Melinda P. Gamot

In Memoriam 1954 – 2021

Melinda Gamot

Melinda Gamot

In Memoriam 1954 - 2021

Melinda is an AVrated lawyer who practices marital and family law exclusively. Her focus is on cases involving complex marital estates, with a special talent for finding practical and costeffective solutions. She is also recognized for her skills in drafting marital and prenuptial agreements. She rounds her practice out as a favorite mediator in cases with difficult issues to resolve.

Melinda’s experience as a commercial litigator gives her a unique background in a myriad of other legal topics that so often arise in the family arena.

She graduated with high honors from the University of Florida and earned her JD degree with honors from UF. She bleeds Orange and Blue.

Melinda has been Board Certified in Marital and Family law by The Florida Bar since 1992 and was double certified in civil litigation for several years. She is a Fellow with the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) and serves on the Board of Managers for the USA chapter. She is also a Fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and is a past president of the Florida chapter.

Board Certification includes the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Family Trial Law since 2014. She has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Super Lawyer beginning in 2007 to present, meaning she is considered in the top 5% of the total lawyers in Florida based on peer review, professional achievement, and independent review.

Florida Bar activities have been extensive. She served on the Marital and Family law Board certification committee for several years. She spent two terms on the Executive Council for the Family Law section. She has chaired numerous committees. Melinda was part of the original committee that compiled The Bounds of Advocacy, and was cochair of the revised Bounds, rewritten and republished in 2018.

She is a Master with the Family Law Inns of Court since its Palm Beach County inception.

Melinda has authored several articles and frequently lectures at Florida Bar and AAML sponsored seminars. Topics include alimony, litigating children’s issues, child support, unequal distribution of assets, business valuations, preparing complex financial affidavits, and interpreting and understanding complex tax returns.

She is recognized by many of her peers as a lawyer’s lawyer; the one to turn to for guidance and advise.

Aside from her passion for the law, Melinda is devoted to animals, particularly her horses. When not practicing law, she is usually at her ranch, or showing her cutting horses, or traveling to any exotic location she can find.

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