also known as Helena, Farber
Usually, on this page you would see a long, resume-like list of educational and professional accomplishments, but instead, I want you to know who I am as a person. Hiring an attorney during a divorce or any other family law related proceeding is like inviting a stranger into your home, when your family is most vulnerable. Hopefully, by reading a little bit about me, I will no longer be a stranger to you.
Being a child of a divorce, I had to split my high school time between Seattle, Washington and Chicago, Illinois. During this time I worked as a teacher’s assistant in a day care center, a Best Buy cashier, and real estate firm receptionist. I never shied away from hard work, always wanted to stay busy and expose myself to different experiences.
After high school, I attended Loyola University Chicago, where I majored in Psychology and minored in Communication. During my studies, I became fascinated by how a person’s decision-making process is driven by his/her emotions. In exploring possible career options, I worked for a Chicago based law firm of Daley, DeBofsky, and Bryant, where I realized that a good attorney is not just a legal professional, but also a counselor to his/her clients. My husband urged me to take the LSAT and give law school a try. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, where I would get to combine my passion for psychology and love of the law.
To be closer to my family, my husband and I relocated to South Florida where I attended Nova Southeastern University College of Law. I always knew that I wanted to practice family law because my parents’ divorce has left a negative impression of the legal process, which I strive to change. As a law student I participated in the Children and Families Law Clinic where I represented low-income individuals in a variety of family law matters. As a result of the clinical experience I had the opportunity to litigate in court before receiving my bar license. I have also had a coveted opportunity to do an internship for a well-respected, long-standing family law Judge Honorable Renee Goldenberg.
After I graduating with honors (magna cum laude) and at the top 10% of my class, I worked as an associate attorney for a Ft. Lauderdale, civil litigation law firm. At this firm I represented big corporations like Citizens Insurance, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Audi and acquired valuable courtroom experience.
I had an opportunity to fully immerse myself into the family law when I worked for an excellent Broward family law firm, which has been in business for over 30 years. During my several years as the associate attorney for the firm, I helped numerous clients navigate complex and emotionally charged divorces, paternity actions, modifications, and other legal proceedings.
During my free time, I love volunteering at my local animal shelter, hanging out on the couch, and watching movies with my husband, rescue dog Lola, and two rescue cats Blade and Kuzya.
My background in psychology and a modern approach to the practice of law gives me a unique edge to help my clients come up with innovative, outside of the box solutions, while also being cost effective. I do not just look at each case from a legal perspective, but instead I use a global approach, taking into account economical, psychological, and moral aspects. My clients call me their confidant, and they always know that I have their best interests in mind.
I would love to chat with you to see how I can help your case and make your life easier.
Languages spoken: Russian
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2012||08/10/2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Russian American Bar Association||N/A||2016 - Present|
|Florida Bar||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||N/A||2012|