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Lewis R. Shafer

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Boca Raton, Florida

Lewis R. Shafer settles family law matters before they grow overly complicated by emotional issues. He focuses litigation efforts on the pertinent issues of property division and support obligations that truly matter to his clients. His practical guidance steers clients away from the pitfalls of unnecessary litigation fees spent hashing out frivolous legalities.

In addition to being a highly qualified attorney, he also focuses on many general legal matters within the realm of civil law in Florida. Clients find his legal counsel informative, resourceful, and efficient. Problem-solving is his forte and he welcomes the challenge of resolving complex legal issues in a way that meets or exceeds his clients’ expectations.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Paternity
  • Modification
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Collection Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • New York, 1987
  • New Jersey, 1987
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida


  • Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1985
  • Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
    • B.B.A.
    • Honors: Beta Alpha Psi, Accounting Honor Society
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Advisory Board, Bank Atlantic
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Member, Professional Ethics and Attorney Fees Committees, 1998 - 2003
  • The Florida Bar, Member, Bar/Bench Committee , 1998 - 2003
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Member
  • The Florida Bar Speakers Bureau, Member


  • Alpha Epsilon Pi

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Shafer Cohen, LLP
5550 Glades Road, Suite 250
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: 561-826-1600
Fax: 561-826-1700
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