Advocacy for her clients, Honesty about each case, Proven Results - Call for a Free Consultation!Ophelia Bernal-Mora, P.A. is the advocate for you when your relationship with your kids is at stake.Child Support questions? DOR Action? Paying too much? Call for a Free Child Support Consultation!Ophelia Bernal-Mora, P.A. is the advocate on your side - Call for a Free Divorce Consultation today!Ophelia Bernal-Mora, P.A. provides experience, honesty, and proven results. Call for a Free Consult!Ophelia Bernal-Mora, P.A. provides quick and thorough representation on all Uncontested Divorces!
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2004||01/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Family Law Distinguished Member||Lawyers of Distinction||2017|
|Ones to Watch in 2017||Acquisition Int'l||2017|
|Top 100 Lawyers - Family Law||The National Advocates||2016|
|2016 Awesome Attorneys||Orlando Family Magazine||2016|
|Child Support Firm of the Year||Corporate America||2016|
|Top Lawyer||American Law Society||2016|
|America's Most Honored Professionals||American Registry||2016|
|Legal Elite||Corporate America||2016|
|Superb Rating - Top Divorce Attorney||Avvo||2016|
|Client's Choice - Divorce||Avvo||2016|
|Top 100 Lawyers - Family Law||The National Advocates||2015|
|Client's Choice - Divorce||Avvo||2015|
|Superb Rating - Top Divorce Attorney||Avvo||2015|
|America's Most Honored Professionals||American Registry||2015|
|2015 Orlando Best Businesses Award for Divorce & Family Law||Orlando Best Business||2015|
|2014 Orlando Best Businesses Award for Divorce & Family Law||Orlando Best Businesses||2014|
|Superb Rating - Top Divorce Attorney||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|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Women Who Mean Business - Women to Watch Nominee||Orlando Business Journal||2013|
|40 Under 40||Orlando Business Journal||2013|
|Legal Elite Up & Comer||Florida Trend Magazine||2013|
|Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers||American Society of Legal Advocates||2013|
|Client's Choice - Family Law||Avvo||2013|
|Top Attorneys - Florida's Outstanding Young Lawyers||American Registry||2012|
|Florida's Top Lawyers Chosen By Peers||South Florida Legal Guide||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida||Member||2013 - Present|
|Central Florida Family Law American Inn of Court||Member||2011 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association, Legal Aid Society||Guardian Ad Litem||2011 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida||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|
|Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||Member||2011 - 2015|
|Florida Association for Women Lawyers||Member||2011 - 2012|
|American Bar Association||Member||2010 - 2016|
|Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division||Member||2004 - 2015|
|Standish v. Standish, 40 So. 3d 919 (5th DCA 2010)||Affirmed on Appeal|
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|Super Lawyers Magazine||Rising Stars for Family Law||2016|
|Orlando Family Magazine||2016 Awesome Attorneys||2016|
|Super Lawyers Magazine||Rising Stars for Family Law||2015|
|Orlando Business Journal||Women Who Mean Business - Nominee||2014|
|Super Lawyers Magazine||Rising Stars for Family Law||2014|
|Super Lawyers Magazine||Rising Stars for Family Law||2013|
|Orlando Business Journal||Women Who Mean Business - Women to Watch in Central Florida Nominees||2013|
|Orlando Business Journal||40 Under 40||2013|
|Florida Trend Magazine||Florida Legal Elite||2013|
|Super Lawyers Magazine||Rising Stars for Family Law||2012|
|LawFirms.com||Penalties for Simple Assault in Florida||2011|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of Florida||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|Inns of Court Meeting||"A Toast to the Clerks"||2013|
|School Resource Officer Basic Course||Training on Juvenile Law||2007|
Posted by anonymous
Ophelia is one of those attorneys that you keep her business card in your back pocket and always recommend to any friends, co-workers or family members when such an unfortunate need arises. That is how I found out about Ophelia, from a friend who had used her for his divorce. I met with her and retained her services almost immediately for my child custody/paternity case.
She is hands down the best attorney I could have gone with. She made me feel at ease throughout the process, kept me informed, was always responsive to my e-mails and questions, and got me the best result I could ask for which is being involved in my son's life. Most people never want to have to use a family law attorney, but if you are in need, you should definitely contact Ophelia Bernal-Mora. I will definitely be keeping her business card in my back pocket and recommending her to anyone I know that needs a family law attorney!
Posted by anonymous
I hired Ophelia during one of the worst times of my life. I interviewed 3 separate attorneys and after meeting with her, knew she was the one that would best represent me. She works tirelessly for her clients, is aggressive when she needs to be and is extremely knowledgeable about all areas of family law.
My divorce was unfortunately not pleasant. My biggest concern was my children and Ophelia understands that when there are kids involved in a divorce, they are more important than anything.
I was very impressed by the level of contact with her firm. Her staff is very warm and understanding and Ophelia makes herself available as often as possible. I even sent e-mails late at night due to my work schedule and would get responses from her at 12 or 1 o'clock in the morning. She is a true advocate for her clients and I 110% recommend her to anyone seeking a divorce attorney. I am just glad mine is over!
Posted by Vicki
Ophelia was very professional and personable in her dealing with me and my spouse. After 25 years of marriage, my divorce was extremely difficult for me. Ophelia was very patient and trustworthy. I interviewed 3 attorneys, after meeting with them, I was convinced that Ophelia would represent me not only in the most professional manner but with honesty and integrity. I was never concerned that she did not have my best interest at heart. She was prepared with concerns that the judge may have before the meeting. She presented all material in a very understandable and knowledgeable manner.
Posted by Cindy
Extra emphasis added to the question: "Would you recommend this lawyer?" After 20 years of marriage, 3 kids, and building a successful business, I began a frightening,confusing and heart breaking journey through the legal system. It simply was not possible to resolve issues in an uncontested way. I did all I could do and exhausted every possible avenue to no avail. After years of legal wrangling involving several different attorneys, my faith in the system, and the legal profession in general for that matter, was all but gone. I will spare the details and simply urge anyone reading these words who may find themselves facing, or perhaps already in the midst of a similar situation to invest enough time to consult Ms. Bernal-Mora. I only wish I would have had the benefit of finding her earlier. She is knowledgeable, she is aggressive, she is a tremendous asset to have in your corner, and most importantly she is trustworthy. I can not say enough about this lady, and I would not hesitate for an instant in recommending her to anyone who finds themselves in need of legal representation. She is a true professional.
Posted by Larry
I interviewed three attorneys to represent me in a difficult and complex divorce. Ms. Mora was chosen due to her patience, knowledge, creativity, and presence of confidence in my particular case. She helped me understand the laws that applied to my case and provided me with options. In her explanation she helped me see the advantages and disadvantages to the appropriate options. Even when we were at the end of the case and an unexpected matter came up and she recommended an appropriate direction that made all parties content.
Ms. Mora has been available to me, if she was not in the office her office knew how to get hold of her, therefore she got back to me. She always let me know where we stood as far as the process goes, so she kept me informed. She was patient in moving at my speed, without pushing me to me injudicious and spontaneous decisions. She kept me abreast on the timelines of certain legal procedures, but gave me options to adjust my position.
I would not hesitate to recommend her to represent anyone requiring an astute attorney in her areas of expertise, both criminal and civil law.
Posted by Frank
Wanted to have a quick and painless uncontested divorce and wanted it done right. My ex-wife and I were turned to Ms. Bernal-Mora by the excellent reviews by her past clients. She not only offered a free consultation [and did not rush me out the door but instead took almost an hour of her time explaining the process to me] but also offered affordable representation.
Ms. Bernal-Mora had the documents prepared within the first week after we hired her and everything was exactly what we wanted. My ex and I were divorced shortly after. Overall, Ms. Bernal-Mora is a breath of fresh air in the legal profession and really does stand by her motto of "advocacy, honesty, results."
I highly recommend the services of this attorney and would gladly refer anyone needing a lawyer to her. Thank you very much!
Maurine Thomas, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Bernal-Mora is an excellent attorney always putting her clients and theirneeds first. She has extensive experience in Florida Family law and Criminal Defense. Ms. Bernal-Mora works tirelessly to advocate for her clients. She has committed her life to justice for families and protecting the rights of children.
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