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Gladys DeJesus Smith-Mangan

About Gladys Smith-Mangan

About me

I have been involved in the legal field since 1998, when I began my career as a receptionist at Wendy L. Aikin, P.A.  I've worked in various areas over the years, including three years at Gray-Robinson, P.A., and a year at Egan, Lev & Siwica, P.A.  However, my passion and the majority of my experience are in family law.  I opened my private practice in 2010 and have chosen to focus my solely on family law, with a particular focus on children's issues. 


I have always had a passion for advocating for children, victims and the disadvantaged.  Prior to becoming an attorney, I volunteered with Junior Achievements, in classrooms, as a youth group advisor for teens, and various other volunteer children's activities.  During my legal carrer, I have served through the Orange County Bar's Legal Aid Society as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem, as well as being a teen court volunteer.   I serve on various committees through the Orange County Bar as well as the Florida Bar, and am a member of the Central Florida Family Law American Inns of Court, which is an invitation-only organization which extends membership invitiations only to practitioners who exhibit a high level of integrity and professionalsm.  


I attempt to resolve matters with minimal litigation and expense to clients, and consider it critical to conduct business in an ethical and professional manner. However, I will not hesitate to take matters to the courtroom if the circumstances warrant it.  Since we are a small solo practice law firm, you will have direct contact with the attorney on a regular basis, and you can be assured that your case will be handled with care, compassion and efficiency.