I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida and Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Nova Southeastern University. After finishing law school in 2004, I joined the 5th Judicial Circuit State Attorney's Office. During my time at the State Attorney's Office, I handled numerous misdemeanor and felony cases, and conducted numerous bench and jury trials.
In 2006, I went into private practice with a law firm, where I focused on family law and criminal defense. As a private attorney, I have handled divorces, paternity cases, child support, modifications, domestic violence injunctions, custody cases, misdemeanor and felony drug charges, DUI, assault, battery, burglary, and theft cases.
In March 2011, I opened the Law Office of Ophelia Bernal-Mora, P.A. where I focus my practice exclusively on Family Law. I have substantial evidentiary trial experience in both Criminal and Family Law cases and have effectively represented well over a thousand clients in my career.