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AAML Florida Chapter

The Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has more than 75 Fellows that strive to provide the highest degree of excellence in the practice of family law in the State of Florida. Many of the preeminent family law practitioners in the State of Florida have become Fellows of the AAML.

Fellows in the Florida Chapter agree to practice under the Bounds of Advocacy as promulgated by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and Florida's rules of professional conduct. The Bounds of Advocacy set the highest ethical and professional standards. It also provides guidance when dealing with moral and ethical issues involving children and family law litigation.

The AAML Florida Chapter and the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar co-present at the Marital and Family Law Review Course. The review course helps prepare attorneys to become board certified by the Florida Bar.

Many of the Fellows have earned board certification as a specialist from the Florida Board of Legal Specialization in Martial and Family Law or the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification in Family Law Trial Advocacy.

Contact Information

AAML Florida Chapter
3046 Hawks Glen
Tallahassee, FL 32312

Benefits of Becoming a AAML Fellow

For Florida attorneys focused on divorce and family law, the benefits of becoming a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) include:

  • recognition within the legal community for excellence in the practice of family law;
  • a listing on the public membership directory of the AAML Florida Chapter which encourages referrals from other attorneys and members of the public;
  • outstanding continuing legal educational (CLE) seminars on topics related to practicing family law in the State of Florida;
  • an invitation to the AAML Florida Chapter Annual Institute;
  • invitations to a series of lunchtime webinars help throughout the year;
  • a unified voice to advocate for positive changes to procedural or substantive rules in family law cases in Florida; and
  • advocating for improvement to the alimony system in Florida.

Qualifications and Criteria for Joining the AAML

In order to become a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and join the Florida Chapter, the attorney must meet certain standards including:

  • good standing before the Florida Bar;
  • at least ten years experience;
  • a showing that 75% of the practice is devoted to family and matrimonial law;
  • a showing that the attorney is recognized by the bench and fellow attorneys as an expert practitioner in the area of matrimonial law;
  • a showing of substantial involvement in the matrimonial field;
  • a showing of substantial trial experience in family law cases;
  • a showing that the attorney is recognized for practicing with honesty, integrity, and professionalism;
  • completion of certain number of continuing legal education (CLE) seminars during the specified time limits and
  • submitting to a interview and examination as part of the admission process.

Matrimonial Lawyers in Florida

At Lawyer Legion we recognize the important role that the Florida Chapter of the AAML plays in supporting and educating many of the top family law attorneys in Florida.