Raymond J. Rafool

Firm: Rafool, LLC
Location: Miami - FL

  • 2665 S. Bayshore Drive Suite 1204
    Miami, Florida 33133
  • Tel : 305-567-9400
  • Fax : 305-567-9401

Raymond J. Rafool, II, a partner at Rafool, LLC, is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, all courts in the State of Florida; the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; and the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. Mr. Rafool, a Board Certified Attorney in Marital and Family Law, concentrates his practice on domestic and international family law and business and commercial litigation. Mr. Rafool is Board Certified in marital and family law by the Florida Bar, and Nationally Board Certified as an Expert in Family Trial Law by The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA).

Mr. Rafool was named in the Miami Herald’s 2015 – 2018 list of South Florida’s Legal Leaders, Top Rated Lawyers.  He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was selected to the 2013-2020 Florida Super Lawyers list which recognizes no more than five percent of attorneys in each state. In addition, Mr. Rafool is rated a Florida Top Lawyer in Family Law by ALM and has a perfect 10 Avvo rating. For 2015-2020, Mr. Rafool is a Top 100 Lawyers, and on the Executive Committee for The National Advocates. He has represented many celebrities and individuals in complex family, same sex, and business litigation and lectures and has authored numerous publications on aforementioned practice areas. Mr. Rafool is a past Vice Chair and member of the Florida Family Law Rules Committee, the past Chair and member of the Florida Criminal Rules Committee, a past Vice Chair and member of the Florida Judicial Administration, Selection and Tenure Committee and a past Representative on the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Committee


  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Juris Doctorate, May 1991
    • Honors and Activities:
      • Dean’s List; Spring 1990
      • Honor Roll; Fall 1989, Fall 1991
      • Vice President, Student Bar Association
      • Representative, Student Bar Association
      • Who’s Who Among American Law Students
      • Member, Advisory Committee on Annual Budget
      • Chairman, Committee on Revision of Campus Alcohol Policy
      • Member, Trial Advocacy Society
      • Commissioner of Intramural Softball
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • Bachelor of Arts Degree, History, April 1988
    • Honors and Activities:
      • Phi Alpha Theta (Honor Society)
      • Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified in Marital and Family Law, Florida Bar
  • Expert in Family Trial Law by The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA)

Honors & Awards

  • 2021 Exclusive Featured Attorney Representing Miami – NAFL
  • AV®Preeminent – Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013 – 2020 Super Lawyers®, – Thomson Reuters
  • 2017, 2019, 2020 – Florida Trend Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine
  • Rated Lead Counsel – Thomson Reuters
  • Rated a Florida Top Lawyer in Family Law by ALM
  • 10 Superb – Avvo Rating
  • Top Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide
  • A Top 100 Lawyer, The National Advocates
  • A Top 10 Family Law Attorney, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc.
  • A Top 30 Matrimonial and Family Law Lawyer, The National Advocates
  • Top One Percent, The National Association Of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015 – 2021, “10 Best Attorney” – American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019-2020 – “Top 100” – American Academy of Attorneys
  • 2020 – Litigator of the Year – American Institute of Trial Lawyers

Professional and Bar Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • United States of America, Supreme Court, February 20, 2001
  • Federal District Court, Southern District of Florida, February 13, 2007
  • Federal District Court, Middle District of Florida, August 20, 1992
  • Executive Committee Member, The National Advocates.
  • Chair (2001-2002), Vice Chair (1999-2000, 2000-2001),
    • Chair Fast-Track Committee (2000-2001),
    • Secretary (1997-1998, 1998-1999), Subcommittee I
    • Chair (1998-1999) and Member (1996-2002), Florida
    • Rules of Criminal Procedure Committee (Florida Bar Committee)
  • Vice Chair (2002-2003), Member (1998-2004), Florida
    • Judicial Administration, Selection and Tenure Committee (Florida Bar Committee)
  • Vice Chair (2004-2005), Subcommittee Chair (2003-2004), Member (2002-2008), Florida
    • Family Law Rules Of Procedure Committee (Florida Bar Committee)
  • Representative (2001-2002), Florida Rules of Judicial
    • Administration (Florida Bar Committee)
    • Member (current), CLE Committee, Florida Bar Family Law
    • Section
  • Treasurer (2003-2004), Secretary (2002-2003), Member (2001-2004) Polk County Family Lawyer’s Association
  • Member, (2001-2002), Legislative Committee, Criminal
    • Section (Florida Bar Committee)
    • American Bar Association (Former Member)
    • Polk County Trial Lawyers Association (Former Member)
    • Polk County Family Lawyers Association/Bar (Former Member)
  • CLE Chairman(1998-2005), Executive Committee(1997-1998)
    • and Member (1997-2005), Willson American Inn of Court
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Member (1995-2002), City Of Winter Haven, Florida, Board of Adjustment
  • Dade County Bar Association

Rafool, LLC

At Rafool, LLC, we have a strong reputation throughout Florida.  We have substantial experience representing clients in complicated divorce cases and other family law matters.  For any domestic or family issue, we are here to provide you knowledgeable advice and skilled, professional advocacy.

Our firm has made its name handling high-profile celebrity divorces, but we offer the same undivided attention and determined representation to each and every client we represent. When you retain our services, you can depend upon receiving:

  • Complete solutions — When your situation involves substantial assets or public scrutiny, excellent legal work is not enough. We provide comprehensive representation that pursues strong results while safeguarding your reputation, privacy, and peace of mind.
  • Responsive, personalized advice — Many of our clients have similar goals, but the only way to provide truly distinguished service is to listen to each person’s individual needs. That is why we respond to your communications promptly and develop a strategy specifically tailored to you.
  • Representation from respected counsel — Attorney Raymond J. Rafool, II, has received the highest rating from his peers for legal ability and ethical conduct, and all our lawyers are well qualified and recognized. Even more importantly, our firm has received the highest ratings from our clients, who have also honored us with referrals to friends and family.