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Nilo Jose Sanchez Jr.

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tampa, FL

4.7   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1993
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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NILO J SANCHEZ & ASSOCIATES, P.A., was founded by Nilo J. Sanchez, Jr. to represent the interests of parties involved in family law and personal injury cases. We are a full service family law firm representing clients in all types of family law matters, including but not limited to dissolution of marriage, distribution of marital assets, child custody, paternity, modifications, and child support.


We maintain close relationships with our clients and are committed to meeting their legal needs with the highest quality legal services. We recognize and understand that divorce and family law related matters can be stressful and emotionally consuming. We strive to reach an amicable settlement to avoid the further stress associated with contested cases and to avoid the high costs involved in contested matters.


In attempting to reach an amicable settlement, we utilize our experience, knowledge of the law, and common sense to reach a practical and efficient settlement that is in our client’s and their children’s best interests.


When we determine that settlement is not possible or likely, we approach and analyze each case in a strategic and deliberate manner that will place our client in the best possible position to aggressively litigate the case before the court.

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Nilo J Sanchez & Associates
1006 North Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL, 33607

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Posted by James | July 30, 2015
Thank you Nilo Sanchez!!!
If you need a Divorce lawyer who can handle the most impossible situations, money, psycho ex, and all the insanity of divorce, Nilo Sanchez should be your choice. He represented me in the most difficult time of my life. Nilo is smart, honest, and always prepared. I still can't believe he settled my case. Nilo, you were worth every dollar I spent. Thank you, again.
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Posted by Julie | April 9, 2015
Excellent family attorney
Mr Sanchez is a respectful and trustworthy attorney. I felt confident that he and his staff ALWAYS had my best interest in mind. He guided me through a difficult transition in my life, and I knew that I could trust that he would do all in his power to assist me. I can say with 100% certainty, that I would reccomend Mr. Sanchez to anyone requiring legal help.
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Posted by Judi W. | April 1, 2015
Best divorce attorney in Tampa
In July, 2014, I met with Nilo Sanchez concerning my divorce. I immediately felt that I had just met with an attorney that I could put my full trust in. He has excellent knowledge of all aspects of Florida divorce law, is aggressive but at the same time is very morally grounded and compassionate. At all times Mr. Sanchez made me feel my best interests were his top priority. He also has surrounded himself with an excellent staff that is just as caring and dedicated as he is. I would highly recommend Nilo Sanchez to anyone needing a great divorce or family law attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2015
Highly Recommend
I strongly recommend Nilo Sanchez as a Family law lawyer. I felt from the beginning that he was very honest about my case, even when sharing what he thought were the difficulties I would face, based on the facts that any judge would take into account based on the laws in place. He provided strong representation, suggested strategies to follow and the pros and cons, cost/benefit. Nilo has the tools to do what/if analysis that help in the negotiation process as well as the decision making. If you should have to go to court, Nilo and his team are very organized, friendly and responsive. Nilo is a skillful deposition taker and has a presence in the courtroom should your case ever need to get there. Nilo is able to put legal matters into plain terms to explain the options. You will see this from your first meeting with him. He was also on top of pending legislation that could have an impact on my case.
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Posted by Elaine | November 21, 2014
Mr. Sanchez handled my divorce, and I have to say, did an outstanding job. What I expected from a attorney was just professionalism, which I got, but what I didn't expect was the extent of compassion he showed for my situation. My divorce went smoothly, what I asked for I got, and I am one happy client. If you need a GREAT divorce lawyer, call Nilo Sanchez...he will do you proud!
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Posted by Laurel | August 7, 2014
An attorney with outstanding attrubutes!
Divorce is not something most people plan for, but when it happens the host of emotions it creates can be devastating for families. It can leave a person feeling vulnerable, with serious concerns for the welfare of children, like my own experience in 1999. The ability to read reviews on attorney's would have been a valuable tool, My resource was a daunting list of names in the yellow pages that would prove useless. Several of those listed would inform me, I had little legal recourse. Eventually I would be referred to a young lawyer who was attracting the attention of his peers even then. The attorney who recognized the attributes of this rising star in family law, has my every lasting gratitude. It is a sincere honor to submit this review on behalf of Mr. Nilo Sanchez. His character and integrity have served him well. The genuine empathy he has for people serves to ensure, that his representation of clients, is their best recourse in the justice system. His standard of practice has ensured his status as number one in family law. When I required his legal representation more recently In 2011 he would not disappoint, nor was I surprised to find that success had not altered the man. It was a pleasure to watch, as he applied his vast knowledge of family law, to ensure that truth and justice do prevail. It is fitting that he surrounds himself with like minded staff for they serve to enhance his client's entire experience. I am humbled by their sincere kindness and joy when your ordeal reaches it's successful conclusion. One would be hard pressed to find representation in family law to equal that of Nilo Sanchez and Associates. Nilo is credit to his profession,
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Posted by Dryolandaleon | July 16, 2014
Knowledgable, skilled, and Caring Winner!
Mr. Sanchez took my case which at the moment had been complex and complicated. He exhibited excellent strategic thinking, planning, and always took the high road. He not only guided me through the case skillfully and confidently, but exhibited a high level of empathy, caring and integrity. He won my case ! His staff was professional, courteous and caring, each step of the process. I have recommended to several friends, colleagues, and family members. Mr. Sanchez is in a class all of his own. I'm grateful that I was referred to him.
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Posted by JP | October 27, 2011
Divorce and inequitable alimony
I have used several attorneys in Tampa, FL which in my humble opinion, have not acted in the most ethical of manners. However, I have been extremely pleased in the fashion in which Nilo Sanchez and his fantastic staff handled my divorce, which involved a very aggressive opposing counsel and ludicrous request for alimony, considering no children were involved. I certainly endorse and recommend his services due to his exceptional attention to detail, listening skills, knowledge of the law and a truly caring staff. He has handled a couple of my cases insofar, with great success. He is the only attorney I will secure in the future for any legal matters. In my book he is #1 in Tampa and the extended metropolitan area.
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Posted by L. | September 8, 2011
Caring, concerned, and competent.
I was referred to Mr. Sanchez to assist in a difficult (to say the least) family law case. In the ensuing years, even when faced with long distance and multi-state issues, Nilo and his staff proved to be invaluable allies. None of us wish or even imagine we may some day be forced to deal with family law issues. If or when they arise, however, the security of good counsel is priceless. Had it not been for Nilo Sanchez--his dedication, persistance, and patience--I'd have missed much of my now-adult child's life. Highly recommended: I would retain Mr. Sanchez again and/or would refer him to friends and family with confidence.
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Posted by Derek | February 24, 2010
Exceptional Guidance and Support!!!
An exceptional attorney and individual providing the necessary balance and expertise in a parent’s most difficult struggle that of child custody. Nilo Sanchez had handled my divorce so I contacted him for an initial counseling on the current situation regarding my daughter and my rights as a father. I was discouraged to the plausible outcome by the numerous cases I had researched but Nilo after listening to my individual circumstances put together a plan of action that would produce the most optimal outcome. I expected an ugly, drawn out affair but thanks to Nilo’s keen abilities to balance aggressiveness with compassion I was awarded primary residential care of my daughter. I am eternally grateful for the guidance and support that Nilo and his associates provided through a very trying period. I would highly recommend Nilo Sanchez and Associates.
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2010
Highly Recommend Nilo Sanchez for family law!
Someone had referred me to Nilo Sanchez and now I see why! Nilo takes pride in what he does and it shows. He makes sure to not only work towards what you want from him, but is honest about what it takes to make it happen. He is very honest and upfront with what you need to be aware of during the process. He is definitely on top of what needs to get done and works as fast as you want him to. He worked on my case faster then I thought could happen, it was great! He is also extremely organized and detailed. For the service he provides, his fees are very reasonable and affordable. It really pays to work with an attorney that enjoys his profession, because he cares for his clients and wants whats the best for them. I definitely recommend Nilo Sanchez!
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Posted by Luis | February 17, 2010
An outstanding, aggressive and honest attorney.
I had the pleasure of using Nilo recently on a family law matter. I went to him because of his outstanding reputation in the community in family law. I was and remained happy to find out that his reputation matched what I found: Nilo was a knowledgeable, aggressive and honest attorney. He is knowledgeable in that he knows the law very well, knows all of the local counsel in this area and knows all of the judges. He knows the system well. He is aggressive in that, like any good lawyer, he will go to bat for his clients aggressively without equivocation. Once he represents you, he will fight hard for you and your case. And he is honest. Nilo is a good person, a decent man and an honest man. One should never discount this value in their lawyer, and Nilo fits the bill entirely. He will never overbill you, never over charge you and never over promise something to you just to make a quick fee. Therefore, I have the pleasure of recommending Nilo without equivocation.
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Posted by Steve | February 10, 2010
Review of Nilo Sanchez Jr.
I used Mr. Sanchez in 2009 for divorce proceedings. He was recommended by another attorney for whom I had provided some service. The following comments are based on the entirety of my experience with Mr. Sanchez. I found him to be a good person and one who inspired my trust and confidence. He was excellent as an attorney - very knowledgeable, meticulous concerning details, and kept he me well-informed throughout. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Negative Experience with Lawyer Sanchez
Lawyer Sanchez didn't stand by my side; he always supported the other party and made fun of my English pronunciation because it's not my first language. He significantly favored my husband and never provided any advice or assistance when I needed it. This caused more pressure on me; it felt like my husband had two lawyers. He did everything possible to make me feel frustrated. If you're a woman, don't let him handle your case, or else you'll regret it. I was forced to seek another lawyer and ended up losing the initial payment I gave him.
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Response from Nilo Sanchez January 4, 2024
The firm is constrained by the rules regulating attorneys by the Florida Bar from responding in detail, but we will simply state that your comments are respectfully not an accurate or fair assessment of the legal services provided by the firm for your legal matter. If you would like to discuss the issue further, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Firm Administrator.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • 1995 to Present Sanchez & Associates, P.A.
  • 1995 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Attorney Martha Weed
  • 1992 - 1995


  • Stetson Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Tampa Divorce Case
  • Won Alimony, Child Support and Favorable Equitable Distribution
  • Family Law Firm


  • National Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Family Law Executive Council
  • Former Chairman Legislative Delegation Committee
  • 2007 - Present
  • NFLPA Contract Advisor
  • Licensed Sports Agent with the State of Florida
  • 2000 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • The Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Family Law Inns of Court
  • Former Member
  • N/A
  • Ph Sigma Phi
  • Treasurer of Academic Honor Fraternity
  • 1988 - 1989
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Dean's List
  • University of South Florida
  • 1988


  • Hillsborough County Bar Journal
  • The Effects of Child Support Against Worker's Compensation Benefits
  • 1997
  • Seminar Volume
  • "Virtual Realty: Practicing Family Law Today and Tomorrow"
  • 1994
  • Seminar Volume
  • Selected Issues for the Family Lawyer
  • 1993
  • Seminar Volume
  • Co-Authored Attorney's Fees
  • 1993
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Speaking Engagements

  • Interviewed by Tampa Bay local Fox News in Tampa FL
  • Regarding Opinion on Attorney's Fee Issue
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (13)
Endorse Nilo
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Nilo J. Sanchez, Jr. is an excellent lawyer. He has been practicing family law since the beginning of his career in 1993. He is very knowledgeable and has experience in almost every type of family law situation He is very thorough, and he will do everything he can to make sure the client receives the best possible outcome. He is aggressive when necessary, but understands when a case needs to be settled amicably."
Family Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Nilo is passionate about family law and advocates zealously for his clients. He is a skilled litigator and negotiator. Nilo is experienced, ethical and a credit to the profession."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was involved in a recent divorce case where Mr. Sanchez was opposing counsel. Mr. Sanchez tirelessly advocated for his client and sought creative ways to assist the parties with resolving the matter with minimal court intervention. Nilo is a true professional. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.I have known Nilo for many years and have sent several domestic matters to him. He is diligent and extremely knowledgeable. As importantly, he and his staff are outstanding with the clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nilo is a tremendously effective attorney. I have referred many clients to him over the years. He is extremely resourceful and a gifted advocate; I continue to strongly recommend Nilo to anyone in need of an extremely talented family attorney, as he possesses a rare combination of outstanding qualities, personally and professionally."
Family Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nilo is an excellent attorney and a diligent advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nilo is a lawyer's lawyer and many others around town go to him to tap his vast experience and knowhow. He is capable of handling any family law issue which may arise and is very respected by all of the local judges. I heartily endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Nilo is a consummate professional. He has the rare combination of a great mind and a great heart. I have referred clients and friends to Nilo's office always believing that they would be well represented. If you have any type of Family Law issue, you should contact Nilo Sanchez."
Family Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Nilo. He is a talented advocate with outstanding work ethic."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Mr. Nilo Sanchez for nearly 18 years. We have had several cases together (as opposing counsel) during that time. I have always found Mr.Sanchez to be extremely well prepared, professional, knowledgeable, and caring. He is without fail, a strong advocate for his clients (and his clients' children). Mr. Sanchez artfully presents his clients' positions in court, when litigation is necessary, but more often ihe s able to settle his cases when a reasonable settlement can be achieved. He is a tenacious advocate when justice requires. I often seek his advice as to the law and proceedure in my own cases when I need a second opinion. On top of all of that, Mr. Sanchez has an honest and straight forward approachwhich in family law, is a great asset, I highly recommend Mr. Nilo Sanchez."
Family Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Sanchez for the entire 17 years he has practiced law. When asked to name a fellow attorney as competent, honorable, and knowledgeable, his name comes to mind first. He provides excellent representation for his clients. I refer clients to Mr. Sanchez because I believe in his abilities and that the people I refer to him will be in good hands and receive the best legal assistance they need."
Family Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hardworking, honest and compassionate towards the needs of his clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I worked in Nilo's firm for 2 years and was extremely impressed by his knowledge, work ethic, and professionalism. Nilo is one of the best litigators I have met, and his courtroom skills are exceptional. He is an asset to the profession."
Family Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nilo is a very well-respected family law attorney. He has a fine reputation resultilng from his diligence and hard work, and he always holds himself out with a great deal of professionalism when working with other attorneys."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked opposite Nilo going back about ten years and have maintained a professional relationship with him over the years. Nilo is an intelligent and zealous advocate for his clients. He is straightforward, honest and a credit to his profession."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent Lawyer"
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