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Richard I. Wennet 
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Mediator 23658 R
  • 15th Judicial Circuit Court Judge - 1985 - 2009
  • Florida Bar Admitted 1974 FBN 185267
  • United States Supreme Court & Florida Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Claims
  • Unites States 11th Circuit Court of Appeal
  • Untied States 5th Circuit Court of Appeal
  • US Federal District Courts for the Southern and Middle District of Florida
  • United States Tax Court

Judicial Trial Experience
  • Circuit Judge, 15th Judicial Circuit Court - 1985-2009
  • Civil Division 12 years
  • Criminal Division 6 years
  • Family Division 3 years
  • Trial Division 3 years
  • Domestic Relations Commissioner (Magistrate) 15th Judicial Circuit
  • Private Practice of Law
  • Assistant State Attorney, State of Florida
Areas Of Expertise
  • Mediator Florida Circuit Civil - since 2009, Full Time
  • Arbitrations Binding and Non-binding, Panel and Sole
  • Auto and Trucking Negligence, UMC/Uninsured Motorist Claims
  • Global Mediation, Pre-Suit Mediation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
  • Condominium and Home Owner Association Disputes
  • Construction Litigation
  • Contract Claims
  • Divorce and Family Law Matters (attorney represented only)
  • Extra Contractual Liability Claims
  • Governmental Issues, including Eminent Domain and Zoning
  • Insurance Claims and Coverage Disputes of all types, including Health and Life, Hurricane, Homeowner, Arson, Fraud and Bad Faith
  • Medical, Legal and other Professional Negligence
  • Premises Negligence, including Negligent Security
  • Private Trials
  • Products Liability, including Food, Drug and Toxic Exposure
  • Trusts, Estate and Probate Litigation
  • The Palm Beach County Bar Association
    • Board of Directors
    • President, Young Lawyers Section
    • Vice President, Young Lawyers Section
    • Secretary, Young Lawyers Section
    • Treasurer, Young Lawyers Section
  • The Martin County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
    • Member, Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Section
    • Chair, Judicial Relations Committee
    • Chair, Bridge-The-Gap-Seminar Committee
    • Continuing Legal Education, Author & Seminar Speaker
    • Committee of the Family Law Section, Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee
    • Chair Judicial Clerkship Program
    • Member of Civil Rules Committee of The Florida Bar
  • Past Instructor/Palm Beach Community College and Palm Beach Jr. College
  • Judge of Civil Drug Court in West Palm Beach and Rivera Beach
  • Judge of Youth Court
  • American Legion Post 268
  • National Eagle Scout Society
  • Board of Directors, Past Vice-President, Palm Beach County Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC)
  • Board of Directors, Florida Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC)
  • Executive Committee, Lighthouse District, Gulfstream Council Boy Scouts of America
  • Board of Directors, United Cerebral Palsy Association of the Palm Beaches
  • Board of Directors, Palm Beach Council of the United States Navy League
  • Member, Downtown Kiwanis Club of West Palm Beach
  • Campaign Drug Free Coordinator for Florida and Lecturer


  • Captain, United States Navy Reserve (Retired)
  • University of Miami Law School (JD) - 1971-1974
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy (BS-Mechanical Engineering)
Richard I. Wennet

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