The highly credentialed marital and family law attorneys Mark Flaherty & Angela Flaherty provide effective representation to their firm’s divorce and family law clients. They take the time to work closely with each client to understand their unique objectives and partner with clients on establishing and implementing the strategy that best serves each family in the short and long term.

    Mark Flaherty

    Mark T. Flaherty

    Mark Flaherty

    Trial attorney since 1997

    Professional Career:

    • Flaherty Law Firm, Partner/Trial Attorney, December, 2016 – present
    • Paderewski, Dannheisser and Flaherty, September, 1999 – November, 2016
    • Assistant State Attorney, 12th Judicial Circuit, September, 1997 – August, 1999

    Professional Activities and Affiliations:

    • Member, The Florida Bar and Sarasota County Bar Association
    • Member, The Florida Bar and Sarasota County Bar Association- Family Law Section
    • Member, The Sarasota County Bar Association Awards Committee (2010-2014)
    • Member, Board of Directors, The Florida Bar Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Division (2009-2010)
    • Member, Board of Directors, The Sarasota County Bar Association (2011-2013)
    • Founding Member, Sarasota Collaborative Family Law Professionals (2013-present)
    • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator (September, 2015 – present)

    Volunteer and Civic Activities:

    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast (2016-present)
    • Youth Athletic Coach
      • Miss Sarasota Softball
      • Sarasota Little League
      • Sarasota Cal Ripken Baseball
      • Sarasota Family YMCA Basketball
      • Ringling Redskins
      • FC Sarasota Soccer, recreation and travel soccer
      • Sarasota Heat Travel Softball
      • Team Mizuno Travel Softball
      • Santa Fe Inferno Travel Softball
    • Board of Directors
      • Sarasota YMCA – Babe Weiller Branch (2007-2009)
      • First United Methodist –Early Care Center (2003-2004)


    • AV Preeminent Peer Reviewed Martindale Hubbell Rating


    • Florida State University College of Law, J.D. with Honors, 1997
    • Colby College, Waterville, ME, B.A., 1992


    • Raised in Reading, MA
    • Resident of Sarasota, FL since 1997
    • Married to Angela Flaherty and raising three children
  • Angela D. Flaherty

    Angela D. Flaherty

    Trial attorney since 1997

    Areas of Law

    • Marital Agreements
    • Family Law
    • Criminal Defense
    • Civil Practice
    • Criminal Law
    • Appellate Practice

    Florida State University, Class of 1997, J.D. with honors

    Florida State University, Class of 1994, B.S.
  • Our experienced group of attorneys handle cases in Sarasota, Manatee, Desoto, Hillsborough, Charlotte and Lee Counties


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