Local Counsel


McCabe Rabin serves as local counsel throughout Florida for out-of-state attorneys in federal and state court litigation and in FINRA securities arbitration matters.

If you want to retain a firm that knows the local rules, the local court culture, and the standing orders, rules, practices and demeanor of Palm Beach County’s judges, McCabe Rabin is a smart choice for local counsel.

Adam T. Rabin was the 2012-13 President of the Palm Beach County Bar Association and a past chair of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida’s Bench & Bar Conference. Mr. Rabin is also Florida Bar Board Certified in Business Litigation.

Ryon M. McCabe is a former federal prosecutor who has sat on the Local Rules and Bench & Bar Conference Committees for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Mr. McCabe has served as the moderator for the federal practice session from 2007 through 2012 at the Palm Beach County Bench Bar Conference. Mr. McCabe is also Florida Bar Board Certified in Business Litigation.

We have extensive experience representing institutional clients, closely-held companies, and individuals. The firm represents both plaintiffs and defendants and, in suitable cases, accepts local counsel matters on a contingency fee or hybrid arrangement (mixed hourly and contingency fee).

For additional information on the divisional instructions and judicial preferences for our local state and federal judges, please review the links below.

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15th Judicial Circuit Court (Palm Beach County)

17th Judicial Circuit Court (Broward County)

11th Judicial Circuit Court (Miami-Dade)

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Florida 4th District Court of Appeal

U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Palm Beach County Judges -- Circuit Civil Division

The Honorable Jeffrey Colbath, Chief Judge

The Honorable Edward Artau

The Honorable Thomas H Barkdull III

The Honorable Peter D. Blanc

The Honorable Catherine M. Brunson

The Honorable Jaimie Goodman

The Honorable Donald W. Hafele

The Honorable Gregory M. Keyser

The Honorable Meenu Sasser

The Honorable Lisa Small

The Hororable Jessica Ticktin

U.S. District Court Judges

Southern District of Florida

West Palm Beach Division

The Honorable Daniel T. K. Hurley

The Honorable Kenneth A. Marra

The Honorable Donald M. Middlebrooks

The Honorable Kenneth L. Ryskamp

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