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Eric C. Cheshire

Family Attorney at West Palm Beach, FL

4.6   30 reviews

also known as Eric C. Cheshire, P.A.

  • State Years
    Florida - FL 36 years
    Tennessee - TN 17 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Surrendered No misconduct found

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

About Eric

Learn Eric’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Divorce, Marital, Family, Alimony, Child Custody, Modifications, Paternity, Time-Sharing/Visitation, Parenting Plans, Injunctions/Restraining Orders, Adoptions, Relocation, Contempt, Equitable Distribution, Prenuptial Agreements

    36 years

  2. Family
    50%
    Divorce, Marital, Family, Alimony, Child Custody, Parenting Plans, Modifications, Paternity, Time-Sharing/Visitation, Adoptions, Relocation, Contempt, Injunctions/Restraining Orders, Equitable Distribution, Prenuptial Agreements

    36 years

Attorney Eric C. Cheshire has diligently litigated for the rights of individuals, for over 25 years, in all areas of Divorce and Family Law in the state of Florida. Attorney Cheshire understands how to win cases because he has time-tested knowledge of Florida law and how it applies to everything from alimony-spousal support and child support to division of property and Florida child custody. This knowledge and expertise, along with unwavering integrity and commitment to his clients have earned Attorney Cheshire the reputation of a highly successful advocate and litigator.

Attorney Cheshire and his firm are highly dedicated to consistently providing competent, forthright and professional legal representation to all persons with legitimate claims or legal dilemmas requiring specialized and knowledgeable counsel. We litigate on the trial and appellate levels but make every determined effort to promote settlement.

All of the firm’s clients, whether their case is large or small, deserve and receive a commitment to their case, attention to details, frequent updates, and professional courtesy. As new laws and procedures come into effect, Mr. Cheshire and his staff inform clients of these changes or additions to keep them informed and up-to-date so that the best possible choices are made on their behalf.

We understand that divorce brings emotionally charged issues that cause clients a great deal of stress. Accordingly, clients seek out an attorney, like Mr. Cheshire, who appreciates the sensitive nature of their issues and aggressively litigates on their behalf.

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Location

Eric C. Cheshire, P.A.
580 Village Blvd.
Suite 200
West Palm Beach, FL, 33409-1952
Eric C. Cheshire, P.A.
580 Village Blvd., #200
West Palm Beach, FL, 33409
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GOD sent a good Lawyer
Eric Cheshire is not only smart or helpful as other stated, he is a GOD sent lawyer who I believe will assist anyone in need of legal matters. Initially, I hired a lawyer at Palm Beach Lakes Blvd,. who treated me without respect regardless she was paid. In the middle of the case she dropped out without warning, didn't give time for me to seek another lawyer and she demanded her last payment immediately. I didn't know what to do, and I prayed to GOD for help and I was directed to search the internet where I found Eric. I contacted him and almost immediately he answered and listened to my needs. Not to mention, I lived in another country, but the case was filed in Florida. He took over my case and helped me through to the end. The first time I met him face to face was the day of my mediation, all the rest of the time we communicated via emails and phone calls. I commend Eric Cheshire without reservation and I would like to also leave the following of what good lawyers do as an example as Eric. Proverbs 31:8-9"Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy." May GOD bless him and his family.
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Posted by Leila | October 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What an excellent lawyer!
I hired Mr. Cheshire for what I believed would be an open/shut custody case. Thank God I hired Eric, because my ex has done everything imaginable to fight me over custody, and Eric has managed to beat him at every turn! Eric has been honest and level headed with me and given me great advice!
Posted by Gerry | April 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A parents review
Eric Cheshire represented our daughter during this difficult time of ending her marriage. His guidance, gentle nature, eagerness to help keep things on a low stress level, professionalism and great patience gave us great assurance that her legal issues were in wonderful hands. Eric is both a "gentle man" and a "gentleman" . We appreciated all he did for our daughter and grandson. May God Bless him and his clients always - He goes above and beyond to help his clients get their lives back in order both emotionally and financially ... thank you for your kindness in that area. Sincerely, The thankful parents of one of your clients
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Response from Eric Cheshire May 9, 2019
Thank you for your feedback, and for your untiring support during this process.
Posted by Beth | February 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate but gets the job done!
Attorney Cheshire handled my divorce with the greatest of ease. I’ve used him in the past and am a returning client each and every time I have a legal issue. He’s top notch in my book and I’d recommend him to anyone who is in need of a lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
19 months of chaos
Mr Cheshire is an exemplary attorney. He is firm but fair and will protect your rights in difficult cases. I felt comfortable and relaxed in mediation because I knew he would protect my rights as a parent. He fought hard for a fair and equitable divorce for me. I voted for freedom that day. Mr Cheshire is a kind and gentle man and very easy to speak to. He also is a very knowledgeable attorney. He will stand up for what is legally fair and right not just for you but for everyone involved, which is most important when children are involved. Most importantly, he has a stellar reputation in our area. If you need representation in a contentious divorce, he's your guy. I spent 19 very long and stressful months working with him and I have no regrets.
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2018
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Great, caring, hardworking lawyer
He was very detail oriented with my case, as well as taking the time for all my quest and concerns. He is goes to bat with all that he can for his clients.
Posted by Mac | June 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Committed to My Case From Beginning to End!
Eric was committed to my case from beginning to end. He fought hard and prevailed! He is an advocate for truth and honesty, and was a true advocate for me. Eric, you are the greatest!
Posted by Juliana | June 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would recommend Eric Cheshire
Eric Cheshire is very professional & honest. I was going through a difficult time in my life & I feel that he looked out for my best interest. I would recommend his services!
Posted by David | October 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A Good Man and Exlent attorney
I am not one to give praise often or lightly, but Eric Cheshire deserves recognition. He has been patient with my ignorance, and help me to better understand my rights and responsibilities. He has helped me and my family through some very hard times, and has been very fair and understanding when billing me for his time. If you are looking for an honest, hardworking, and knowledgeable lawyer, look no further. Thank you very much Eric
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2017
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Eric's Work
Eric was very transparent when it came to legal issues and explained the law in layman's terms- something alot attorneys fail to do. He is a true advocate who does not practice for the money, but for justice. Thank you!
Posted by Terry | April 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Eric is the best attorney for these difficult times
Mr. Eric Cheshire is the attorney because he is honest, knowledgeable and a real person who cares! I never want to go through this process again but I will advise anyone facing a divorce or family law problem to contact Eric and know he will do the best for you.
Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One happy client!
I hired Eric Cheshire to represent me in my divorce case about a year ago. I had been married to my husband for 6 years. Eric was able to get me everything I wanted in the divorce, I was able to keep the house, my vehicle, many of the assets in the home, and was also awarded alimony. I could not be happier with his negotiation skills and presence in the courtroom.
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Posted by Ashley | April 13, 2017
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Highly recommend
Mr. Cheshire worked on my case. He was thorough, efficient, and was always there when I had questions. He made the process easy and simple to understand. I'd highly recommend his services to anyone.
Posted by Lisa | February 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Divorce and Family Attorney!
Eric took on my case that had many difficult issues. He wisely advised me, planned a strategy, and worked diligently on my case. We ended with great results! I have been so impressed, through this whole process, of Eric's knowledge and expertise and high standards.
Posted by Frank | December 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true advocate.
Although everyone believes thier circumstances are the most difficult, mine truly were. Eric has the talent of being able to listen before he speaks. He was effective in and out of court with the judge, the opposing council and me. My case has reached a righteous and reasonable conclusion under Eric's patient and judicious care.
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Posted by Lisa | October 23, 2016
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If I could give 10 stars I would! Wonderful Adoption Attorney!
It is with great pleasure that I write a review for my attorney, Eric Cheshire. Eric is an outstanding adoption attorney! I had so much anxiety and Eric unlike other lawyers who only care about their own bottom line really cared about my family! Eric Cheshire is such a kind and caring human being. He did so much more than just be my lawyer, he is compassionate, highly intelligent, very optimistic, spiritual and had a wonderful way of communicating easing my anxieties... Unlike many other attorneys, Eric would answer my texts or phone calls in a very timely manner. He makes time to consult with you and answers questions honestly. He is firm and patient without being obnoxious or overly aggressive. He is genuine and has a heart full of empathy. This is the antithesis of how I see most lawyers. Eric Cheshire will go above and beyond. He cares a great deal about handling his clients with care. Eric made my dreams come true!!!! Adopting my child was the most important decision of my life and Eric Cheshire was very instrumental in making this happen. I highly recommend him and would not hesitate to use him again if I needed an excellent lawyer. If you want an attorney that really cares about your best interest, look no further! I feel incredibly fortunate to have found him!
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Posted by Ginnie | August 21, 2016
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He's On Your Side
Eric is an excellent lawyer. He is professional but takes care of you like you are family. He is very responsive and knowledgeable and works his hardest to assist you with the painful and difficult process of divorce. He helped me and I and my family are grateful for his assistance. I highly recommend him, not only based on his professional skills and experience, but because he really looks out for your best interests.
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Posted by Donna | July 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Eric Cheshire is the best Divorce attorney in the Palm Beach County.
I hired Eric Cheshire for my divorced which I was married for 20 years. Eric was able to keep my home (children all over 29). In the state of Florida it is very hard to be able to get your home and he did. He also got my attorney fees paid for and pay for my health insurance until I reach 62. I would recommend Eric Cheshire to anybody that needs a great attorney in Palm Beach County. He was there for me during the dark times as well, he listened, and was very compassionate. Thank you Eric in guiding me and listen to me and get me what I wanted.
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Posted by Jimmie | June 2, 2016
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One of the best.
Eric is one of the most honest, respectable , attorneys I know , one of the good guys. He fights hard for what he belives in. I consider Eric a friend after what we went threw... . Thank you for helping me and going the extra mile when I needed someone who knew the law from Front to back and side to side... God bless you my friend.
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Posted by stacy | May 16, 2016
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awesome family lawyer
Very nice and helpful. Gave my husband his legal rights as a father to be able to see his son. Eric fought for our family to be together and he always checked in with us to see how things were going. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer and family man. He loves his family and he loves his clients too.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Eric C. Cheshire, P.A.
  • 1995 - Present
  • Associate
  • Henley & Brabham, P.A.
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Associate
  • Lloyd, Hoskins & Pierce, PA
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Associate Attorney
  • Haas, Boham & Brown
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Department Of Health & Human Services
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Law Clerk
  • Montgomery, Searcy & Denny
  • 1987 - 1988
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Education

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983
  • Florida State University
  • AA
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Babb v. Babb
  • Appellate Court affirmed Trial Court's decision on behalf of the former wife
  • Bongiorno v. Bongiorno
  • Appellate Court affirmed Trial Court's decision
  • Woellmer v. Woellmer
  • Trial Court's decision was affirmed with written opinion
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Associations

  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member of Domestic Violence Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member of Child Custody Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law Group
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • 88.1 WAY-FM
  • Impact Business Partner
  • 2005 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 1988 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Accredited A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2019
  • Client Gold Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rating - Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 1 Percent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rating - Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals - Top 1 Percent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Client Gold Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Accredited A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 10%
  • American Registry
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated - Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 2 Years of Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice - Family Law
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated for High Ethical Standards & Legal Ability
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 10%
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • Excellent Family Law Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated for High Ethical Standards & Legal Ability
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Highly Rated for Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2014
  • 25th Anniversary
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2013
  • Peer Rated for High Ethical Standards and Legal Abililty
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Wayfm Business Guide
  • The 10 Do's and Don'ts of Divorce and Custody
  • 2011
  • The Journal of the Palm Beach County Medical Society, February 1992
  • Oncall
  • 1992
  • American Bar Association, Summer 1991 Vol. 20, No. 4
  • Direct Examination of the Expert Medical Witness
  • 1991
  • Property Loss Managers Conference Journal, 1991
  • Principles of Condominium Law
  • 1991
  • New York Negligence Reporter November 1990
  • Preparing the Medical Expert Witness to Take the Stand
  • 1990
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Speaking Engagements

  • Motivational Seminar 10-Sessions
  • Marriage & Family/Making Positive Lifestyle Choices
  • 2017
  • Motivational Speaking/Florida Department of Corrections
  • The Power of Positive Thinking
  • 2016
  • Motivational Speaking/Florida Department of Corrections
  • Family Stressors - How to Overcome Environmental Factors
  • 2015
  • Palm Beach State College
  • Business Law
  • 1994
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (8)
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Family Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"It is a privilege to endorse Eric. I have known Eric for many years and we have battled in the courtroom. Eric is known to all the Judges in this community and it very well respected by opposing lawyers. The best way to describe Mr. Cheshire is trustworthy, respected and reverent!"
Litigation Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Eric Cheshire is a Five out of Five Star lawyer, and he is well prepared when he goes to trial. I recommend him without hesitation or reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Eric."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have found him a highly experienced, competent and professional adversary. I have had friends ask me about him because one of theirs has retained him and I answer that they are in good hands."
Family Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is honest , conscientious and reasonable in resolving disputes."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been a friend and colleague of Eric's for nearly thirty years. Eric is a consummate professional and one of the leading matrimonial attorneys in this jurisdiction."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Eric for years now as a fellow Palm Beach attorney. He is professional, polite and a great litigator. He knows divorce law inside and out and I can recommend him without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric is respected among his peers enjoying a good reputation for his knowledge of the law and ability in Court. I have had the pleasure of being on the opposite side of cases with Eric and found him to focus plainly on the best interest of his client and work within the bounds of his role as an Officer of the Court fluidly."
Family Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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