Joel M. Weissman

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  • Managing Partner at Joel M. Weissman, P.A. (3 Attorneys)
  • 515 North Flagler Drive, Suite 1100, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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The law office was established in 1980. Joel Weissman specializes and is board certified in matrimonial and family law, including custody, visitation, equitable distribution and all aspects of dissolution practice. The firm involves itself in family law appellate issues. In addition, the firm has an impressive appellate practice, in which over 50 precedent-setting decisions have been decided.

Joel M. Weissman, one of Florida's leading attorneys in the area of family law, was voted "Best Divorce Attorney of 1997" by the South Florida magazine Palm Beach Illustrated; the "South Florida Premier Divorce Attorney" by Boca Raton Magazine in 2002; selected as one of the "Best of the Bar" in 2003 by The South Florida Business Journal. He has been featured in such publications and broadcasts as CNN, Dateline NBC, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Forbes, Boca Raton magazine, People magazine, Time magazine, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, and Boca Observer magazine. In addition, Worth Magazine named him as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in the nation for 2008 and Town and Country Magazine named him one of the top Divorce Lawyers in 2011. He has been recognized in America’s Top Attorneys in the State of Florida 2011. Florida Super Lawyers listed him in the top 5% of practicing attorney’s for five consecutive years and he has been recognized as one of the most honored professionals for 2011.

The firm has achieved Martindale Hubbell's highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability. The firm is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in the field of Family Law for the past fifteen years. In the recent past he has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in the nation (Worth Magazine). Currently (2013) he has been honored as a member of the American Society of Legal Advocates which is limited to the Top 100 Family Lawyers in the State of Florida

(Board Certified, Marital and Family Law and Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education) (Managing Partner)

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Matrimonial Law
  • Family Law
  • Appellate Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
561-655-4655  Phone
561-308-0552  Cell Phone
561-832-1421  Fax
University Attended:
Bridgewater State College, B.A., 1972
Law School Attended:
Stetson University, J.D., 1976
Year of First Admission:
1981, U.S Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; 1994, U.S. District Court, District of New York; 1976, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; 1976, Florida; 1987, New York
Palm Beach County, South Palm Beach County, The Florida Bar (Member, Family Law Section, 1976); New York State (Member Family Law Section, 1987) and American Bar Associations; New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Birth Information:
Brooklyn, New York, February 12, 1950
Reported Cases:
Levine v. Levine 29 So.3d 464 (Fla. App. 4 Dist., 2010); Sullivan v. Sullivan 54 So.3d 520, 521 (Fla. App. 4 Dist., 2010); Sullivan v. Sullivan, 2009 WL 4827399 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009); Shinitzky v. Shinitzky, 16 So.3d 168 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009); Kuchera v. Kuchera, 983 So.2d 776 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008); Levine v. Levine, 964 So.2d 741 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007); Perlow v. Berg-Perlow, 943 So.2d 878 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006); Knipe v. Knipe, 840 So.2d 335 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003); Osherow v. Osherow, 785 So.2d 743 (Fla. 4th DCA 2001) ; Wertkin v. Wertkin, 763 So.2d 465 (Fla. 4th DCA 2000); Wertkin v. Wertkin, 763 So.2d 461 (Fla. 4th DCA 2000); Osherow v. Osherow, 757 So.2d 519 (Fla. 4th DCA 2000); Osherow v. Osherow, 727 So.2d 1091, 24 Fla. L. Weekly D586, (Fla. App. 4 Dist., Mar 03, 1999); Keitel v. Keitel, 724 So.2d 1255 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999); Aunger v. Aunger, 705 So.2d 957 (Fla. 4th DCA 1998); Catalfumo v. Catalfumo, 704 So.2d 1095 (Fla. 4th DCA 1997); Keitel v. Keitel, 701 So.2d 413 (Fla. 4th DCA 1997); Parry v. Parry, 543 So.2d 281 (Fla. 4th DCA 1989); Dean v. Dean, 526 So.2d 746; Neustein v. Neustein, 503 So.2d 439 (Fla. 4th DCA 1987).
( Board Certified, Marital and Family Law and Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education )
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  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

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