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Susan R. Brown

Family Attorney at Plantation, FL

4.6   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1984
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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My practice as an attorney can be summed up in one word: FOCUS. Focus on divorce and family law; focus on the people of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County; focus on creating solutions; and, most importantly —

Focus On Your Needs, Goals And Best Interests Meeting the needs and goals of my clients and protecting their best interests is always my primary concern. For this reason, finding out exactly what those needs, goals and interests are is first on the agenda. As a sole practitioner, I have the ability to manage my own caseload and to take the time necessary to get to know you. Then I provide:

  • Answers — As a certified family law specialist, I can provide you with clear answers related to topics ranging from divorce mediation to the family law appellate process. I will keep you fully informed and up-to-date, clearly explaining the legal options available to you at every stage of the process. Calls and other inquiries are returned promptly.
  • Advice — Although it is nice to be able to tell a client exactly what he or she wants to hear, doing so is rarely in a person's best interest. What I can promise you is that I will always provide you with an honest legal opinion based on 31 years of experience. Final decisions are yours to make.
  • Advocacy — There is no way to overstate the strain and stress these issues can cause. I have found that what helps to ease some of the anxiety and distress my clients feel is simply the knowledge that they have a passionate advocate fighting for them. As my client, you will never feel as though you have anything less.

I Am A Board-Certified Family Law Specialist The title of board-certified family law specialist is granted to a select few attorneys. It is granted by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education for achieving rigorous standards of experience, knowledge and dedication to a specific area of practice.


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Susan R. Brown P.A.


4.6 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
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Posted by Melodie | August 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Relentless, Professional, Devoted Family Lawyer. DON'T underestimate S.R.B. "Elite, Petite Powerhouse"
This is the 2nd time I retained SRB for filing a divorce. I was referred to Susan in 2007 and she asked me "what is your wish list". Since I had 2 little boys to protect from an escalating DV situation - I simply wanted to leave the marriage quickly and painlessly as possible, with half and my sons. A month after the divorce, the recession hit and I was left with a home I could not sell, I was laid off and unable to find employment for a year, mounting debt and I swore I would never let myself get in that situation again. Eventually I started a new career, raised my sons, got out of debt and met soon to be ex no.2. I will provide more detailed reviews once finalized. My life has changed drastically in less than 3 months and having SRB as my angel attorney I feel less worry because I know she will protect and do what is in my best interest always - as she does for all her clients. We all need more people like SRB in the world of family law.
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2020
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Integrity and results
I have been a client of Susan Brown since 2011. My visitation and custody situation is particularly difficult and complicated. Susan has pressed forward over the years to ensure the most appropriate outcome, often has requested, but even if it was not what I wanted to hear. That said, she will fight for you, and the best interest of the child, and is well connected and experienced in South Florida which frankly matters. I was glad she was on my team, and not the opposing counsel.
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Posted by Barbara | October 2, 2018
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Susan R. Brown, Esquire is a Super Nova (5 stars not enough of a rating)
Susan came highly recommended from a family member of mine who also happens to be a well respected New York Judge. Susan has kept my needs and interests a priority above all else . I feel she is highly experienced, qualified and both her and her staff were professional from the very first phone call and helped me every step of the way during my case. I am truly grateful for all her sensitivity and emotional support she had to give me due to the fact I am diagnosed with a mental illness. I would recommend her highly and I can not thank her enough for all that she has done for me and continues to do as well.
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Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2015
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Made me feel at ease
I had a divorce case when I was in my 20s. It was a terrible experience. I was pleasantly surprised at my most recent experience with Susan as my lawyer. The case went better than I hoped and she was there for me when my Husband acted like the jerk that he is.
Posted by MariaA | June 30, 2014
The firm hold that kept me together
I met Susan at the worst time in my life, my divorce when my son was just four months old. My ex suffered from bipolar disorder and took me on the most hurtful crazy rides anyone could ever imagine, he filed papers on a daily basis, it was a nightmare. Susan represented me and my child and she stopped all the madness that I felt, before knowing her, would never go away. She provided me with a grasp that I so desperately needed, that firm hold that kept me together, she gave me the vision I so much needed to see ahead. Susan Brown inspires, her sense of strength and validation was the most important part of my healing. I will never stop recommending her, she is the BEST attorney in the world, incredibly knowledgeable and always prepare to take on any challenge anyone brings her.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2014
Stood up to and Won against my exes high priced lawyers
My ex wifehas a wealthy family and an unlimited budget. I am a professional but dont have unlimited money. Susan got me the parenting schedule I wanted with my son and a fair financial settlement. My ex wife went through 4 lawyers. She kept firing them after they lost hearings. Susan stood up to and beat my exes high pirced lawyers.
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Posted by Doris | July 28, 2013
Grateful Grandma
My daughter works long hours as an emergency room physician. I am writing this review for her and as a greatful grandmother. When my daughter decided to file for divorce, I came to Florida to help her find the best lawyer for what promised to be a nasty divorce. My daughter's "good for nothing husband" threatened to keep her in Florida or take my grandchildren away. To add insult to injury, her Husband asked for her to pay him alimony and attorney's fees. Susan told her it would be an uphill battle to get to leave the state with children but that she thought she had a fighting chance of being able to relocate out of state. In the end my daughter (and grandchildren) won after going before the judge. I am happy to have my daughter and grandchildren nearby. My daughter has a great job and I get to take care of my grandchildren while she works. I dont think we could have gotten this great result without Susan. She stood by us even when things got tough and my daughter wanted to give up on moving.
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2013
Glad I hired her
Even though I have an advanced degree and am a professional, I was nervous hiring a lawyer. My Husband, who had multiple affairs wanted me to pay him alimony. From the first time that I met her Susan made me feel at ease (even though she was kind of blunt in telling me what to expect). . My Husband seemed a little afraid of her when we were in court and at mediation. She ran circles around my Husband's attorney and made him look pretty stupid in court. I am glad that I found her.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2013
Not the cheapest but one of the best
My friend told me to go to her attorney because she was cheaper. My Mom told me to go to the best one. My case got done faster and I got a better settlement then my friend. Every time that I tell my ex I that am going to call her, he backs off.
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2013
A professional among amateurs
She represented me a few months ago. After 2 less qualified lawyers I finally found a professional in a field where most seem to be amateurs.
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2012
The best caring and professional and experienced marital law attorney
If you are going through a divorce then immediately hire Susan Brown as your attorney. Very knowledgeable and profesional and she is a great person who cares about her clients.
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2012
Outstanding Attorney!!
Since my ex posted the only negative comment about Susan, here I am to set the record straight. Susan is an outstanding attorney, I have never regretted hiring her. She has the best interest of my children as her #1 priority. She has given me solid legal advice throughout my lengthy divorce. Her advice is supported by case law and years of experience. While my ex is on her 3rd attorney, Susan has been my only attorney and a decision I have never regretted. Susan Brown is always on time for court. She returns phone calls and emails on a regular basis. Susan Brown does such a great job that my ex hates her.
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2012
Susan Brown is the best family law attorney in town
My ex is a former professional athelete. I was his second wife and I should have paid attention to how he treated his first wife in their divorce because he did the same thing to me. I had no idea he was seeing some other woman, and he just up and left me and the kids, canceled all my credit cards, stopped paying the mortgage and my car, and told me the kids had to leave private school. i HAD NO MONEY! He hired a big shot attorney who sent me a letter offering me a little bit of money and said if I signed it, Id get a little more money and my kids would get to go to private school and he wouldnt fight me for custody. I got Ms. Brown's name from a friend of mine who went through something similar and let me tell you, she made sure I got everything I was entitled to-alimony, my house, my assets and half of his pension, private school for the kids, a trust for the kids and he paid my attorney's fees. We never even had to go to court. My husband's attorney changed his tune when I hired Ms. Brown. Mediation was a breeze, and we were done with the whole case in three months.My ex said after the fact that if he ever got divorced again, he was going to hire MY LAWYER next time! Ha, ha. He can't afford another divorce after we got done with him. Ms. Brown is the best of the best.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2012
I am glad I chose her
I interviewd 3 lawyers. I was so nervous when I went to her office. She was so confident and sympathetic to my situation that she made me feel at ease right away. My trust was well placed. She did a great job. I got what I felt I deserved.
Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2011
She helped me get my kids
I have a crazy ex. She tried to take my kids out of state. I was afraid my ex would be able to take my kids out but Susan stopped her in her tracks. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2011
Attorney Review
Helped me out a lot . All I have to do is say her name and my ex Husband backs off.
Posted by Dee | April 18, 2013
I hired Susan to handle a child support matter. I didn't receive a dime until I found that my ex came into an inheritance. I found her via internet, interviewed and retained her. I was living out of state at the time. She got me every dime and I appreciate that very much. However, when he stopped paying and burned through all of the money, she basically dumped me. We did go to court and got an order for him to go to jail for 90 days if he didn't get current within 72 hours. He never got current and I've never heard back from Susan. Also, in 7 years I was the only one to ever show up for court when the state of Florida was handling my case. Susan arranged for a hearing when he started getting behind and skipping again. I did not receive notification and was out of town during the hearing. She called the morning of the hearing to be sure I was going to be there and gave me a ration of poop for it. It was not the first time her office did not notify me in advance of a court date. I didn't appreciate that and I don't appreciate being dumped because his money ran out. He needs to pay consequences and it seems she doesn't want to see to it that he does. She is a good attorney but seems to pick and choose what she cares to have enforced.
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2013
She doesn't give much effort.
She really didn't give my case much effort. She just cut and pasted from her previous cases and put mine together. She charged for emailing. She nickled and dimed me to death. She sent me to her "friends" for services I didn't even need. More money spent for nothing. She was very rude to me and I could never get a word in. Her way or no way. I feel I could have done better with another attorney. Matter of fact, I KNOW I COULD HAVE!
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2012
I would not recommend this lawyer
The second biggest mistake I made in my life hiring Susan Brown ( the first mistake was getting married to my ex husband ). She never returns phone and when she does she is very unreliable. She also shows up in court late or simply "forgets" to show up.
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  • University of Miami School of Law
  • law
  • N/A

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Florida Bar
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Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Susan on various matters and she is extremely professional. I highly recommend Susan."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a formidable opponent that fights fiercely for her client, but is also willing and able to strike a harmonious resolution to the case when appropriate."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Plantation Family Lawyer Susan R. Brown
Susan R. Brown
Family Attorney
Plantation, FL
Licensed for 39 years