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Gary Brookmyer

Family Attorney at Palm Beach Gardens, FL

4.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1980
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Gary Brookmyer has practiced law for more than 35 years, representing plaintiffs, defendants, businesses and individuals in a broad range of practice areasHis areas of expertise include Divorce and Family Law; Commercial Litigation; Probate, Trusts and Estates Litigation; and Financial Services Industry-related Litigation and Arbitration. He is a Supreme Court Certified Civil and Family Law Mediator. 

Gary is AV Preeminent-rated® (5.0 out of 5), which means that he meets the highest criteria of general ethical standards and that other lawyers and the judiciary rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. 

Born in Brooklyn, New York to first generation Americans, Gary is the youngest of three children. He majored in Political Science and was a cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Albany. He earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in 1980 at the University of Miami, School of Law. While at UM, he was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta fraternity and was an Articles and Comments Editor for Lawyer of the Americas, UM Journal of International Law. Gary published an article in the journal relating to state rights to tax foreign commerce. 

Gary was admitted to the Florida Bar in October of 1980. For the first twelve years of practice, he worked at two large Miami law firms, each having approximately 85 to 100 lawyers. He represented financial institutions, such as Southeast Bank and Standard Chartered Bank, in enforcing security interest liens, creditors’ and debtors’ rights, and dealing with complex loan documents, transactions and related business litigation. 

In 1992, Gary founded his own practice in Coconut Grove, Florida. In 1996 he established a firm in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida with Elliot Hochman, J.D., C.P.A. They were joined shortly thereafter by Daniel J. Probst, J.D., L.L.M. Gary began to litigate probate, trusts and estates matters, such as claims of undue influence, incapacity and trust disputes. Brookmyer, Hochman & Probst, P.A. was recognized by Palm Beach Illustrated as one of Palm Beach & Martin County’s Top Lawyers in 2011. In 2012, the firm expanded by adding real estate and transactional lawyer Michael N. Jonas to the firm, which is now known as Brookmyer, Hochman, Probst & Jonas, P.A. 

Gary and his wife, Un Cha Kim have been married for more than 20 years. They have two sons.  In his free time, Gary enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and reading.


Gary Brookmyer
3300 Pga Blvd
Ste 500
Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 33410-2800

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Posted by Alan Kringel | October 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Did everything he said and was very professional. Very very knowledgeable as well as everyone in the office. Definitely a positive experience
Posted by Sig | May 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Process and Agreeable Outcome!
Gary and his team helped me to manage and successfully resolve a multi year civil matter. His patience and professionalism - along with what I considered to be spot on guidance and counsel - were deeply appreciated. I highly recommend Gary and his firm to anyone needing top notch counsel in the Palm Beach County area.
Posted by Grant | March 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Review and recommendation
I have worked with Gary Brookmyer for 15 plus years. He has done extensive corporate legal work for our firm and I have always been impressed with his knowledge and results. The scope of the projects have been quite diversified. Real estate, deal making, lawsuits, Gary has always stepped up and done a terrific job.
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
On a $500,000 breach of contract he failed to enforce the contract concerning the money due me on the death of my cousin. Next, he filed a Motion for Summary Judgment and never even bothered to get a court date! When pressed to do that he simply quit! This took about six months of my wasted time. "Steer Clear" - he's just going to waste your time!
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Brookmyer, Hochman, Probst & Jonas, P.A.
  • 1996 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Gary Brookmyer, P.A.
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Broad & Cassel
  • 1987 - 1993
  • Associate
  • Britton, Cohen, Cassel, Kaufman, Schantz & Schatzman
  • 1980 - 1986
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  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980


  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Gary
Family Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Gary for years and highly respect him as a Family Law Attorney. I have litigated against him in cases and he was always professional and knowledgeable as a skilled litigator."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recommend Gary without qualification. Gary is conscientious, intelligent and cares very much about getting the best possible outcome for his clients. I have seen him in action when I mediated one of his cases. Very impressive."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been working with Mr. Brookmyer on a hotly contested custsody matter. He was a pleasure to work with and has conducted himself in a manner that is what all lawyers should aspire to."
Divorce and separation

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Palm Beach Gardens Family Lawyer Gary Brookmyer
Gary Brookmyer
Family Attorney
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Licensed for 43 years