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Fred Elliott Glickman

Probate Attorney at Miami, FL

4.9   68 reviews

Licensed for 48 years

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Learn Fred’s areas of practice.

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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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Licensed for 48 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1982
Updated 11/23/2022
State IL
Status Retired
Acquired 1974
Updated 01/06/2023

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

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Fred E. Glickman, P.A.
9990 SW 77th Avenue
Suite 325
Miami, FL, 33156

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  68 customer reviews
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.
Posted by Lee | January 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lee Kline
Fred Glickman was beyond Great. I do not give reviews about anything until now. Fred was incredibly proficient, understanding, and represented me better than any attorney I have ever used. He was aggressive in every aspect of my situation. He even instructed the opposing attorney on what to legally write in order to receive my final outcome. He is straight forward, honest in expectations and extremely knowledgeable in Trust Law. There is no doubt that any other Trust Attorney could or even would have done better. My review is 100% accurate, true and is a pleasure for me to write something good about anyone in todays world. Do not hesitate to ever call or hire him for any guidance with your issue. Fred is a tremendous attorney and a wonderful human being to work with. A very rare combination.
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Posted by Lori | January 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
After the loss of my father, i had to resolve some estate issues. I contacted Mr. Glickman's office and he responded to me almost immediately. He made me feel at ease with the process and was completely honest and fair with his rates. I knew that I was in the best hands. I recommend Mr. Fred Glickman without any hesitations. His professionalism and kindness will be remembered.
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Posted by Marvin | January 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
ALL STAR
I’m a Trustee for a family member that resided in West Palm Beach and passed away. I reside in Los Angeles and I had to hire an attorney in Florida which complicated things. After reviewing several attorneys I decided to hire Fred Elliott Glickman, it was the best decision I made. He was honest, straight forward and quoted me a reasonable fee. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Ruben | October 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fred Glickman Superstar Attorney for the People
Fred Glickman has gone above and beyond helping me with my Partition and Guardianship. My mother passed away and my sibling had control of her estate and mishandled it. Mr. Glickman with much compassion and great professionalism and expertise has and is currently helping me navigate through the these very emotional and trying times. He has proven to me he understands my struggle and has become a friend to call on. He is highly accredited and very much regarded in his field. I used attorneys is the past to deal with this situation and Fred has been the only one to truly do the work and know the laws, my rights and all that entails providing excellent service. He answers every call and every email in a very timely fashion and I can always count on him. He is not swayed at all by the other attorney representing my sibling and has shown me he is ready to go head to head regardless of what is thrown at him. He is a man of integrity, which is not easy to find these days. I know I will prevail with Fred on my side and I look forward to seeing this through. I highly recommend Fred Glickman and will forever be grateful to him and his firm for the excellence they provide.
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Posted by Marlene | August 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
I was in need of an attorney and decided to look online for reviews, by my surprise he went way over the call of duty. What a nice guy...I will most definitely use him in the future.
Posted by Donna | April 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Attorney
Mr. Glickman has been our Estate attorney for many years and was highly recommended by several close friends. He listened to our needs and prepared our wills and trusts. He is currently handling an estate trust in which I am involved and has walked me through the procedures concerning the estate including, but not limited to, real estate, insurance claims, divestment of funds and so forth. Mr Glickman is very knowledgeable about many matters of law and has invaluable references to other professionals of which I have found the need to request. He has a very professional and personable staff that have served me well. I have highly recommended him to our family and friends.
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Posted by Jeff G. | April 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would highly recommend!!
I hired Fred to handle a probate. I chose him based on his impressive education, background, and online reviews. When we met, he was so solid, and spoke so knowledgeably, that I knew he was the attorney I needed. The estate itself was not a simple one, but he handled the entire matter thoroughly and kindly. He kept in regular contact with me, keeping me in the loop as things progressed, and consistently gave me calm, clear explanations about legal terms or actions needed, and provided solid advice and sound judgment when I needed to make decisions on particular matters. Everything he said and did repeatedly demonstrated that he was putting my best interests first. I really cannot understate how thankful I am that I lucked-out and found Fred (and Merina) to handle this matter for me with respect, integrity, and timeliness.
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Posted by German | February 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good job!!
We had a very good experience working with Mr. Glickman. Very professional. Accurate advice and prompt responses. I definitely will recommend him.
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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

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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