The partners at Fisher & Bendeck, P.L. specialize
in complex family law cases involving child custody, visitation,
child support, alimony, equitable distribution, paternity, and
modification/enforcement proceedings. The firm also handles sophisticated
civil litigation matters involving banking, securities, real estate,
trusts, and professional malpractice. Our civil trial practice
enhances our ability to handle complex family law cases. The firm’s
mission is to provide top quality, zealous representation
for all of our clients.
Jeffrey D. Fisher and Odette Marie Bendeck each have over
twenty (20) years of legal experience. The firm’s partners
have tried to verdict dozens of multimillion dollar jury and non-jury
cases. Both partners are Board Certified in marital and family
law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization.
The firm has represented nationally and locally prominent
individuals, including professional athletes, celebrities,
business owners, and CEO’s, and their spouses. We have also represented
the interests of publicly traded and privately held corporations,
debt and equity owners in such businesses, trustees and other
individuals involved in complex commercial disputes.
The firm handles only a limited number of cases at any time
to ensure that each client receives first rate professional
legal services and personal attention.
If you are in need of the services of an attorney, you want
one who has experience in the area of the law
relating to your specific case or controversy. To assist the public
in finding such a lawyer, the Supreme Court of Florida directed
The Florida Bar to offer a “Board Certification”
program for Florida lawyers. The program is designed to help the
public make an informed decision when selecting a lawyer.
While many lawyers may handle marital and family law matters
at various levels, only those who have met the requirements
of Board Certification are permitted to identify themselves as
a “specialist.” Certification is the highest
level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency
and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification
by the state Supreme Court.
To be certified in marital and family law,
an attorney must have been substantially involved—30 percent or
more—in the practice of marital and family law during the five
years immediately preceding application. Additionally, the attorney
must have been involved in at least 25 contested marital and family
law cases in circuit courts during the five years immediately
preceding application. Furthermore, each certified lawyer must
have received favorable confidential peer review,
completed 50 hours of continuing legal education within the three
years immediately preceding application and passed a rigorous
written examination demonstrating sufficient knowledge, skills
and proficiency in the field of marital and family law to justify
the representation of special competence.
To be recertified, requirements similar to those for initial
certification must be met. Not all qualified lawyers are certified,
but those who are board certified have taken
these extra steps to have their competence and experience recognized.