Donald G. Criscuolo

Donald received his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida, in 1981. Donald is Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital and Family Law since 1991. He is also a Fellow in the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1994. Additionally, he is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Law Mediator. He is recognized in Martindale-Hubbell with the highest possible "AV" rating. Donald has participated in lectures presented to mental health professionals on the topic of mediating child custody disputes and has participated, in the classroom setting, at the Shepard Broad Center at Nova Southeastern University Law School, lecturing on mediation of family law disputes.

Area of practice:
100% marital and family law

    Bar admissions:
  • Florida Bar 1981
  • United District Court Southern District of Florida 1981
  • United States Supreme Court 1991
  • Certified by Florida Bar as Family Law Mediator 1992

Education:
University of Illinois - Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Political Science) 1975
University of Miami - Juris Doctor 1981

Published works:
Chapter four "Jurisdiction in Child Custody Cases" Florida Dissolution of Marriage, 4th Edition 1993.
Family Law Commentator 1992 "De Facto Marriage"

Significant Cases:

One of the more significant cases that Donald has been involved in is the case of Rosen v. Rosen, 696 So. 2d 697 (Fla. 1997) which was ultimately decided by the Florida Supreme Court. The following are citations to some of the other significant appellate matrimonial matters in which Donald was the attorney of record:

  • Murphy v. Murphy, 2007 WL 1484708 (Fla. 3rd DCA May 23, 2007)
  • Mendelson v. Gil, 877 So. 2d 753 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2004)
  • Jessee v. Jessee, 839 So. 2d 842 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2003)
  • Phillips v. Wintter, 835 So. 2d 1283 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003)
  • Baker v. Baker, 763 So. 2d 493 (Fla. 4th DCA 2000)
  • Layman v. Layman, 738 So. 2d 466 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999)
  • Rosen v. Rosen, 696 So. 2d 697 (Fla. 1997)
  • Owens v. Owens, 685 So. 2d 1083 (Fla. 4th DCA 1997)
  • Takiff v. Takiff, 683 So. 2d 595 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1996)
  • Castellvi v. Alvarez, 619 So. 2d 326 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1993)
  • Geronemus. Geronemus, 599 So. 2d 256 (Fla. 4th DCA 1992)
  • Tessler v. Tessler, 582 So. 2d 183 (Fla. 4th DCA 1991)
  • Rosen v. Rosen, 576 So. 2d 308 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1990)
  • Tessler v. Tessler, 539 So. 2d 522 (Fla. 4th DCA 1989)
  • Laurenzo v. Laurenzo, 522 So. 2d 1065 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1988)
  • Leckel v. Leckel, 502 So. 2d 82 (Fla. 4th DCA 1987)