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Gawayne A. Kelly

Family Attorney at Pembroke Pines, FL

4.9   64 reviews

Licensed for 8 years

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About Gawayne

Learn Gawayne’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    99%
    I assist clients in Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support and other Family Law related proceedings.

    9 years, 500 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    1%
    I assist clients in all areas of Criminal and Traffic Law.

    9 years, 50 cases

For the past five years, the families of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties have turned to Gawayne Kelly Law. From our office in Pembroke Pines, Florida, we offer a wide selection of comprehensive and cutting-edge criminal and family law services. Our head attorney and mediator — Gawayne Kelly Esq. — is known for his reliability, professionalism, compassion, and responsiveness to clients. It's his top priority to ensure that every client fully understands and is comfortable with their case. Under his leadership, we look forward to serving our local Florida communities for years to come.

Licensed for 8 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Gawayne Kelly Law, P.A.

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  64 customer reviews
Posted by Kim | January 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional service!
I would highly recommend Attorney Kelly and his team to represent anyone who is going through a divorce. He made my divorce process less stressful. Gawayne, is knowledgeable and dependable. Thank you for providing me with exceptional customer service!!!
Posted by Eddie | December 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Mr. Kelly showed me his professionalism under fire and is an outstanding lawyer and understand what it takes to achieve his client goals
Posted by Charlene | November 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Mr. Kelly is an excellent attorney and got me divorced in a timely manner! I highly recommend him for all your family/divorced needs. He displayed dedication to my case and helped me managed my expectations on the outcome. His professionalism was appreciated and made the divorce process a breeze.
Posted by Locksley | October 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quite Competent/Highly Recommend
I hired Gawayne to advise me as family law counsel regarding a 9-year custody dispute involving my son's mother. Having worked with 2 attorneys prior, I was weary to hire another attorney, however, Gawayne and his legal team exceeded all my expectations. He was competent of the issues regarding timesharing disputes and knowledgeable of any respective procedural issues required to bring and address these legal issues before the judge. He or assistant was always available to address any concerns and were always proactive in communicating with me about any open issues in advance of hearings. He was also fair with me in the billing as his firm invoices were clear and accurately depicted his time spent on the file. Despite multiple legal issues at play and changes to the presiding judge during my case, I always felt Gawayne and his legal assistant were on top of my file and understood the importance of being upfront and responsive to the Court and opposing counsel. Gawayne also helped me obtain the result I wanted which was uninterrupted custody with my son and a reasonable end to the custody dispute with his mother. I would highly recommend working with Gawayne and his firm and would do so again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Bradly | September 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend/Outstanding Service
Mr. Kelly worked my divorce/custody case beginning to end. It took a little over 3 years, but he got it done and saw it through. He did an amazing job and was very personable and understanding. He kept me informed and always protected my interests, as well as my children. Mr. Kelly was very professional, efficient, understanding, transparent and attentive. His work and effort showed that it was from a place of caring, and not all about the money. The office staff were also helpful when I needed assistance. Thank you Mr. Kelly for all your hard work, dedication, and guidance. I am forever grateful as we won the case by a landslide! This law firm is the true definition of going above and beyond. I highly recommend Mr. Kelly to anyone going through a family matter.
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Posted by Jessica | September 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome attorney
I hired Gawayne Kelly twice. The first time was to represent me in my 1st marriage. now with my 2nd marriage. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else. He is not about the money, but about winning your case, defending and protecting you. High moral and work ethics. He doesn’t abandon you, he tells you the truth, even when you want to hear something else. He has an incredible team who will assist you. Please make the correct decision and hire the best family attorney. You will not regret it, I promise!
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Posted by Francia | August 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great help
Mr. Kelly was truly a god sent. He was very patient and literally explained every aspect of my case to me. He gave me realistic expectations and time line. He is very transparent with his fees. All in all my experience with Mr. Kelly was very pleasantly. I would absolutely recommend his services
Posted by Ivonne | August 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Thank you Mr Kelly for your excellent services and always being accessible . I am extremely satisfied with your professionalism and highly recommend you to anyone seeking a lawyer.
Posted by Reeba | May 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
I highly recommend Gawayne Kelly Law. I never thought in a million years that I would have had to seek the guidance and help of lawyers, but thank God I came across this office. Mr. Kelly is an amazing lawyer and advocate. I was going through a very hard time in my life with my family law case, but he was so understanding, attentive, professional and kind. He fought for me, protected my interests and went above and beyond to help when my situation seemed hopeless. Thank you so much for doing such an excellent job!
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Posted by Joseph | May 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer 10/10
Kelly helped with my divorce Step by step his assistants were also a great help Thank you for everything.!
Posted by Vannessa | May 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Great help and I was explained the process very well. Our issue was child relocation and he made it happen simple and easy. Highly recommend.
Posted by Maria Holguin | May 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant Lawyer
Hiring Mr. Kelly to represent me at obtaining my child’s custody back was the best decision I’ve ever done in my life. We worked together for almost two years and not one single time I had communication issues, documents not being filed on time and his staff is extremely professional and helpful. Mr. Kelly was extremely attentive to any concerns I had and was always on point with every single detail I gave him regarding my petition. Thank you Mr. Kelly for your dedication and professionalism. I am finally able to be a present mother to my child and it’s all because of you. God bless you always
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Posted by Cherie | March 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law Expert
Mr. Kelly is absolutely the best at what he does. I had a challenging divorce but Mr. Kelly was calming, direct and transparent. He kept me informed all while providing realistic options. Even when I did not always like the answer, he never waivered from providing me clear-cut and honest assessments. I felt less anxious because of his calm guidance. Even Mr. Kelly’s staff was stellar. They are attentive and clear in all communications. Whether a straight-forward or complex divorce or other family law situation, I highly recommend Mr. Kelly and his firm for their family law expertise, clear communication and for the way they make their clients feel seen and heard. I am grateful for Mr. Kelly for his excellent service!
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Posted by Luis Mb | February 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Mr. Kelly and his staff did an excellent job representing me with my divorce proceedings, He and his staff were always available to assist me with any questions I had during this time. They are very professional and Know and I would definitely recommend his services to anyone. Thank You Mr.Kelly and Staff !!
Posted by Gina | February 10, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing
I had many questions regarding a case im involved in with my ex-husband.....All of my concerns and worries were answered to the fullest!
Posted by Andrew | February 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
Gawayne & his team were very responsive & helpful with my case. My issue was resolved with the outcome I asked for! I would definitely recommend them for Paternity/ Custody cases! Thanks for your work!
Posted by Marc | November 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Definitely Recommend
Very knowledgeable and attentive to every aspect of my case with a wealth of great resources. When Mr. Kelly and his team took over I felt completely and totally at ease.
Posted by Mignon | November 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Mr Kelly and his team has been wonderful, they were knowledgeable, trustworthy and went above and beyond to ensure I got the outcome I desired for my family. Mr Kelly was very professional, and at all time has my best interest at hand. The firm communicated and guided me through every step of this process. I am very appreciate and happy with the representation, I receive from Mr Kelly and his associates. Thank you all for outstanding job done with this case.
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Posted by Branka | November 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Mr Kelly was very knowledgeable, courteous and prompt. I was very happy with end result regarding my case. I would definitely recommend and hire Mr Kelly in the future. His assistant Cierra was always ready to answer any questions or concerns. Nice team!
Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Broward
I was recommended Mr. Kelly from a friend in the time of need. I had a previous LAWYER who i believed in and once I gave my money everything changed. Mr. Kelly was professional from the beginning he handled all my problems and answer all my questions, I still had my doubts just from over coming what I dealt with previously. But he assured me things will be different, We had court and he handled everything with Class. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that’s looking for the best lawyer in south Florida ! thank you Mr. Kelly. Sincerely Mr. Newton
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Gawayne Kelly Law, P.A.
  • 2014 - Present

Education

  • Florida International University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Florida International University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • 2009

Associations

  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (11)
Endorse Gawayne
Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gawayne Kelly is a lawyer with boundless energy and great integrity. You can't go wrong with him defending you."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gawayne is a great attorney who is both hard working and very knowledgeable. He always takes the time to help others and stays involved in the community."
Family Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Gawayne is a hard working and very knowledgeable attorney. I have referred several clients to him and he always does an excellent job. I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Gawayne Kelly is knowledgeable about his areas of practice and he is a people person. He truly cares about his clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Gawayne is a wonderful lawyer and just a generally great guy!"
Family Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gawayne is well versed in the practice of family law and gives his clients the time and compassion they need in resolving sensitive matters. He enjoys and invests great energy into his work."
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Gawayne Kelly is a knowledgeable and zealous family law attorney who is passionate about protecting the rights of his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is passionate about getting the best possible outcome for his clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gawayne is an extremely intelligent and energetic attorney who really cares about his clients. The level of compassion he shows for his clients really sets him apart. His thorough knowledge of all aspects of Florida Family Law makes him a go-to guy in this area. I heartily endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Kelly is knowledgeable, professional and hard-working. I am confident when referring clients to Gawayne as I know they will be in great hands."
Family Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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