Gwen L. Kellman
Gwen L. Kellman
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Gwen is a native Floridian, born in Lakeland and raised in Bartow where she was an avid water skier. She has always been interested in law and after graduating from high school she attended Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida. To help pay for school Gwen worked as a paralegal at the police academy. Upon graduation with her Associates degree in legal assisting she attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland and worked full time for the Department of Corrections as a Probation and Parole assistant making home visits to individuals on probation and offenders that had been released from prison.
She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Work and a minor in Psychology. Upon graduation from college she worked as a public school social worker for about four years. She ultimately came to a crossroad when deciding on going back to school for an advanced degree. She decided a law degree rather than a graduate degree in social work was the way to go and thus began her legal training.
Gwen moved to Fort Lauderdale to attend Nova University Law School. While in law school she became active in moot court to get a head start on a career as a litigator. In 1989, Gwen was admitted to the Florida Bar. She also became a member of the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Florida and Middle District of Florida. She has practiced law in both the public and the private sector. She started out as a certified legal intern with the West Palm Beach State Attorneys office in the misdemeanor division and handled numerous jury and bench trials. Subsequently, she decided to explore the area of matrimonial law including mediation and volunteer work as a guardian ad litum. She has been employed by Legal Aid Service of Broward County, in a private firm, had her own practice, and worked as the Supervising attorney for the family intake pro se and injunction divisions in Broward County for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit. While working in the family court division she served on the Broward Domestic Violence Council, a group dealing with domestic violence issues and comprised of attorneys and judges. Additional legal work before coming to Jacobson, Sobo, and Moselle included general practice, landlord tenant law, collections, and work as a Juvenile Diversion Coordinator for a first time offender program and as a high school teacher of Street Law.
Gwen is a dedicated single mom of her charming, beautiful, and talented ten year old daughter, Danielle. Together they share responsibility for their dog Snowball, a charming beautiful and talented Japanese Chin. When Gwen is not at work she is busy spending time with Danielle at her various dance classes, competitions, film and theater workshops, acting auditions and performances. Gwen was first bitten by the travel bug in her senior year in college when she got the opportunity to study abroad in England and traveled to Ireland and France. Since then she has traveled with her daughter to Manhattan to see Broadway shows and London to see shows in the West End and to Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Virginia, Vermont to snow ski.
In order to maintain a flexible schedule so she can spend time with her daughter, Gwen no longer goes to court but is responsible for post judgment asset review and discovery so that the firm can maintain its high recovery percentages. Gwen enjoys her work at the firm and especially loves the family friendly atmosphere of Jacobson, Sobo & Moselle.