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Father Friendly Attorneys

Listed below are attorneys whom have been appropriately vetted. They are licensed to practice and they understand the issues and challenges faced by fathers just like you. They are standing by to take your call to help you to maintain your relationship with your child(ren). Tell them we sent you!


Shameeza Shamie Embrey, Esq (Orange and Volusia Counties)

Shameeza S. Embrey has eleven (11) years of legal experience as a paralegal in a variety of general practice areas, including but not limited to, civil litigation, real property, family law and collections law.

Mrs. Embrey is the owner of the Law Office of Shameeza S. Embrey,LLC.  Prior to starting her own firm, she was a Paralegal, Realtor and Guardian Ad Litem in FL.

Mrs. Embrey is a graduate of FAMU College of Law in Orlando, FL.  While attending law-school in the evenings, she completed Trial practice, worked as a paralegal full time in the day all while carrying  her son to full term and caring for her daughter while her U.S. Navy husband was away serving our country.

Prior to Law School Mrs. Embrey earned her Bachelors from Keiser University.

Current Involvement

-Guardian Ad Litem Volunteer- 7th Judicial Circuit in FL since 2019

-The Salvation Army Volunteer, during the holidays since 2008

-Realtor -Florida, licensed since 2012

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John Elias (Broward County)

Attorney John Elias has dedicated over 30 years to providing comprehensive family law solutions to clients in Florida. With a deep understanding of the impact legal proceedings can have on families, he approaches each case with compassion and a commitment to achieving meaningful and lasting results. His extensive experience and familiarity with the local court system allow him to offer clients a clear overview of their case and set realistic expectations. John Elias's approach to providing upfront and honest legal representation has led to numerous successful outcomes and a loyal client base, with many referrals coming from former clients and fellow attorneys.

In his practice, Attorney Elias covers a wide range of family law areas, including adoption, alimony, child support, divorce, high asset divorce, high conflict divorce, domestic violence, family law appeals, termination of parental rights, and time-sharing & parenting plans. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1987 and is also authorized to practice in the U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida. John Elias's academic credentials include a J.D. from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio (1986), and a cum laude B.A. from Biscayne College (1980). With his extensive legal expertise and dedication to his clients, Attorney John Elias is a trusted advocate for those navigating the complexities of family law.

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Christina Andrea McKinnon (Miami-Dade and Broward Counties)

Attorney Christina A. McKinnon founded McKINNON LEGAL in 2004. Over the years, we have become one of the most sought-after firms in South Florida for family law and personal injury cases. Our strength lies in our creative problem-solving skills, honed by over a decade of focus on family law. Our understanding of the complicated issues we face together with our clients, along with the reputation that precedes us, frequently leads to efficiently negotiated resolutions to legal issues such as divorce, equitable distribution, child support, parenting plans, and alimony.

There is nothing more important than your family, which is why we put such a large focus on marital and family law here at McKINNON LEGAL. Obtaining a favorable result while avoiding the costs of litigation is our initial approach and ultimate goal. In the event litigation becomes necessary, our clients benefit from our vast experience and ability. We have faced and prevailed in courtrooms countless times. We are proud that the clients who we have represented are our greatest source of referrals. No matter what legal issue you or your family are facing, we will be there for you.

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Tamara Grossman (Broward County)

I'm Tamara Grossman, a dedicated family law attorney committed to providing compassionate and effective legal representation to individuals and families navigating challenging legal issues. Your well-being is at the heart of my practice, and I am here to guide you through the complexities of family law.

Background and Experience: I bring more than a decade of experience to the field of family law, having earned my Juris Doctor from New England School of Law. My journey in family law began with a passion for helping families during difficult times. I have since dedicated my career to assisting clients in various family law matters, including divorce, child custody, spousal support, and adoption.

Client-Centered Philosophy: At Grossman Family Law, I understand that family matters are deeply personal and emotionally charged. My approach is centered on understanding your unique situation, providing empathetic support, and crafting legal strategies that align with your specific needs and goals.

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