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BRENDAN N. GUILFORD, born June 6, 1983 in Kalamazoo, now works and resides in Portage, MI with his wife and twin boys.


Brendan attended Vicksburg High School until his graduation in 2001. He later earned his Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree in Political Science from Alma College in 2005. After moving to Florida with his wife, Brendan received his law degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. While attending law school, he clerked for the notable community association firm Kahan Shir, PL in Boca Raton, FL.  After graduating from law school, he relocated to the Tampa Bay region with his family in mid-2009.


Brendan became a member of the Florida and Federal Middle District of Florida Bars in 2010 and a member of the State Bar of Michigan in 2015. He is also trained as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator.


Brendan's areas of practice are primarily focused in family law, including divorce, post-judgment modifications, paternity suits, domestic violence and child support-related issues.  He has also previously assisted clients with legal issues relating to community association law, defamation, employment law and bankruptcy.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    6 years, 200 cases
  2. Family: 25%
    6 years, 300 cases
  3. Alimony: 20%
    6 years, 150 cases
  4. Child Custody: 20%
    6 years, 250 cases
  5. Domestic Violence: 10%
    6 years, 15 cases



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

7 total 

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  • Peyton Mullin

    I had the fortunate opportunity to work with Mr. Guilford for almost two years. He is an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated attorney, always going the extra mile for his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Guilford.


    Peyton Mullin Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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    I endorse this lawyer. Brendan was my "Of Counsel " for two years. His ethics and competence are high. He is intelligent yet is able to speak plainly to clients. Kerry Brown


    Kerry Brown Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


MIActive And In Good Standing201511/03/2015
FLMember in Good Standing201009/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Volunteer of the MonthCommunity Law Program2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole PractitionerGuilford Law, PLLC2015 - Present
Associate AttorneyBill Beck Law2012 - 2014
Of Counsel AttorneyLaw Office of Kerry Brown, Esq.2010 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Michigan, Family Law SectionMember2015 - Present
Clearwater Bar AssociationMember2013 - 2014
Association of Interdisciplinary Family Law ProfessionalsMember2013 - Present
Florida BarMember2010 - Present
Canakaris American Inn of CourtPupil2010 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Contested Divorce TrialSuccessful
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Publication nameTitleDate
AvvoLegal Answers2015
AvvoLegal Answers2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law Legal SeminarBasic Florida Family Law Motion & Form Practice2011