Born and raised in Connecticut, Brenda has been in the private practice of law in Florida for over 22 years. She received both her undergraduate degree and her law degree from the University of Florida. Brenda’s professional focus is Family Law including divorce, custody/time-sharing, child support, paternity, alimony/spousal support, modifications, grandparents’ rights, marital settlement agreements, domestic partnership agreements, relocation, domestic violence, and Guardian ad Litem work. Dealing with divorce and other Family Law issues can be one of the most overwhelming experiences in a person’s life. She is sensitive to the needs of families and individuals and promotes problem-solving with integrity and creativity for her clients through the use of mediation, litigation and collaboration. Brenda believes that educating her clients about their particular Family Law issues will enable them to identify their interests and move forward with clarity and understanding so that they can create sustainable solutions.
Over the span of her legal career, Brenda has worked as a Guardian ad Litem with hundreds of children in both dependency cases and custody cases. She is a strong children’s advocate. Judges frequently appoint her as the Guardian ad Litem in difficult cases concerning neglect and abuse. She has received several awards and recognitions for her Pro Bono work as a children’s advocate. Brenda represents her clients with integrity, dedication, and zeal. Viewed as a calming influence and the voice of reason in the courtroom as well as the living room, Brenda has been married for 25 years, and is the mother of four active and involved children. She is a community leader and volunteer.
Brenda is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the Florida Bar Family Law Section, The IACP, and The Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida, where she currently serves as the Administrator.