Timothy Arcaro

Knowledgeable Fort Lauderdale Family Attorney

Distinguished Lawyer ward Tim ArcaroProfessor Timothy Arcaro is a tenured faculty member at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, and brings his knowledge and resources to support Arcaro Law Group. Professor Arcaro teaches courses in family law, international family law, domestic violence law, and juvenile law among others, and maintains membership in several legal and educational associations. He earned a bachelor’s degree in administration of justice from Pennsylvania State University before completing his Juris Doctorate at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in 1986. Thanks to his significant research and experience in areas of family law, he has been published in numerous professional publications and regularly speaks at conferences and meetings. He has received multiple awards during the course of his professional career including the prestigious Faculty Award of Professionalism awarded to a single law faculty member in Florida annually by the Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism and The Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism.

He was a co-creator of Florida’s first Juvenile Advocacy Project, a visionary program designed to provide legal representation to Florida foster care youth. He went on to direct award-winning clinical programs in Broward County Florida including, law firm of the year and attorney of the year awards. He has worked with the American Bar Association on the Central and East European Law initiative in assisting NGO and law schools in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan establish advocacy services. He’s lectured in India on child abuse prosecution, supervised parental reunification cases in Israel. His extensive international travels have provided context for his Hague Abduction work.

Consistent with ABA Standard 402, Professor Timothy Arcaro limits his private practice of law with the Arcaro Law Group and is available for consultation and representation on a limited basis.


  • Juris Doctor, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
  • Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State University

Professional Memberships

  • Florida Bar
    • Family Law Section
    • Public Interest Law Section
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

  • The Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism and The Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism 2007 Faculty Award of Professionalism
  • Multiple Certificates of Merit, United States Department of State, Office of Children’s Affairs
  • Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, Broward County Guardian Ad Litem Program
  • Pro Bono Recognition for Broward Lawyers Care, Broward County Bar Association
  • Florida Children’s First Service Award 2003
  • Volunteer Recognition, American Bar Association, Central and East European Law Initiative (CEELI)
  • Volunteer Recognition, Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence

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