Our Attorneys

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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

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From Richard's interview for the Masters of Family Law series on ReelLawyers.com.

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. 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
  • 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

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From Adam's interview for the Masters of Family Law series on ReelLawyers.com.

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

Susan W. Savard

Board Certified Specialist, Marital and Family Law

407.425.8878

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Susan has dedicated her entire career to serving families in transition. She graduated from Barry University School of law in 2005 Magna Cum Laude and Co-Valedictorian of her class in 2005. Prior to her law school career, Susan was a Family Law Paralegal for 25 years.

Susan has excelled in the family law forum since becoming an attorney. She became Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Marital and Family Law in 2011 and has been Board Certified in this area of law since then. She is recognized as one of the top family lawyers in the nation by Best Lawyers in America since 2018. This designation is made by peer review.

Susan has served the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar in multiple roles as chair, co-chair, or vice chair of many of the Section’s committees. She has received multiple achievement and service awards from the Family Law Section. Although not currently serving in an active role, she continues to author chapters for the Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education publications, including chapters on Modification of Alimony, Discovery, Proceedings before General Magistrates and Child Support Hearing Officers as well as the overview chapter for Florida Marriage Contracts.

Susan’s other writings have been published in the Florida Bar Journal on several occasions including “The Commingling of Non-marital and Marital Funds: Untangling the Changing Character of Assets in Equitable Distribution,” The Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 89, No. 7, July/August, 2015, “Through the Eyes of a Child: Impact and Measures to Protect Children in High-Conflict Family Law Litigation,” The Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 84, No. 4, April 2010, and “The Presumptions of Privette: Have They Perished with the Coming of Daniel and Disestablishment of Paternity,” The Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 83, No. 3, March, 2009. She has also been published on many occasions in The Family Law Commentator, the quarterly publication of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar.

In addition to her legal writings, Susan has lectured extensively through the Family Section of the Florida Bar and the Orange County Family Law Committee on various issues relating to marital and family law.

On the personal side, Susan is dedicated to her family, grandchildren and close friends, all of whom she treasures. Gardening and spending time with family and friends are her favorite pastimes.

Credentials

  • Member, Florida Bar Association
  • Board Certified Specialist, Marital and Family Law, Florida Bar Association

Honors

  • Best Lawyers ®  2018 forward

Education

  • J.D., Barry University School of Law, Magna Cum Laude
  • B.S., Human Services, Thomas Edison State University, High Honors

Affiliations

  • Member, Family Law Section, Florida Bar Association
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • Member, Central Florida Family Inn of Court