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Patrick Vilar

Family Attorney at Miami, FL

4.9   43 reviews

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About Patrick

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Mr. Vilar is a founding member of Vilar Law, P.A., a law firm concentrating its practice in the area of family law. Vilar Law, P.A., was founded with the goal of providing clients with honest, committed, energetic, and efficient legal representation in all areas of family law at a reasonable and fair price. In pursuing these goals, Mr. Vilar places the greatest emphasis on listening carefully to each client’s concerns and questions, protecting the client’s rights, and advancing the client’s position. Mr. Vilar is a hardworking and highly motivated attorney who has a genuine passion for the law and for his client’s legal rights.

Mr. Vilar received his Juris Doctorate Degree (law degree) from the University of Toledo College of Law. Most notably, while in law school he participated in the moot court competition, reaching the quarter finals. Additionally, Mr. Vilar was the president and an active participant of the Hispanic Law School Organization.

Practicing family law since 1996 in Miami, Florida, Mr.Vilar has established a wide and well-earned reputation for the honest, timely and cost effective resolution of his client's legal problems, whether the solutions are achieved through litigation or negotiation.

Mr. Vilar is thorough and meticulous in uncovering the financial details of each case through what is called the discovery phase of each process. With regard to the more sensitive issues, like child custody and time sharing, Mr. Vilar recognizes that the best interests of the children are paramount. The welfare of the children is always given the most careful consideration by Mr. Vilar in every case.

In general, Mr. Vilar strongly believes in the efficient and expeditious resolution of all conflicts. He injects a great deal of common sense into his everyday practice, and achieves success with practical and creative solutions at every stage.

Mr. Vilar has handled hundreds of cases through all phases of the litigation process. He is also a Certified Family Mediator, and has mediated dozens of cases to successful settlement.

Mr. Vilar has experience in handling all types of cases from complex to simplified divorces. Regardless of the degree of complexity of the case, Mr. Vilar gives his individual attention to each and every case he takes on. Mr. Vilar personally oversees and carefully monitors the progress of each case. Mr. Vilar knows that a satisfied client is the firm's best form of advertisement.

Mr. Vilar is an active participant of the 1st Family Law American Inn of Court, an organization of active family law attorneys and judges, that promotes legal excellence, ethical practice, professionalism and public service. Mr. Vilar served on the board of directors for many years and was the president in the 2014-2015 term.

Mr. Vilar is currently a member of the Florida Bar Association, the Dade County Bar Association, and is active in COLBAR (Colombian Bar Association), where he has served as president and is currently on the board of directors. He is admitted to practice before the State and Federal Courts of Florida.

Mr. Vilar is a former Big Brother with Big Brother and Big Sisters of Greater Miami, has served as the Chairman of the Kendall Community Council, is an avid triathlete and is an active member of Toastmasters International.

Please contact our family law attorneys for more information about our legal services. We can assist you with any of the following family legal matters:

Licensed for 26 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Vilar Law, P.A.
66 W Flagler St #500
Miami, FL, 33173

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  43 customer reviews
Posted by Ileana | October 31, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professionalism, responsiveness and support
Vilar Law, P.A. Is a team of experienced and ethical professionals that ensures the best outcome in the best interest of the children and whole family.
Posted by Erick | September 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Experience, Empathy, Patience and Professionalism
I have hired Mr. Vilar twice since 2012. The first time, he negotiated my divorce and child support settlement. His first and main concern is the unbiased advisement for the wellbeing of children involved in family law cases. Mr. Vilar submitted a solid settlement to the court on my behalf which would have run it's course if I had not lost my job during the COVID-19 pandemic. This would be the second time I had to hire Mr. Vilar, in late 2020--to mitigate any legal issues that would arise from the loss of ability to make child support payments because of unemployment from the pandemic (furloughed with no pay). Again, Mr. Vilar's practice expedited a fair proposal for the abatement and modification of child support to the opposing part. Beyond the control of Mr. Vilar's capabilities, the on-going pandemic and opposing party delays extended the resolution of my second case for two years. Throughout that time, his office maintained due diligence and were a moral support for a very stressful period in my life. In the end, Mr. Vilar came through once more with very little opposition from the opposing party. I expect this settlement to also run it's course. He will do his best to find a middle-ground in regards to your financial capacities and a fair compensation for the quality of service he provides. I have nothing but gratitude and respect for the Mr. Vilar and his colleagues. My family and I, thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2022
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Vilar Law
Dissolution of Marriage alimony adjustment. Mr Vilar is a very experienced, knowledgeable and very ethical attorney. His team is great and supportive. I highly recommend Mr Vilar’s law office.
Posted by Manny | April 18, 2022
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Excellent professional attorney. Five star.
Mr. Villar was amazing. My case was complicated and I never felt alone he was always there for me highly recommend Mr. Viliar.
Posted by Marisa | December 10, 2021
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Above Average Attorney
Mr. Vilar and his team represented me successfully in a very complex child custody case. He helped me reach an agreement in Mediation, and avoided all the stress and financial burden of having to go to court. I am looking forward to working with him and his team in the future, if the need arises. I highly recommend Mr. Vilar as a family attorney.
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Posted by Juan Abdel Aziz | November 30, 2021
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professionalism went above and beyond.
I wanted to thank you for the excellent work you did as my attorney. I know you have a lot of clients, so your prompt responses and attention to detail really meant a lot to me. Your legal expertise and professionalism went above and beyond. Thanks for prioritizing me as a client and doing everything in your power to help me win my case.
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Posted by Isaac | September 22, 2021
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A new life.
Thanks to the lawyer Patrick and his team, an agreement was signed to sell a property that I shared with my ex-wife. Despite being a procedure that apparently was very simple, it was not because my ex-wife is a very difficult person and thanks to Patrick's law firm a successful end was reached. Whenever I needed communication with the office it was very easy, starting with Elizabeth, Mark and of course with Patrick. I would definitely quote the firm's services again and highly recommend it.
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Posted by Yenny | May 18, 2021
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Highly recommended- Muy recomendable
Patrick took the time to explain all the options and follow up throughout my divorce in a professional manner. No one plans to end a marriage but Patrick and his team made this process easier and quick. Thank you so much. I would recommend them to anyone that need to go this difficult time in the best possible way. Patrick se tomo el tiempo para explicar todas las opciones, con un seguimiento profesional en mi divorcio. Nadie planea terminar su matrimonio pero Patrick y su equipo hicieron posible que fuera mas fácil y rápido. Los recomiendo a quien necesite sus servicios en esos momentos difíciles de la mejor manera posible.
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Posted by Manuel C. Martinez, M.D. | April 19, 2021
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Excellent Attorney
Attorney Patrick Vilar represented me on a very complicated alimony modification case, it took over a year and a half to finish the case he demonstrated a very profound knowledge of the family law, he is also a very honest and trustworthy person, I would like to show my gratitude and appreciation for the excellent work that he and his staff performed in my case, I highly recommend him for any family law case that you may have. Thank you again
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Posted by Marla Diaz | April 11, 2021
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Satisfied Client
Going with Mr. Vilar and his team was the best choice I made. They kept my case top priority and most importantly kept it out of Court and we were able to come to an agreement. They care about the Client and not just about the dollar signs. I felt confident the whole way through knowing they knew the routes to take. I highly recommend going with them if you want to feel secure, taken care of, and like your case matters.
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Posted by Justin | January 26, 2021
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Honesty Is His Policy
He handled a case originally assumed to be easy and straightforward, but soon spiraled with a spiteful ex-spouse hellbent on hurting me in every way possible (and going through numerous attorneys and likely $100K+ of bills on her end), with consummate professionalism - i.e. always making sense out of the madness and clearly communicating all possible options - and unwavering fairness in keeping costs as minimal as possible.
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2020
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Great attorney!
Mr. Vilar was incredibly professional and helpful. He is an honest and just advisor that along with his team did an exceptional work.
Posted by RODOLFO | November 19, 2020
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Excellent Firm
Mr. Vilar helped me through one of the toughest times in my life. He's an experienced litigator and I couldn't have gotten through my divorce without him. He's honest, fair and I always felt well represented by him.
Posted by Michael | November 4, 2020
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Excellent divorce attorney!!
Thanks to Patrick Vilar and his team for their professionalism and understanding while representing me during my divorce. His focus is to reach a favorable agreement without costly litigation, and he is an excellent negotiator. I will definitely be using his services in the future if needed. I highly recommend him for divorce cases.
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Posted by Sebastian | October 29, 2020
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Excellent attorney, highly qualified, great support team
Patrick represented me in my divorce. He is an incredible professional, all his team is exceptional. He is one of the top divorce attorneys in Florida.
Posted by camila | October 16, 2020
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An exceptional attorney
Mr. Vilar is a very efficient and responsive person, who uses simple terminology and ensures that his clients understand exactly what they need. Thank you for your time and understanding. I will certainly count on your services when I need them. With appreciation Camila
Posted by Freddy | September 12, 2020
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Excellent Service!
I have to say that during the time when I was divorcing my wife, it must have been one of my most difficult and distressful periods in my life. However, not only Patrick Vilar and his team handled my divorce case very professionally. They give me the emotional support I was thirsting for. The encouragement, the sympathy, and the care they gave me only made me come out stronger from my divorce. I came out as a new person, and I will always be grateful towards them for it.
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2018
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Experiencia, honestidadad y excelente Abogado
Yo recomiendo 100% al Abogado Patrick Vilar !!!! es un abogado honesto leal yo visite a tres abogados ninguno me convencia cuando me senté con él supe que era la persona correcta y me defendió hizo valer mis derecho. Muy agradecida
Posted by Oz | June 28, 2018
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Great lawyer!
Patrick is a great lawyer, he took care of my case professionally, made it seem very easy. Thank you
Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2017
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Honest , Understanding in what both parties need ! TRUE HERO !
Patrick was referred to me by a friend .. Patrick immediately went into something called collaborative family law agreement . The agreement says i will not litigate and i will do everything to mediate and settle the matter and we need to ask your wifes attorney to do the same . In the end this agreement is made to reach a settlement quickly and fairly without exhaustive time or attorneys fees .. patrick knows the outcome of all before you and your spouse have to pay lawyers to go to a litigation and a judge explain in it .. the point being is he not money driven ... He is family driven and want the best for the entire family . Outstanding values , Smart , Clever , Creative and the most calm negotiater i have ever seen .... WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND PATRICK !!! Just a warning to people headed for a divorce thier are attorneys who thrive on your anger and your misery and every time you have a complaint they handle it ..of course for $350 hour .... I understand they have to make a living but a GREAT LAWYER LIKE PATRICK SETTLES THE DIVORCE AND THINKS ABOUT HOW TO DO IT IN THE MOST EFFICIENT AND AFFORDABLE WAY .... and of course whats best for the family ... I wanted to wrote this because i credit Patrick for setting the ground work for a great co-parenting relationship ... thanks for reading
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Bofill & Vilar, P.A.
  • 1996 - 2012

Education

  • The University of Toledo College of Law
  • law
  • 1996

Associations

  • American Inns of Court
  • President
  • 2014 - Present
  • Caridad Garcia, Esq.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Colombian-American Bar Association
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Colombian-American Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Kendall Community Council
  • Chairman
  • N/A
  • Bar Grievance Committee
  • Chairman
  • N/A
  • American Inns of Court
  • President-Elect
  • 2013 - 2014
  • American Inns of Court
  • Treasurer
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (12)
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Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Patrick Vilar is a first rate family law practitioner. He has been my opposing counsel on several cases. I have also mediated with him in the past on many occasions. Patrick is an effective, zealous advocate with a full understanding of complex family law issues. He does not take unreasonable or untenable positions. He drives a hard bargain to make sure his clients are never shortchanged. He is a past president of the Inns of Court and he is well respected by the family bar and the judiciary. I would not hesitate to refer a friend of colleague in need of a family law attorney to Patrick Vilar."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Patrick was opposing counsel on a complicated case with international jurisdictional issues. His professionalism and knowledge of the law made him a pleasure to litigate with."
Family Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Its always great to have Pat as opposing counsel. Always professional, always polite and he has a good sense of humor. We work well together."
Family Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. I got to know Mr. Vilar as the opposing counsel in a case not too long ago. Mr. Vilar maintained a high degree of professionalism throughout the entire case while still being a zealous advocate for his client. Since that time I have had the pleasure of serving on board where Mr. Vilar is the President -First Family Law Inns of Court, an organization devoted to family law practitioners and the judiciary with an emphasis on ethics, civility and professionalism. Mr. Vilar embodies all of these ideals and continues through his hard work for this group to mentor other attorneys to follow this same path."
Mediation Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Patrick's calm demeanor and extensive knowledge of family law make even the most difficult mediation fruitful and productive."
Family Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Vilar is quite possibly one of the best and most talented attorneys I have encountered in my 10+ years as a paralegal, and now as an associate attorney. His work ethic, experience, and compassion for his clients make it a pleasure and an honor to work for his firm. I fully endorse Mr. Vilar for all marital and family related matters. He is an asset to the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Patrick. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Patrick Vilar is a top-notch family law attorney and mediator. I have known him professionally for many years and have worked with him both as an adversary and as co-counsel. He has a comprehensive and thorough knowledge of all aspects of his discipline. He works tirelessly and diligently for his clients, often spending after-hours and weekends in his office. He is a tough fighter and a skilled negotiator, but also scrupulously honest, kind, and compassionate. I recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone in need of the work he does so well. He is one of Miami’s very best."
Family Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Vilar is a professional that uses his knowledge of family law to garner valuable results for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Vilar is very knowledgeable and experienced, as well as caring and compassionate. He is a great family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Patrick Vilar is one of those lawyers that goes the extra mile for his clients. I have worked closely with Mr. Vilar over the years on various cases, and I am very familiar with his work. He is both professional and extremely skilled. I highly recommend this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.Patrick Vilar is a terrific lawyer and a great guy. I've known him for over 15 years. He stands out in the courtroom in the most professional and eloquent manner. He is a class act and I admire him."
Family Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Vilar is an outstanding professional and committed to his clients. I've had the pleasure of working with him on several matters and his professionalism and knowledge of Family Law have been exceptional."
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Miami Family Lawyer Patrick Vilar
Patrick Vilar
Family Attorney
Miami, FL
Licensed for 26 years