Peter C. Cushing

Peter C. Cushing

Sole Practitioner
Winter Park, Florida
407-353-3501 (Mobile)

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Military Family Law
  • Child Support

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Marital and Family Law, Board of Legal Specialization, 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1979
  • New York, 1978
  • Hawaii, 1979


  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence cum laude - 1977
    • Honors: Justinian Honor Society
  • State University of New York, Albany, New York
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude - 1974

Published Works

  • Effects of Military Service, Adoption, Paternity, and Other Florida Family Practice, Florida Bar, Continuing Legal Education Manual, 4th Ed. 1998 - 2015
  • The Top Fifteen Florida Military Divorce Mistakes, Florida Bar Marital and Family Law Board Certification Course, 2008
  • Navigating the Former Spouse Protection Act, Florida Bar Journal, December, 1997
  • Equitable Alimony, Back to the Future? Family Law Commentator, February, 1995
  • The Ten Commandments of Military Divorce: Representing the Non-Military Spouse, Parts I & II, The Florida Bar Journal, July/August, October, 1995
  • The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, 2004


  • Wells Fargo Bank


  • Topic: "50 Military Divorce Mistakes In 30 Minutes", Marital and Family Law Certification Review Course, The Florida Bar and the Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2015
  • Topic: "The Top Fifteen Florida Military Divorce Mistakes", Florida Board Certification Review Course, 2008
  • Topic: "Prosecuting and Defending the Military Dissolution of Marriage Case", American Bar Association, Orlando, FL, 2003
  • Topic: Military Pension Division, American Bar Association, Miami, FL, 1999
  • Topic: Military Divorce. "Covering the Turf in Family Law", Florida Bar Seminar, Miami, FL (Tapes to be made available through the Florida Bar), 1998
  • Topic: "Handling the Military Divorce Case", Military Affairs Committee of the Florida Bar, Miami, FL, 1998
  • Topic: "Nuts & Bolts of Military Pension Division", American Bar Association, Legal Assistance to Military Personnel, Committee Conference, Jacksonville, FL, 1998
  • Topic: Military Divorce, American Bar Association, Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Committee Conference, Jacksonville, FL, 1994

Honors and Awards

  • J.C. Penney Golden Key Award, 1992 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association, 1984 - Present
  • U.S. Naval Reserve, 1978-2001, Captain, Judge Advocate General's Corps, retired, 2002

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Navy, Prosecutor/Defense Counsel, 1978 - 2002
  • United States Navy, Retired Captain, Judge Advocate General's Corps

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Aid Society, Orange County Bar Association, 1984 - 1995