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Luis E. Insignares brings more than 25 years of legal experience to each case and client. He is a BOARD CERTIFIED MARITAL AND FAMILY LAWYER by the Florida Bar and he is a BOARD CERTIFIED FAMILY TRIAL LAWYER by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.i. He is also a certified family mediator. 

Luis is a member of the Executive Council of the Family Section of the Florida Bar. He has served in the section in various capacities. Currently, he is co-chair of the CLE Committee, past editor of its Commentator (2009-2015), the official publication of the Family Law Section, and is a member of the Amicus Curiae Committee. His latest contribution to the Amicus Curiae Committee was on behalf of the Family Law Section by co-authoring the Section’s brief In Re: Matter of Adoption of: X.X.G and N.R.G., which ultimately led to Adoption Equality throughout the State of Florida. He is also a past member of the Legislation Committee.

He is a past member of the 20th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, serving as chairman in 1996. He served on the board of the Governor's Young Lawyer's Division. Currently he serves as a trustee for S.W. Florida Food and Winefest to benefit the Golisano's Childrens Hospital at Lee Memorial  Hospital and is a Board Member of Hope Hospice. Luis is a graduate of the Emerging Leaders Program of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and has served on the board of the Harry Chapin Food Bank, and the board of the Lee County Legal Aid Scoiety


Languages spoken: Spanish, Portuguese

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 80%
    26 years, 800 cases
  2. Appeals: 20%
    21 years, 45 cases



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

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  • Tulio Gerardo Suarez

    I endorse this lawyer. I have had to work with Luis on behalf of common clients and I have great respect and admiration for the zeal and creativity he puts forth on behalf of his clients.


    Tulio Suarez Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Robert James Hynds

    I endorse this lawyer. Luis is an experienced and very capable family law attorney with an excellent reputation.


    Robert Hynds Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Luis E Insignares PA

1619 Jackson St
Fort Myers, FL, 33901-2912


FLMember in Good Standing198906/19/2016
DCInactive 199907/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Best Law FrimsBest Lawyers Magazine and US News and World Report2016
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers Magazine2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2015
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
AVVO10 out of 10-Highest Possible Rating2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2012
Outstanding Service as Chair of the Technology CommitteeFamily Law Section of the Florida Bar2011
Keeper of the FlameFamily Law Section of the Florida Bar2011
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2011
AV Rating (Preeminent)Martindale HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLuis E. Insignares, P.A.2000 - Present
Managing PartnerInsignares Swift, P.A.2011 - 2012
Managing Attorney-Family Law DivisionGoldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A.1993 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionMember- Finance Committee2014 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionLong range Planning Committee2014 - Present
Florida Bar Support Issues CommitteeCo-chair2014 - Present
Florida Bar, CLE CommitteeChair2014 - Present
Florida Bar, Marital and Family Law Certification CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Amicus CommitteeMember2008 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionExecutive Council2006 - Present
Lee County Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Florida Bar, Membership CommitteeChair2013 - 2014
Florida Bar, Family Law Rules CommitteeMember2011 - 2012
Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislation CommitteeMember2008 - 2014
Lee County Legal Aid SocietyBoard of Directors2007 - 2011
Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division Board of GovernorsRepresentative -20th Judicial Circuit1994 - 1997
Florida Bar, Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating CommissionPast Chair1994 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Drew v DrewWon on appeal
I.A v H.H (710 So.2d 162 (FL 2DCA 1998)Won on appeal
Taylor v. MalfaraWon on appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
BlogResidency vs Jurisdiction under FL Law- Don't let it confuse you2016
Florida Bar JournalMarriage Equality in Florida and the Nation2015
Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education publicationFlorida Dissolution of Marriage- Pleadings2015
Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education publicationFlorida Dissolution of Marriage- Final Judgments2015
Florida Bar Family Law CommentatorThe Brave New World of Oberfell v Hodges2015
Res Gestae (Lee County Bar Association)A Rose Is A Rose, But Would A Kid By Any Other Name Smell As Sweet (Part 1)2014
Res Gestae (Lee County Bar Association)The Sharia Law Statute: "Solution in Search of a Problem"2014
Res Gestae (Lee County Bar Association)Just Say No Part II2014
Res Gestae (Lee County Bar Association)The Grand Illusion: Florida's Grandparent Visitation Illusory Remedies2014
Res Gestae (Lee County Bar Association)Just Say No2014
Res Gestae (Lee County Bar Association)Estoppel in Family Law Cases2014
Res Gestae (Lee County Bar Association)Premarital Perpetrations and Spousal Skullduggery (Part 1)2014
Res Gestae (Lee County Bar Association)7 Magic Words- Chapter 61's Secret Weapon Statute2014
Res Gestae (Lee County Bar Association)Supportive Relationships- Is What's Good for the Goose Good For the Gander"2014
Res Gestae (Lee County Bar Association)A Step FARther: The 2011 Alimony Amendments2013
Res Gestae (Lee County Bar Association)Opening Salvo- The 2010 Alimony Statute Amendment2013
Res Gestae (Lee County Bar Association)A Bridge Too Far- The 2013 Alimony Debacle2013
Famseg- E-news Letter of the Family Law Section of the Florida BarBeware When The Law Has Not Caught Up To Technology2013
Lexis NexisFlorida Dissolution of Marriage - Pleadings2012
Lexis NexisFlorida Dissolution of Marriage - Pleadings2011
Florida Bar Family Law CommentatorSequestration and Receivers in Florida Divorces2010
Florida Bar Family Law CommentatorPleading Tort Claims Between Spouses in Family Law Cases2009
The Florida Bar JournalWinning the Race to the Courthouse: The Principle of Priority2009
Florida Bar Family Law CommentatorOvercoming the Gift Presumption Regarding Personal Property Cases2008
Florida Bar Family Law Commentator"Evolution of the Law of Visitation Rights of Same-Sex Partners: Selected Jurisdictions, " The Florida Bar Commentator, Fall 2007;2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of MiamiN/AMBA2000
Florida International UniversityPolitical Science and EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Real Estate: What all Family Lawyers Need to Know But Most Don'tGift Presumption (and ways around it)2015
Estate & Trust Panning/Asset Prtection: Tricks, Treats and Really Scary ThingsBe Very Afraid- Berlinger v. Cassellberry- Did You Just Inherit Your Son or Daughter-in-Law?2015
Annual Legal UpdateModern Family Formation2014
Florida Family Law Certification Review CourseAnnulment and Cohabitation2013
Florida Bar, Continuing Legal Education CommitteeKeeping Up with Changing Times: Same-Sex Issues and Beyond in Your Family Law Practice2013
Case law UpdateSame Sex Relationships in Florida2013
Brown Bag LuncheonAn examination of Rules 1.360 and 12.360 - Examination of Persons AND Rulke 2.550 - Calendar Conflicts2013
Florida Family Law Certification Review ConferenceAgreements2012
Brown Bag PresentationAlimony Update- Legislative Changes2011
Basic Family Law SeminarAlimony: How to Get It? Modify it? Change it?2009