Graduated in 1979 with a B.A. in Economics and Business from Chapman College in Anaheim, California. Graduated in May of 1983 with a Juris Doctor in law from the Holland Law Center at the University of Florida. Admitted to the Florida Bar in October of 1983.
Worked as an associate with the law firm of R. Patrick Phillips from 1983 to 1992, where I practiced general practice; however, in 1990, I turned my area of focus to marital and family law. In 1992, I became a partner in the law firm of Phillips & McMichen, P.A., and practiced solely in marital and family law until September 1995.
In September 1995, Orlando Family Attorney, Dorothy J. McMichen opened her own law firm, Dorothy J. McMichen, P.A. and in 2008, became the managing partner of McMichen, Cinami and Demps, PLLC. Our family law and divorce practice is exclusively devoted to marital and family law.
Year Joined Firm
Areas of Practice
Marital and Family Law
90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Certified Legal Specialties
Board Certified in Marital and Family Law, 2000
University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida J.D. – May, 1983 Chapman College, Anaheim, California B.A. – 1979 Major: Economics Major: Business
Honors and Awards
Recognized for Exceptional Pro Bono Service by the Supreme Court of Florida, 2004 SuperLawyers (2008) Received Legal Aid society of the Orange County Bar Award of Excellence in 1997 and 2005 AV Rated
Professional Associations and Memberships
American Bar Association, 1983 – Present Orange County Bar Association, 1983 – Present Seminole County Bar Association, 1983 – Present Lake County Bar Association, 2001 – Present Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers, 1983 – Present
Past Employment Positions
Dorothy J. McMichen, P.A., Partner, 1995 – 2008 Phillips & McMichen, P.A., Partner, 1992 – 1995 R. Patrick Phillips, Associate, 1983 – 1992