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Michael Vaghaiwalla

also known as Mike Vaghaiwalla, Michael James Vaghaiwalla

About me

Attorney Michael Vaghaiwalla grew up in the Central Florida area and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida.  Thereafter, Mr. Vaghaiwalla began his legal career working as a paralegal with a prominent firm in Orlando handling medical malpractice, wrongful death, general negligence, and product liability cases.   Mr. Vaghaiwalla’s success as a paralegal furthered his desire to help people and led him to attend law school.

 Mr. Vaghaiwalla spent a significant portion of his time in law school giving back to the community by donating his time and efforts to Florida State’s Public Interest Law Center where he helped medically fragile children obtain access to healthcare.  As a result of his work in the Public Interest Law Center, Mr. Vaghaiwalla received a certificate of distinguished pro bono accomplishment.  Mr. Vaghaiwalla continues to actively pursue opportunities to give back to the community.Mr. Vaghaiwalla earned his Juris Doctor from The Florida State University College of Law.  Based on his outstanding legal research and writing skills, Mr. Vaghaiwalla was selected to research and draft a significant section of an Amicus Brief that was filed with the United States Supreme Court on a historic public interest issue.  Mr. Vaghaiwalla also wrote a public interest article that was published by the Orlando Sentinel that received national recognition from Kaiser Health News.

Mr. Vaghaiwalla now turns his practice to advocating for individuals in all spectrums of family law.  Mr. Vaghaiwalla is a member of the Florida Bar, the Orange County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Central Florida Family Law Inns of Court, and the Florida Justice Association.  Mr. Vaghaiwalla is licensed to practice in all Florida trial courts.



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Practice areas


  1. Family: 30%
    3 years
  2. Divorce: 30%
    3 years
  3. Child Support: 20%
    3 years
  4. Child Custody: 20%



Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Stephanie Nicole Rensch

    Mike advocates for his client zealously and professionally.


    Stephanie Rensch Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Alessandra B Manes

    Michael is an attorney that combines zealous representation with a compassionate touch, putting his clients at ease knowing they are in good hands.


    Alessandra Manes Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

618 East South Street
Suite 110
Orlando, FL, 32801


FLMember in Good Standing201306/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2016 Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2016
2016 Clients' ChoiceAVVO2016
2015 Clients' ChoiceAVVO2015
2015 Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
2014 Clients' ChoiceAVVO2014
Certificate of Distinguished Pro Bono ServiceFlorida State University College of Law2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Orlando Family Firm2013 - Present
Guardian Ad LitemLegal Aid Society2014 - 2014
Research AssistantFlorida State University College Of Law2013 - 2013
Certified Legal InternFlorida State University College Of Law2012 - 2013
Judicial Law ClerkFlorida Division of Administrative Hearings2012 - 2013
Law ClerkDiez Arguelles & Tejedor, PA2010 - 2013
ParalegalMartinez, Manglardi, Diez Arguelles & Tejedor2006 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Institute of Family Law AttorneysMember2015 - Present
Central Florida Family Law American Inn of CourtAttorney Member2014 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2014 - Present
Florida BarMember2013 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationMember2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lopez v. LopezClient went from receiving no child support to a retroactive payment schedule of $350 per month.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Orlando SentinelMedicaid Expansion: An Ounce of Prevention Well Worth It2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2013
University of Central FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Central Florida Family Law American Inn of CourtInterlocutory Appeals2015