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BRENDAN N. GUILFORD was born and raised in Kalamazoo County, attending Vicksburg High School.  He went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree in Political Science from Alma College in 2005. After moving to Florida with his wife, Brendan received his law degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. While attending law school, he clerked for the community association firm Kahan Shir, PL in Boca Raton, FL.  After graduating from law school, he relocated to the Tampa Bay region with his family in mid-2009.  While working in and around Tampa, Brendan worked as an of-counsel attorney for civil litigator Kerry Brown, Esq. and later as an associate family law attorney for Bill Beck Law, P.A.  He now is a sole proprietor and principal of Guilford Law, PLLC in Portage, MI.  Brendan resides in Portage with his wife and twin boys.



Brendan became a member of the Florida and Federal Middle District of Florida Bars in 2010 and a member of the State Bar of Michigan in 2015. He is also trained as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator.


 


Brendan's areas of practice are primarily focused within family law, including divorce, post-judgment modifications, paternity matters, domestic violence and child support-related issues.  He has also assisted clients with legal issues relating to community association law, business litigation, defamation, employment law, landlord-tenant law and bankruptcy.

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Licensed

  1. Divorce: 40%
    6 years
  2. Family: 35%
    6 years
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
    6 years
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%
    6 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250/hour), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jacqulene Robinson

    I have known Brendan personally and professionally for approximately two years. In discussions of legal matters, he is knowledgeable and organized in his presentation of the law, and does an excellent job of explaining things in a way that the average person can understand. I also find Brendan to be a delightful person to spend time with, and he is one of the few men that I have known who is truly devoted to his family. I whole-heartedly endorse Mr. Guilford for your legal needs.

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    Jacqulene Robinson
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  • David Michael Standish II

    I have been friends with Brendan for many years, and in my experience he is an intelligent, dedicated and ethical attorney and person. I trust his knowledge and judgement, and therefore recommend his services.

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Contact info

Guilford Law, PLLC

821 W. South Street
Ste. D
Kalamazoo, MI, 49007

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing201508/04/2016
FLMember in Good Standing201006/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Volunteer of the MonthCommunity Law Program2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole PractitionerGuilford Law, PLLC2015 - Present
Associate AttorneyBill Beck Law2012 - 2014
Of Counsel AttorneyLaw Office of Kerry Brown, Esq.2010 - 2012
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Michigan, Family Law SectionMember2015 - Present
Association of Interdisciplinary Family Law ProfessionalsMember2013 - Present
Florida BarMember2010 - Present
Clearwater Bar AssociationMember2013 - 2014
Canakaris American Inn of CourtPupil2010 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Contested Divorce TrialSuccessful
Contested Divorce TrialSuccessful
Contested Paternity TrialSuccessful
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
AvvoLegal Answers2016
Guilford Law Family Law BlogDoes Your Child's School Preference Matter?2016
Guilford Law Family Law BlogMedical Marijuana and Family Law: Caution is Key2016
Guilford Law Family Law BlogLawsuits to Revoke Paternity Must Name Defendant Spouses2016
AvvoLegal Answers2015
AvvoLegal Answers2014
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law Legal SeminarBasic Florida Family Law Motion & Form Practice2011