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Denise Desmond

Marital and Family Law
Denise Desmond is a seasoned family law and appellate attorney, as well as a certified mediator. With 30 years of experience, she has successfully handled or worked on hundreds of family law cases – many very complex and high profile.

Education And Background

  • University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, J.D. in 1990
    • Received the Book Award in Legal Drafting
    • Named Who’s Who among American Law Students
  • Member of the Florida Bar
  • Inactive member of the California Bar
  • Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator
  • Law clerk at the Fourth District Court of Appeals for the Honorable George Hersey and the Honorable Robert Gross
  • Senior Assistant to Attorney General in the Criminal Appeals Division
  • Previously a partner at Weissman, Yaffa & Desmond

Affiliations And Accreditations

Denise Desmond has been an AV rated attorney with Martindale-Hubble for over 20 years and was named one of America’s Most Outstanding Lawyers in 2004. Denise appeared on Court TV as co-counsel in a high profile watercraft personal injury litigation case. In 2012 she was named as a top legal leader in the family law section of the Wall Street Journal’s Legal Leaders South Florida Publication and was named a top legal leader again in 2015 in the categories of appellate law, general law and family law. In 2019 Denise was named an Outstanding Lawyer. Denise is dedicated to providing outstanding legal service to each and every one of her clients, while at the same time emotionally supporting them through the difficulties of ending their marriage or partnership or modifying a previous dissolution judgment.