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Lewis R. Shafer

Divorce and separation Attorney at Boca Raton, FL

4.7   14 reviews

Licensed for 35 years

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Licensed for 35 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/23/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1987
Updated 11/17/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 11/06/2022

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Shafer Cohen, LLP.
5550 Glades Rd Ste 250
Boca Raton, FL, 334317206


4.7 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired Lewis Shafer to handle various issues over the past few years. I continue to feel that I am in great hands as he has always resolved my issues favorably. Hopefully I won't need his services in the future but if I do, he's the man!
Posted by RD | January 15, 2015
I hired Lewis for my first and second divorces. He did a great job on both and was always there to answer my questions and give me advice. I recommend him and his firm.
Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2014
Exactly what i needed
I hired Lewis after having another lawyer. Lewis was strong enough to protect me against my ex husband but practical enough to get the situation settled before it escalated.
Posted by SS | July 29, 2014
I hired Lewis several times to handle legal matters for me after my initial divorce. He explained everything to me from the beginning to the resolution. He was direct and efficient with the projects. I have hired lawyers in the past for my divorce and business, but he was simply the best.
Posted by Jerry | July 15, 2014
I have had several dealing with Lewis Shafer and found him to be extremely knowlegeable and competent.. Indeed, his entire staff made me feel at ease and were compassionate as well. He was extremely succesful in all he undertook for me.and I would highly reccomend him as he is tops in his field His advice and council and desire to be helpful are unmatched..
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Posted by JPK | July 15, 2014
Amazing Value and Support
Lewis Shafer has consulted for me many times over the years, and I have found him to be extremely knowledgeable and professional. He is an excellent lawyer, incredibly trustworthy, and he always puts his client first.
Posted by BZ | July 10, 2014
I have hired Lewis many times over the past 10 years for various matters. I have an understanding of how much work goes into representing a client as my Dad is a litigator. He has always given me the best advice for my situation even if I did not want the hear it. I have witnessed Lewis in action several times and was always impressed with the performance. Lewis was always prepared and ready to get my case settled. Unfortunately, the other side did not have the same agenda. In the end, all of my situations resolved short of trial.
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2014
Still going through a really bad divorce, but I have been treated with dignity, respect and compassion by everyone from the front desk to the back office The attorney and his paralegal have been very forthcoming with information and have been in my corner, and still are
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2014
Shafer and staff to the rescue
Our experience with Lewis Shafer and his terrific staff has proven to be five star in every respect. When you couple their many fine qualities with a sincere desire to be helpful it makes for a very powerful combination. We would have no hesitation in recommending this outstanding firm .
Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2014
how I feel about Lewis Shafer Associates/ team
My experience with Lewis Shafer in all ratings are above excellent. I found his office and Associates to be extremely professional and knowledgeable .I suppose In all divorces whether you're male or female you need or in my case want guidance and a helping hand-- Because the truth is your miserable ,Moody and feel everybody is trying to take advantage of you, particularly your ex-Lewis and his team understand your need and impart to you. Their vast experience and supportiveness.
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Posted by Ruth | May 14, 2014
Free at Last
The paralegal was fabulous! Everyone put my best interests first, and during such a difficult time, that was very important to me. I felt very well represented, and am very happy with my settlement!!
Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2013
Terrific lawyer
Had a very bad divorce. Husband's lawyer just encouraged the drama and was the main reason for the high fees. If i didn't have Lewis and his staff, I would have lost everything. He is a fighter and that was what I needed. It was expensive but you get what you pay for.
Posted by CS | December 22, 2012
He makes it happen!
I hired Lewis to go after my Ex for Contempt. All I can say is that he makes it happen!
Posted by Laura chellit | November 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
arrogant and forces you to lie. eats your money
He represented me in divorce and custody cases, during litigation he sided with the opposition and pretended that he was defending me, my children and I were victims of a bad lawyer, do yourself a favor and stay away from this clown!
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Shafer Cohen, LLP.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Shafer & Associates, P.A.
  • 1992 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Buchman & O’Brien
  • 1987 - 1992
  • Attorney
  • Kpmg (Formerly Peat Marwick)
  • 1985 - 1986
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  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
  • law
  • 1985
  • Hofstra University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1982
  • Tulane University
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Financial Matters, Inc. Pepsico, Inc.
  • Bidnick v. Hanover Ins. Co., Inc.


  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • 1998 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • 1992 - Present
  • United States Tax Court
  • 1991 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 1987 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • 1987 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 1991 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (12)
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Family Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse Mr. Shafer. Having litigated against Lewis, I know him to be extremely knowledgeable in the law and a fierce advocate for his clients, while at the same time, courteous and professional in all respects."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Lewis Shafer for many years and worked with him on several matters. He is highly intelligent, knows the law and has always maintained a professional and courteous demeanor. I have known him to always represent his clients zealously and in their best interests."
Family Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lewis is professional in handling family law matters. His ties to the community, both personally and professionally enhance his practice. He is knowledgeable about the law and a creative thinker."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lewis is one of the most responsive, intelligent and insightful people I know, and he is one amazing family law attorney and litigator. You would be foolish not to hire him or refer business to him. He gets the job done. Thanks for all your help over the years, Lewis!"
Family Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lewis is strong advocate for his clients with a vast range of knowledge and experience in handling any family law matter. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an exceptional lawyer with the right kind of aggressive intelligence in the compassionate way he represents his clients"
Family Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lewis is a great lawyer in his field. He is one of the few lawyers I refer individuals to for family law matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"An excellent lawyer and worthy adversary."
Family Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Lewis on many matters. Lewis cares deeply about his client's cases, family, and future. He is a passionate advocate for his clients and he makes himself available to them at almost any time of day. This lawyer will fight for you."
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