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Experience:

  • Board Certified in Marital and Family Law by the Florida Bar, 1985 – present
  • AAML Certified Arbitrator
  • Board Certified Family Law Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2015

Education:

  • J.D., University of Miami, 1965
    • Moot Court, Finalist in 1963, 1964, and 1965
  • B.B.A., University of Miami, 1962
    • Debate Team
    • Omicron Delta Kappa National Academic and Leadership Honorary Society
    • Distinguished Military Graduate, Army ROTC, 2nd in class

Admitted to Practice:

  • Florida, 1965
  • United States Court of Military Appeals, 1965
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1968
  • District of Columbia, 1974

Professional Activities:

  • Chair, 30th Annual Institute, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2008
  • Chair, American Bar Association Family Law Section, 1997 – 1999
  • Founding Member, Past President and Master Bencher, The First Family Law American Inns of Court, 1994 – 1996, 2008 – present
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1982 – present. Past President of Florida Chapter
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1967 – present
  • Member, The Florida Bar Family Law Section, 1980 – present
  • Founding Member, Past President, The First Family Law American Inns of Court, 1993 – present
  • Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1987 – present
  • Chair, The Florida Bar Family Law Section, 1987 – 1988
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, 1963
  • Member, Bar and Gavel Legal Society, 1963
  • Member, Judges, and Lawyers Publications Editorial Board (Shannon Pratt publication)

Active Duty Military Service

  • Military District of Washington, Government Appellate Division, 1965 – 1967
  • Captain, United States Army, Judge Advocate General’s Corp., Chief Prosecutor, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1965 – 1967

Noteworthy Experience:

  • Assistant Public Defender, Office of the Public Defender for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Miami, Florida, 1969 – 1970

Appellate Representation:

  • Schecter v. Schecter, (Fla. 3d DCA 2013)
  • Oxenberg v. Oxenberg, 937 So. 2d 166 (Fla. 3d DCA 2006)
  • Hansen v. Hansen, 911 So. 2d 159 (Fla. 3d DCA 2005)
  • Menendez v. Rodriguez-Menendez, 871 So. 2d 951 (Fla. 3d DCA 2004)
  • Braswell v. Braswell, 836 So. 2d 1061 (Fla. 3d DCA 2003)
  • Gonzalez v. Gonzalez, 834 So. 2d 291 (Fla. 3d DCA 2002)
  • de Elizundia v. Elizundia, 820 So. 2d 966 (Fla. 3d DCA 2002)
  • Bacardi v. Bacardi, 727 So. 2d 1137 (Fla. 3d DCA 1999)
  • Eager v. Eager, 719 So. 2d 991 (Fla. 3d DCA 1998)
  • Eager v. Eager, 696 So. 2d 1235 (Fla. 3d DCA 1997)
  • M.R. v. A.B.C., 683 So. 2d 629 (Fla. 3d DCA 1996)
  • Kilgore v. Dawson, 675 So. 2d 217 (Fla. 3d DCA 1996)
  • Mendez-Perez v. Perez-Perez, 656 So. 2d 458 (Fla. 1995)
  • Fast v. Fast, 654 So. 2d 958 (Fla. 3d DCA 1995)
  • Schere v. Schere, 645 So. 2d 21 (Fla. 3d DCA 1994)
  • Mendez-Perez v. Perez-Perez, 632 So. 2d 1047 (Fla. 3d DCA 1993)
  • Claughton v. Claughton, 625 So. 2d 853 (Fla. 3d DCA 1993)
  • Hill v. Hill, 611 So. 2d 618 (Fla. 3d DCA 1993)
  • Taplin v. Taplin, 611 So. 2d 561 (Fla. 3d DCA 1992)
  • Allison v. Allison, 605 So. 2d 130 (Fla. 4th DCA 1992)
  • Petrullo v. Petrullo, 604 So. 2d 536 (Fla. 4th DCA 1992)
  • Schaeffer v. Schaeffer, 606 So. 2d 369 (Fla. 3d DCA 1992)
  • Bethea v. Bethea, 596 So. 2d 1279 (Fla. 3d DCA 1992)
  • Eckroade v. Eckroade, 570 So. 2d 1347 (Fla. 3d DCA 1990)
  • Torres v. Torres, 561 So. 2d 1310 (Fla. 3d DCA 1990)
  • Lanzetta v. Lanzetta, 563 So. 2d 101 (Fla. 3d DCA 1990)
  • Bergstrom v. Bergstrom, 559 So. 2d 82 (Fla. 3d DCA 1990)
  • Weisfeld v. Weisfeld, 545 So. 2d 1341 (Fla. 1989)
  • Tendrich v. Tendrich, 544 So. 2d 229 (Fla. 3d DCA 1989)
  • Margulies v. Margulies, 528 So. 2d 957 (Fla. 3d DCA 1988)
  • Weisfeld v. Weisfeld, 513 So. 2d 1278 (Fla. 3d DCA 1987)
  • Rose v. Rose, 519 So. 2d 6 (Fla. 3d DCA 1987)
  • Mendez v. Mendez, 527 So. 2d 820 (Fla. 3d DCA 1987)
  • Toback v. Toback, 483 So. 2d 882 (Fla. 3d DCA 1986)
  • Gurman v. Gurman, 474 So. 2d 1276 (Fla. 3d DCA 1985)
  • Susskind v. Susskind, 475 So. 2d 1276 (Fla. 3d DCA 1985)
  • Blanco v. Blanco, 458 So. 2d 1224 (Fla. 3d DCA 1984)
  • Jacoby v. Jacoby, 458 So. 2d 1144 (Fla. 3d DCA 1984)
  • Rodriguez v. Carnesella, 456 So. 2d 975 (Fla. 3d DCA 1984)
  • Garcia v. Garcia, 445 So. 2d 1093 (Fla. 3d DCA 1984)
  • Bird v. Bird, 436 So. 2d 981 (Fla. 3d DCA 1983)
  • Chiara v. Chiara, 434 So. 2d 46 (Fla. 3d DCA 1983)
  • Schwartz v. Schwartz, 427 So. 2d 232 (Fla. 3d DCA 1983)
  • Mentelos v. Mentelos, 425 So. 2d 1206 (Fla. 3d DCA 1983)
  • Armstrong v. Armstrong, 424 So. 2d 24 (Fla. 3d DCA 1982)
  • In re Tojeiro’s Estate, 303 So. 2d 367 (Fla. 3d DCA 1974)
  • Wilder v. Mintz, 276 So. 2d 205 (Fla. 3d DCA 1973)