logo logo

Sheldon Eliot Finman

Sheldon Eliot Finman, American lawyer, mediator. Bar: Florida 1971; certified family law mediator and arbitrator; certified marital, family law, 1985. Named AU Rated lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell; named one of Florida Super Lawyers, 2006.


  • Finman, Sheldon Eliot was born on August 25, 1943 in Tampa, Florida, United States. Son of Oscar E. and Shirley E. Finman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Florida, 1965. Juris Doctor, University Florida, 1971.


    • Associate Robinson, Ginsburg et al, Sarasota, Florida, 1971—1973, Allen Knudsen et al, Fort Myers, 1973—1975, partner, 1975—1977. Private practice, since 1977. Family law mediator Sheldon E. Finman Mediation Services, Fort Myers, since 1983.

      Member family steering committee Florida Supreme Court, 2000—2002. Speaker in field.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Florida 1971; certified family law mediator and arbitrator. Certified marital, family law, 1985.


    Executive board Lee County Young Men’s Christian Association, Fort Myers, 1976-1980, Southwest Florida Sports Association, Inc., Fort Myers, 1976-2000. Captain United States Army, 1966-1968. Master: Calusa Inn of Court.

    Member: Association Family Conciliation Courts (president Florida chapter 2003, board directors, Florida), Association Family Law Professionals (charter president 1995-1997, executive board), Florida Bar Association.



    Health and fitness, racquetball, hiking, reading.


    • Married Bonnie I. Finman, January 16, 1966 (divorced September 1976). 1 child, Seth; married Lynn E. Finman, June 18, 1978. Children: Jennilynn, Julia Lynn.
    • father: Oscar E.
    • mother: Shirley E. Finman
    • spouses: Bonnie I. Finman
    • Lynn E. Finman
    • children: Seth Finman
    • Jennilynn Finman
    • Julia Lynn Finman
    See on larger map
    Born August 25, 1943
    (age 74)