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David W. Veliz

David is the managing partner of Veliz Katz Law centrally located in downtown Orlando. He has been providing a broad range of legal services to clients in the Central Florida area for over 25 years. David is a Florida native, having grown up in the Orlando area and is a graduate of Winter Park High School and the University of Central Florida. He is a graduate of John Marshall Law School located in Chicago, Illinois.

David is dedicated to providing the very best representation to his clients in the areas of Family Law, Juvenile Law and Probate Law, including Estate Planning and Guardianships. Throughout his legal career he has assisted many families not only in the Central Florida area but also through the State of Florida.

David's goal is to be the premier law firm in Veliz Katz Law's areas of practice. As part of his efforts, he has assembled a top team of attorneys, paralegals and support staff to ensure that his clients receive the highest level of legal representation possible. He and his team will work aggressively to achieve the solution and outcome that works best for you.

David is an active member of the community. He volunteers his time providing pro bono services to the Legal Aid Society as a Guardian Ad Litem for children in need. He has also served as a Board Member of the Legal Aid Society and as a member of a Florida Bar Grievance Committee, as well as being the recipient of numerous prestigious awards.


The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois J.D. June 1989

University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida B.A. Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences, August 1986


Florida Bar, Juvenile Court Rules Committee, Member 1993-1994

Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Member 1994-2016

Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Committee, Member 1994-2016

Orange County Bar Association, Teen Education Committee, Member 1995-1997

Orange County Bar Association, Entertainment Law Committee, Member 1996-1998

Sports Lawyers Association, Member 1997-2000

Florida Bar, Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law, Member 1997-2000

American Bar Association, Member 2000-2002

Legal Aid Society, Board of Trustees 2002-2005

Florida Bar, Grievance Committee B, Member 2005-2008

Hispanic Bar Association, Member 1995-Present


Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association Award of Excellence, 1999

Strathmore's BV-Rated Distinguished, 2000

Strathmore's Who's Who, 2000

Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award, 2015

American Registry's Most Honored Professionals, 2016

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review-Rated Distinguished, 2016

Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rated Preeminent, 2018

Recent Blog Posts


  • strong lawyer

    Imran Shams first went through his 2004 divorce without a lawyer. This led to continued problems as he recognized falsified information in court documents. When he needed to file for custody of his daughter, he knew it was time for a strong lawyer. David Veliz understood his situation, and worked...
  • solution that works

    When Ian Machicote separated from his son's mother, he knew he needed to protect his rights as a father. Veliz Katz Law was willing to listen to his story and fight for his parental rights. Veliz Katz Law was able to speed up the process and mediate a solution that works for both parents. Ian con...
  • insight and consideration

    When Brad thought him and his wife were going to get a divorce, he was worried about alimony. He was concerned about facing his wife's attorney alone and enlisted Veliz Katz Law for help in this difficult situation. Mr. Veliz litigated his case resulting in a significant reduction in the number o...
  • Anonymous Recommends David W. Veliz

    David Veliz at Veliz Katz Law knows the heartache associated with divorce. David and his team provide the support needed to guarantee you, your assets, custody, and family are protected. The team understands the necessity of a shoulder to lean on during difficult times and they are equipped in g...
  • Compassionate Attorney and Staff

    There is no greater pain a parent can endure than the loss of a child. This unimaginable tragedy turned Antonia Ortiz's life upside down when she lost her daughter. When her daughter passed away, Antonia had no way of accessing her daughter's checking account which put her finances in a difficult...
  • Mendy Hood Recommends David W. Veliz

    Amazing firm!
  • Ian Machicote Recommends David W. Veliz

    I began working with Mr. Veliz and his team late March 2016, and truly was best decision for me and my children. Mr. Veliz and his team ( Robin ) were there for me through all of the stages in family court. From our initial meeting to the final judgment everything was completed in a timely matter...
  • Rebecca Millan Recommends David W. Veliz

    They are very polite and helpful.
  • Kim Carter Recommends David W. Veliz

    David Veliz represented me in a probate case, in which other family members contested the will. He and his office staff were professional and went above and beyond in providing services. He and his team always returned phone calls, responded to emails, and answered questions in a timely manner. ...
  • I highly recommend Mr Veliz

    David Veliz represented me in my divorce case. He explained very well the amounts of alimony and children support, thinking about my greatest benefit. He and his paralegal took all the time to explain everything in Spanish. Mr Veliz and his team responded to all my phone calls and emails on a tim...
  • Not only lawyer- but now family

    I've worked with David for almost 6 years now on multiple occasions regarding family law. He has been a wonderful, understanding and compassionate attorney. He works hard to find you a resolution for your situation and is always available to answer any questions, concerns or ideas. He is prompt, ...
  • Great Firm?

    Great firm! Best lawyer I have dealt with. Knew what would happen and how to approach it. No run around or anything.