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Brendan Noel Guilford

Divorce and separation Attorney at Kalamazoo, MI

4.6   11 reviews
  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 9 years
    Florida - FL 14 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2015
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2010
    Member in Good Standing - CLER Exempt No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Brendan

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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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Guilford Law, PLLC
821 W. South Street
Ste. D
Kalamazoo, MI, 49007

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4.6 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Posted by Jared | September 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied with Guilford Law
Mr. Brendan Guilford explained to me how the case could possibly turn out, and he was accurate. I am happy with my choice. I have recommended him to my family.
Posted by Kendra F. | June 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good job
Pros: called me back fast, listened well, helped me understand court processes. Cons: lawyers cost money!
Posted by Trevor | June 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast & Good Communication
Hired this attorney to fix custody prob. that got out fo control. He got to work the day we met and I was able to sign a new agreement with my ex. gf. I am happy I chose him, would do it again, I hope not though!
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired Mr. Guilford to help with revisions of children's custody arrangements. He was professional and knowledgeable. He was able to get the results that he discussed in our consultation. His services were worth every dollar.
Posted by Sarah | September 26, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great meeting, very responsive
I emailed Brendan and we met the same day to talk about my divorce options. He was very friendly and didnt push me to start the process until Im ready. Im going to hire him when its time.
Posted by Joe | January 28, 2014
Good lawyer
Spoke to me in regular language and didn't act like he was too good for me. Seemed like he cared more than my earlier lawyer.
Posted by Jerry | January 20, 2014
An Attorney You Can Trust
Brendan represented me during my recent Divorce proceedings. He kept me informed every step of the way, and explained the Divorce process as it progressed. He and I worked together for about 2 years from beginning to end. I was pleased overall with the outcome. As with most Divorces, it could have ended better, but certainly could have been worse. I believe having Mr. Guilford in my corner greatly improved the outcome. He is professional, knowledgeable, and provides prompt responses to any and all concerns. I would definitely recommend Mr. Guilford to others.
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Posted by Justin | December 9, 2013
Best lawyer I've ever had!
I highly recommend Mr. Guilford if you're in need of a family lawyer. He's very thorough, I felt very confident with him through the entire process. He explained everything thoroughly to me and made certain I understood every step we were taking. He's hard working and cares for his clients. If ever I need help again, I'll certainly turn towards him.
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Posted by Dania | December 3, 2012
Divorce Lawyer Review
Brendan was professional and realistic about all my questions and requests. I was very please with how he handled the process from the first phone call to a final letter he sent me thanking me for selecting his services.
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2012
Brendan Guilford
Brendan's communication skills are excellent. He explains things to me in a way that I could understand. He is responsive and returns all my calls in a timely manner. The Service quality that he gives is like nothing I have experience before. I always felt as though my legal issue was his top priority. Overall working with this lawyer was worth the expense. :-)
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2014
Breach of attorney/client relationship
I hired Brendan Guilford to represent me in my divorce at the suggestion of a man I was dating at the time. I have subsequently realized the man I was dating probably had links to my ex husband. There were no issues or arguments regarding our divorce agreement and he was only hired to make sure e paperwork was done properly. My ex husband did not have an attorney but met in Brendan's office with us to finalize paperwork before filing. During the entire meeting, Brendan and my ex husband were communicating non verbally as if they knew each other. I blew it off at the time but since then many problems have occurred, including my attorney not showing up at my divorce hearing. They sent some guy from Pennsylvania that I had never met who proceeded to talk to my ex husband as if they were in some sort of brotherhood. I am disgusted with the experience I have had in the Tampa Bay Area with attorneys. I truly believe the statement that the other attorney makes above when he says "worked together on matter". I highly doubt Mr. Guilford's ethics and question anyone who doesn't question his ethics.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Sole Practitioner
  • Guilford Law, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Bill Beck Law
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Of Counsel Attorney
  • Law Office of Kerry Brown, Esq.
  • 2010 - 2012


  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Alma College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Contested Divorce Trial
  • Successful
  • Contested Divorce Trial
  • Successful
  • Contested Paternity Trial
  • Successful


  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Association of Interdisciplinary Family Law Professionals
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Canakaris American Inn of Court
  • Pupil
  • 2010 - 2013
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer of the Month
  • Community Law Program
  • 2012


  • Avvo
  • Legal Answers
  • 2016
  • Avvo
  • Legal Answers
  • 2015
  • Avvo
  • Legal Answers
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (9)
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Unknown Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Family Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Friend
"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."
Family Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the fortunate opportunity to work with Mr. Guilford for almost two years. He is an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated attorney, always going the extra mile for his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Guilford."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Brendan was my "Of Counsel " for two years. His ethics and competence are high. He is intelligent yet is able to speak plainly to clients. Kerry Brown"
Family Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brendan Guilford is an exceptional friend and colleague. His knowledge in the field of family law has served both his clients and others in the legal field well. I have found him to be an excellent resource who is always willing to discuss topics in the areas of family and civil law. I would recommend his services to both friends and family members seeking legal counsel."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brendan is an approachable and dedicated attorney that truly is passionate about his field of practice. I have referred to Brendan on multiple occasions and would not pause to do so again. On top of that, he is a wonderful person to know. I fully endorse Brendan Guilford."
Family Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Guilford as a knowledgeable, experienced and zealous family law attorney. I recommend him to my clients and colleagues with no doubt that he will do a great job."
Family Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Friend
"Brendan Guilford is a dedicated and respected family law attorney. He is always working towards the best interests of his clients, and he does so with high ethical values. I highly endorse Mr. Gulford for any family law matters you may have."
Family Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Friend
"I've known Brendan since law school. Brendan is a dedicated attorney who is extremely knowledgable and able to articulate his opinion. I highly endorse Brendan for your family law needs."
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Kalamazoo Divorce and separation Lawyer Brendan Noel Guilford
Brendan Noel Guilford
Divorce and separation Attorney
Kalamazoo, MI
Licensed for 14 years
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