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Boca Raton, Florida
Phone:
561-447-2274 (Boca Raton)
954-761-9994 (Fort Lauderdale)
866-974-8960 (Toll Free)
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561-447-2275 (Boca Raton)
954-761-9969 (Fort Lauderdale)
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JEFFREY A. WEISSMAN is a partner with the law firm of Gladstone & Weissman, P.A.  He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1994).  Mr. Weissman is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law and is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He was recently named “2014 Family Law Lawyer of the Year – Miami Metropolitan Area (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Boca Raton)” by Best Lawyers in America, and has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, Florida Trend Legal Elite magazine, Florida Super Lawyers (“Top 100 List – S. Florida”) magazine, and South Florida Legal Guide – Top Lawyers. Mr. Weissman is also a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator and a Supreme Court Certified Guardian Ad Litem.  He is a member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, where he serves on the Executive Council and is a past Co-Chair of the Legislation Committee.  Mr. Weissman has been instrumental in the enactment of many family law statutes. He authored the parental relocation law, Section 61.13001, which became effective on October 1, 2006.  He is a past Co-Chair of the following two (2) publications: The Family Law Commentator and The Florida Bar Journal, Family Law Section.  Moreover, Mr. Weissman has held important and prestigious positions within the Broward County Bar Association.  He completed a four (4) year term on the Board of Directors and is a past President of the Family Law Section.  Mr. Weissman was afforded the distinguished honor of the Paul May Professionalism in Practice Award, which is an annual award that the Broward County Bar Association bestows upon a lawyer in the community who exemplifies ethics and integrity in his day-to-day practice.  He is a past Chair of 17th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “A” of the Florida Bar, which is an entity authorized by the Supreme Court to regulate the practice and professionalism of lawyers within our community.  Mr. Weissman was recently selected to become a Founding Master Member of the Palm Beach Chapter, Family Law American Inns of Court, which promotes professionalism and ethics in the legal system. He is also a member of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association.  He has lectured throughout the State of Florida on assorted topics concerning Family Law.  Mr. Weissman is a regularly featured speaker at the most prestigious Family Law seminars each year, and he has appeared as a guest on the television series, “Your Legal Rights.” 

Mr. Weissman limits his practice to complex matrimonial and family law cases.  His clientele is comprised of many successful entrepreneurs, business owners and executives, doctors, lawyers, television personalities, and professional athletes. Whenever possible, he strives to reduce the emotional and financial strain of protracted litigation by resolving matters on an amicable basis.  However, where court intervention is necessary, Mr. Weissman advocates zealously on behalf of his clients and fights vehemently to protect and promote their legal rights and entitlements.  He assembles a team of highly qualified professionals, including forensic accountants and business valuation experts, forensic psychologists, and vocational counselors to advance the claims of his clients.  A team approach is utilized and the client is oftentimes the most important player.  Consequently, Mr. Weissman interacts with his clients all throughout their cases and collaboratively designs strategies best suited to attain the goals that are set out from inception.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Matrimonial Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Family Law Mediator, Florida Supreme Court
  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem, Florida Supreme Court
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital and Family Law, 2004

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1994

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1994
  • SUNY Albany, Albany, New York
    • B.A.magna cum laude - 1991
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Classes/Seminars

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Annual Seminar of Florida Chapter – Marital Agreements - Latest Trends in Drafting, Challenging and Enforcing Prenups, Postnups and MSA's (Upcoming), May 1, 2014 - May 3, 2014
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association: Practice & Procedure (Upcoming), April 4, 2014
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section - Board Certification Seminar – Pre-Marital & Marital Agreements, January 31, 2014 - February 1, 2014
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Annual Seminar of Florida Chapter – Prenuptial Agreements, May 2, 2013 - May 4, 2013
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Board Certification Seminar – Practice and Procedure, January 25, 2013 - January 26, 2013
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association: Client Intake & Consultations, October 26, 2012
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association: What Lawyers Need To Know About Prenuptial Agreements, September 6, 2012
  • Law Review CLE, Inc.: An Introduction to Divorce Law, June 5, 2012
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Board Certification Seminar – Marital Agreements, January 27, 2012 - January 28, 2012
  • The Florida Bar: Practice and Procedure (Miami and Tampa), March 17, 2011 - March 18, 2011
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Practical and Theoretical Aspects of Evidence for the Family Law Practitioner, November 19, 2010
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Board Certification Seminar – Practice and Procedure, February 4, 2010 - February 6, 2010
  • Broward County Bar Association: A Lively Debate on Business Valuations and Double Dipping, October 16, 2009
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Equitable Distribution Seminar – Double Dipping: What’s Yours Is Mine And What’s Mine Is Mine, September 17, 2009
  • The Florida Bar: Attorney's Fees (Tampa and Miami), May 7, 2009 - May 8, 2009
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Annual Seminar of Florida Chapter – Moderator of Judicial Panel Discussing Parental Relocation, April 30, 2009 - May 2, 2009
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Board Certification Seminar – Parenting Plans And Timesharing, January 23, 2009 - January 24, 2009
  • Education for Life’s Journey, Inc. – Second Saturday Workshop – What Women Need To Know About Divorce, December 13, 2008
  • Broward County Bar Association: Legislative Update Seminar, September 2, 2008
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Legislative Update Seminar, August 1, 2008
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Annual Seminar of Florida Chapter – Don’t Pack Your Bags Just Yet: Building A Better Relocation Case, May 8, 2008 - May 10, 2008
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Board Certification Seminar – Parental Relocation, January 25, 2008 - January 26, 2008
  • The Florida Bar: Attorney's Fees (Miami and Tampa), November 29, 2007 - November 30, 2007
  • Collier County Bar Association – Parental Relocation After Enactment Of Section 61.13001, Florida Statutes, November 16, 2007
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – An Overview Of Marital Agreements – Drafting An Unbreakable Prenuptial Agreement, October 4, 2007 - October 5, 2007
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Legislative Update Seminar, July 18, 2007
  • Broward County Bar Association: Parental Relocation After Enactment of Section 61.13001, Florida Statutes, March 9, 2007
  • The Florida Bar: Attorney's Fees (Miami and Tampa), February 22, 2007 - February 23, 2007
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Recent Changes In The Law Seminar – Parental Relocation, October 13, 2006
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Legislative Update Seminar, July 19, 2006
  • The Florida Bar: Attorney's Fees (Miami and Tampa), February 16, 2006 - February 17, 2006
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Board Certification Seminar – How To Enforce Legal Obligations, January 27, 2006 - January 28, 2006
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Legislative Update Seminar, August 17, 2005
  • Broward County Bar Association: Jurisdiction, March 18, 2005
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Board Certification Seminar – How To Enforce Legal Obligations, January 28, 2005 - January 29, 2005
  • The Florida Bar: Jurisdiction (Miami and Tampa), May 16, 2002 - May 17, 2002
  • Broward County Bar Association: Jurisdiction, June 8, 2001
  • Broward County Bar Association: What Lawyers Should Know About Parental Alienation Syndrome, October 26, 2000
  • Broward County Bar Association: Jurisdiction – A Necessary Evil, February 17, 2000

Honors and Awards

  • Family Law Lawyer of the Year - Miami Metropolitan Area (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Boca Raton) by Best Lawyers in America, 2014 edition
  • Recipient, Paul May Professionalism in Practice Award by the Broward County Bar Association
  • AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Florida Super Lawyers Top 100 List – South Florida
  • South Florida Legal Guide – Top Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Executive Counsel, 2003 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Rules Committee
  • Florida Bar, The Family Law Commentator (Past Co-Chair)
  • Florida Bar, Past Co-Chair of the Legislation Committee
  • Florida Bar, The Florida Bar Journal, Family Law Section (Past Co-Chair)
  • Florida Bar, Bench/Bar Liaison Committee
  • Broward County Bar Association, President, Young Lawyers Committee
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • American Inns of Court Foundation, Associate
  • Broward County Bar Association, Past Member of Board of Directors
  • Broward County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Past President
  • 17th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “A” of the Florida Bar, Past Chair

What our Clients are saying...

  • When faced with a divorce after 13 years of marriage, I walked into Jeff Weissman's office unsure of what I needed to do and who I could trust to guide me through this difficult time. Jeff and his associates gave me an immediate sense of comfort by wanting to know about me and my situation rather than trying to 'sell' me on why I should hire their firm. They asked me a lot of thoughtful questions and listened intently to each and every answer I gave them in that initial meeting. As we worked together during the stages of the divorce process, all the way through the day of my final judgment ending my marriage, Jeff and his colleagues were empathetic, quick to respond to my questions and concerns, extremely knowledgeable on all matters, and efficient which saved me time and money. Knowing that Jeff and his team were constantly looking out for my best interests and not their bottom line gave me the security and the confidence I needed and make the whole experience more bearable. I feel extremely lucky to have been referred to the firm and I know I wouldn't have wanted to go through this without Jeff & Chris. I highly recommend Gladstone & Weissman to anyone in need of a family lawyer.
  • I had the pleasure of working with Jeffrey Weissman regarding a postnuptial agreement for one of my significant estate planning clients. Not only was I completely impressed with his knowledge of the law which I absolutely expected, but Jeff has a unique ability to convey the law and the work required to be done in a manner for a layperson to understand.
  • As a trusts and estates attorney, I have worked together with Jeff Weissman and my clients on numerous occasions. I am always impressed by Jeff’s compassion, intelligence, responsiveness and professionalism. Jeff’s knowledge and expertise in sophisticated family law matters is top notch.
  • Jeff Weissman is simply, hands down, the most practical, creative and passionate matrimonial attorney in South Florida. He fights for his clients like they are his family but takes a very pragmatic approach to every case. He would rather settle than litigate, and he knows how to work with his adversaries to get the job done for his clients.
  • Jeff's understanding of Florida law, the family law court system, and the issues that can come up in family matters is unparalleled.
  • Jeff steered me through a mine field of complex and emotional obstacles with an obvious command of the law, the benefit of his experience, and a genuine caring which showed true compassion and empathy.
  • Jeff Weissman was the obvious star of the team. He helped me clarify my goals and stay on track.
  • I am extremely fortunate to have in my corner a team that has earned my absolute trust and gratitude.
  • Jeff was sensitive to my every need and answered all my questions. He was thorough, meticulous, and left no stone unturned in all aspects of the law and my particular case. When issues arose that I could not handle, he became my guide and my strength. Jeff made sure to understand ME- the woman whom he knew I could become.
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