Award, 2005, 1994
  • Chairperson, Florida Bar Grievance Committee 15-F, 15th Judicial Circuit
  • Volunteer of the Year, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Inc., 2000
  • Community Service Award, Florida Marlins Charities Foundation, 1999
  • Gold Coast Magazine’s Who’s Who in South Florida Charities
  • Award Winner, “Men with Caring Hearts” Advisory Board, Divorce Magazine

Reported Cases

  • Walton v. Walton, 657 So.2d 214 (Fla. 4th DCA 1995)
  • Ritchie v. Ritchie, 687 So. 2d 1358 (4th DCA 1993)
  • Camino Gardens Homeowners Association, Inc. v. McKim, 612 So. 2d 636 (Fla. 4th DCA 1993)
  • Fitzell v. Rama Industries, Inc., 416 So. 2d 1246 (Fla. 4th DCA 1982)


  • Various articles on family law issues, Simply the Best Magazine
  • Various articles on family law issues, Divorce Magazine


  • Guest Lecturer @ Georgetown University in 2014 – present, “Interfaith Marriages: Issues and Perspectives from a Divorce Attorney”
  • Children First, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2007–present
  • Condominium Living, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 1993
  • Lecturer, Condominium Living
  • Lecturer, Small Claims Court for the Layperson
  • Featured Columnist, Simply the Best Magazine

Charities & Service

  • Board of Governors, Georgetown University Alumni Association
  • Alumni Admissions Program, Georgetown University
  • Hoya Gateway, Georgetown University
  • Duke Law School Alumni Association
  • Vice-Chairperson of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County, Inc.
  • Board Member, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County, Inc. for 6 years
  • President of Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Inc. for 4 years
  • Board Member, Florida Fuller Child Development Centers for 20 years
  • Wilke-Feldman Endowment for Soccer Scholarship – Florida Atlantic University

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