The firm, originally known as The Orlando Family Firm, was founded in 2009 by attorney Jonathan Simon, who is now the Chief Executive Officer of Orlando Legal and a Board Certified Expert in Marital and Family Law. Although Jonathan was a young lawyer at the time, he had already gained substantial experience as a litigator and family law attorney at two larger law firms in Orlando, and he recognized that the Central Florida community had a need for family law attorneys that could provide attentive, effective representation to clients with a wide range of legal needs in the family law arena.
He named the firm The Orlando Family Firm with the goal of eventually including more family law attorneys with various skill sets and levels of experience so that the firm could provide representation and additional resources to more clients. The firm’s motto was “compassionate and aggressive,” which was consistent with the reputation Jonathan and the firm quickly developed with its clients and within the legal community. Jonathan’s entrepreneurial spirit and high-level litigation skills were the driving force behind the fast growth of The Orlando Family Firm, which began to attract attorneys who wanted to be part of a unique, innovative, and growing company.
Growing with Orlando and the Central Florida Community
In the years since its founding, the firm has grown substantially in number of attorneys and staff and in the number and breadth of practice areas. The Orlando Family Firm frequently handled cases for its clients outside of family law in order to meet their needs for estate planning, business matters, collections, appeals, and personal injury representation, among other areas. While the firm grew to include many more family law attorneys, the firm also hired attorneys who handle many other types of cases, including business litigation, employment law, immigration, personal injury, estates and trusts, mediation, criminal defense, appellate and real estate. Eventually, the time came to create a new entity that more accurately conveyed the full-service nature of the firm, and The Orlando Family Firm became Orlando Legal.
Today, Orlando Legal is a firm that still houses the experienced, respected family law attorneys that were so integral to the growth and success of The Orlando Family Firm, and Orlando Legal continues to provide effective and skilled representation to its family law clients in cases involving divorce, modification, relocation, paternity, prenuptial agreements, and all other family law issues. In addition, Orlando Legal represents individuals, families and small and large businesses in litigation, appeals, mediation, and in real estate, immigration, employment, estate planning, personal injury, and criminal matters.
In addition to the firm’s dedication to the legal representation of its clients, the firm and its attorneys and staff are dedicated to community service. The firm supports many charitable organizations, including the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation, Legal Aid, the Smith Center, Athlete Connections Foundation, Community Food and Outreach Center, the Faine House and many more.