Our Attorneys

advocating for your legal rights – and your best interests

 

 

West Family Law Group attorneys practice marital and family law exclusively. We are committed to the prompt resolution of family law issues through creative problem solving. Our firm employs mediation, arbitration and collaborative law as alternatives to litigation whenever possible, lessening emotional and financial trauma for our clients.

 
 
 

Richard West

Board Certified Specialist, Marital and Family Law
407.425.8878

 

After litigating financially complex and high asset divorces for over 25 years, Richard 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 is known for his understanding, creativity and compassion to help clients achieve the results they want for their families.

Richard is board certified in Marital and Family Law by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He practices exclusive in marital and family law. Board certification is The Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation of the competency and experience of attorneys in the 26 areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Board certified lawyers are evaluated for professionalism and tested for expertise. Seven percent of eligible Florida Bar members, approximately 4,800 lawyers, are board certified. For further information on Florida Bar Board Certification, click here.

Richard has extensive experience in the representation of professional athletes and other public figures with the utmost regard for protecting his clients from media exposure and overly invasive discovery practices. His experience includes cases dealing with complex financial matters, such as the valuation of closely held corporations, professional practices, trusts and incentive stock options.

A divorced father himself, he understands, from both a personal and professional perspective, what it takes to have a "successful” divorce. While his practice is primarily in Central Florida, which encompasses Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, Volusia and Lake Counties, he handles cases nationwide.

Recognized as an innovator when it comes to the combination of family law and technology, he enjoys sharing his legal knowledge with others and frequently speaks at legal seminars and conferences.

Credentials
Board Certified Specialist, Marital and Family Law, Florida Bar Association
Board Certified Specialist, Marital and Family Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy
AV rated by Martindale Hubbell

Honors
Top 50 Florida Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2018
Top 100 Florida Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2018, 2016, 2015
Best Lawyers, Orlando Magazine, 12+ years
Legal Elite, Florida Trend, 12+ years
Orlando’s Lawyer of the Year, Family Law, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2018, 2016, 2012
West Family Law Group, ranked among the 2018 Best Law Firms in America by U.S. News and Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers® and The Best Lawyers in America©, 12+ years

Education
J.D., South Texas College of Law Houston
BA, English, University of South Florida

Affiliations
Member, Family Law Section, Florida Bar Association
Member, Orange County Bar Association
Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers
Co-Chair, Ad Hoc Bounds of Advocacy Committee, Family Law Section, Florida Bar Association, 2017-18
Member, Central Florida Family Inn of Court
Member, Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida
Member, Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Past President, Florida chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Past Chairman, Family Law Section, Florida Bar Association, 2003-04

Community Advocacy
Team Gamez Foundation
Central Florida Women’s League

 

Adam R. Sackrin

Attorney at Law
407.425.8878

Adam R. Sackrin practices marital and family law. He is committed to the prompt resolution of family law issues through creative problem solving. He employs mediation, arbitration and collaborative law as alternatives to litigation whenever possible, lessening emotional and financial trauma for his clients.
Adam has experience guiding family members through many kinds of legal situations, from the amicable to the contentious and combative. Recognizing that these disputes are often more emotional because of the family relationships involved, Adam provides thoughtful advice and counsel during potentially traumatic times and is adept at using leverage to apply pressure — or get aggressive — when the case calls for it. Paying close attention to every detail, Adam believes it is easier to resolve a case on favorable terms when you are more prepared than the other side.

A product of the University of Miami School of Law, Adam received highest honors and the Book Award for his performance in Litigation Skills, which culminated in a trial before a real jury, and was a competing member of the Trial Team. He also served as a certified legal intern in the Miami-Dade Office of the Public Defender and advocated for victims and children as an intern with the felony domestic violence unit of the Broward County State Attorney’s Office. In his practice, he has extensive experience representing parties pursuing or defending Domestic Violence Injunction proceedings, often on short notice.

Focusing his practice on family law issues, Adam began his legal career in his hometown of Miami and has appeared in courts all over the state of Florida. The son of two board certified attorneys in South Florida, Adam has handled and resolved an array of cases involving family law litigation, probate and trust litigation, incapacity and guardianship litigation, domestic/sexual violence injunctions, landlord/tenant and commercial disputes, and real estate matters. He has extensive experience representing clients with diminished capacity and/or their family members. He brings his knowledge and skill in these related areas of the law to every client he assists.

Adam resides in Winter Park and in his free time can be found on the tennis court or playing with Phoebe, his two-year-old boxer/pit mix rescue pup.

Credentials

Member, Florida Bar Association

Education

University of Miami School of Law – J.D.
The Florida State University – B.S. Political Science

Affiliations

Member, Family Law Section, Florida Bar Association
Member, Orange County Bar Association
Young Lawyers Division, Florida Bar Association
Member, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International
Member, Pi Sigma Alpha
National Political Science Honor Society