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Andrew Archer Bokan

Andrew Archer Bokan

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support, Family

About Me

Andrew A. Bokan approaches his practice with a cooperative, problem-solving approach, handling the complexities of Marital and Family Law with experience, skill and compassion. Andrew has extensive experience as a both a trial attorney and as a Magistrate in all areas of Marital and Family Law, including, Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce); Uncontested and Simplified Divorces; Modifications of Child Support, Alimony, Custody and Time Sharing; Relocation; Paternity/Original Child Support and Custody Determinations; Domestic Violence; Temporary Custody by Extended Family Members; Adoptions; Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements; Name Changes of Adults and Minor Children; Emergency Parenting Matters; Contempt and Enforcement Proceedings; and Collaborative Law.

From 2010 until June 2012, Bokan served as a Family Law Magistrate for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in Lee County. As a Magistrate, he presided over Family Law trials and hearings and disposed of more than 1,000 contested Family Law proceedings. Prior to and following his appointment to the bench, Andrew practiced Family Law at a large firm in Fort Myers, Florida.

Recognized by Florida Super Lawyers® magazine for achieving a high degree of peer-recognition and personal achievement, Bokan was named as a 2010 and 2013 Rising Star (2011 and 2012 Bokan served as a Family Law Magistrate) in the field of Marital and Family Law. While only five percent of lawyers in the entire State are named to Florida Super Lawyers®, less than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

Bokan was also selected to the Gulfshore Business 40 under 40 in 2012, an elite group of young professionals in Southwest Florida. He is a member of Fort Myers Rotary, the Association of Family Law Professionals, and the Family Law Sections of the Lee County and Florida Bar. Bokan previously served as a member of the Lee County Bar Association’s executive council and is a past president of the Lee County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. Bokan has served on community boards such as the Lee County YMCA and the Southwest Florida Museum of History.

Bokan graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2002 and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida in 1998.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

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

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Vera Bergermann

    I endorse this lawyer. Andrew is always professional, well-prepared and knowledgeable in the law. A strong advocate for his clients, but cooperative with opposing counsel to resolve the case successfully for the clients.

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    Vera Bergermann Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Law Office of Christina Holly

12401 Brantley Commons Court
Fort Myers, FL, 33907

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200308/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
40 Under 40Gulfshore Business Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderKnott Ebelini Hart2012 - 2013
General MagistrateTwentieth Judicial Circuit2010 - 2012
AttorneyHenderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, Pa2003 - 2010

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
20th Circuit's Grievance CommitteeMember2012 - Present
Fort Myers RotaryMember2011 - Present
Lee County Bar AssociationFormer Executive Council Member2008 - 2010
Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Support Issues CommitteeFormer Committee Member2006 - 2010
Lee County Bar Association, Young Lawyer CommitteeFormer President2004 - 2005
Lee County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2003 - Present
Association of Family Law ProfessionalsFormer Board Member/Current member2003 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionMember2003 - Present

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Intorduction to Paralegal StudiesChapter 751 - Temporary Custody By Extended Family Members and Procedural Rules for the General Magistrate2011
Family Law Section Brown Bag LunchFamily Law Rules of Court and Statutory Changes2011
A view from the Bench, Bar, and CouchPsychotherapists in Parenting Litigation2007