If you are facing a divorce, you should talk to an expert. Call us today to schedule a consultation.At The Law Firm For Family Law our attorney is an expert in family lawGary Williams is an expert in Marital and Family Law and has significant experience with appealsGary Williams has been certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in Marital and Family LawGary Williams has been certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in Marital and Family Law.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2005||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale Hubbell||2016|
|Certified Family Trial Lawyer||American Bar Association||2015|
|Tampa's Top Attorneys||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Board Certified Expert in Marital & Family Law||Florida Bar||2013|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top Lawyers of Tampa||Super Lawyers 2012||2012|
|Certificate of Advanced Training in Collaborative Divorce||International Association of Collaborative Professionals||2011|
|Family Law Mediator||Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator||2011|
|Member||Continential Who's Who||2010|
|Certified Divorce Financial Analyst||Interntational Association of Divorce Financial Analyst||2010|
|Certification as Collaborative Divorce Attorney||International Association of Collaborative Professionals||2009|
|Dean's Award for Extraordinary Service||Stetson University College of Law||2005|
|Attorney at Law and Founder of the Firm||The Law Firm for Family Law||2005 - Present|
|Administrator of the Firm||Catherine W. Real, Attorney at Law, PA||2000 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Institute of Divorce Financial Analyst||Certified Divorce Financial Analyst||2012 - Present|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||Member||2011 - Present|
|Next Generation Divorce||Member||2010 - Present|
|Leadership Pinellas||Member||2009 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Collaborative Divorce Attorney||2009 - Present|
|Canakaris American Inn of Court||Member||2006 - Present|
|Florida Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Clearwater Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|St. Petersburg Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2004 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2004 - Present|
|Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Institute||President||2010 - 2011|
|Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2005 - 2010|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Florida Institute of Technology||Business Administration||MA - Masters||1992|
|Eckerd College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|St. Petersburg College Paralegal Conference||The Effective Use of Paralegals in the Practice of Family Law||2011|
Posted by anonymous
I was a father seeking full custody of my son. In selecting an attourney I found many lawfirms took the aproach and even advertised that my finances would be my number one concern and that some or equal visitation should be my goal. Garry was the only attourney of the many interviewed that understood the importance to me of getting full custody of my son. He listened and made himself and his staff accessable to me at all times. He understood that for my son's safety, full custody was the only acceptable outcome. Probably the best example of what made Garry not only the lawyer I chose, but one I would recommend to anyone in a hostile divorce and or custody battle is; One day I stopped by Garry's office to drop off some paperwork prior to our hearing. I noticed that each of his staff that were working on my case had a picture of my son on their desk with the note, "(my son's name) is our client he is counting on us!". That is when I knew that I was with a firm that understood the importance and was commited to my child custody case.
I now have full custody of my son and am thankful for the time and dedication that Gary and his staff put in on my behalf.
Posted by anonymous
Gary Williams represented me in my divorce; he genuinely treated me with the utmost respect and civility. Upon my first initial meeting I knew he was the lawyer for me because of his understanding and willingness to tutor me on what I could expect during the divorce process.
Gary Williams understands the emotional sides of issues; however, he quickly brings you back to what can be accomplished. He is sound and forthright, I never had any difficulties reaching him. I enthusiastically recommend Gary Williams services to anyone. Mr. Williams is compassionate and professional both qualities you want in a lawyer to handle such delicate matters.
Posted by Theresa
Mr. Williams is a wonderful lawyer. He listens and really makes you feel like you have someone that is one your side looking out for your best interests. I went through a very nasty divorce with a crazy ex that made all sorts of outrageous claims and did his best to make my life a living hell. Mr. Williams and his staff did a wonderful job easing me through this very painful, horrible event in my life. He and his staff always made sure I understood what my rights were and what I was entitled to, which went a long way in allaying concerns that would arise from the ridiculous threats my ex and his lawyer would make intended to get me to settle early and for much less than I was entitled. Mr. Williams also has a large, professional, and knowledgeable staff. By delegating work to other members of his staff, rather than having to do all the work himself, Mr. Williams was able to save me quite a bit of money on legal fees. My ex paid his lawyer twice what I paid mine, because his lawyer had no staff. If you are going through a difficult divorce with a bully that is trying to convince you to take less than you are entitled to, I highly recommend Mr. Williams. He is a great guy to have on your side.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Williams and his staff could not be better. They do what they say. They are always available and extremely professional. They communicate over phone and email. I originally selected another attorney and spent thousands without getting any results or movement. This firm develops a plan, and does it. I am very grateful for their represnation. In my opinion, they are the best family law practice in the Tampa Bay area.
Posted by Kathy
I highly recommend Gary Williams and his staff. Gary takes a very strategic approach to divorce and carefully explains the realities of your case rather than what you want to hear. Gary and his staff truly care about you as a person and your family and not just the case. He achieved an outcome for me that was better and smoother than I anticipated and was worth every penny of his fee.
Posted by Renee
As a single mother who was never married, I started interviewing attorney's when my sons father wouldn't agree on custody and told me I could never get the custody I wanted. Once I met Gary, I felt I was in the right place. He introduced me to the people who would be getting me through this process and the results I wanted. His staff was always more than helpful and took my calls promptly. I was always informed of what was going on as I received emails on any documents pertaining to my case so I was never left wondering what was happening. Everytime I went frantic and was nervous Gary would ensure me that I Had nothing to worry about. Gary successfully won the outcome of my custody battle with the results I wanted. Gary and his team go above and beyond in working to ensure my sons best interest was put first. I would highly recommend Gary and his staff!
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Williams handled a very complex case for me which involved my children and a self employed spouse who was trying to hide assets. I was immediately sent copies of whatever documents were generated in my case and there was always someone in his office that I could talk to if I had any questions. The case he handled went on for over two years and my first attorney just could not get the case to conclusion. Mr. Williams found the missing money, got a custody evaluator appointed and broght the case to trial. After three days of trial I got a decision from the Judge that was fair and reasonable. All after my spouse told me that I would get nothing. I am very glad that I had Mr. Williams representing me when this case went to trial. He and his staff did a great job.
Kevin Brennan, Family Attorney
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I have had quite a few cases with Mr. Williams over the past several years. Mr. Williams takes a reasonable and experienced approach to his cases, which allows the family to come away with a positive resolution while keeping the attorneys fees and costs at an affordable rate. Mr. Williams is board certified in marital and family law, and competently litigates issues when appropriate. He is well known in the legal community and I endorse his work.
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