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Gladys DeJesus Smith-Mangan

Gladys DeJesus Smith-Mangan

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support

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.

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Child Support: 25%
  2. Child Custody: 25%
  3. Divorce & Separation: 25%
  4. Family: 25%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Aniko R. Hoover

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Contact Info

DeJesus Smith-Mangan, P.A.

1801 N. Econlockhatchee Trail
#679414
Orlando, FL, 32867-2612

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200808/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono AwardOrange County Legal Aid Society2012
Pro Bono AwardLegal Aid Society of Orange County2011
Oustanding Pro Bono AwardOrange County Legal Aid Society2010
Pro Bono AwardLegal Aid Society of Orange County2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner/AttorneyDeJesus Smith-Mangan, P.A.2010 - Present
Associate Attorney/Law Clerk/ParalegalLaGamba Law Firm, P.L.2006 - 2010
ParalegalRotech, Inc.2004 - 2005
Law ClerkEgan, Lev & Siwica, P.A.2003 - 2004
Legal SecretaryGray Robinson, P.A.2000 - 2003
Receptionist/Scheduling SecretaryWendy L. Aikin, P.A.1998 - 1999

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Central Florida Family Law American Inn of CourtAssociate Member2012 - Present
Central Florida Association for Women LawyersMember2012 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Professionalism CommitteeMember2012 - Present
Orange County Bar Legal Aid Society, Guardian ad Litem ProgramGuardian ad Litem2010 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2009 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Florida BarMember2008 - Present

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Central FloridaSociology/Legal StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1998

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Criminal Justice Ethics ClassAttorney Ethics2012
Gay Adoption Upheld... Now What?Gay Adoption2010