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May L. Cain

Family Attorney at Aventura, FL

5.0   11 reviews

Licensed for 42 years

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Licensed for 42 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1980
Updated 11/23/2022

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May L. Cain

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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Ms Cain won my case. She is the best family attorney in the world. She is the elite.
I would give Miss Cain 1000 stars if I could… I came to Miss Cain to seek for legal help when my life and my child’s life were crushing, when I felt that I may lose my child and when I was helpless and felt alone in the world. It was during the Covid pandemic when I lost everything and I had to relocate urgently with my minor child to my home country in Europe. My case was a very difficult and complex case, a relocation overseas with a minor child while having everyone against me, including the father of my child that made things in court incredibly difficult and did not agree with anything, making the relocation impossible. Miss Cain was recommended to me by a dear friend that was in a custody battle herself, and Miss Cain won her case in the Florida Supreme Court. I called her office and Miss Cain picked up my case immediately, she is not only an amazing attorney but she’s also an amazing human being that truly cares about people, she will go out of her way to help you and defend you by providing the best quality of legal service that you can ever find in an attorney. Ms Cain is a former Miami Dade Family Judge and her knowledge and practice of law is in her blood, it comes out naturally, she is a Goddess in court. It is truly amazing to see her perform, it takes your breath away. Not only that, but Ms Cain also makes sure to explain legal things thoroughly to her clients and always offers feedback and answers to clients emails almost immediately. She is available 100% to her clients’ needs and she is there for you. I trust her with my life. Miss Cain through her fantastic knowledge of law that in court comes out as second nature, not only that she won my case, but Ms Cain gave us back our security, our freedom, our hapiness and helped me win what’s in the best interest of my child, we got our lives back and we are happy now relocated in Europe. Ms Cain made all this possible and she is my angel and she will be my angel forever! I feel so lucky that I had the honor of being her client. She is truly one in a million.
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Posted by Stephanie Hurst | April 18, 2021
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BEST LAWYER EVER
I had the good fortune to be represented by May L. Cain throughout my exceptionally complicated international divorce proceedings, which lasted for years. The case was resolved only because of Attorney Cain's ingenuity, diplomacy, and persistence through the bitter end. She went above and beyond to advocate for me, and to achieve justice in my case, against the odds. I remain astonished at what Attorney Cain managed to accomplish for me during a terrible time in my life. Not only did she win financial compensation and legal protections for me and my child, but also she made me feel seen, heard, and validated. Her advocacy enabled me to move on both materially and emotionally. If you need a lawyer to fight for you, then you would do well to have May L. Cain in your corner. She is a force to be reckoned with, an expert on the law, and a true professional who is very well respected in the field. Her formidable presence and unwavering professionalism made the opposing counsel in my case look like a floundering amateur. Based on my own direct experience, I would describe Attorney Cain as remarkably tough, yet compassionate, accessible, and solution-focused. She genuinely cares to improve the welfare of her clients. I am more than satisfied with the excellent legal services provided by Cain & Snihur, LLP, and I wholeheartedly recommend May L. Cain as legal counsel. Frankly, she is THE BEST.
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Posted by Chris | September 2, 2020
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Glad that I found her
Every divorce is difficult. Mine was exasperated by an incompetent non-responsive attorney on the other side. May was able to find ways to bring him back around and move things forward. She was honest and straight forward in every conversation we had and let me know exactly how things were going to go throughout the entire process. And she was right. I recommend her to friends and to you without hesitation.
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Posted by Patrick | August 28, 2020
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Great Attorney Got the Job Done!!
As a father I was handed a pretty unfair final judgement from the courts after taking my daughters mother to trial to fight for equal time sharing. I ultimately lost everything I was fighting for until I hired May to help me with an appeal. May represented me successfully on the appeal and then in the trial court afterwards. It was an uphill battle but she fought and fought to get me more time sharing with my daughter and my child support adjusted correctly. A pit bull in courtroom who knows the law and the system very well and will fight to make sure you get what you are owed. My only regret was not finding May quick enough to help me with my initial trial. I highly recommend her and will definitely use her for representation in the future if needed. Thanks May!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2020
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Always make for an easy and Great Experience
May Cain first represented me over 25 years ago, for both family and civil litigation legal issues. I was so pleased with the level of attention and sound advice that not only do I continue to employ her whenever I need quality service, I recommend her to all close family members and friends. As with me, they never stop thanking me for the referral and sing her praises.
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Posted by Scott | August 18, 2020
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Incredible Jurist
Judge Cain represents all my business interests, including litigation and appellate matters: both as defendant and as plaintiff. For over 20 years she has put the best interest of my business first, always gaining the best possible outcomes. She has a killer instinct in analyzing the pros and cons of the benefit of litigation thereby ensuring that my business interests end up in the healthiest possible position and saving us hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years.
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Posted by Azia | September 19, 2018
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Formidable, Compassionate, and Experienced
May assisted me with a complex case, involving enforcement of a post-divorce marital settlement agreement, and a civil matter with a domestic violence component. Family law matters can be exhausting, emotional, and costly. As I struggled to work through these issues, she understood exactly what was going on beneath the business points and was able to navigate through these issues with ease. She not only provided stellar legal representation, but she was also understanding and compassionate to how delicate these matters could be for all involved parties. As a victim of domestic violence, at times I was fearful of standing up for myself. May made me feel safe and reminded me of my courage. Her knowledge of criminal law and prior experience in the field played a big role in my case. I will be forever grateful for her strength, poise, and expertise.
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Posted by Nora | February 8, 2018
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Look no further...
I had the good fortune of finding and working with Ms. Cain to resolve a very tense divorce negotiation that could have easily dragged out for months. Her competency with respect to Florida Law is unparalleled, having been a judge herself. Her advice and guidance were an invaluable asset to me, and she handled the situation swiftly and with the utmost patience and professionalism without unnecessary litigation. I would trust Ms. Cain with any legal consultations and would gladly work with her again if the need ever arises. She has my full confidence and I would recommend her to my closest inner circle.
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Posted by Anais Gigli | May 20, 2017
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The difference between Ordinary & Extraordinary is a little Extra
I went to May Cain to formulate & execute a Postnuptial Agreement between my spouse & I. Ms. Cain was very cordial & more importantly very genuine in her approach (not at all what I was expecting for a Lawyer). She is extremely thorough and concise and most importantly professional (which I find hard to come across these days in many professions, especially in Miami). I am very pleased and honored to have met & hired her as my attorney & I would do so again, in a heart beat, for any Family, Litigation circumstance that could arise. I recommend her to anyone who will be fortunate to come across her in their path. She is an huge asset to the Practice of Family Law in Florida.
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2017
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Fabulous!
I was going through a rough divorce and had spoken with a few attorneys but as soon as I met Ms. Cain, I knew she would do a great job. Ms. Cain made me feel very comfortable and was there for me every step of the way. She really listened to what I needed and I was very satisfied with her services. She is a former judge and is highly knowledgeable in her field. I highly recommend her and was very happy with the outcome!
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Posted by Manny | December 9, 2015
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May L. Cain
May Cain is an amazing attorney that since the start has answered all my questions very clearly, complete and demonstrates a great knowledge in the case and in the best direction to go moving forward. I thank her for her knowledge in the filed during a very difficult time in my life… I have and will continue to recommend her to anyone in need of an attorney..
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Supreme Court of Florida Certified Family Law Mediator
  • May L. Cain, Esq.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Cain & Snihur, L.L.P.
  • 1991 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Barry University
  • 1986 - Present
  • Miami-Dade County Court Judge
  • State Of Florida Judiciary
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Partner
  • Cain & Cain, P.A.
  • 1980 - 1990
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Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Northwestern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • visiting student
  • N/A
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • attended for one year
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • Doe vs. Malicki, 814 So. 2d 347 (Fla. 2002)
  • Landmark decision from the Supreme Court of Florida uthorizing lawsuits against religious institutions for sexual abuse by clergy

Associations

  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Miami- Dade Chapter
  • Event Planning Chairperson
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Team Leader
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Florida Bar, Grievance Committee 11E
  • Member
  • 1992 - 1995
  • Florida Bar
  • Chair, Editorial Board Florida Bar Journal & News
  • 1989 - 1990
  • National Association of Women Judges
  • Member
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Florida Bar
  • Member, Editorial Board, Florida Bar Journal & News
  • 1988 - 1992
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Miami-Dade Chapter
  • President
  • 1983 - 1984
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Awards

  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • South Florida's Top Lawyers
  • LegalLeaders
  • 2012
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Hero's Award for Saving the Law Library
  • Miami-Dade County Law Library
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Florida Bar Journal
  • Appellate Practice Special Issue
  • 2007
  • Florida Bar Journal
  • Special Report: Ethics
  • 1991
  • Florida Bar Journal
  • Good Samaritan, Bad Act?
  • 1989
  • Florida Bar Journal
  • Appellate Practice: Setting the Record Straight
  • 1988
  • Florida Bar Journal
  • Long Arm Jurisdiction in Paternity Cases-- When Is It Conceived?
  • 1988
  • The Miami Review
  • Divorced Facing Pitfalls from '84 Federal Tax Law
  • 1984
  • The Miami Review
  • Sentencing Guidelines: Initial Reaction From the Bench and Bar
  • 1984
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Speaking Engagements

  • Live-Format of Ethics Seminar, Facilitator
  • Mediator Ethics
  • 2014
  • Divorce Litigation From Start to Finish
  • Ethics
  • 2012
  • Divorce Litigation From Start to Finish
  • Trial of a Divorce Case
  • 2012

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Aventura Family Lawyer May L. Cain
May L. Cain
Family Attorney
Aventura, FL
Licensed for 42 years
Virtual consultation available