Mr. Schutz’s Professional Background
Representing Palm Beach clients exclusively in family law cases for more than 21 years, Mr. Schutz is widely regarded as a marital and family law expert. He is Board Certified in marital and family law by The Florida Bar, and Nationally Board Certified as a Family Trial Advocate through the NBTA. As a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Mr. Schutz is committed to elevating the standards and improving the practice of family law. Fellows of the AAML are generally recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family lawyers, with a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity. Also, Mr. Schutz is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. The IAFL is a worldwide association of practicing lawyers who are recognized by their peers as the most experienced and expert family law specialists in their respective countries. Florida Trend Magazine again named John F. Schutz one of its Legal Elite, which represents the top 2% of family law attorneys in the State of Florida as selected by other lawyers. He has been named a “Super Lawyer” for the last seven years in a row.
Mr. Schutz frequently lectures at continuing legal education seminars sponsored by The Florida Bar, and in his past role as a long standing member of the Family Law Section Continuing Legal Education Committee, has produced many seminars on family law issues. He also was past Chair of The Florida Bar Grievance Committee (15D) investigating allegations of misconduct by other lawyers. Mr. Schutz continues to devote a portion of his practice to representing less fortunate clients referred to him by the local Legal Aid Society and the National Center for Exploited and Missing Children.