Attorney Profile


Palm Beach Marital and Family Lawyer - Melinda P. GamotMelinda Penney Gamot
Practice Areas:
Marital and Family Law

Melinda is an AV-rated attorney who practices marital and family law exclusively, focusing on cases involving complex marital estates and unique issues concerning children and property.  Her prior experience as a commercial litigator provide her the skills necessary to try complex litigation disputes successfully, and to resolve a myriad of other issues that arise in the practice of family law. 

Born and raised in Palm Beach County, Florida, Melinda graduated with high honors from the University of Florida.  She earned her J.D., with honors, at the University of Florida Law School.  Melinda was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1978 and to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States in 2007.  She is also a member of The Colorado Bar.

Since 1992, Melinda has been board certified by The Florida Bar in marital and family law.  She is a fellow with the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML) as well as the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), where she is a past president of the Florida Chapter.

Melinda is active in The Florida Bar. She chaired and served on the Marital and Family Law Certification Committee for The Florida Bar for several years, and she remains active with the Bar’s Family Law Section as a member of its executive committee. She has chaired numerous committees for the Family law Section. Melinda was part of the original committee that compiled The Bounds of Advocacy, which was adopted by The Florida Bar’s Family Law Section.  Melinda is also a past co-chair of The Florida Bar’s Certification Review Committee, and she spent several years on the Legislative Committee.

Melinda’s community activities include serving on the board of directors of the Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society for several years, where she is currently a trustee.

Melinda has authored several articles and frequently lectures at Florida Bar and AAML sponsored seminars.  Recent lecture topics include alimony, litigating children’s issues, unequal distribution of assets, business valuations, preparing complex financial affidavits, and interpreting and understanding complex tax returns.

Aside from her passion for the law, Melinda is devoted to animals, particularly horses.  When she is not practicing law, Melinda is usually at her ranch or showing her cutting horses.  Melinda and her husband, Albert, live in Jupiter, Florida, with their Weimaraner, “ Beast.”