John F. Schutz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in West Palm Beach, FL

Schutz & White LLP
 | 1001 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-228-6347
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

A partner at Schutz & White LLP, John F. Schutz guides families in Palm Beach County, Florida, through some of the most trying experiences of their lives. For over 20 years, he has focused his practice exclusively on family law, generally handling cases that involve issues such as divorce, the division of marital property, spousal support, child custody and support, child relocation, paternity, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

In 1991, Mr. Schutz earned a Bachelor of Science in political science from Florida State University. He went on to graduate from the Stetson University College of Law with a Juris Doctor in 1995.

Recognizing the sensitive nature of family law matters, Mr. Schutz handles each case and each client with compassion and confidentiality. He works to ensure those he represents are prepared to make informed decisions that could affect the outcome of their case, as well as their life for years to come. Mr. Schutz is certified as a family trial advocate through the National Board of Trial Advocacy, board-certified in marital and family law by The Florida Bar, and is recognized as a collaborative divorce practitioner by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. His commitment to maintaining high standards of ethics and providing quality representation helped him receive the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Staying active in the legal community is a priority for Mr. Schutz. He is a member of The Family Law Section of The Florida Bar, the Palm Beach County Bar Association and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Additionally, he is a master in The First Family Law American Inn of Court and is a fellow in the International Academy of Family Lawyers.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements


Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board Certified

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About John Schutz

Admitted: 1995, Florida

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Honors and Awards:

  • Super Lawyer, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Florida Trend Magazine's "Legal Elite", 2006
, 2011, 2012
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Marital and Family Law by The Florida Bar
  • Nationally Board Certified in Family Law Litigation by National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Master, Family Law Inns of Court, 2014
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, 1995
  • Past Chair, The Florida Bar Grievance Committee
  • Past Member, The Florida Bar Family Law Section, Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • The Florida Bar Family Law Section, Executive Committee
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, 1996
  • The Florida Bar, 1995

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Meals on Wheels
  • Young Friends of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County
  • Chair, Arthur's Jam benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Palm Beach County, 2012 & 2013
  • Board Member, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Palm Beach County
  • Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County
  • National Center for Exploited and Missing Children

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Webinar 2014: "Mediation"
  • The Florida Bar, Board Certification Review Course, 2006: "Guardian ad Litem"
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Symposium, 2008: "Parental Alienation"
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Seminar, 2009: "Prenuptial Agreements"
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Seminar, 2011: "Attorney's Fees"
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Symposium, 2011: "Injunctive Relief"

Educational Background:

  • Florida State University, B.S. in Political Science, 1991

Industry Groups

  • American Academy Of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Board Certified In Marital And Family Law By The Florida Bar
  • International Academy Of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Nationally Board Certified In Family Trial Advocacy By The National Board Of Trial Advocacy
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    Office Location for John F. Schutz

    1001 North Dixie Highway
    West Palm Beach, FL 33401

    Phone: 561-228-6347


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