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Gerald I. Kornreich

Board Certified Marital and Family Lawyer
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Fellow

Born in Brooklyn, New york
gkornreich@kornreichlaw.com

Education

  • 1974 – J.D., University of Miami Law School
  • 1973 – University of Exeter Law School – Exeter, England – Summer International Law Program, Certificate of Completion
  • 1971 – B.A., American University, Honors in Political Science
  • 1968 – Miami Beach Senior High School

Bar And Court Admissions

  • 2007 – United States Supreme Court
  • 1981 – United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • 1975 – Florida, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • 1975 – Florida Bar

Florida Bar Certifications

  • 2015 – Recertified: Florida Bar Board of Certification, Marital and Family Law*
  • 2010 – Recertified: Florida Bar Board of Certification, Marital and Family Law
  • 2005 – Recertified: Florida Bar Board of Certification, Marital and Family Law
  • 2000 – Recertified: Florida Bar Board of Certification, Marital and Family Law
  • 1995 – Recertifed: Florida Bar Board of Certification, Marital and Family Law
  • 1990 – Recertified: Florida Bar Board of Certification, Marital and Family Law
  • 1985 – Florida Bar Board of Certification, Marital and Family Law (First Group Certified in Florida)

*Gerald I. Kornreich is one of only two lawyers in Miami-Dade County to be Board Certified in Marital and Family Law seven consecutive times.

Martindale-Hubell Rating

  • Rated by Martidale-Hubbell Law Directory – “AV”, 1990-Present

Awards & Honors

  • Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award – Florida Supreme Court
  • Florida Bar President’s Award – Eleventh Judicial Circuit
  • Judge Richard Yale Feder Professionalism Award
  • Top Family Lawyer Award, Dade County Bar Association
  • Top Domestic Violence Lawyer Award, Dade County Bar Association
  • Honorable Theodore Klein Award Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • YWCA “W” Award for Outstanding Service to Women and Children of Greater Miami-Dade
  • “Sand Beneath My Feet” Professionalism Award, The Florida Bar
  • Richard Milstein Award for Excellence Dade County Bar Association

Professional Acknowledgement & List

  • 2000-2007 Best Lawyers in America
  • 1996-2010 Florida Trends Florida Legal Elite (Top 1.6 % of lawyers in state named by peers)
  • Super Layer
  • Law Dragon
  • Legal Trend Top Law Firm

Professional Associations

  • 2004-2005 – Co-Chair Eleventh Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC)
  • 2003-2005 – Florida Bar Legal Needs of Children Committee Member Appointed by President of Florida Bar
  • 2002-2006 – Eleventh Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (selected by Florida Bar and appointed by Governor Bush)
  • 1999-2017 – The First Family Law Inn of Court Chair – Pro Bono/Good Deeds
  • 1999-2002 – The Florida Bar Commission on the Legal Needs of Children – Vice Chair
  • 1998-1999 – The First Family Law Inn of Court – President
  • 1994-2017 – Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 1992-2017 – The First Family Inn of Court Master of the Bench
  • 1994-2005 – The First Family Law Inn of Court Executive Council (Board of Directors)
  • 1982-2017 – The Florida Bar (Member, Family Law Section)
  • 1999 – National Association of Women Judges Annual Conference, Co-Chairman Friends Committee
  • 1997 – The First Family Law Inn of Court President Elect/Legal Counsel
  • 1994-1997 – Florida Bar Family Law Section Domestic Violence Committee
  • 1996 – The First Family Law Inn of Court – CLE/Program Chairman
  • 1995 – The First Family Law Inn of Court – Secretary
  • 1993-1994 – Florida Bar Family Law Section Pro Bono Mentor Program
  • 1993-1994 Pro Bono Volunteer Domestic Violence Program
  • 1993 – Greater Miami Jewish Federation Pro Bono Committee
  • 1991-1993 – Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (Director at Large, Family Law Section Board of Directors)
  • 1989-1990 – Dade County Bar (Chairman, Family Law Courts Committee)
  • 1989-1990 – American Bar (Member, Family Law Section, Trial Techniques Committee)
  • 1988-1989 – Dade County Bar (Vice-Chairman, Family Law Courts Committee)
  • 1985-1988 – The Florida Bar, Family Law Section Rules Committee, Secretary

Lectures & Panels List

  • 1985-2017 Moderator and Chair of the Dade Legal Aid Annual View from the Bench Seminar
  • 2005 – Cuban American Bar Association Demystifying the Judicial Nominating Committee”
  • 2002 – U.S. Attorney’s Office Pro Bono Domestic Violence and Guardian Ad Ad Litem Semina
  • 2001 – LEAP Project Community Collaborations: representing Victims of Domestic Violence
  • 2000 – The Florida Bar Continuing Education Committee and the Business Law Section hat You Always Wanted to Know About the Impact of Bankruptcy But Were Afraid to Ask; Panel Speakers included: The Honorable Karen S. Jenneman and the Honorable Sandy L. Karlan
  • 1999-2005 – Numerous training sessions for Guardian Ad Litem and Pro Bono Lawyers
  • 1995 – Florida Association of Certified Public Accountants The Use of Demonstrative Aids in Matrimonial Trials
  • 1994 – Legal Aid Society Program Shared Parental Responsibility, Custody and Visitation
  • 1993 – Put Something Back Seminar: Discovery and Hearings
  • 1992 – Professional Education Systems, Inc., Florida Divorce Practice: Preparing for and Handling Temporary Relief Hearings and Temporary Attorneys Fees Hearing
  • 1990 – Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers Seminar: Temporary Attorneys Fees, Charging Liens and Fee Agreements
  • 1989 – The Florida Bar CLE Seminar: Defending the Accused Child Sexual Abuser in Juvenile Proceedings – Interdisciplinary Approach
  • 1987 – Dade County Bar Volunteer Lawyers and Family Court commited Should Children Be Seen But Not Heard? – “Role of Attorney Guardian Ad Litem”
  • 1990 – Dade County Domestic Violence Symposium – Topic Domestic Violence and Custody Law Panel – Dr. Doris Walker, Dr. William Samek, Ellen Leesfield, Esquire, Moderator – Judge Carol Gersten

Publications, TV Shows & Seminars

Publications

  • 1996 – Co-Author, The Florida Bar Continuing Education, Florida Dissolution of Marriage Manual; Fourth Edition: “Temporary Relief”
  • 1993-1996 – Course Material – Dade County Bar Association Pro Bono Seminars 1992 Author, Course material, Professional Education Systems, Inc., Florida Divorce Practice: “Preparing for and Handling Temporary Relief Hearings and Temporary Attorneys Fees Hearing”
  • 1990 – Author, Course material, Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers Seminar “Temporary Attorneys Fees, Charging Liens and Fee Agreements”
  • 1989 – Author, Florida Bar CLE course outline: “Defending the Accused Child Sexual Abuser in Juvenile Proceedings – Interdisciplinary Approach”
  • 1986 – Co-Author, Florida Bar CLE Course Outline: “Family Law and Corporations”
  • 1985 – Co-Author, Article: Florida Bar Journal “Imputing Income Proving the Unprovable”
  • 1985 – Co-Author, Florida Bar CLE course outline: “Privilege, Work Product and Compulsory Mental Examinations”

TV Shows

  • 2004 – Participant Counsel – Prime Time Live Thursday “War of the Roses”
  • 1985-1986 – Host – “You and the Law” Television Series

Seminars

Coordinator and/or Moderator

  • 1985-2017 Annual View from the Bench Seminar hosted by Dade Legal Aid*

*Gerald I. Kornreich was recognized with the Outstanding Leadership Award in 2017 by Dade Legal Aid for his dedication to recruiting hundreds of Pro Bono Guardian Ad Litem Attorneys and for moderating the View from the Bench Seminar for thirty-two (32) consecutive years.