Brydger & Porras, LLP

Marital and Family Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Marital and Family Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Meet Our Attorneys

Gordon C. Brydger

  • Board Certified Marital and Family Law Attorney
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Past President, Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 10.0 AVVO Rating

Gordon C. Brydger was raised in Miami and went to college at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He graduated with honors and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Brydger received a scholarship to Emory University Law School in Atlanta, Georgia, where he served as an editor of the Emory Law Journal. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1977. His legal career began at a large firm in downtown Miami. In 1988, he opened his own practice in Fort Lauderdale and devoted his practice exclusively to marital and family law.

Mr. Brydger is a member of the Broward County Bar Association, where he served as chair of the Family Law Section from 1993-1994. He was also co-chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee from 1990-1992 and a member of the Judicial Selection and Tenure Committee from 1989-1991, for the Florida Bar.

Mr. Brydger is also a member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, where he served on the Executive Council from 1990-1997; on the Rules Committee from 1996-1999; and on the Family Law Section Legislative Committee from 1993-1994. He was co-chair of the Membership Committee from 1994-1995 and on the Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee from 1989-1991.

Mr. Brydger served on a Grievance Committee for the Florida Bar from 1992-1995, and he was the chairman in 1995. He was also a member of the Judicial Nominating Committee for the 17th Judicial Circuit from 1999-2003, and he served as chairman from 2001-2002.

Mr. Brydger served as president of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers from 2007-2008. The Academy is an organization dedicated to encouraging the study, improving the practice, elevating the strategy and advancing the cause of matrimonial law to better serve the welfare of the family in society. Mr. Brydger was on the Board of Managers for the Academy for several years and was chairman of the Legislation Committee in 2002.

Mr. Brydger lectures frequently for the Florida Bar and the Broward County Bar Association. From 2003-2007, he lectured on practice and procedure for the Florida Bar Family Law Section Certification Review Course.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Marital and Family Law Attorney, 1991
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer
  • Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Martindale Hubbell’s Bar Registration of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Broward Daily Business Review
  • Super Lawyers
  • AVVO 10.0 Rating

Published Works

  • “Grounds for Dissolution and Effect of Fault”, Florida’s Dissolution of Marriage Manuals, 1993

Representative Cases

  • Niederman v. Niederman, 60 So.3d 544 (4th DCA 2011)
  • Engar v. Raizen, 525 So.2d 470 (4th DCA 1989)
  • Forrest v. Forrest, 839 So.2d 839 (4th DCA 2003)
  • Donn v. Donn, 733 So.2d 581 (4th DCA 1999)
  • Altman v. Altman, 873 So.2d 523 (4th DCA 2004)
  • DeShambo v. Baratz, 421 So.2d 748 (4th DCA 1982)

Classes/Seminars

  • Practice and Procedure, Florida Bar Family Law Section Certification Review Course, 2003-2007
  • Dissolution Issues, State of Florida
  • Tax – 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Broward County Bar Association, Member
  • Broward County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair, 1993-1994
  • Broward County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Co-Chair, 1990-1992
  • Florida Bar, Judicial Selection, Member
  • Florida Bar, Tenure Committee, Member, 1989-1991
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Member
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Executive Council, 1990-1997
  • Florida Bar, Rules Committee, Member, 1996-1999
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section Legislative Committee, Member, 1993-1994
  • Florida Bar, Membership Committee, Co-Chair, 1994-1995
  • Florida Bar, Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, Member, 1989-1991
  • Florida Bar, Grievance Committee, 1992-1995
  • Florida Bar, Chairman, 1995
  • Florida Bar, Judicial Nominating Committee, 17th Judicial Circuit, Member, 1999-2003
  • Florida Bar, Chairman, 2001-2002
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, President, 2007-2008
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Broward Lawyers Care
  • Broward County Bar Mentor

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1977
  • Florida, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2009

Education

    • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, J.D. 1977
    •      Honors: Received Scholarship
    •      Law Journal: Emory Law Journal, Editor, 1975-1977

 

  • University of Florida, Gainesville, B.A. – 1974
  •      Graduated With Honors
  •      Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Gordon C. Brydger

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