5.0 stars 28 totalReview Ophelia Bernal-Mora
Posted by Martha Espinel
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
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.
Posted by Ryan
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.
Posted by anonymous
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....
Posted by anonymous
I hired Ophelia for a divorce case that I thought would be uncontested. Well it turns out that my wife did not want to be as cooperative as I thought she would. Ophelia never backed down and was steadfast in obtaining what I wanted out of the divorce. Ultimately, after 3 months of going back and forth, her aggressive representation and legal expertise made it apparent that I made the right choice. We finally were able to resolve our "differences" and came to an agreement, which Ophelia promptly handled getting entered and getting me divorced soon after. I highly recommend her services to anyone!
Posted by Tyler
Ophelia Bernal-Mora was an aggressive, fair and honest family law Attorney that was able to get me excellent results! Her fees were reasonable, and her staff was very responsive and professional at all times. I would highly recommend Ms. Bernal-Mora for any family law needs. You will not be disappointed.
Posted by anonymous
The reason I initially retained Mrs. Ophelia Bernal-Mora is I found her offering to have the best potential for exceptional impact on my particular case. I had done extensive research of Central Florida area attorneys, interviewed nine attorneys over the phone, and down-selected to the OBM legal team based on several factors. These factors included percentage of clients falling in each law category, expertise in family law, previous client reviews of OBM family law cases, answers to my specific questions on fathers seeking a fair shake in court, legal fee payment options, experience with blended families, experience representing fathers, the attorney's personal life as a parent, general flexibility in representation, and other critical factors I felt contribute to the judgment of an attorney representing my particular case.
I felt the need for a thorough attorney screening process for the simple fact that my opposing party was an attorney herself, as well was her close circle of friends. My opposing party had very little, if any, attorney fees due to these close friendships; therefore, could afford to put up a bigger fight just on shear volume alone. I knew this intimately well because I was railroaded in court during prior proceedings on child paternity where I did not have any legal representation due to unemployment.
Fast-forward to my most recent case where I retained Mrs. Bernal-Mora, our son was turning school age and we needed to resolve on where he would go to school. After two years of legal proceedings of fast evolving circumstances from mediation, timesharing, parenting plans, relocation petitions by opposing party, and ultimately my own SUCCESSFUL relocation out of the state of Florida with the child, it all reaffirms that I made the best decision for my case in retaining Mrs. Bernal-Mora. I doubt that anyone else would have navigated this terrain quite as astute and professionally nimble.
Here are some factors you may want to know about:
1. Proficiency and Mastery of the Law: No worries here. Both in consulting sessions and litigation, it was clear that Mrs. Bernal-Mora was always well poised and researched. Even when talking to judges and opposing counsel, others would concede to her factual legal points. The only non-positive thing I would say is that Mrs. Bernal-Mora should probably make sure that the client also understands at least the spirit of applicable statutes or laws in order to achieve optimal outcomes in a case.
2. Integrity of Legal Practice: From Day-1, it was self-evident that Mrs. Bernal-Mora was sincere about helping people and children, and was a genuine person. She did not over-sell herself, and insisted upon realistic expectations. She seemed more interested in doing the right thing rather than just taking any case walking through her door.
3. Litigation Effectiveness: The proof is in the outcomes. There were three separate court appearances over the two years, and ALL THREE resulted in the Court ruling in my favor. One thing I think is worth noting is her litigation posture comes off as cerebral and aggressive; and to an opposing party that was often dishonest it made Mrs. Bernal-Mora, with her Mastery of the Law and great Integrity, quite formidable. So formidable, in fact, that opposing party suffered apparent mental anguish (needing brief recesses) when Mrs. Bernal-Mora merely stood up to cross-examine testimony.
4. Communication Quality with Client: I always felt that I could reach Mrs. Bernal-Mora by phone or email within a reasonable amount of time. Email responses were slow at times, but the practice was always flexible in scheduling even quick 10-15 minute phone conferences with Mrs. Bernal-Mora if need be.
I am mostly pleased with the legal representation I received from Mrs. Ophelia Bernal-Mora.
Posted by Max
Ophelia was very patient and understanding with me throughout my entire case. She was very helpful in every way possible and always maintained the highest level of professionalism. I would strongly recommend Ophelia Bernal-Mora for any divorce/family law matter.
Posted by Brett
Ophelia not only handled all the legal aspects of my very high conflict/high stress divorce with professionalism and devotion; but she was also sensitive to my stress levels and emotions that resulted from standing up to a very volatile 5 year long divorce and child custody process.
When I left my ex, I knew the divorce was going to get nasty. She is the type of person to seek complete annihilation of those in her way. This was no exception. I tried to explain to many attorneys the level at which my ex will go to and Ophelia seemed to be the only attorney that got it. My ex leveled many accusations against me of the very worst nature. Including lying to the court and getting my rights to my daughter severely limited without my knowledge.
I interviewed several attorneys before I selected Ophelia. I left other consultations feeling like I was being "sold to". I can appreciate good salesmanship when I'm buying a car or a new sofa, but I need more than that from an attorney. Ophelia made it very clear early in the consultation that her interests were my daughter and a fair and legal outcome. She didn't come out and say it. Rather, her thoughtful questions reflected a genuine concern for my daughter and showed her passion for doing the right thing for the child. I knew that her concern for my daughter during that discussion was genuine, and that meant the world to me. Ophelia is amazing at calming her clients down and bringing me back to reality from the very first meeting. Based on that meeting, I immediately retained Ophelia. She started on my case that day, working hard to meet a rapidly approaching critical deadline.
Ophelia’s energy and tenacity never waned. We were dealing with a VERY difficult person that started the process self-represented, went through two attorneys that have since disappeared. My ex dug her heels in and refused to cooperate at every opportunity, including court ordered mediation. No matter what the circumstances were, my ex opposed anything and everything I proposed. It was very clear that the goal was nothing more than to make my life as difficult as she possibly could. Having Ophelia there to explain the legal elements of every situation to me went a long way for my peace of mind. She was always thorough and extremely knowledgeable. In all of her dealings with my ex and her attorneys and was very professional, while being very firm with our position.
I was consistently amazed at Ophelia’s ability to recall information. It makes her extremely efficient. I know she was working on other cases too, but she ALWAYS knew what was going on. She ALWAYS had a clear picture of the current status of everything. We could discuss any part of the case at any time, and she never needed me to remind her about anything more than a minor detail. Often, she was the one reminding ME of details.
When it came to finances, we didn't really have much to quibble over. We should have been able to get the finances done at mediation. Nevertheless, there was a tremendous amount of resistance from my ex over everything. Her demands were far above anything the court would award her and she lied about so many of her finances. It was very clear that we would have to go to trial. Ophelia handled my case from day one in preparation for trial. She put together an excellent plan for trial and executed it flawlessly. She went after key details, demonstrating that what my ex was asking for was outrageous and that she was willing to lie to get it. Ophelia and her team also prepared me well for my time on the stand. The end result was a completely fair ruling on our finances, and I couldn't be happier.
Ophelia's detailed knowledge of the law, relentless legal research practices, and insightful strategic maneuvering resulted in a completely fair decision on finance and brought us to the best possible outcome for my daughter. Neither would have been possible without her. I wouldn't trust anyone else to if I had to do it again.
Posted by anonymous
After meeting with a few Attorneys and reading some online reviews/resumes, I decided to hire Ophelia. I hired her based off of her prior history- not only does she have
an extensive breadth of experience in private practice- she was also a former State Attorney. I am so relieved to have had her by my side representing me. It becomes extremely obvious in a Court room that she has a strong understanding and knowledge of the Laws and the Judicial process. In addition to her knowledge, it also appears that she is highly respected by other members
of the Court. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of an Attorney. She is professional, knowledgeable, and has delivered results. I can't thank her enough!