Log In

Sheldon Eliot Finman Edit Profile

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.


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


Worked at Sheldon E. Finman, P.A. (Fort Myers, Florida) specializing in Practice Limited to Divorce Law. Admitted to the bar, 1971, Florida. Florida Blue Key; Omicron Delta Kappa.

Certified Family Law Mediator, Florida Supreme Court. Master of the Bench, Calusa Inn of Court. Member: Lee County Bar Association.

The Florida Bar (Member, Family Law Section). Academy of Family Mediators (Practitioner Member). Association of Family Law Professionals (Co-Chair, 1995-1996 and Chair, 1996-1997).

Military: Captain, United States. Army, 1966-1968 (Board Certified Marital and Family Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education).


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.


  • Other Interests

    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.