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Chad Edward Brocato Sr.

Probate Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

3.7   3 reviews

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About Chad

Learn Chad’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Probate
    Probate administration and adversarial proceedings involving elective share, disputed claims, removal of personal representative, and related matters.

    10 years, 25 cases

  2. Estate planning
    Estate planning is uniquely tailored to individual needs. Families should have guardianship provisions when a minor child needs to be considered. Individuals that also own businesses need to consider business succession planning.

    9 years, 95 cases

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    Civil litigation with cases involving trust litigation, contract disputes, community association litigation, personal injury lawsuits, PIP (Florida specific) lawsuits, and business litigation.

    9 years, 70 cases

Attorney Chad E. Brocato became an internationally published author for emergency medical services trade publications prior to entering the field of law. In 2005 he earned his Doctor of Health Science before going on to graduate as one of the top ten in his class with a Juris Doctor (Cum Laude) from Nova Southeastern University (2013).

Professional Associations & Memberships: American Bar Association, Member Broward County Bar Association, Member Nova Southeastern University, Alumni Association, Member

Community Engagement: Rotary of Deerfield Beach, former President and current Board Member Kiwanis of Deerfield Beach, former President Cub Scouts Pack 238, Den Leader

Licensed for 8 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2014
Updated 02/23/2023

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

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Posted by Marc | September 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
We contacted Mr. Brocato to do our Will. He is extremely knowledgeable and helped us make the decisions that were best for our family. He takes the time to explain everything to you and why something is or is not good for you. It was a pleasure dealing with him on a professional and personal level.
Posted by Jim Hanushek | September 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy Trust Attorney
My wife and I needed to redo our trusts and other documents. Chad presented us with a total package at an extremely reasonable price. His questions regarding what we wanted were clear and complete. He was able to come to our home along with a notary and a witness for the signing of our documents. I'd have no hesitation at all in consulting Chad for any future legal matters.
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Person of interests
This attorney is a Joke! He gets in bed with the other party rather than his clients. No communication, no updates and no motions filed on our behalf, when he was hired by opposing parties!!!! He clearly didn’t represent these victims who retained him, but help the selfishness of a widower, who didn’t have any feelings regarding the heirs…..
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Brocato Legal Group
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Murphy and Brocato Law
  • 2012 - 2016


  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Doctor of Health Science
  • 2005
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2002


  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Deerfield Beach
  • President
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Cum Laude (Honors)
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • 2013
  • Florida Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Educator of the Year
  • State of Florida
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse Chad
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He uses unique systems to educate and plan for his clients' future and loved ones!"
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chad is an excellent estate planning attorney and is highly respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chad is an excellent attorney. We have co-counseled several matters and his experience and knowledge of the law have truly made an impact on all of the cases we have successfully finalized. I definitely endorse Chad as an outstanding attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Chad for his expertise in the area of estate planning. He provides thorough planning specific to his client's needs, and take the time to understand what his clients are looking for instead of using a one-size fits all approach."
Probate Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Often families can avoid the hardship of probate through proper planning, but sometimes the planning takes a back burner to life or maybe something was left out of the plan. It is good to know that in those times Chad will take the time to get to know the client and find out what is most important to them before just picking a one size fits all solution."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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