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Lisa Smith Bedwell

Family Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Lisa M. Smith

This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Government Attorney
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Government Attorney
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 17 years
    Florida - FL 18 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2006
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2005
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

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State of Florida - Ninth Judicial Circuit
425 N. Orange Ave. 360-C
Orlando, FL, 32801


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Posted by Ambreia | June 5, 2015
Couldn't have made a better decision than Lisa!
I chose Lisa just off of the reveiws from Avvo, and they have all proven to be true. She is super smart and really knows the law. Dealing with a custody case isn't the easiet thing to go through, but LIsa is so patient and she goes through every scenario that could happen. She very kind, but aggressive when she needs to be. I would email her with a question or concern and she responds promptly. I'm glad I chose Lisa to represent me, and she got me exactly what I asked for.
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Posted by kdubt8 | December 19, 2014
This review is in regards to Lisa's expertise in Family Law... Lisa is by far the best attorney I have worked with. She is EXTREMELY knowledgeable about the law, competent, hard-working, determined, reasonably priced and genuinely cares about you and your case. I had an interstate case that was rather complex. After speaking with Lisa, I knew she was the best attorney for the job. I had called about 7 other attorneys and they were all confused about how to go about my case and they were hesitant as to my next step. Not Lisa! Lisa knew exactly what to do! She was an angel. She is also one of the hardest working attorneys I have ever encountered. At no time did I ever feel in the dark about what was going on. She kept me up to date on everything and made sure I knew what was going on at all times. She oftentimes worked from home into the wee hours of the night (thanks Lisa). She managed to do all this within the retainer fee that I paid and my case was DONE. Yes DONE. She tied up all the loose ends of my case even though I wasn't in the state! I couldn't be more happy with the hard work she provided on my case. Beth, her paralegal, is equally as awesome. Ladies, my hats off to you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking care of business for me and my daughter.
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Posted by Shontell | November 19, 2013
Excellent lawyer
Lisa Smith is an expert at what she does. She knows the law; she is professional, highly intelligent, and down to earth. She helped me though what seemed like the worst part of my life by just keeping me informed, maintaining a happy and professional demeanor, keeping things in perspective for me in regards to the case. She was honest on possible outcomes of the case, she did not tell me what I wanted to hear - she spoke of real life possible outcomes. This was very helpful for preparing me mentally for the various possible outcomes. It was amazing to watch her at work on my trial in court, she is just very impressive. I would highly recommend this attorney.
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Posted by C.B. | August 8, 2012
Many Thanks!
Lisa Marie Smith went beyond the call of duty to represent us in a difficult situation. She handled a potentially explosive situation in a calm, professional manner resulting in a favorable outcome for all the parties involved.
Posted by Alison | August 7, 2012
Very knowledgeable and helpful!
Lisa gave me great advice when it came to my husband and I writing our wills. She provided valuable information and explained the legalities about certain parts of our will, especially when it came to who we will leave our son to. There were several things I was not aware of but Lisa educated me on what I should know and answered all of my questions without using legal speak which was extremely helpful. I will definitely hire her again for all of my legal needs.
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Posted by Joy | August 7, 2012
Pit Bull of A Divorce Attorney
Attorney Smith managed my divorce from start to successful completion. She is razor sharp, knowledgeable, and uses every talent and ability in her arsenal to ethically represent her client. She is, most certainly, the advocate you want by your side.
Posted by Kevin | August 4, 2012
I found Ms Smith to be very responsive to my needs during an unfortunate divorce. Extremely patient, she was able to make sense of what can be described as a very tedious process. She kept me abreast every step of the way. I cannot say how valuable she was in the successful resolution of my final divorce settlment.
Posted by Laura | August 3, 2012
Great advice
Lisa was very helpful. She always answered questions in a professional way then explained what it meant to me and my situation.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Various
  • Resume on Request
  • 1998 - 2020


  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD
  • 2005
  • Stetson University
  • MA
  • 1998
  • Flagler College
  • BA
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Various - Family Law


  • Various
  • Resume on Request
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Resume on request
  • Various
  • N/A


  • Resume/List upon request
  • Various - Multidisciplinary (2000-Present)
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • Resume/List upon request
  • Various - Legal Topics (2007-Present)
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (12)
Endorse Lisa
Appeals Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Lisa. She is a wonderful person, a professional, knowledgeable, and passionate about her work. Lisa is a lawyer you can trust to handle your case professionally and ethically."
Appeals Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Bedwell since 2001. She always represented the intellectual side of legal practice and that is something I thoroughly admire. Ms. Bedwell is the "real thing" and I have no doubt of her ability to tackle the most complex of legal matters."
Family Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I emphatically endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with LIsa on a number of Family Law matters. Her knowledge of the law is unparalleled. I think the fact that she acted as a legal advisor for many of the family law judges in the 13th Judicial Circuit speaks volumes of her understanding of the Family Law practice area. Many of the issues faced by clients in a divorce can become very complex. When they do Lisa is the one that you would want by your side. I have also watched her in action and I can tell you that she is zealous in the defense of her clients. Anyone with a family law problem should seek her representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Lisa as opposing counsel on a case. She is an excellent attorney who is always well prepared and knowledgeable."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is a true professional. Supremely articulate and able to communicate a winning position both verbally and in writing. Being well rounded with life experience allows her to see the practical problem and solution. Good to know there is another strong family law lawyer in the area now."
Family Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I fully endorse Lisa, who is a brilliant legal mind and sharp, concise writer. I worked with Lisa for the period of one year during which time Lisa and I were both judicial staff attorneys at the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit. Lisa and I were both assigned to the Unified Family Court division. Her knowledge of the law, combined with her common sense approach to family law matters, is unparalleled."
Family Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Prior to accepting a position with my firm, Lisa Smith was staff counsel on a number of cases I was involved in with the Family Law Division, 13th Judicial Circuit. She worked for nearly six years researching complex divorce and family law matters for the family law judges in Hillsborough County. I was impressed with her talent and excellent reputation for providing in-depth and well-reasoned analysis, quickly and efficiently, often in high-pressure situations. As a new member of Rechel & Associates, Lisa brings to the team a wealth of insight, expertise and a deep understanding of the judicial process. I highly endorse her"
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