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Fred Elliott Glickman

Probate Attorney at Miami, FL

4.9   76 reviews
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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 41 years
    Illinois - IL 49 years
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1974
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About Fred

Learn Fred’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Probate
    40%

  2. Litigation
    25%
    Litigation in the fields of probate, trust, and guardianship.

  3. Guardianship
    15%

  4. Estate planning
    10%

  5. Trusts
    10%

2021 CLIENT CHOICE AWARD. 45+ YEARS OF PROVIDING AWARD WINNING SERVICES AT A REASONABLE COST.

Fred E. Glickman concentrates in Wills, Trusts, Estates, Probate, Guardianship, and Litigation in these fields. He has practiced in these and other areas of the law for over 40 years. He has argued cases in the Florida District Court of Appeal, the Florida Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals. He currently has the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the national rating agency for lawyers. According to Martindale-Hubbell, this rating is "a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence." He is a Past President of the South Miami-Kendall Bar Association. He is a member of the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section.

Fred received his Law Degree from Columbia Law School and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Dartmouth College, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

Fred and his wife have three adult children and five grandchildren. He and his wife reside in Miami with their golden mix rescue dog.

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For the past 16 years, he has participated in the MS 150 Ride, which is a two day, long-distance bike ride that raises money for multiple sclerosis research and treatment. Because of his success as a fund-raiser, the National MS Society has honored Fred by making him a Club151 member. He has received awards from the South Miami-Kendall Bar Association for providing legal services free of charge to those unable to pay for them.

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Location

Fred E. Glickman, P.A.
9990 SW 77th Avenue
PH-11
Miami, FL, 33156

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  76 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A superb lawyer
I first reached out to Mr. Glickman upon a recommendation from a close attorney friend of mine who was familiar with his work and reputation with legal matters involving the elderly. Over the phone, Mr. Glickman was helpful in advising me on the options I had regarding the situation I was dealing with. He was friendly, patient, but to the point in the two or three verbal conversations I had with him on the topic of power of attorney vs. guardianship. After I decided a course of action based on these informal consultations, I hired Mr. Glickman to see through the removal of a guest who had overstayed their visit at my mother's house. Because of Mr. Glickman's negotiations with the guest's attorney, we avoided a potentially lengthy and costly ejectment suit and managed to reclaim the house. I highly recommend Mr. Glickman for legal matters regarding the elderly.
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Posted by Hugo | December 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Fred was of tremendous help and support in guiding us thru the process of updating our Estate Planing documents and adjusting them to the realities of FL law. He was very patient with our questions and always tapping into his experience and making the right recomendations for our needs. Thank you Fred!!
Posted by Nichole | November 19, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent, Knowledgeable and Honest
I contacted Mr Glickman regarding my mother whom is in a nursing home with a feeding tube for the past 2 and half years. Our family wanted to find out if and how we could have our mother's feeding tube since she is not improving at all. Mr. Glickman was very methodical and took a great deal of time assessing our situation and gave us a lot of information about the process and the law . He gave a realistic expectation of the possible outcomes. Mr. Glickman is an honorable, compassionate and fine attorney. We highly recommend him. We are very fortunate to have found him.
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful, caring, experienced and professional
From initial contact, where Fred responded quickly and multiple times with guidance, resulting in my wife and I then retaining his firm, he and his staff handled my mother's probate related matters cost efficiently with expert guidance and constant responsiveness. We could not have found a better attorney and his reviews on avro make that clear. Thank you Fred, Merina, and Amanda for being so helpful and efficient. When we need help again, you will be the first and only call. Your firm is excellent and we highly recommend you to others.
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Posted by Stephen | September 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding and Compassonate
Attorney Glickman is a highly intelligent, knowledgeable but highly compassionate individual. He took my case in a time of great need as I am 70 years of age and have been afflicted by very serious medical issues that have nearly cost me my life in recent years. The treatments and recuperation have been time consuming on me. I had another attorney before Mr. Glickman as in the areas of probate and trust and they were not very convincing at all and did not show the compassion nor the intellect of the matter he has exhibited to me. He is always available by phone or email and responds back to you quickly. I would highly without reservation recommend Attorney Glickman to anyone.
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Posted by M. | September 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mrs
Highly recommend. We have been so satisfied with his outstanding service and work. He is very professional and very helpful in every detail of our journey. The results are very positive and successfully done. Do not hesitate to contact him for consultation on any family situation,you will be completely satisfied with his work .
Posted by James | May 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I Reached Mr. Glickman in My Initial Call ...
... and he patiently spent time listening to and discussing potential approaches and solutions to my atypical marriage dissolution and subsequent probate process. He was knowledgeable and generously kind with his time and comments. His office personnel was/is an extension of his professionalism, patience and very courteous and kind service delivery. I highly and unhesitatingly recommend Mr. Glickman for his professional expertise!!!
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Posted by Mark | March 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent choice
Fred is an outstanding attorney and saved me many times from misconstruing what I took to be adverse events. I was able to decide on his representation within one day, he was that far ahead of the competition in responsiveness and in his understanding the law relevant to my case. The whole process of a lawsuit is an education and Fred is an excellent guide to the process. He’s also a genuinely good guy.
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Posted by MICHEL GUTIERREZ | August 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST LAWYER IN THE WORLD FOR PROBATE.MEJOR ABOGADO PARA PROBATE EN EL MUNDO.
IF YOU WANT TO HIRE THE BEST OF THE BEST YOU SHOULD GET FRED WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED.HE WILL COMMUNICATE WITH YOU DIRECTLY AND I LOVE THAT.I USE EMAIL WHICH IS WHAT HE LIKES AND SOMETIMES IF IT IS SOMETHING IMPORTANT, I SEND HIM A TEXT.I RARELY CALL HIM BUT IF YOU DO, HE WILL ANSWER.LET'S TALK ABOUT HIS EXPERTISE.HE HAS YEARS AND YEARS UNDER HIS BELT WORKING ON PROBATE.HIS PAPERS ARE TOP NOTCH.I CAN TELL YOU BECAUSE ON MY PROBATE CASE I LEARNED A LOT AND AT ONE TIME I WAS FILING MYSELF.MY CASE WAS VERY COMPLEX AND HE DID EVERYTHING VERY FAST.HE SENT HIS PAPERS PROMPTLY.YOU CAN COUNT ON HIS HONESTY AND I KNOW FIRST HAND YOU WON'T FIND THAT IN ALMOST ANY LAWYER.MOST LAWYERS WOULD CHARGE YOU AND CHARGE AND THEY WILL NOT SOLVE YOUR CASE BECAUSE SOLVING YOUR CASE DOES NOT MAKE THEM MONEY.SAD, BUT TRUE. SI QUIERES CONTRATAR AL MEJOR EN COSAS DE PROBATE CONTRATA A FRED.TE PUEDES COMUNICAR CON EL POR EMAIL QUE ES LO QUE MAS LE GUSTA, SI ES ALGO IMPORTANTE LE MANDAS UN TEXTO Y LO PUEDES LLAMAR TAMBIEN QUE EL CONTESTA PERO LO QUE MAS LE GUSTA ES EL EMAIL.FRED TIENE MUCHAS DECADAS DE EXPERIENCIA EN EL AREA DE PROBATE Y SUS PAPELES SON LOS MEJORES.EN MI CASO PARTICULAR ME HIZO UN PERFECTO TRABAJO.PUEDES CONTAR CON SU HONESTIDAD SIEMPRE QUE ES ALGO BIEN RARO EN ABOGADOS.LOS ABOGADOS NO RESUELVEN TU CASO PARA SACARTE MUCHO DINERO Y EL ES MUY HONESTO.SIEMPRE TE VA A HABLAR CLARO.
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Posted by Ariel | July 8, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick and Efficient consultation
He took my call very quickly and gave me some very valuable information about a Living Trust to be used in a Life Insurance
Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer! Very knowledgeable, very kind.
He took my call, reviewed my case and replied to me very fast on what needed to be done. Thank you so much for your help and advice. I really appreciated it.
Posted by Cynthia | January 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate - Experience - Knowledgeable
It is very few lawyers that communicate on a layperson level and make legalese understandable. I admire people who can and willing to help with God given common sense. This is a decent fellow.
Posted by Steve | January 28, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent good natured probate lawyer
There is a good reason Attorney Glickman is a prominent probate lawyer. He is an honorable man with integrity and legal experience that few people possess. He is proof that you can be smart, successful, and still be a nice guy. Gives great advice too. I consulted with him after my father passed away and he was very kind. He explained what needed to be done and everything worked out just as he said it would. If there was a Hall of Fame for lawyers he would be inducted on the first ballot.
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Posted by Sue | October 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Mr. Glickman completed my estate documents eleven years ago, and I have felt safe and secure since that time. I have called on him several times to ask advice or make changes and he has always been available and helpful. The best part is he always seems to remember me! I've moved from Miami, but he's still being my helpful lawyer, when I've needed him.
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Posted by Lourdes Rodriguez | August 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
He is very honest, trustworthy and considerate attorney that I highly recommend. With his professionalism and expertise, he overcame the complexity of my case and thanks to him, I was able to keep my home.
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of Attorney
I hired attorney Fred Glickman the same day we consulted regarding estate planning. His credentials , business manners and personality are superb. He is approachable and readily available . He also represented me in a real estate deal. I was most fortunate to make his acquaintance . I was googling an attorney and came across Fred Glickman’s profile and rating which are most impressive .
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Posted by Christina | May 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney Highly Recommend
So grateful to have Fred as my attorney! After the unexpected loss of my husband, I was told I needed to begin the probate process. Completely at a loss of what needed to be done, I started researching online and came across Mr. Glickman's profile, he had great reviews, and with 40 plus years of experience, I felt like he was a great choice. I contacted Mr. Glickman's office, and he responded to me almost immediately. He made me feel at ease with the process and answered all of my questions. He has continued to be very responsive and is very on top of my case, keeping me informed and helping me with anything I have questions about. So very grateful I came across his profile that day. If your looking for representation, don't hesitate call his office! He really is a great attorney, and you won't be disappointed!
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Posted by Judy | April 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Fred is wonderful. He responds to my calls and emails immediately. He never keeps me waiting. He explains the law and how it applies to me. He keeps me updated on all proceedings that are going on in my case. I am in a very nasty probate situation and his guidance has kept me sane. Great guy and even better lawyer. His knowledge of the law and experience are very evident. So glad I hired him. He is a lawyer who cares.
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Skilled, efficient and very quick!
Fred has helped us with some knotty estate/probate and real estate problems. He kept us fully informed through the process and responded quickly to our calls and concerns. Highly recommended!
Posted by Keith | February 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney who treats you like family
Mr Glickman was such a great help in helping my parent’s get their estate in good order, and then when my mom passed not too long after, he was a huge help to me in taking care of things. Always responsive and helpful every time I had a question or a need for legal help.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Fred E. Glickman, P.A.
  • 1984 - Present

Education

  • Columbia University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • University of Chicago
  • MA - Masters
  • 1971
  • Dartmouth College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1968

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Espinosa v. Sparber, Shevin, et. al.
  • The attorney had no obligation to draft the will to include children that might be born at a later time.

Associations

  • Florida Bar, Elder Law Section
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • South Miami-Kendall Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • South Miami-Kendall Bar Association
  • President
  • 1995 - 1996
  • South Miami-Kendall Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 1994 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice - Outstanding client reviews
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Highest Possible Peer Review Rating (AV)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Listed in South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers
  • Miami Herald
  • 2012
  • Recognition
  • Who's Who in America
  • 2001
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 1985
  • Membership in Phi Beta Kappa
  • Dartmouth College
  • 1968
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
Endorse Fred
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. We have worked with Mr. Glickman for many years professionally and personally. He has always been reliable, dependable and trustworthy. The work performed has been excellent and I highly recommend Mr. Glickman for Estate Planning, Guardianship and Trust services."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Fred provides fantastic service to clients. His experience and skill ensures the very best help possible in times of greatest need."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Guardianship Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgeable, courteous, helpful and always very professional."
Probate Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Fred is knowledgeable and thorough in his practice. He makes sure the i's are dotted and the t's crossed. He is also a genuinely nice person who cares about his clients and doing the right thing."
General practice Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Having referred many clients to Fred and having utilized his services myself, I have first hand experience that Fred is of the highest integrity, honesty, competence and intelligence. He is in short an excellent and outstanding attorney."
Probate Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If you are looking for an efficient and fair practitioner who knows his way around the courthouse, then Fred is the right lawyer for you."
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