Mr. Rumbold regularly lectures and publishes on various family law topics, and he has co-authored the briefs Amicus Curiae advocating in support of marital and family equality recognition in Florida.
Christopher W. Rumbold is an award-winning Marital & Family Law attorney recognized throughout Florida as a leading voice in the marital equality movement.
Christopher Rumbold has earned an AV preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Rumbold has been “AV preeminent” rated each and every year between 2015 and 2020. An elite group of approximately 10 percent of all attorneys holds an AV Preeminent Rating, a designation trusted worldwide by buyers and referrers of legal services. The “A” legal ability rating means “very high to preeminent” and the “V” ethical standard rating means “very high”. AV Preeminent® (4.5-5.0) – AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.
Christopher Rumbold, was nominated for, selected by, and included as a member in, the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC) for 2020. Mr. Rumbold has been included in the NADC each and every year between 2015 - 2020. The NADC, “is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. The mission of the NADC is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate. By virtue of the incredible selectivity of our research process, only the elite few are invited to join the ranks of the NADC. Specifically, less than 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States are members of the “Nations Top Attorneys”. The recipients of this prestigious award have demonstrated the highest ideals of the legal profession.”
Christopher Rumbold recently co-presented the Family Law Section, Continuing Legal Education Webinar, “Cohabitation Agreements: Creating Contractual Relationships Outside of Marriage.” In this webinar he explored the drafting, negotiation, enforcement and defense of Cohabitation Agreements and inter-related issues concerning parentage, polyamorous relationships and foreign jurisdictional considerations. This webinar was initially broadcast on April 16, 2020, and it is available for purchase on the Continuing Legal Education page of the Family Law Section’s website. Mr. Rumbold regularly presents and publishes on a wide array of family law topics.
Christopher Rumbold has been nominated to, and selected for inclusion by, Super Lawyers for 2020. Mr. Rumbold was previously selected for inclusion as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in 2011 and 2012. Thereafter, he has been included in Super Lawyers each and every year between 2013 and 2020. Super Lawyers are selected through the following process: 1) lawyers enter the candidate pool by being formally nominated; 2) the research department evaluates each lawyer in the candidate pool based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement; 3) lawyers undergo a peer evaluation by practice area, also known as the “blue ribbon review;” and 4) five percent (5%) of the total lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers.
Christopher Rumbold has been nominated to, and selected for inclusion by, Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, Fort Lauderdale for 2020. Mr. Rumbold was similarly selected by Best Lawyers in 2018 and 2019. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. … For the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 8.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 62,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."
Christopher Rumbold was recently appointed as a member of the following Florida Bar, Family Law Section Committees: Legislation; Publications and Continuing Legal Education. Additionally, he was also appointed as Chair of the Family Law Section’s Nomenclature Committee and Alimony Rapid Response Group, an Ad Hoc Committee within the Legislation Committee. The mission of the Legislation Committee is to, “propose legislation and comment on proposed legislation … provide technical assistance and information to the Legislature … and lobby on behalf of the Section in support of or in opposition to proposed legislation.” Mr. Rumbold is also a member of the Family Law Section’s Executive Council which consists of the Executive Committee Officers and 32 other members elected by the Family Law Section, whose charge, as the governing body of the Section, is “to promote the highest standards of professionalism and legal advocacy…” To learn more about the Family Law Section please visit https://www.floridabar.org/about/section/section-fl/.