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Ronald L. Bornstein

Family Attorney at Greenacres, FL

4.5   8 reviews

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Areas of Practice: Marital and family law, probate and guardianship litigation. Professional Experience: Mr. Bornstein has nearly 34 years of experience handling complex marital and family law litigation matters for clients across the State of Florida. He also has extensive experience in probate and guardianship matters. He serves as a mediator, guardian ad litem, and attorney ad litem in family law cases and probate matters. Mr. Bornstein is a frequent lecturer on marital and family law topics, has several reported appellate opinions, and has argued before the Florida Supreme Court.

Professional Associations: Mr. Bornstein has again been selected as one of 2022's Legal Elite by Florida Trend, and was named the Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society’s 2009 Family Lawyer of the Year. He has been recognized by the Florida Supreme Court for his service to the profession, the community and the economically disadvantaged. He is a past Chair of the Florida Bar 15th Circuit Grievance Committee 15A; a past Vice Chair of the Florida Bar Family Law Rules Committee; served on the Florida Supreme Court Steering Committee on Privacy in the Courts; and currently serves on the Florida Supreme Court Mediation Fee & Indigent Status Workgroup.

He is past Chair of the Florida Bar Family Law Section's Rules & Forms Committee, Support Issues Committee, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Bylaws Committee, Membership Committee, Unbundled Legal Services Committee, and Ethics and Attorney's Fees Committee; Past Vice Chair and Past Secretary of the Florida Bar Family Law Section's Legislation Committee; past Vice Chair of the Florida Bar Family Law Section's Equitable Distribution Committee; and served for 12 years on the Florida Bar Family Law Section's Executive Council, its governing body.  He is currently a member of the Florida Bar Family Law Section's Legislation Committee, Children's Issues Committee, Support Issues Committee, Equitable Distribution Committee, Rules & Forms Committee, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, in addition to serving on numerous other Sub-Committees.

He is also a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association Family Law Practice Committee/Unified Family Court Committee, the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit's Family Law Advisory Group, the South Palm Beach County Bar Association Family Law Practice Committee, and is a founding member and Vice Chair of the Collaborative Divorce Team.

Admitted to Practice: Florida (1988), Connecticut (1988), New York (1989), United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (1989). Education: J.D., University of Miami School of Law. B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo.

Licensed for 34 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1989
Updated 11/17/2022
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 1988
Updated 01/30/2023
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1988
Updated 02/23/2023

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Ronald L. Bornstein, P.A.
Po Box 540546
Greenacres, FL, 33454-0546


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Posted by DOUGLAS | August 10, 2021
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Highly recommend for Family Law Issues
Ron's representation was courteous, understanding and caring. My case was unfortunate due to legal technicalities, but Ron followed through and got the result we wanted. He is very personable and not intimidating as some lawyers can be.
Posted by Jamie | February 27, 2021
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An Incredible Lawyer and Person
Mr. Bornstein took my case in the middle of a very messy custody trial we I thought all hope of having my daughter was lost. He drove out to Okeechobee for over a year. He counseled me thoroughly before each and ever court date. My ex husband had been extremely abusive to me and I was in extreme fear of him. Mr. Bornstein went out of his way to shield me for interaction directly with my husband. He was aggressive in the court room getting previous motions overturned in my favor. He was compassionate as a person and he fought and won victory for me and my daughter to be free from all the things my ex husband wanted to have in our divorce( like not being able to move out of the county). He promptly answered my numerous phone call and explained every motion and procedure to me in pain terms I understood. My ex husband was finally convicted in criminal court of child abuse. Mr. Bornstein's hard work and perseverance lead to my daughter and I actually living a full life free from my ex husband. I highly recommend Mr. Bornstein even if the cards are stacked against you he will fight for you.
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Posted by David | September 1, 2020
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Ron was referred to us for an Estate claim with the state of Florida. It was quite challenging but with Ron's persistence and professionalism we endured. I would recommend Ron.
Posted by Richard | June 12, 2020
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Family Crisis Assistance
Beginning in the fall of 2019, our family faced a severe crisis. This situation was complex. It involved counselors, legal choices, health insurance issues and financial challenges. We were getting urgent advice and assistance from many sources. Very difficult and significant decisions had to be made under highly emotional circumstances. We asked a trusted friend to recommend an attorney to help us with the painful steps we needed to take to respond to everything facing our family. Fortunately, she recommended Ron Bornstein. He spent time listening very carefully to every aspect of the situation and gave us difficult but necessary advice. It was hard to accept the things we needed to do. Circumstances forced us to take action, just as he predicted. Once he began to help us, things started down a structured path toward resolution. When we did not follow or understand every part of his guidance, he was very patient and understanding. Eventually he took control of things legally. He exhibited great compassion for our situation. He was flexible and took advantage of opportunities that presented themselves in court. At every step, he made sure that we understood both the uncertainties and probabilities of our legal situation. Eventually our case was settled sensibly and favorably. Afterwards, he continued with precision to be sure that we accomplished all required follow ups and filings. It is hard to express how grateful we are for his assistance. We had never previously faced such a problem. Over a long government career, I worked closely with many able lawyers. But I have never interacted with anyone more sensitive, confident and realistic than Mr. Bornstein. We recommend him unconditionally to anyone else who may need his services.
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Posted by Claudia | December 6, 2019
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Family Law
For both divorce and child support/custody issues, call Ron Bornstein. Great services, knowledgeable and tough, very tough ! Something I value highly of Ron Bornstein is the fact that he takes a logical approach to law and doesn’t complicate things unnecessarily. If a matter is complex he is very capable of handling it.
Posted by Kalyn | March 21, 2017
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Only Attorney I'll ever recommend
Ron was amazing. He walked me through the most difficult process of my life. His experience and compassion are beyond amazing and couldn't be more thankful to have him in my corner.
Posted by Belle DuJour | June 10, 2015
Very trustworthy and utterly compassionate about his work and very responsive. Once hired he used everything available to the law and dedicated to the cause. Highly recommend him.
Posted by Cary | February 13, 2017
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Disappointed !!
In my opinion and from my experience Ronald L Bornstein from Greenacres, Florida is an unethical lawyer! He works out of a PO box from the post office. All of my business meetings were held at the Starbucks coffee shop and at the local gas station across the street from his development where he lives. He was very difficult to get a hold of during my divorce. After many phone calls and emails, I had to have my parents call him from a different phone to get in contact with him. My divorce was agreed upon for $2,500.00 as a set amount. My divorce is now somewhere around $35,000. I never once received a bill throughout my divorce with him. He also withdrew from my divorce case on the last several weeks. Causing complete disaster. I also knew Ron through boy Scouts for several years. This is how he treats friends.
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Response from Ronald Bornstein February 22, 2017
We strive to maintain the highest levels of integrity, professionalism and client service, and have done so for nearly 29 years. Unfortunately, this person sought to use our services without paying for them as agreed, leaving us no choice but to withdraw from representing them. We invite them to contact us directly to address their concern.
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  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A


  • Collaborative Divorce Team
  • Vice Chair
  • 2002 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2017
  • Family Lawyer of the Year
  • Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach
  • 2009
  • Gold Pin & Letter of Commendation
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • 2009

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 18
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"Ron Bornstein is an outstanding trial lawyer: creative, innovative, always prepared on both the facts and the law."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 08
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Greenacres Family Lawyer Ronald L. Bornstein
Ronald L. Bornstein
Family Attorney
Greenacres, FL
Licensed for 34 years