A Local Legacy

Yelen Yelen & Simon, P.A. is a boutique law firm located in Coral Gables, Florida, with a concentrated practice in the areas of estate planning, probate and guardianship administration, and real estate. Our attorneys and staff are committed to providing personalized attention to each of our clients in order to efficiently meet their needs and demands. Yelen Yelen & Simon, P.A. was created over 70 years ago as a family practice and proudly continues to serve the community today through its next generation. The law firm was formed in 1955 by two brothers, Irving Yelen and Martin Yelen. Several years later, their third brother, David Yelen, joined his siblings in establishing one of South Florida’s preeminent law firms practicing in the areas of probate and estate planning, real estate and commercial litigation. Yelen & Yelen P.A. first hung its shingle on Flagler Street in Downtown Miami, Florida. As the practice grew, the Yelen brothers moved their offices to Coral Gables, Florida in 1970. The firm is still located in those offices on Ponce de Leon Boulevard to this day. Jan A. Yelen later joined the practice in 1981 and now continues to uphold the Yelen legacy as the law firm’s managing partner and president.

Throughout the years in this community, the attorneys of  Yelen Yelen & Simon, P.A. remained civic-minded and active in the local bar associations including the Coral Gables Bar Association and Dade County Bar Association. Martin Yelen served with distinction throughout his career not only as an attorney, but as President of the Dade County League of Cities, Inc., and as a member of their Board of Directors. Martin was elected Mayor of the City of West Miami and served as a City Councilman for 30 years. He also served on the Miami-Dade and Monroe County chapters of the National Safety Council. Irving Yelen served on the Zoning Board and as a Judge of the City of West Miami for 20 years. David Yelen also served as the President of the Coral Gables Bar Association. On December 8, 1984, the City of West Miami dedicated Southwest 62nd Avenue in West Miami, Florida as “Yelen Boulevard” in honor of the Yelen family’s outstanding public service and commitment to the community. The Board of Directors of the Dade County League of Cities, Inc. proclaimed that day as “Yelen Brothers’ Day.”