Family Law

David Glicken is a Florida native and a long-time resident of Orlando. David attended Bishop Moore High School and Florida State University. David obtained two Bachelor Degrees (Political Science & Criminal Justice) during his four years at FSU and was very involved with many extra-curricular activities including President of his Fraternity (Phi Gamma Delta) and President of the FSU Graduating Class of 1979. Upon graduation from Florida State, David attended Cumberland School of Law at Nationally Ranked Samford University (U.S. News & World Report) and graduated from law school in two years, versus the normal three years most attorneys need to obtain a Juris Doctorate of Law Degree (J.D.).

Entering his 33rd year of practicing law, David began his legal career in December, 1981, with the Office of the State Attorney, in the Criminal Intake Division. In 1982, Mr. Glicken appeared for the first time before the Florida Supreme Court and successfully argued a case appealed directly from the Circuit Court. Within six months of starting at the State Attorney’s Office, David became the second Assistant State Attorney (and youngest) to be named as Legal Advisor to the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation (MBI), a multi-law enforcement agency responsible for prosecuting organized crime, wiretap, electronic surveillance, prostitution, adult entertainment, RICO, pornography, obscenity, and drug possession/trafficking cases.

In 1984, Mr. Glicken entered private practice and The Glicken Law Firm was founded in 1986. Mr. Glicken’s more than thirty-two years of legal experience have enabled him to represent his clients in a time-efficient and cost-effective manner. Mr. Glicken has previously represented clients in State and Federal Courts throughout Florida, including juvenile matters, civil litigation, personal injury, felonies, misdemeanors, and family law matters. Mr. Glicken has been Lead Attorney in multiple First Degree Death Penalty Murder Cases and has obtained civil jury verdicts in excess of $1,000,000.00. David is also a former Adjunct-Professor at Valencia State College where he taught Criminal Law & Procedure and Business Law for ten years.

The Glicken Law Firm is dedicated to primarily handling cases concerning Family Law, including divorce, child custody and visitation disputes, child support, premarital agreements, paternity, adoption, domestic violence, modifications and other complex family law matters. As early as 1988, Mr. Glicken was able to obtain custody rights for fathers, almost unheard of at that time. Mr. Glicken has appeared before the Florida Supreme Court several times during his career, as well as the District Court’s of Appeals throughout the State of Florida.

David is a sole practitioner who personally handles every case and provides each client with the special care they deserve. Through the years, David’s clients have come to depend on his dedication, reliability, innovative strategies and continual professionalism. At The Glicken Law Firm, the family law client is not a case or a number, but an individual with distinct and personal needs which are attended to by the Staff and employees of the Firm. The Glicken Law Firm is well-known for representing clients in high value asset divorce cases, as well as contested custody and alimony cases.

Mr. Glicken has served on the Board of Directors for the Florida State University Torchbearer’s Board since 2005 and has served on the Board of Directors for the Diocese of Orlando Catholic Youth Sports League for nine years. Mr. Glicken was again re-elected for a fourth consecutive term as President of the Catholic Youth Sports League for the Diocese of Orlando, an non-profit organization serving nine Central Florida Counties. The organization will be meeting the sports needs of more than twenty-five Catholic Elementary Schools and the more than five thousand student-athletes attending the Diocesan elementary schools throughout Central Florida. Believing in the philosophy of giving back to the community, Mr. Glicken volunteers more than 1,700 hours each year to non-profit organizations in Central Florida, including volunteering as a soccer, basketball, track, and lacrosse coach. David’s brother, Douglas Glicken, is also an attorney in Orlando and is currently the President of the Central Florida SPCA/Humane Society. David lives in College Park with his wife, Lisa Vicars-Glicken, and their two wonderful daughters, Delaney and Devon, who attend St. James Cathedral School in Downtown Orlando.

The Glicken Law Firm – your family law firm!

The Glicken Law Firm
840 Highland Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32803
P: 407-648-5400