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Scott Schlegel

Divorce and separation Attorney at Orlando, FL

4.4   47 reviews

also known as Kenneth Scott Schlegel


Licensed for 25 years

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About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    45%
    Scott's experience enables him to fully analyze and provide all possible legal options to a client before final decisions are made. Always having the client’s best interest in mind, he works hard to ensure his client has a successful outcome.

    25 years, 600 cases

  2. Family
    30%
    Scott often strategically negotiates a complete, and fair, settlement through mediation to deter going to trial. However, highly adept in the courtroom, his case preparation and thorough discovery often has great success and satisfying outcomes.

    25 years, 400 cases

  3. Child custody
    10%
    Scott's extended length of experience in Family Law has enables him to analyze and assess what's best for the child, as well as his client, often using mediation instead of going to trial to defuse conflict and come to a successful resolution.

    25 years, 250 cases

  4. Child support
    10%
    A seasoned Family Law attorney, Scott can analyze a case and provide all possible legal options. Whether going to court or coming to an agreement through mediation, he has his client and their children's best interest in mind for a positive outcome.

    25 years, 250 cases

  5. Wills and living wills
    5%
    Having worked within so many Family Law matters, Scott ensures his clients are protected reminding them of important future changes such as wills, living wills, a designated person for the HEPA release form, and health care surrogate.

    10 years, 100 cases

Scott Schlegel, Esq. has 24 years specializing in the area of family law. With his experience, and knowing the law, he is able to analyze a case quickly, and provide creative solutions in the best interests of all of his clients. Although he is a good mediator and often helps his clients come to an agreement, he enjoys the courtroom fight and winning on behalf of his client. Mr. Schlegel's many years of experience enable him to craft arguments which give family court Judges the tools and evidence to rule in his client's favor. When litigating against an opposing party who has clearly been unreasonable in the settlement process, Mr. Schlegel has no hesitancy to take issues to the Judge. Due to his experience, he often knows what the Judges will likely do in most family law cases.  

Mr. Schlegel, and the team members at Schlegel Law Group, know that their job is to provide all available options to assist their client in getting what they want before the final decision to go to court is made. The Schlegel Law Group team are thorough and diligent in case preparation and throughout the discovery process. If the best interests of a client are served by initiating a trial, Mr. Schlegel engages the services of skilled forensic specialists in finance and child custody to insure favorable results that is in the best interest of the child as well as the client.   

Experienced divorce lawyers provide strength and guidance to client's who are going through life transitions. Whether it is divorce, child custody, prenuptial settings or domestic partner entitlements, our legal team remains focused on obtaining the critical data necessary to make your life transition successful. The legal team also looks beyond the judgement and reminds their clients while in transition fo their change in life to change or make their estate plan. Schlegel Law Group has a Will package that includes everything in regards to a will, living will, HEPA Release form, Healthcare sarrogate, etc. and discounted for their clients as they start their new lives.  

In real estate, Schlegel Law Group also represents clients in contested partition actions. 

Education and Professional Memberships

  • Bachelor of Science, specializing in Corporate Finance, Stetson University – 1993
  • Masters in Business Administration, Stetson University – 1996
  • Juris Doctorate, Stetson University College of Law – 1996

  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Seminole County Bar Association – Family Law Section President 2003, Treasurer 2001
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals


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Licensed for 25 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/23/2022

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Schlegel Law Group
390 N. Orange Avenue
Ste. 2300
Orlando, FL, 32801
Schlegel Law Group
1100 Brickell Bay Drive
Miami, FL, 33131
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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  47 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
Scott received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2017
Posted by James | January 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome results
From start to finish the Schlegel law team were very much on top of and attentive to my case. They thoroughly reviewed all the details and gave honest feedback. When it came to trial, they were extremely prepared and organized. Scott fought for me and it culminated in an amazing result. The Schlegel law team was worth every penny and I would hire them again if I needed.
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Response from Scott Schlegel April 8, 2022
Thank you, James. Divorce is always a stressful challenge even under the most amicable circumstances. I appreciate you trusting in me to fight for you. We are very happy you are pleased with the outcome. That's what we always strive for!
Posted by Joe | February 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Complicated Case, Favorable Outcome
I have an extremely complicated multi state case. Scott has been a fantastic advocate and helped me navigate through the tough legal system. Without Scott, there is no way that we would have been able to gain a favorable outcome for my case. Time and time again Scott has been an advocate for what is right and fair. Without him, I could not have navigated this legal system and would have easily been walked over. I would absolutely recommend Scott to anyone.
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Posted by Shuaib | June 27, 2019
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Got me everything I could ask for
Scott has been my lawyer since March. I hired him after a recommendation. Scott promised that he would get me to the point of feeling like a father again because I was losing faith. Yesterday at mediation Scott delivered on that promise. I got everything I asked for and more. I couldn’t have imagined having a better outcome. I don’t wish my situation on anyone but if you had to have someone in your corner, get Scott and trust in the process. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Posted by Alberto | April 7, 2022
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Excellent service
I needed to get legal counsel for a prenuptial advise and luckily for me, I found Schegel Law Group. Sesilia Diaz was assigned to handle my prenup. The rapport and guidance was outstanding at all times, prompt, timely and open for calls and quick updates, and worked through all of the questions and issues for my prenup. I can't thank Sesilia and mr. Scott Schegel and staff enough for the care, work and time on my prenuptial agreement. I will definitely recommend.... thank you !
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Response from Scott Schlegel April 7, 2022
Thank you, Alberto, it was our pleasure! We wish you and yours a long and blessed life together.
Posted by Michael | February 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience with Scott and Schlegel law group!
I retained Scott Schlegel to represent me in an injunction case. He was then able to use the situation to our advantage and come up with a mutually accepted agreement to remedy the situation as well as many family law issues I had issues with said individual. Scott went above and beyond what most attorneys are willing to do. He showed up the night before the hearing and he was able to sit down and go over how the following day was going to go and how to handle any situation. Upon showing up to the court room he was very familiar with the entire process and he even had out of city attorneys approaching him to greet him. He was able to get the judge to grant us some time to sort out our agreement and he typed out the entire contract on the spot in the court room. Talk about an amazing attorney and law firm! Scott was able to save us what could have easily been $20k+. Businesses are for profit organizations - and most attorneys take advantage of the circumstances. I didn't negotiate Scott's prices with him and in turn he looked out for my best interests and saved us tons of money. Scott and his team are worth EVERY single penny that you will pay to have them assist with your legal case. Very grateful to find such an amazing law group to work with!
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Posted by Nancy | June 25, 2022
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I got everything I deserved and more!!!!
Scott Schlegel is an immensely knowledgeable and compassionate attorney who understands and will promote the best interests in his client. Scott really listened to my situation and understood my financial hardship during my divorce process, he truly gave me the comfort and assurance I needed and supported me in every aspect of my case. He is the representation you want both in and out of court! Professional and courteous, truthful, and definitely aggressive when the situation called for it. Scott truly went above and beyond my expectations. I got everything I deserved and more and I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone! Thanks again for all the help! Greatly appreciated.
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Response from Scott Schlegel July 1, 2022
Thank you, Nancy, for the review. I know it was tough at times. The process of divorce is never easy and at times stressful and emotional. I appreciate your continued faith in me during the process. It was a pleasure fighting for you. I always want what is best for my clients! Scott
Posted by Lisa Escobar | June 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Contested Divorce
I chose Mr. Scott Schlegel, Esq. from Schlegel Law Group based on a very reputable recommendation. After 30 years of marriage, I never thought I would need to seek the advice and guidance of a Family Law Attorney during one of the most difficult times of my life. Mr. Schlegel’s professionalism, extensive knowledge, and commitment guided me through a very complex contested divorce with compassion and patience. He is adjoined by an exceptional team that is highly knowledgeable and efficient that will work with you to ensure your case has a successful outcome. His Operations Manager, Deb Beck was extremely supportive and understanding, from the very first day, she made me feel at ease and confident that I was being represented by the best, and I was. From the day of my consultation, through the Mediation, and to the Final Dissolution of my Marriage this team was invaluable to me. They got me everything I deserved and more. I would definitely recommend this firm to anyone who needs legal services and representation from a top elite law firm.
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Posted by Scott | November 19, 2018
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Divorce Case 11.19.18
Hello, I recently finished up my case with Schlegel Law Group and would like to share my experience. The reason I decided to retain Schlegel Law Group was because, I read several good reviews on the internet about his services. Scott also took the time to meet with me personally so that I could interview him and ask him questions. During our discussions it was clear that he was very experienced and understood my case. I feel that the level of care that was exhibited in handling my case was very good. Scott and his entire team was available whenever I needed them. They were able to reduce the levels of stress that I experienced during the divorce due to their attention to detail and prompt response.Scott Schlegel demonstrated confidence and experience during the divorce. He was able to close the divorce without going to trail or mediation saving me stress, time and money. I would highly recommend Schlegel Law Group. Regards, Scott
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Posted by Joe | October 3, 2018
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Fighting for Father's Rights!
I heard of Schlegel Law Group through a Referral Program and I retained Schlegel Law Group to assist me in resolving a paternity action. The reason I decided to retain Schlegel Law Group was because, I was unhappy with the direction my paternity case was going with my former attorney and decided to retain Schlegel Law Group for further assistance. My case was quite difficult as I was a father attempting to establish paternity and gain majority custody. I feel that the level of care that was exhibited in handling my case was excellent because, Scott took on a previous case that had already been through mediation and had other challenges. Scott Schlegel demonstrated knowledge and professionalism while assisting me during trial. I would absolutely recommend Schlegel Law Group.
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Posted by Noel Plummer | June 1, 2018
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Outstanding job!
Mr. Schlegel has done an outstanding job with my case. I am very happy with his work. Loved it! ...I wish I can give him 10 stars.
Posted by Scott | November 13, 2017
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Strong and Kind
Scott handled my case with great sensitivity, composure, and professionalism. He's a good counselor as well and steered the difficult case well from start to finish. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Matthew | November 10, 2017
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Great service
I consulted this law firm recently about some long-term issues and they promptly took care of It in a very friendly and professional manner. I would definitely use them again
Posted by Katherine | November 3, 2017
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Thoroughly impressed
Scott made sure to set up and appointment to meet prior to mediation. This gave me a real world view of how things would go and a report. He was great during mediation and I would highly recommend his firm to anyone in need. His staff was fine. He is your best advocate and it truly showed during mediation.
Posted by Kristen | May 4, 2017
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Praise God and Scott with his team!
I would definitely hire Scott again! He walked in to court with me to fight for my babies and what was in their best interest! He was smooth and a quick thinker! I was absolutely amazed. Rhiannon was the paralegal on my case. She did an amazing job in helping me get all the info I needed for court and my evidence gathered. I couldn't of asked for a better team. They both also kept reassuring me what the other party was seeking was unreachable! We walked out of court with everything that was in the best interest of my babies. I was extremely happy and couldn't think them enough. I would recommend him to anyone who asks me! Thank you again Scott
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Posted by Ellen | April 7, 2017
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Poised and Professional
Mr. Schlegel was phenomenal in court. Opposing counsel was obviously ill-prepared, but Scott came in looking and acting very well put together. He was very organized and meticulous in his note taking during the entire proceedings. Not only was Mr. Schlegel punctual and prepared, it was apparent that he retains a wealth of knowledge regarding case law. He was able to easily reference past cases to make valid points while arguing mine. Concise and direct, Scott did not waste any of my time during preparations or during the actual court proceedings. His questioning helped me to feel at ease in a tense divorce proceeding. I give him so much credit for the very favorable outcome that was handed down.
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Posted by Mike Trowbridge | January 28, 2017
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Best Attorney I've Ever Worked With
I am super satisfied with Scott's work. Not only is he extreamly bright, he is a thoughtful person and "in tune" with the emotional rollercoaster that occurs in a divorce case. Patient, analytical, great listener, sound advisor .... these are all qualities you need to seek when selecting an attorney who is going to walk down this highly personal path with you. Rhiannon, his paralegal, is awesome too. Kudos to you both! Great that we could work everything out in mediation and not have to go through an ugly court battle. Thank you so much!!! I will be feferring my friends to you. Take care.
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Posted by Philip | October 19, 2016
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Child support and parenting plan after divorce
Scott was understanding and very compassionate. He understood our issues and helped us to understand the legal process. Scott represented our issues and used the law to get our revised plan that was much more fair than the original plan at the time of the divorce 8 years ago. We had to go to court twice and mediation once. He won both cases hands down. When my ex wife did everything to obstruct the process he continued to use the law and get our rights recognized. Scott's legal brilliance kept a very stressful event manageable and we all worked together to accomplish our goals. His legal team are very talented and suppoetive. If we have to go back to court Scott is who we will definitely use.
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Posted by Stephanie | October 15, 2016
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TOP Orlando attorney
I have been working with Scott in a very complicated separation and divorce over the last 18 months. He has been professional, truthful, highly ethical, and aggressive when need be every step of the way. He has always put my kids and family first, and calmly fought the correct battles to get the best outcome. He refuses to mud sling and when the other side tries scare tactics, he stays high and stays focused on the matters at hand. We are not yet finished with my case, but the outcome of our first time in front of a judge was more than I could have hoped for or expected. Scott and his office (especially Rhiannon) are quick to respond, caring, knowledgeable, and NEVER have treated me like just another client. He is very well respected, outstanding in mediation and court, and gets results. Will highly recommend to anyone that has a need for a family law attorney.
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Response from Scott Schlegel October 28, 2016
I really enjoyed bringing this client favorable results and helping his family.
Posted by Joanne | October 11, 2016
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The Best Family Law Attorney in Orlando
Scott Schlegel represented me in a very complex divorce modification involving child custody and out of state relocation. I was consistently impressed with his level of professionalism and communication. Scott clearly explained the law to me, set my expectations for the most likely outcome, and then relentlessly pursued the best interests of my child. His experience and network of contacts in the Orlando area really paid off, as Scott coordinated everything we needed to support our case. Scott had just the right combination of knowing where to pick and choose his battles, respecting my budget and not inflating hours unnecessarily, but also knowing where to invest his time for the best result. He and his office kept me updated nearly real time on any developments in my case, and he was always available to me when needed. I was extremely pleased with the outcome of my case, and recommend Scott Schlegel without hesitation.
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Response from Scott Schlegel October 28, 2016
I really enjoyed bringing this client favorable results and helping his family.
Posted by Patrick | March 30, 2016
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Scott Schlegel
Scott and his team were vital in navigating a very difficult time in my life. They got to know my family and our situation and really went to bat for what we needed.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Schlegel Law Group
  • 2000 - Present

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 1996
  • Stetson University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Associations

  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Florida Academy of Collaborative Law Professionals
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Florida State Bar
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Seminole County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • President
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Best Family Lawyers in Florida
  • Expertise
  • 2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • Distinquished
  • 2021
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National advocates top 100 lawyers
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Schlegal is a excellent family law attorney. He is able to achieve the difficult balance of being a worthy adversary with striving for a fair resolution of the family law case. He litigates well when necessary, but always strives to achieve a fair settlement when possible to minimize legal costs and the impact of litigation on a family."
Family Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred both friends and close contacts in the community to Scott for his legal advice and counsel, under the challenging circumstances of family dispute. I believe his excellent communication and legal skills give Scott an added advantage in the courtroom and alternative dispute settings. I strongly recommend Scott Schlegel."
Family Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked alongside Scott for over 9 years and have found him to be a very caring and thorough attorney. Scott has able to get results in cases where many other attorneys have failed. I strongly endorse him."
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