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Cyrus K. Toufanian, Esq.
J. Harley Toufanian, Esq.

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Cyrus K. Toufanian, Esq.

Practice Area

Criminal Defense

Professional Experience

Former Assistant State Attorney, Palm Beach County
Former Civil Defense Attorney, Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, Esq.

Mr. Toufanian has tried over 150 jury and non-jury trials. He has successfully litigated many high-profile and serious felony cases including but not limited to Domestic Battery (misdemeanor and felony), DUI, Theft (misdemeanor and felony), Perjury, Drug Cases (possession, sale, and trafficking), Attempted Murder, Sexual Battery, Robbery, Carjacking, Kidnapping, Driving Under a Suspended License (misdemeanor and felony), Violation of Injunction, Firearm cases (including 10/20/Life), PRR, HFO, HVFO, VCC, Violations of Probation, and Burglary. In addition, he was appointed by the Governor of the State of Florida to handle sensitive cases.

Bar Admissions

Florida, 2004
   (Board Certified Criminal Trial Law 2011-2021)
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2005

Education

DePaul University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, Juris Doctor, 2004
Certificate in Health Law

Union College, Schenectady, New York, Bachelor of Science, 2000
Dual major (Biology and Sociology)

Professional Associations and Memberships

Palm Beach County Bar Association
   (Judicial Relations Committee 2011-2018)
   (Criminal Practice Committee 2011-2018)
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
   (Palm Beach Chapter Representative 2015-2019)
Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
   (Secretary 2011-2012)
   (Board Member 2012-2013; 2014-2015)

Languages

Farsi

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J. Harley Toufanian, Esq.

Practice Area

Marital and Family Law

Ms. Toufanian handles all aspects of a divorce case from pre-suit through appeal. Her practice areas include complex family law cases involving marital agreements (prenuptial and postnuptial agreements), divorce, spousal support (alimony), child custody and visitation, child relocation, child support, identification and valuation of assets and liabilities, division of marital property and debt (equitable distribution), mediation, domestic violence injunction (restraining order) cases, jurisdictional disputes, paternity, modification and enforcement proceedings of both domestic and foreign judgments, and appeals in family law cases. In addition to complex and high asset cases, Ms. Toufanian handles uncontested and simple dissolution of marriage cases.

Professional Experience

Associate, Fisher & Bendeck, P.A., West Palm Beach, Florida (2008-2012)

Law Clerk, The Honorable Bobby W. Gunther, Fourth District Court of Appeal, West Palm Beach, Florida (2005-2007)

Ms. Toufanian’s diverse background in complex family law litigation and appellate practice afford her a unique perspective and capability when representing people in litigation. Since graduating law school, Ms. Toufanian has resided and practiced law in Palm Beach County. She began her legal career by serving a two-year law clerkship with The Honorable Bobby W. Gunther of the Fourth District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach, Florida. Following her clerkship, she spent over four years as an associate with Fisher & Bendeck, P.A., where she exclusively practiced marital and family law focusing on complex and high asset divorce cases. In 2012, Ms. Toufanian decided to join her husband, Cyrus K. Toufanian, to continue her practice of marital and family law.

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 2002)
  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida (Juris Doctor, 2005)

        • Member, Moot Court Board, 2003-2005

Bar Admissions

The Florida Bar, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section (2008-2018)
  • Craig S. Barnard American Inn of Court (2009-2018)
  • Susan Greenberg Family Law American Inn of Court of the Palm Beaches (2014-2018)
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Family Law Practice Committee (2008-2018)
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Judicial Relations Subcommittee (2011-2018)
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section (2005-2018)
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers (2005-2013)

Community Activities

  • Junior League of the Palm Beaches (2013-2018)

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