|Location:||Winter Park, Florida|
Mr. Zelman was born in Manhattan, New York, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maine. Mr. Zelman then attended and graduated from the University of Miami Law School in 1984. After law school, Mr. Zelman was employed as an Assistant State Attorney in Dade County (Miami), Florida, until 1988, at which time he joined the Office of Statewide Prosecution based in Orlando, Florida, handling complex multi-defendant racketeering cases. As an Assistant Statewide Prosecutor, Mr. Zelman prosecuted a racketeering case, which resulted in the seizure of over 5 million dollars, which was at that time the largest individual criminal asset forfeiture in state history. Mr. Zelman entered private practice, joining the firm in 1992. Since that time, Mr. Zelman has practiced extensively in the area of family law and is certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a family law mediator. Mr. Zelman has been married for 24 years. His wife is a homemaker, and they have a son and daughter attending college.
Year Joined Firm
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Criminal Law
- Personal Injury
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Certified Legal Specialties
- Certified Family Law Mediator, Supreme Court of Florida
- Florida, 1984
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court District of Arizona
- U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
- University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida – 1984
- University of Maine B.A. – 1981
Past Employment Positions
- Dade County (Miami), Florida, Assistant State Attorney, 1988
Mr. Zelman successfully handled one of the first cases in the State of Florida involving modification of alimony related to co-habitation in a same sex relationship.
While working as a Statewide Prosecutor Mr. Zelman was involved in a case that resulted in the largest individual asset forfeiture in State history at that time.