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Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora

Alimony Attorney at Maitland, FL

4.9   45 reviews

also known as Ophelia Nickolaou

  • Licensed for 19 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ophelia

Learn Ophelia’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Alimony
    20%
    Board Certified in Marital & Family Law handling all types of Spousal Support or Alimony cases.

    19 years

  2. Child custody
    20%
    Board Certified in Marital & Family Law handling all types of child custody, paternity and time-sharing cases.

    19 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Board Certified in Marital & Family Law, handling all types of Divorce cases.

    19 years

  4. Family
    20%
    Board Certified in Marital & Family Law handling all types of family cases including Contested and Uncontested Divorces, Child Custody/Timesharing, Paternity, Domestic Violence, Post-Dissolution Enforcement and Modification matters.

    19 years

  5. Child support
    10%
    Board Certified in Marital & Family Law handling all types of Child Support cases.

    19 years

  6. Uncontested divorce
    10%
    Board Certified in Marital & Family Law handling all uncontested divorces with or without minor children

    19 years

I am a Board Certified attorney in Marital and Family Law. I am one of only 275 Board Certified Marital and Family law attorneys in the State of Florida and 1 of only 16 in Orange County, Florida.

 

I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida and Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Nova Southeastern University. Throughout and after law school, my experience has been in all aspects of family law. 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. This was greatly beneficial in learning my trial litigation craft and gaining the experience to advocate zealously for my family law clients through all aspects of litigation.

 

In 2006, I went into private practice with a law firm, where I focused on family law and criminal defense.  As a private practice family law attorney, I have handled divorces, both contested and uncontested, paternity cases, child support, modifications, domestic violence injunctions, custody cases, alimony, and high-net worth/complex asset distribution cases. 

 

In March 2011, I opened the Law Office of Ophelia Bernal-Mora, P.A. where I focus my practice exclusively on Divorce/Family/Marital 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.

 

In March 2016, the Law Office of Ophelia Bernal-Mora became Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou after partnering with Attorney Andrew Nickolaou. Mr. Nickolaou is an attorney with extensive experience in all areas of family law and my husband. Together, we have formed a unique and boutique husband and wife family law team to cater to all of our clients in Central Florida. 

 

We welcome you to contact our office regarding your family law related case to see how our unique husband and wife team dynamic can assist you. Thank you for considering Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A. and the Orlando Family Team.

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Location

Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A.
1101 N. Lake Destiny Road
Suite 275
Maitland, FL, 32751

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  45 customer reviews
Posted by Amanda | January 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Caring, and SUPER Smart Family Attorney!
This was my second experience with a family law attorney for my custody case. I was represented my Ophelia Bernal-Mora. Unlike the first time I had an attorney, I walked away from the case feeling like I was represented by someone who clearly was representing my interests, knew what she was doing, and moreover, cared! She is extremely knowledgeable (heck she is board certified and worth every penny!) and when there is another modification or contempt issue filed in my case, she will be the attorney I go to without hesitation. She is very up to date on case law and the laws and I think knew more than the judge we had did. She does not overbill or nickel and dime on her billing like I experienced with my first attorney. It can get expensive, but I think you get what you pay for and for a board certified family law attorney which there are not many from what I could find, her prices are pretty reasonable. Her firm also no charged many many items throughout my case to my surprise and satisfaction. She is clearly not in it just for the money and wants to help people. I cannot thank her enough! Save yourself the trouble and don't let your ex hire her first! You will not be disappointed! She is very professional and does not get bullied by other attorneys.
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and responsive
I worked with Ophelia for my divorce. She did exactly as I asked and had great insights and advice when I requested. So responsive that I felt like I was her only client! I recently needed her again for advice 5 years later and she picked right up where we left off with same great service and responsiveness. No long, drawn out consultations to run up the meter, just great advice and execution! Don’t bother with anyone else.
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Posted by Julio | September 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Family Law Attorney
There are not enough words to describe the work Andrew did for me! I WILL ETERNALLY BE GRATEFUL for the precise and over the top work him and his team performed. Andrew was the third (3rd) lawyer in my case, which was extended for years due to incompetent lawyers on both ends (my ex-wife and mine). Andrew handled in one week what others couldn't do in years, it was amazing! . Just the first day he responded and scheduled everything in no time. He made the process so easy to understand and follow up, his intentions are for the divorce ends in the best way possible and make the children involved get the best as it should be. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND ANDREW! His work ethics and dedication are second to none.
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A client for life
After hiring another attorney, wasting a year, and spending $6000, I got nowhere in my custody battle. Thanks to the referral of a friend I hired Andrew/Ophelia Bernal-Mora. She attended the trial with her husband. They are a dynamic team. The opposing party was trying to get out of paying the proper support. Mrs. Bernal-Mora made sure my son was given the correct amount of support. I am forever grateful for her and her husband. They truly are amazing and definitely angels from above. If you hire them they will exceed your expectations. I promise!!!!
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Posted by Brittany | August 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
TOP-NOTCH FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY'S
Ophelia Bernal-Mora is an upstanding family law attorney. I have nothing but great things to say about her and the way she handled my case during trial. If you are looking for an attorney who is going to fight for you and the best interest of your family this is who you want on your side. Thank you Ophelia for fighting for me and the best interest of my son and treating us like family!
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Posted by Amanda | April 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast on her feet
This is my 4th separate attorney for a child custody case that keeps coming back. For the first time, I walked away from a mediation feeling like I was represented by someone who clearly had my interests first. She is extremely knowledgeable and when there is another modification filed in my case and I have no doubt there will be, she will be the attorney I go to. She is extremely up to date on case law and doesn't nickle and dime her clients. Anyone who has had an attorney who does knows what a benefit that is. Save yourself the trouble and don't find out!!!! You will not be disappointed! She is very professional but she doesn't get pushed around either!
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Posted by Richard | April 11, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Knowledgeable and Informative--recommended
I have been looking for a divorce attorney for about a week now and have interviewed and consulted with about 5 attorneys. I have found these attorneys through Avvo and reading up on them and their reviews and experience. Ms. Bernal-Mora was one that I wanted to speak with. I contacted her office and was answered right away (it was even after 5pm). Better yet, I was fit in for a consultation with her the very next day. Our consultation was very informative and also put me at ease during this stressful time. Ms. Bernal-Mora is obviously very experienced and skilled in her job and was able to answer my questions, give me an idea of how the divorce process would unfold and what to expect. I have to say that after speaking with 5 local and very experienced divorce attorneys, Ms. Bernal-Mora stood out above them all. I am very thankful for her time and input and as soon as I am able to come up with the total funds needed to move the divorce forward I plan on retaining her to represent me.
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Posted by Lisa | November 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pleasure to work with!!
Mrs. Bernal Mora was a pleasure to work with. She and her Paralegal Montine Long were very informative and got back to me quickly with easy to understand directions to get my divorce completed quickly. All staff very nice, when it came to court time, she even helped me find my way around the courthouse to get other paperwork completed even though I could tell she was very busy, she took the time to make sure I had everything I needed before I left. Would recommend!!
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Posted by Joanna | August 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
Ms. Ophelia is very professional, skilled and has a lot of experience in family law, she goes to court prepared and ready. It really makes you feel good when your attorney is more prepared than the other attorneys, I knew I made the right decision hiring Ms. Bernal-Mora. And in addition to been an excellent attorney, she is very down to earth and respectful, I felt very comfortable talking to her about my case. Her staff is very competent and always available to assist. I highly recommend Ms. Bernal-Mora.
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Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly skilled Attorney for divorce cases
Ms. Bernal-Mora is the best choice to make if you have a divorce case and need an attorney. She knows the law and is able to think on her feet, without the need of looking in books or at a computer to look up a rule or case. Her experience and blunt honesty is refreshing and quite frankly what I needed in my case. When you have an attorney running circles around your spouse's attorney in court, and even educating the judge, you know you have made the right choice. Attorney Bernal-Mora and her law firm are above the rest, know their cases inside and out, and all work together as a team to get the best result in your case. Her husband is her law partner and is also quite exceptional, and was very familiar with my case even though I had not spoken to him at any point before my first time when he was stepping in for Ophelia when she was in trial. When looking for an attorney, I would definitely recommend this law firm and especially attorney Bernal-Mora.
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Posted by Tamara | June 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire this Lawyer
For me this was an extremely hard divorce, being from another country with no relatives here and not knowing anything about my ex husbands financial etc., and not knowing anything about divorce period. I am so glad I found this lawyer. She helped me through everything, when I was ready to give up she kept on fighting for me. I will recommend her to anyone, she will do really everything in her power to get what you have a right to, she is a straight shooter so from the beginning you know exactly what you can expect from her. Not only is she there as your lawyer but to me it also felt as a friend in need. Communication with her is also extremely well, she gets back to you very fast. She will not promise you golden mountains, however she will fight tooth and nail for everything you have a right to within the law. She is extremely knowledgeable, dedicated, and diligent.
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Posted by Shelly | January 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding lawyer and law firm!
I hired Ms. Bernal-Mora for my divorce case. I initially met with her partner who is also her husband and had a wonderful feeling. I felt more comfortable having a female represent me so I ended up deciding to have Ms. Bernal-Mora represent me as my lead counsel. Ophelia is an excellent and compassionate attorney with very helpful and professional staff. I was lucky enough to have found her for my divorce case. Her staff kept me updated and handled everything in a timely manner. Ophelia responded promptly to any questions I had and did not sugar coat anything which I liked. Ophelia and I sat down in person prior to mediation and came up with a strategy so we were prepared and ready. After a 5 hour mediation where she advocated for me every step of the way, I was able to end the marriage and get a great result. I had consultations with different attorneys but hired Ophelia Bernal-Mora, her partner Mr. Nickolaou and their law firm because of a feeling in my gut that she was the right person for me. I am glad I did and have no regrets. If you are looking for a family law attorney look no further as you will be in great hands.
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Posted by Pablo | August 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant attorney and highly competent, compassionate yet assertive and extremely ethical. Best in class
I retained Ms Bernal-Mora after interviewing multiple legal firms, but quickly realized her firm was best in class and results oriented. I would highly recommend Ms Bernal-Mora as your divorce and family law attorney. I went through a difficult marriage dissolution, Ms Bernal-Mora worked through the difficult issues with brilliant solutions and gave me invaluable advice always, which at the end of this divorce , I was very pleased with the overall results. Ms Bernal-Mora exudes confidence, yet is down to earth and humble and I always felt that she was highly concerned with achieving results that met my expectations but as well a ensuring that the overall process was handled with dignity and respect Ms Bernal-Mora is highly organized and meticulous and her staff the same, always keeping me informed of every move and strategizing about how to best approach and lead my case. I highly recommend her firm to anyone who has to go through a marriage separation because you will have a fabulous attorney with a great counselor whose best interest is always the client. Ms Bernal-Mora fees are not only very reasonable, but she will not engage in creating frivolous work, but only for what matters in your case. She also can reach out to experts to help you make your case like forensic accountants, and mediators. She is always well prepared and will defend you in mediation agreements with tenacity and brilliance, most often preserving your integrity and values and obtaining the desired results and she is very quick on her feet which when you are in front of the judge, it matters the most In addition to her impeccable credentials as a family law/divorce attorney she also knows the Florida court system quite well. To quote and old commercial, “Nobody does it better” than Ms Bernal-Mora and her staff!
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Posted by Morgan | May 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Experienced and Knowledgeable Family Attorneys that Care
I hired Ms. Bernal-Mora Nickolaou and Mr. Nickolaou for my divorce. Her and Mr. Nickolaou are a husband and wife family law firm and provide a great unique experience since they both use that to actively work together on their cases. At any given moment, i feel like I could have talked with either of them about my case as they both were completely involved and aware of the current status. Their firm is a very hands on and team focused firm where they work together to help which I liked. The other great thing is that I essentially got two highly experienced family law attorneys for the price of one as they never "double-billed" me for both working on the case. I have worked with law firms in the past (not for family law) where was billed for the time of every attorney in the room. They both were with me at mediation which lasted all day and we were able to get a great resolution. I am now newly divorced and very happy with Ms. Bernal-Mora Nickolaou and Mr. Nickolaou. Highly recommended for anyone that is in the unfortunate need of this type of attorney.
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Posted by Harry | April 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Experienced Divorce Counsel
Hiring the Orlando Family Team for my divorce meant not just getting one partner, but two working on my case and being fully invested. Attorney Bernal-Mora and her partner Attorney Nickolaou are a husband and wife team and worked together on my case to get me the best result I could have imagined. They are both as down to earth people as they come and do not nickel and dime their clients. The value that you get with this firm is incredible, as you are essentially getting two highly skilled family law attorneys for the price of one on your case, and their rates and retainers are probably lower and more reasonable than they really should be given their experience. I am very satisfied with the services I received from this firm and the incredible settlement agreement we were able to reach to resolve my divorce case relatively quickly. Their staff is also top notch. Brittany the paralegal is excellent and Bianca is wonderful to speak with and ever so patient when answering questions. Definitely recommend the Orlando Family Team, you will not regret it.
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Posted by Katie M. | March 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best Family Attorney in Orlando Hands Down!
Ophelia and her firm handled my divorce and several post-dissolution issues after the fact. She is always honest and direct. I love that about her and the firm since they don't sugar coat things like many other attorneys do. She is very realistic as to outcomes of my issues, is reasonable with her fees and is always looking out for my best interest. This is an attorney that cares. And her staff is amazing and always there to help. I completely recommend Ophelia Bernal-Mora.
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Posted by Martha Espinel | October 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent
Worked with Ophelia has been a very good experience, she was able to help me to go through these process of child support and custody with the best explanation and advise that I need to keep going in life. Thank You for all your help.
Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Family Law Attorney that cares
I hired Ophelia for a family case and she was amazing. I was going through a modification with my kids dad and she was able to get the results I was wanting and did it in a quick and efficient way. Ophelia paid a lot of attention to my case and was always there for asking questions. We were able to resolve my case at mediation which took 6 hours but was worth it in the end because we had a full agreement and she was on my side the entire time. her assistants are great and very helpful and her office is nice and convenient. I would definitely recommend using Ophelia for any family law type of case as she is great at what she does and cares about her clients.
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Posted by Ryan | April 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Divorce Lawyer, Personable, Knowledgeable, and Great Results!!!
Ophelia Bernal-Mora is a fantastic lawyer. I hired her for my divorce case and it was hands down the greatest decision I could have made. From the beginning, she was attentive to all of my questions and concerns I had, answered all of my questions, and went to work immediately. Her staff is on top of everything and always available to assist. Going through the financial discovery was definitely frustrating, but Ophelia's staff makes it much easier. Going through a divorce where it is not exactly on good terms is not fun, but Ophelia's firm made it more bearable. She is also very personable and easy to relate to. At mediation, she was able to calm me down and keep me level headed. In court, she was a bulldog when needed and it shows that she knows the judges and other attorneys well and is respected. Everything was done in order like she had told me would happen months prior at our initial meeting. She clearly knows her stuff and has been doing this for a while. Yet, with someone so experienced and in demand, there was never a time that I could not get an answer from her, a return call or email. Most importantly, for a father going through divorce with two kids, she was reasonably affordable. At the end, I was able to get the results I was seeking and then some. I am extremely happy with Ophelia's representation and would recommend her to anyone looking for a divorce attorney for themselves or family or friends.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce - Great Attorney Representation
I interviewed about 5 and contacted almost 10 different attorney firms with specialty in divorce law, and upon my initial meeting with Mrs. Bernal-Mora I knew that it would be difficult to find a better selection. I even interviewed a few other attorneys after meeting with Ophelia just to make sure, and still I selected her as my attorney. She is very confident in her knowledge and ability, and she will tell you. Believe it, she is great! I am happy to say that upon selecting Ophelia Bernal-Mora, I immediately felt very confident in her experience, her demeanor, and fast response. Mrs. Bernal-Mora is likely one of the sharpest individuals I have met. She knows her field very well, is intelligent, diligent, and straight to the point, which is what you expect out of a great attorney. She will tell you what will work and what will not work. You will not hear stories about all the magical things she can do for you, which many other attorneys will tell you in order to prolong the process. Even in our dealings with the opposing party and their counsel, who were not very professional nor diligent, I never doubted, Mrs. Bernal-Mora and her staff's ability to handle it in an efficient manner. I recommend Mrs. Bernal-Mora to anyone in search for a great attorney. Only if there were more like her....
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney/Owner
  • Law Office of Ophelia Bernal-Mora, P.A.
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Pamela J. Helton, P.A.
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Stephen K. Miller, P.A.
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney, 5th Judicial Circuit
  • 2004 - 2006
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Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Standish v. Standish, 40 So. 3d 919 (5th DCA 2010)
  • Affirmed on Appeal

Associations

  • Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Legal Aid Society
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • 2011 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Children's Issues Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Equitable Distribution Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Central Florida Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2018
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2015
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2018
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Orlando's Top Women of Law 2021
  • Orlando Style Magazine
  • 2021
  • 2020 Awesome Attorneys
  • Orlando Family Magazine
  • 2020
  • Orlando's Top Women in Law 2020
  • Orlando Style Magazine
  • 2020
  • 2020 Orlando's Attorneys of the Year
  • Orlando Style Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • 2020 Top Attorneys
  • Orlando Family Magazine
  • 2020
  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Florida Bar
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • 15 Year Anniversary - Proudly Serving Community Since 2004
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Family Law "10 Best Attorneys" for Florida
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Superb Rating - Top Divorce Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Lawyers - Family Law
  • The National Advocates
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Lawyers - Family Law
  • The National Advocates
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Superb Rating - Top Divorce Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Family Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Family Law "10 Best Attorneys" for Florida
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • Ones to Watch in 2017
  • Acquisition Int'l
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Family Law Distinguished Member
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers - Family Law
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • Family Law "10 Best Female Attorney"
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Family Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Superb Rating - Top Divorce Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Legal Elite
  • Corporate America
  • 2016
  • 2016 Awesome Attorneys
  • Orlando Family Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers - Family Law
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice - Divorce
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Superb Rating - Top Divorce Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • American Law Society
  • 2016
  • Child Support Firm of the Year
  • Corporate America
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • 2015 Orlando Best Businesses Award for Divorce & Family Law
  • Orlando Best Business
  • 2015
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • American Registry
  • 2015
  • Superb Rating - Top Divorce Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice - Divorce
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers - Family Law
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Women Who Mean Business - Nominee
  • Orlando Business Journal
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers - Family Law
  • The National Advocates
  • 2014
  • 10 Best Attorney - State of Florida
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice - Divorce
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Superb Rating - Top Divorce Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • 2014 Orlando Best Businesses Award for Divorce & Family Law
  • Orlando Best Businesses
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice - Family Law
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • Legal Elite Up & Comer
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • 40 Under 40
  • Orlando Business Journal
  • 2013
  • Women Who Mean Business - Women to Watch Nominee
  • Orlando Business Journal
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys - Florida's Outstanding Young Lawyers
  • American Registry
  • 2012
  • Florida's Top Lawyers Chosen By Peers
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2012
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Rising Stars for Family Law
  • 2015
  • LawFirms.com
  • Penalties for Simple Assault in Florida
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • When It All Goes Wrong! P.E.A.C.E.
  • Alimony and Supportive Relationships
  • 2021
  • Inns of Court Meeting
  • "A Toast to the Clerks"
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (64)
Given (54)
Endorse Ophelia
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is extremely ethical and conscientious. I would recommend Attorney Bernal-Mora to my own family and friends. She works very hard for her clients and is very personable."
Family Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ophelia is a very knowledgeable and intelligent attorney who is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients. She is well respected in the legal community and upholds high ethical standards in her profession."
Child custody Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bernal-Mora is the highest example of excellence and professionalism in the family law field. Her experience and tenacity has placed her among the go-to family law attorney's in central Florida. She is certainly highly recommended for any matter that you face whether it be divorce, custody, support, etc."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bernal-Mora is a superb family law practitioner. She brings years of experience to every case and is an excellent litigator, negotiator and counselor for her clients. She is also one of the most professional lawyers I have ever encountered and I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone that needs assistance with a family law related case, as you will not be disappointed."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bernal-Mora is a superb divorce and family law attorney in the Central Florida area and a relentless advocate for her clients. I have no reservations referring or recommending clients to go straight to her when in need of the services of a family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is very professional at all times. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ophelia is an excellent attorney. She is intelligent, knowledgeable and well-spoken. I would recommend her to anyone in need of a family law matter."
Family Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Bernal-Mora is one of the most giving lawyers in Avvo history. Her record of providing help to people is beyond elite. Kudos. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A delight to work with. Outstanding professional lawyer. I refer all my former family law clients in Central Florida to Orhelia. A delight to work with."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer It is clear by reading the answers in the AVVO community that this lawyer is a top notch attorney who is highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ophelia has been opposing counsel on several matters. She is always very knowledgeable, professional, easy to work with and a great attorney."
Child support Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Bernal-Mora as an attorney. Her Avvo responses are concise yet informative and shows a depth of her understanding of the law. Her reputation proceeds her into the legal community!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is one smart and tough cookie. I have litigated against Attorney Bernal-Mora and I can honestly say she is always well prepared and a zealous advocate for her client. I would not hesitate recommending her for a client in the Orlando area. I think very highly of her and her capabilities in the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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