State Department’s Restriction on G-4 Visas

The State Department’s restriction on G-4 visas prevents members of the LGBTQ community from many countries from living and working in the US. We agree with the IAFL and AAML that it is discriminatory and erodes the civil rights gains of recent years.Please contact your legislators to protest this unfair restriction: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officialsTo read the IAFL and…

2018 Florida Super Lawyers & Rising Stars Listings

Richard West was recently named in the Top 50 of all lawyers in the state in the 2018 Florida Super Lawyers list; selection is by statewide voting of Florida lawyers.  He was included in the Top 100 list in 2016 and 2015. He is Board Certified as a Family Law Specialist by the Florida Bar…

Richard West Speaks at FACP 6th Annual Conference May 19

After litigating financially complex and high asset divorces for over 25 years, Board Certified Specialist Richard West was one of the first lawyers in Orlando to use collaborative law to help clients successfully move on with their lives, with as little emotional and economic harm to their families as possible. He will conduct a workshop…

Richard West Speaks May 10 at ABA’s 2018 Spring CLE Conference

Technology is a key factor in making a family law practice successful. On May 10, Richard West will share his insights on ways attorneys can manage their practice and communicate with clients, taking advantage of tech tools that streamline daily operations. He is on the Plenary CLE Session Panel “Work Smarter, Not Harder” at the…

Richard West Speaks May 4 at AAML Florida’s 40th Annual Institute

Board Certified Specialist Richard West is committed to paying it forward. He frequently shares his experience and knowledge about family law matters, collaborative law approaches and law practice management with his colleagues to help them provide exceptional service to their clients. Richard and Valuation & Litigation Services’ Adam Magill will conduct an interactive session on…

Orlando Magazine, 2018 Best Lawyers

Richard West was named one of Orlando Magazine’s 2018 Best Lawyers in this month’s issue. For over 13 years, other Orlando area attorneys have selected him to this list for his work in marital and family law. Inclusion is based on a peer-review survey asking established local lawyers to name top practitioners in their particular…

RICHARD WEST SPEAKS AT State Bar of Nevada’s Family Law Conference

Richard lectured on Block Chain Technology and Bitcoin, and on the Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on family law at the State Bar of Nevada’s Family Law Conference. The Family Law Section of the Nevada Bar presented this seminar on March 1 and 2, 2018 in beautiful Bishop, California. Thanks to Ed Kainen,…

LawProCLE Webcast with Shane Herbert

In a LawProCLE live webcast on February 2, 2018, Shane Herbert presented a general overview of Family Law Basics to benefit attorneys new to the area of family law. He discussed initial consultations, client intake, temporary and permanent relief, mediation, children’s issues and discovery. During the webcast, he answered specific questions from attorneys.“Practicing family law…

Richard West Speaks at Florida AAML Review Course

   On January 26, 2018, Richard West, West Family Law Group, and Melinda Gamot, The Gamot Law Firm, spoke on the Bounds of Advocacy & Ethics to an audience of 1,600 attendees of the Florida American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ 2018 Marital & Family Law Review Course in Orlando. Richard is proud to be a member…

West Family Law Group Ranked Among 2018 Best Law Firms

Board Certified Specialist Richard West and Associate Shane Herbert, attorneys at West Family Law Group, ranked among the 2018 Best Law Firms in America by U.S. News and Best Lawyers.The West Family Law Group, led by attorney Richard D. West, has been ranked among the 2018 Best Law Firms in America by U.S. News and…