Mr. Mandelbaum is the only Lawyer in Florida who is board certified in International Law and Civil Trial Law. He has a top rating of “A-V” from the national Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (the highest peer rating for legal ability and ethical standards) and is listed in Florida SuperLawyers. in Who’s Who in American Law for “Outstanding Achievement” in Civil Litigation.

In addition to years of practice experience with complex litigation and international matters, Mr. Mandelbaum has served since 1996 for 25 semesters as an Adjunct Law Professor at three of Florida’s law schools – University of Florida Levin College of Law, Florida A&M University College of Law and Stetson University College of Law – teaching a variety of courses in the international law, litigation and mediation areas.

Practice Areas

Civil Trial Practice; Commercial Law; Appellate Practice; Insurance Defense Law; International Business Law; International litigation & arbitration; Admiralty and Maritime Law; Transportation; Intellectual Property Law; Employment and labor law; Mediation & alternative dispute resolution; Legislative and governmental law.


Florida Bar Board-Certified Civil Trial Lawyer; Florida Bar Board-Certified International Lawyer; Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator; Certified as Proctor-in-Admiralty by U.S. Maritime Law Association

Bar Admissions

1979, Florida; 1981, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; 1982, U.S. Supreme Court; 1984, U.S. Court of Military Appeals; 1985, New York State and Southern District of New York.


Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 1995
Vermont Law School, J.D., 1977
State University of New York at Albany, B.A., 1973