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Michael B. Gilden is Board Certified in Marital & Family Law by The Florida Bar and he is KO’s partner heading the firm’s Family Law practice throughout Florida. Mr. Gilden is also an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney in both legal ability and ethics, the highest possible rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the most widely recognized attorney rating organization in the United States. Mr. Gilden was recently recognized with a Client Distinction Award presented by and


Mr. Gilden represents a wide-ranging client base in divorce, parenting disputes, paternity, post-dissolution enforcement, modification and other related matters. Mr. Gilden represents clients with complex business valuation issues, as well as sensitive and intricate matters concerning custody and other child related issues. Additionally, Mr. Gilden negotiates and drafts complex Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements, as well as other forms of marital contracts. Mr. Gilden’s practice also includes serving as a Guardian Ad Litem in contested matters representing the interests of children as selected by his colleagues and as appointed by the Courts. Mr. Gilden is often selected to serve as a mediator by the Courts, as well as by his colleagues in efforts to resolve complicated marital related cases.



Practice areas


  1. Family: 95%
    14 years, 700 cases
  2. General Practice: 5%
    14 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Joshua Mark Silverman

    Mr. Gilden is an exceptionally intelligent and capable lawyer, and well-serves his clients. He was a tough, but very effective and very reasonable and ethical. I cannot recommend his services highly enough.


    Joshua Silverman Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Kopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Weiselberg Keechl

200 SW 1st Avenue
Suite 1200
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301-2073


FLMember in Good Standing200206/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Top Up & ComerSouth Florida Legal Guide2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Board Certified in Marital & Family LawThe Florida Bar2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
ABA's 2007 Family Law Trial Advocacy ProgramAmerican Bar Association2007
Goodwin ScholarNova Southeasten University Shepard Broad School of Law1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Weiselberg Keechl2008 - Present
AssociateBoies, Schiller & Flexner LLP2007 - 2008
AssociateMiller, Schwartz & Miller, P.A.2002 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Florida Bar Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Grievance CommitteePast-Chairperson2011 - Present
University of Miami Citizen's BoardPast-Chairperson of Broward County Chapter2011 - Present
Broward County Bar Association, Young Lawyers' SectionPast President2010 - Present
Florida Bar Family Law SectionMember- Legistation Committee2010 - Present
Broward County Bar Association, Family Law SectionCommittee member2009 - Present
Florida Bar Family Law SectionChairperson - Parenting Education Course Committee2009 - Present
Florida Bar Family Law SectionMember - CLE Committee2009 - Present
Friends for SylvesterMember2007 - Present
Florida Bar Family Law SectionPast-Secretary- Equitable Distribution Committee2007 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Daily Business ReviewNew alimony lases will make Florida divorce haven2013
The Miami HeraldDivorce: A New Leading Economic Indicator?2009
Across The BarYou Can't Be My Lawyer: I Have Grandkids Older Than You: Tips for Young Lawyers Dealing With Clients, Older Colleagues, and Judges, as well as Stress2009
The Florida Bar Family Law Section CommentatorHow to Split the Baby: Tips for Representing Divorcing Clients with Very Young Children2008
Moves MagazinePrenuptial Agreements: What They Do and Why You Need One, Co-Author2007
ILSA Journal of International and Comparative LawJurisdiction and The Internet: The "Real World: Meets Cyberspace2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterN/AJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of MiamiBusiness ManagmentOther - Bachelors1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Raising the BarFamily Law in the 2000's and the Future2010
The Broward County Bar Association Bench and Bar SeminarRAIDS in the New Economy2009
Broward County Pro Se Litigant ClassInstructing Pro Se litigants on navigating family law cases in Broward County2009
Practicing with ProfessionalismInvolvement in local Bar associations2008