Welcome!  And thank you for visiting our website.  Your visit indicates that you are in the process of hiring an attorney which is not an easy task.  Your decision will rest on several important factors; however, the critical question that must be answered is: what makes the ideal attorney for you and your legal matter?

First, you need an attorney who is knowledgeable and who has experience in the subject area of your legal matter.  Second, you need an attorney who is aggressive but who also has the temperament to listen to your concerns and provide you with the proper, competent legal counsel.  Third, you need an attorney who is diligent and meticulous – one who makes sure that every “i” is dotted and every “t” is crossed.  We meet, and always try to exceed, all of these criteria.

We offer legal services to the South Florida community in the following practice areas

Family Law

  • Divorce

  • Annulment

  • Prenuptial Agreement

  • Child Custody

  • Child Support

  • Domestic Violence

  • Modification

Personal Injury

  • Auto Accident

  • Boating/Cruise Ship Accident

  • Wrongful Death

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Birth Injury

  • Slip and Fall Accident

  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Immigration Law

  • Petition For Alien Relative

  • Citizenship

  • Removal/Deportation

  • Deferred Action (DACA)

  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)


  • Wills

  • Estates

Advance Directives

  • Living Will

  • Durable Power of Attorney

  • Designation of Preneed Guardian

  • Designation of Health Care Surrogate

Real Estate

  • Real Estate Closing

  • Real Estate Litigation

Our main office is conveniently located in downtown Miami – within walking distance of the courthouses and of Metrorail/Metromover.

​Nothing on this website constitutes an offer to contract or creates a contract between a visitor to this website and Philmore O. Lake or Philmore O. Lake, P.A.  Before we represent a client, a Contract for Legal Services must be signed; there are no exceptions.

Additionally, this website and all of its contents are provided without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied.  By using this website, you acknowledge and agree that said use is at your own risk, and that Philmore O. Lake, and Philmore O. Lake, P.A., shall not be held liable, and shall be held harmless by you against any loss, suit, damage, claim or demand arising out of said use, including attorney's fees, costs, and expenses.  This agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, without regard to any conflict of law provisions.  Any dispute arising under this agreement shall be resolved exclusively by and in the courts of the State of Florida.

The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements.  Before you decide to hire an attorney, ask us to send you free, written information about our qualifications and experience.

245 SE 1st Street  •  Suite 317  •  Miami, Florida 33131
P:  (305) 377-0079



Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach​