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  1. Family: 75%
    25 years
  2. Marriage & Prenuptials: 25%
    20 years


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  • Brenda Lee London

    I endorse Michael Sampson. Michael is an intelligent, thoughtful and creative family law attorney. His commitment to the practice of family law is outstanding, as well as his involvement and leadership in the Collaborative Family Law Community.


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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Nancy S. Weber

    Michael is an excellent lawyer, who knows and understands the law, is always well prepared and well spoken.


    Nancy Weber Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A.

CNL Center at City Commons
450 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 500
Orlando, FL, 32801-3370


FLMember in Good Standing198609/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderCarlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A.2002 - Present
PartnerHolland & Knight1986 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collaborative Family Law Council of FloridaMember2015 - Present
Financial Planning AssociationMember2014 - Present
Financial Planning Association of Central FloridaMember2014 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2014 - Present
Collaborative Family Law Group of Central FloridaMember2014 - Present
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Florida chapter)Member2011 - Present
National Association of Certified Valuation AnalystsProfessional Member2010 - 2014
Central Florida Family Law American Inn of CourtMaster2007 - 2014
Florida State Bar Association, Rules of Judicial Administration CommitteeMember2006 - 2012
Florida State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Rules CommitteeMember2000 - 2006
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Paparella v. Paparella, 915 So.2d 1225 (Fla. 5th DCA 2005)Affirmed order compelling production of records.
Misiak v. Misiak, 898 So.2d 1159 (Fla. 5th DCA 2005)Affirmed judgment on all issues except one (nominal alimony)
Grasso v. Mulholland, 835 So.2d 361 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003)Affirmed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt Web ArticleDomestic Partnership Agreements: Support upon Termination of the Relationship2015
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt Web ArticleDomestic Partnership Agreements - Overview2015
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt Web ArticleDomestic Partnership Agreements: The Home and Joint Expenses2015
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt Web ArticleUpdate Beneficiary Designations After Divorce or Annulment2015
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt Web ArticleDomestic Partnership Agreements – Financial Disclosures and Privacy2015
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt Web ArticleDomestic Partnership Agreements – Survivor’s Rights on Death2015
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt Web ArticleDomestic Partnership Agreements: Separate Property and Jointly Acquired Property2015
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt Jorden Burt Web ArticleFamily Law: Corporate and Trust Challenges to Service of Process and Jurisdiction2015
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt Web articleSix Defenses to International Child Abduction2015
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt Web ArticleFifth District Reinstates Judgment of Adoption (Cristina Alonso, Michael P. Sampson)2014
Inside the Minds: Strategies for Family Law in FloridaHome Court Advantage: Jurisdictional Disputes in Time-Sharing Cases2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Duke UniversityEconomicsMA - Masters1986
Cornell UniversityGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WUCF Metro Connection PBS ProgramSame Sex Marriage - Legal Benefits2015