A husband and wife team of lawyers dedicated to providing you with the best possible representation.
May L. Cain
May Cain is a former Judge in Miami-Dade County, who was appointed to the bench in 1990 by the Governor of Florida. She now concentrates her practice in all areas of complex family law matters. They include: dissolution of marriage; domestic violence; custody disputes; child support; paternity; prenuptial agreements, post nuptial agreements and domestic partnerships. She is an experienced trial attorney in civil litigation and has handled hundreds of appeals. She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator and is also a Collaboratively-trained attorney.
May is an educator and has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Barry University since 1986. She created a Family Law class at Barry and teaches on many legal subjects. She is a frequent lecturer for Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Mediation Education programs.
May is a Past President of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Miami-Dade Chapter and continues to act as a mentor to members of the organization. She was the second woman in the history of the Florida Bar to Chair the Editorial Board of the Florida Bar Journal and News. She has served on the Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee, on the Executive Council of the General Practice Section of the Florida Bar, served on the Family Law Section Rules Committee, Lawyer Referral Service Committee and the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee. May has been Guest Editor for special issues of the Florida Bar Journal. She has served as a Hearing Officer for the Miami-Dade County School Board. May also served on the Parents Council at the University of Miami for several years.
May is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Institute, the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Miami-Dade Chapter, the American Association for Justice, the Dade County Bar Association, and is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.
She began her legal career practicing law with her father. May obtained her Juris Doctor Degree from DePaul University School of Law in 1980, and also attended the University of Miami School of Law. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Northwestern University.
May is an AV Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, part of an elite group of the top 10% of all attorneys. She has held this most prestigious peer review rating for many years, achieving the agency’s highest marks for both competency and ethics. She has been named one of South Florida’s Top Lawyers and one of the Best Litigation Attorneys in Miami.
William J. Snihur, Jr.
Bill Snihur practices in the areas of business transactions, civil litigation, wills & trusts, probate matters, code compliance and civil appeals. Bill is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Barry University, where he teaches several courses, including Civil Litigation, Business Law, Legal Research, Legal Writing and Probate Law, in addition to other areas. He has given lectures for various legal organizations and has written articles and edited publications on various legal topics. Bill has also been Guest Editor for special issues of the Florida Bar Journal.
He has served on the Editorial Board of the Florida Bar Journal and News, is a former Editor of the Broward County Bar Association’s Barrister, Chair of the Publications Committee of the Broward County Bar Association, served on the Membership Committee of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Board of Directors of the North Dade Bar Association. Additionally, he is actively involved with the American Association for Justice.
Bill obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 1985, and his Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in International Finance and Marketing, from the U.
Prior to his career in law, Bill was a classical pianist. He has held positions as organist and choir director at several churches. He attended Mount St. Mary’s College (now University) in Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of California at Los Angeles, Aspen Music School, and the Interlochen Arts Academy, where he studied Classical Piano Performance.
His background served him well as he became very involved in the arts scene in South Florida. He served on the Executive Committee, Board of Governors, Board of Trustees and Presidents Council, of the Florida Philharmonic. He was appointed to the Philharmonic’s Annual Fund Campaign Leadership, Long Range Planning Committee, and was President and Founder of the Philharmonic Affiliate, MAESTRO Broward, and Co-Founder and Director of Finance of MAESTRO Dade. He also served as Board liaison to all Philharmonic affiliate organizations. Bill served on the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Wine & Food, South Florida Chapter, and was editor of its publication, The New World Times. He served on the Parents Council at the University of Miami for several years.
Bill is an AV Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, a member of an elite group of the top 10% of all attorneys. He has held this most prestigious peer review rating for many years, achieving the agency’s highest marks for both competency and ethics. He has been listed in Who’s Who in American Law and has been named one of South Florida’s Top Lawyers and one of the Best Litigation Attorneys in Miami.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
[Former] Judge Cain represents all my business interests, including litigation and appellate matters, both as a defendant and as a plaintiff…She has a killer instinct in analyzing the pros and cons…thereby saving us hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years.
May assisted me with a complex case, involving enforcement of a post-divorce marital settlement agreement, and a civil matter with a domestic violence component…She not only provided stellar legal representation, but she was also understanding and compassionate…Her knowledge of criminal law and prior experience in the field played a big role in my case. I will be forever grateful for her strength, poise and expertise.
As a father I was handed a pretty unfair final judgment from the courts after taking my daughter’s mother to trial to fight for equal time sharing. I…lost everything I was fighting for until I hired May to help me with an appeal. May represented me successfully on the appeal and then in the trial court afterwards. It was an uphill battle but she fought and fought to get me more time sharing with my daughter and my child support adjusted correctly. A pit bull in the courtroom who knows the law and the system very well and will fight to make sure you get what you are owed. My only regret was not finding May quick enough to help me with my initial trial. I highly recommend her and will definitely use her for representation in the future if needed.
I was going through a rough divorce and had spoken with a few attorneys but as soon as I met Ms. Cain, I knew she would do a great job. Ms Cain made me feel very comfortable and was there for me every step of the way. She really listened to what I needed and I was very satisfied with her services…I highly recommend her and was very happy with the outcome!
May Cain first represented me over 25 years ago, for both family and civil litigation legal issues. I was so pleased with the level of attention and sound advice that not only do I continue to employ her whenever I need quality service, I recommend her to all close family and friends…
May Cain is an amazing attorney that has answered all my questions…and demonstrates a great knowledge in the case and in the best direction to go moving forward. I thank her for her knowledge in the field during a very difficult time in my life. I have and will continue to recommend her to anyone in need of an attorney.
Over the past 15 years as a property manager and owner, I have had occasion to file lawsuits and appeals against tenants, government agencies and city hall. His recommendations are clear, precise and methodical…In the many cases where Mr. Snihur represented me, we obtained a superior settlement, saving me hundreds of thousands of dollars and invaluable peace of mind.
Mr. Snihur created his first contract for one of my businesses in 1989. Over the years he continues to handle all our real estate and corporate matters, contracts and business agreements. All documents are carefully crafted and structured. His level of attention to detail ensured that not one of these documents has been successfully challenged.
Mr. Snihur takes care of my personal requirements, such as living wills, wills and advises me on all other legal matters…His advice has always been spot-on and helpful…
Bill has helped myself, my family and our businesses on a number of occasions. We have used him for several types of legal services and he has been well prepared, informative and knowledgeable each time. I would highly recommend Bill to anyone looking for legal services.
Bill is pleasant, listens to my concerns carefully and crafts responses that skillfully present a client’s viewpoints and anticipates what the challenges might be and prepares for them very well.
We hired William Snihur to handle our business concerns and personal matters as well. William was very knowledgeable and very attentive to our issues and handled them in a timely manner. I would highly recommend him.