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Barry Scott Franklin

Family Attorney at Aventura, FL

4.5   26 reviews

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Licensed for 43 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1988
Updated 11/23/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1979
Updated 11/23/2022

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Barry S Franklin & Associates
3590 Mystic Pointe Drive
Aventura, FL, 33180-2554

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Posted by Jonathan | April 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional lawyer.
Mr Franklin came into my case after several other attorneys had failed to adequately handle critical aspects of my case. He quickly grasped things and handled a hearing within a week with great effectiveness. He understood the important issues and handled them aggressively, honestly and with integrity and was very responsive. I give him my highest recommendation. Mr Franklin is among the finest, if not the finest, attorneys I have ever worked with.
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Posted by Guido | November 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A family law firm, ran by a family
I've know Barry over the years through a common interest, as he was my client. I did not know he was a lawyer, much less a family lawyer. Once I learned this, I approached him with my case ,ex wife emptied bank account and my dogs were also jeopardize. At his law firm, where other family members of him also practice, I felt welcomed and every question I had (sound or not) was answered, whether by him or another staff member who were no less than amazing, along the duration of the case. The outcome that he foresaw, was exactly what happened. * That his business partner, Ms.Retenauer, had all the right tools for the case. *That my dogs would be kept safe and not even be brought up *My rightful portion of the monies taken would be recovered and some attorney fees would be too. Hire this law firm when you want to win the case.
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Posted by Madeleine | June 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional
Barry is an exceptional attorney. He is caring and yet, very methodical in his work. He is very good at keeping one informed throughout the process in a manner that allows a person without legal knowledge to understand the dynamics of how the court system works. His staff is wonderful! Always on top of things. I would hire Barry again and would definitely recommend him to anyone going through a difficult divorce.
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Posted by Andria | June 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great divorce attorney
Barry is a great attorney. He’s represented me for a number of years in my lengthy divorce litigation. He’s listens, cares and always goes the extra mile for my case. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Ilene | February 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Service
January 26, 2018 I have been a court reporter both in the federal system for the Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn, New York) and at the state, civil and criminal levels in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, in Florida. I have, as a court reporter, worked on major cases such as Abscam, Agent Orange, a plethora of mafia-connected cases, and as one of the reporters on USA v Manuel Antonio Noriega in the federal court for the Southern District of Florida (Miami) and have worked on many, many family court cases. I introduce myself to you, the reader, in this manner so that you will know I have some background and credentials to assess the prowess of those in the legal community, having worked with the brightest and the best. This leads me to my opinion of Barry S. Franklin, Esquire, whom I count among that community of attorneys - the brightest and the best. Barry S. Franklin is an attorney in Aventura, Florida specializing in family matters. Recently, Mr. Franklin, represented me in a family matter and never failed to impress with his skill, expertise and knowledge. It was a unique and enlightening experience to hear his words in his representation of me. In his representation, you can be assured Mr. Franklin's presentation will be erudite, cogent and well-informed, and that he will champion the best interests of his clients with vigor and tenacity. He is, as they say, a lawyer's lawyer. His success rate vis-a-vis client repesentation is excellent. For those seeking legal counsel concerning marital or family matters, you cannot have your interests better served than by Barry S. Franklin, Esquire. Ilene G.
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Composed. Experienced . And to the Point
So far I am just in the beginning stages of my case so I won't go into detail . I will say Barry and his entire TEAM (including his 100 lbs sweet dog) are worth having on MY side . I have hired attorneys in the past so I do have teams to compare them to . What I want in a legal team I believe I truly get . They are prompt, attentive to detail , to the point, and above all else they are HUMAN . I will admit I even had a panic attack in their office -just the nature of my case- and they transformed from Attorneys to Friends instantly . Overall on the legal end , Barry and his team have been ahead of the game , anticipating all the shots, and most of all they don't buckle to threats from the opposing council . I am so thankful to have been referred to this office , call him- YOU WONT REGRET IT !!
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Posted by Brian | April 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We wish we had started with him!
My mother hired Barry S. Franklin's office several years ago to try and reopen a previously settled case. The previous modified settlement agreement had left him in a very difficult starting position. He was honest with her when she first met him, and let her know that the odds were not in her favor. After many years of fighting this case, he was able to do what many friends suggested was impossible. She recently settled the case, and is in the process of recovering what she was owed. It was not inexpensive, but quality work rarely is. I know that my family are very grateful for the work that he did, and I would not hesitate recommending him to anyone who might need him in the future. If you or a friend are in need of a family law attorney in the South Florida area, call Barry S. Franklin's office to see if they're a good fit for you. The integrity, determination, and skill he displayed made us wish we had hired him in the first place. Our thanks to the whole office for their work.
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Posted by Ilene | June 26, 2015
The Brightest and the Best
I have been a court reporter for 45 years both in the federal system for the Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn, New York) and at the state, civil and criminal levels in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, in Florida. I have, as a court reporter, served on major cases such as Abscam, Agent Orange, a plethora of mafia-connected cases, and as one of the reporters on USA v Manuel Antonio Noriega in the federal court for the Southern District of Florida (Miami) and have worked on many, many family court cases. I introduce myself to you, the reader, in this manner so that you will know I have some background and credentials to assess the prowess of those in the legal community, having worked with the brightest and the best. This leads me to my opinion of Barry S. Franklin, Esquire, whom I count among that community of attorneys - the brightest and the best. Barry S. Franklin is an attorney in Aventura, Florida specializing in family matters. Over the period of time that I have been fortunate to work with Mr. Franklin, in a court reportorial position, he has never failed to impress with his skill, expertise and knowledge. It is a unique and enlightening experience to hear his words when representing a client. In each instance, whether a hearing, a trial or a deposition, you can be assured of Mr. Franklin's presentation being erudite, cogent and well-informed, and that he will champion the best interests of his clients with vigor and tenacity. He is, as they say, a lawyer's lawyer. His success rate vis-a-vis client repesentation is excellent. For those seeking legal counsel concerning marital or family matters, you cannot have your interests better served than by Barry S. Franklin, Esquire. Ilene Goodman, Court Reporter
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2015
professional excellance
Barry Franklin embodies all that a professional should demonstrate in advocating a client's interest. He reflected great understanding of the various areas that clients are impacted during the divorce process including, emotional, financial, parental, and self esteem. His demeanor is very low keyed and expresses himself in a manner that a lay person can understand. His knowledge of the law is extensive and more importantly, Barry understands its application in the areas relevant to divorce cases, He is thorough and communicates well with other professionals making the experience less stressful than it normally is. I highly endorse Barry Franklin and believe that any individual, man or woman, would benefit from his representation of their interests.
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Posted by Heidi | June 19, 2015
Remarkable attorney!
All I can say is "Thank God for Barry Franklin and his associates!" I retained Barry Franklin as counsel after my initial divorce attorney and a second post litigation attorney gave me the feeling that neither of them cared enough or believed that I had a strong enough case to fight against my former husband. Barry came as a recommendation from a friend of the family and subsequently when my parents divorced, he was the counsel for my father. From the moment I walked into his offices and had out initial consultation, I knew Barry should have been representing me from the get go. In hindsight, I may not even being going through all this post litigation whoop la if I had just bit the bullet upfront, but hindsight is 20/20. Barry is a remarkable attorney, extremely knowledgeable and skilled in his profession. His office staff are so friendly and always on top of my case! I don't know how I would have kept my sanity intact without them all! While we are still in the trenches, I am certain that with Barry and his team at my side, I am in the best possible place (case wise) that I could be in. If you are looking firm, friendly yet aggressive attorney, Barry is your man! I can't say enough good things about this group. I am forever grateful for their hard work and compassion through this very nasty ordeal.
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Posted by Loretta | March 12, 2014
Total recommendation
Mr.Franklin represented me in a very messy divorce. He was not only extremely caring but extremely knowledgeable. Lots of integrity as well. Thank you so much!! I recommend him 100%. You will not find a better family lawyer!
Posted by Beverly | September 9, 2013
Simply "Amazing Attorney"
Barry is the best attorney around. He and his office reflect his character, they are kind, caring and always professional. I have to thank Barry for for all that he has done for me and my son. He worked tirelessly on my case and was always so pleasant and fun to work with even in my messy battle. His office is run "family style", his wife, daughter, plus the staff all work together on your case, Barry oversees the group and they are a great caring team! Barry is an excellent writer, my last attorney filed cryptic motions that went no where. Barry has such great style, his motions are clear,compelling and backed up by relevant case law.
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Posted by Amy | December 10, 2012
An Attorney With Integrity, Kindness and Professionalism
I visited Mr. Franklin a month ago regarding a landlord/tenant situation I was having. Mr. Franklin assisted a family member of mine some time ago and came highly recommended. I immediately felt at ease as he was knowledgeable and honest with how I should proceed. Mr. Franklin addressed my situation immediately and he and his office staff were in contact with me throughout the week with updates. I appreciate the honest professional advice that did not lead me down a legal road that was not necessary. I would recommend Mr. Franklin to anyone who is looking for a fair knowledgeable attorney who truly cares about his clients.
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Posted by Lorie Masters | October 25, 2012
Compassionate and Professional Laywer
I ( Lorie Masters) had the pleasure of working with Mr. Barry S. Franklin and his staff for 17 plus months. Mr Franklin with his 28 plus years in family law, know his stuff. During this time, I found Mr. Franklin and his staff to be professional, direct and demanding to meet all deadlines and orders, without delays. Although, we were confronted by many challenges, and disgusting frivolous delays from the opposing counsel, Mr. Franklin continued to work hard to reach a fair settlement in the best interest of the minor child. Despite all this, Mr. Franklin remained compassionate, caring and true to his word. For this, I am truly grateful. Mr. Barry S. Franklin is a man with integrity and truly a man with a Big Heart. For these reasons, I highly recommend, Mr. Barry S. Franklin and Associates to represent you in family law. Sincerely, Lorie Masters
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Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2012
KNOWLEDGEABLE, RESULTS ORIENTED, TRUSTWORTHY, COMMUNICATIVE, HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Mr. Franklin has handled two cases for me with excellent results. He was always available to discuss any issue. Simply the best experience i have had with an attorney. He is extremely courteous as well as his entire staff. He took his time to learn all the details of my case and then worked diligently towards a quick and fair settlement. He is also an excellent litigator, definitely not a pushover and is extremely knowledgeable. This is a guy you definitely want on your team!
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2012
Experience, knowledge and integrity... THE BEST!
Mr. Franklin has represented me for the past two years. I can honestly say that he is extremely knowledgable, highly respected and incredibly talented in the court room. He demonstrates the highest level of integrity and honesty. Based upon my experience with other attorneys in Miami, Mr. Franklin is by far the BEST. If you are in need of an experienced attorney, I highly recommend Mr. Franklin.
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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2012
One of the good guys
I came here because I'm a big believer in the power of reviews. I am disappointed to see them used for personal vendettas. Some people just shouldn't be allowed to get behind a keyboard...because they're only goal is to destroy hard-earned reputations. I can read right through them...and hope you can too. I talked to several attorneys before a co-worker recommended Barry. He had a difficult case also, and assured us Barry was the right choice. One of many things that impressed me during our initial consultation was that, unlike the others, he seemed genuinely interested in getting to know our family dynamic, and that of the opposing family. This was especially important to me because your attorney is your voice, you need to be able to trust them to speak for you. How can someone effectively represent you if they don't know your values, beliefs, etc? It was crucial that we find someone who is as passionate as we are about family, Barry's that guy. Our case went on for a year, during which, he was the utmost professional, but always with compassion. He is a man of integrity and demands it of others. He is an expert in his field. He is surely NOT a pushover, and won't be bullied...isnt that the guy you want on your side? It is evident that he is highly respected by the court. I trusted his advice , but there were times when I asked for his reasoning...he was patient in explaining the 'why'. He listens, even during the emotional times. We were always provided with a detailed financial report that was more than fair for his experience and expertise. They were honest about charges, and sensitive to our financial situation. Throughout the year, he consistently tried to resolve issues without frivolous motions and court appearances that drives up the cost...too bad the other side wasn't as ethical. ONLY with Barry's guidance and caring , were we able to stay the course and get what we needed ...what was RIGHT for the children. Many thanks and appreciation to Barry and his team...he is our attorney for life.
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Posted by Michael | March 15, 2012
Great Lawyer
Barry represented the most important woman in my life. He was young and fresh mentored by Burton Young. This guy was good responsive and trustworthy.
Posted by David | December 10, 2011
The Best! You get what you pay for.
I hired Barry 1 1/2 years ago to get a modification of my alimony, or alternatively, to get the entire divorce settlement thrown out. Not only is he a brilliant attorney, but he is a most compassionate, caring person. Sure, you can pay less for a divorce attorney, but in the end you get what you pay for ... and that's what happened with my original attorney who really didn't care about me and saddled me with a horrendous settlement. Now, 18 months later, I paid a very modest lump-sum settlement and am done with alimony forever. I cannot recommend Barry any more highly ... also, his staff is the most professional and is always available to help or talk with you. Do yourself a favor ... if you need an expert attorney specializing in family law, hire the best. It will cost you less in the long run. Thank you, Barry ... for everything.
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Posted by Marlin | September 5, 2011
Good Moral Compass
Barry Franklin and his staff demonstrate such professionalism, and high regard for a good moral compass. Barry's moral compass is about truth, justice, responsibility, ethics, and sound judicial reasoning. I have and will continue to recommend Barry Franklin for family law.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Barry S Franklin & Associates P.A.
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD
  • 1979
  • University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Florida chapter)
  • Fellow
  • 1990 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Board Certified - Marital & Family Law
  • 1988 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Board Certified - Marital & Family Law
  • Florida Bar
  • 2019
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  • 2007
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  • 2006
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Publications

  • Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education publication
  • Alimony Modification in Florida
  • 1994

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Endorse Barry
Family Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Barry. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I heartedly endorse this lawyer. Barry has been a valuable resource to many friends and family members. He is thorough, and an extremely competent advocate."
Family Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Mr. Franklin is well-known within the community for his legal expertise in matters of family law, domestic relations and appeals."
Family Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Franklin is a well regarded lawyer in the community especially in the field of Family Law. Barry knows the law and I recommend him wholeheartedly and without reservation."
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Aventura Family Lawyer Barry Scott Franklin
Barry Scott Franklin
Family Attorney
Aventura, FL
Licensed for 43 years