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Edward Brian Sobel

Family Attorney at Bradenton, FL

4.8   24 reviews

also known as Edward B. Sobel, Ed Sobel

  • State Years
    Florida - FL 40 years
    Georgia - GA 41 years
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Edward

Learn Edward’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    20%

    39 years, 950 cases

  2. Child support
    20%

    39 years, 950 cases

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%

    39 years, 950 cases

  4. Family
    20%

    39 years, 950 cases

  5. Marriage and prenuptials
    20%

    39 years, 950 cases

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2017,2015
Client's Choice
2017 2015

Location

Edward B. Sobel
Suite 206, 4900 Manatee Avenue, West
Bradenton, FL, 34209-3859

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  24 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Deanne | August 9, 2015
Edward B. Sobel, The Best of the Best!
I went to Ed after working with other attorneys for over eight years. Ed was able to gather facts, put immediate rules into place and determine best strategies to put an end to the on going nightmare. Ed Sobel is a very understanding, moral, professional family man and advocate for "doing the right thing". He puts his clients and their needs first. I would recommend him 100%.
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Posted by Alan | August 7, 2015
outstanding divorce Attorney
When your soon to be Ex wife calls you, And say's I have consulted with a Attorney and they said you have the best divorce lawyer in town and I just want to settle,Not only will it put a smile on your face you realize you made the best choice in a divorce Attorney. Ed and his staff treat you like you are a friend in need of help. And they provide it exceptionally
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Posted by Christopher | September 18, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Just who I needed!
Was very professional and provided very good advice. Ed (and his staff) made me feel confident during the process, demonstrating empathy and understanding.
Posted by Heather | May 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney, Highly Recommend!
I highly recommend Ed and his team! Ed and all the office staff were very professional, friendly, patient, and responsive. We were kept informed during all stages of process, and Ed and his staff members were on top of every single detail. Ed helped my elderly mother through a difficult divorce and got her a fair settlement. Ed was absolutely excellent during the negotiations and made a stressful process as painless as possible.
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Posted by Ernie | August 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast, efficient, and hard working
Ed and his legal team worked very hard for me and gave my case their full attention in order to get a fair and fast settlement on my behalf in my divorce. I highly recommend them because I am very satisfied with everything that they were able to accomplish in my case.
Posted by Tom | July 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You
Mr. Sobel, Julia and Celeste, all worked in most efficient and professional manner to finally resolve my permanent alimony obligation. His knowledge and years of experience made the difference. I highly recommend his practice.
Posted by Selwyn | July 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Thorough, Capable
Ed and his team really take good care of you. He is very knowledgeable. His staff does a thorough job of working with you. I could not have asked for better representation, and it shows in the outcomes. Thanks again Ed, Celeste and Julia! You are a great team.
Posted by Andrew | January 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
As Good As It Gets!
Attorney Sobel and his staff are on the highest level of legal representation that you can find. They quickly resolved a stressful and unpleasant situation that I found myself in, and their commitment and hard work freed me up to move on with the rest of my life. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would!
Posted by Alfred | December 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer with an Amazing Team
Ed and his team were incredible! They helped me with my divorce and helped me to protect myself and my children. I would just like to call out their attention to detail and responsiveness. Any time I had a question or issue I was met with an immediate response. Ed listens very carefully to what you want and tells you exactly what options are available. The quality of work is unmatched. I am very grateful for the help received. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Finally found a quality attorney!
I’ve unfortunately had to have numerous attorneys over the last 8 years. Each time my ex filed something I’d have to hire one. It wasn’t until this year that we found Ed. Very pleased with his work, we won my case because Ed was knowledgeable on the laws regarding the details involved whereas the other party was not. I hope I don’t need an attorney again but if I do I’ll go back to Ed Sobel and it’s nice to know I won’t have to search for another attorney should this happen again!
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Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Advice and Counsel
I sought out Ed to assist with a potential dissolution of marriage. Being new to Florida, it was important that I find someone with local knowledge and experience. I consulted with Ed several times over the course of a roughly 9 month period. From the very first meeting through the ultimate resolution of my filing, I found Ed to be extremely personable, knowledgeable and a practical/pragmatic counselor. He clearly acted with my best interests in mind helping me to understand all of the different ramifications related to multiple courses of action that I was contemplating. His was a message from the start to do all that I could to avoid using the services of him and his firm. How refreshing! Happily in the end, I did not have to follow-through on my dissolution action but am confident that had I done so, Ed would have handled the case with the same professionalism and dedication he exhibited to me during the course of our interactions together. His office staff always was quick to respond and put me in touch with Ed directly when the need arose. I would highly recommend Ed and his firm.
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Posted by Joanne | June 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced, Competent Divorce Lawyer
Edward B. Sobel came well recommended by another lawyer, and with good reason. I needed an experienced attorney whom I could trust and who knows what he's doing. Mr. Sobel calmly listened, advised, and told me what to expect. In spite of several obstacles, he made sure I had the protection I needed. His consistent patience and professionalism were reassuring, and he paid very careful to all the details. Mr. Sobel was supportive, yet candid, achieving a final settlement that was in my best interests. I thank God for his help.
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
I was fortunate to be given the name of Ed Sobel by one of my co-workers and would recommend his law firm to anyone. Although the words "thank you" seem so simple, they carry with them all my appreciation to Ed, Julia and Natasha. I am grateful for their guidance and patience while helping me through my divorce process. His exceptionally strong eye for detail and his legal expertise, in recalling cases that may have helped me, amazed me. Thank you again Attorney Sobel to you and your team. The process was quick and painless.
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Posted by Steve | December 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You
Delivered what was agreed upon. Outstanding customer service. They work as a very well organized team. Questions always answered promptly. Very attentive to client concerns. I was never uninformed about where I was in the process being handled. Great communication.
Posted by Stephan | December 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I was very happy with my experience. My situation involved multiple sessions of mediation, and Mr Sobel and his staff went the extra mile to guide me during their representation. Mr Sobel and his staff are very knowledgeable, and very professional. Thanks again for a great experience
Posted by Kat | February 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Straight shooter! Have him in your corner!
If you are looking for an attorney that has your best interest in mind, I recommend Mr. Sobel. He is direct and tells you what you need even if its not what you want to hear. His staff is professional and helps to assist with any questions/issues that may arise. It was important to me that I felt part of a team when heading into my divorce. Thank you Ed and staff for all your support and guidance.
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Posted by Betty | January 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney
Ed is a highly competent Attorney which is apperant right when you meet him. I had a very difficult case, but with Ed and his staff, I knew I was dealing with an efficient office. We got the results we wanted and it was due to Ed's tenacity. He is very ethical and I would use him again. I highly recommend Ed Sobel.
Posted by Mike | January 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and professional
Hired Ed as my divorce attorney. He helped me through the entire process and I feel that he always had my best interest in mind and gave great advice. I've consulted him twice since the divorce to file changes to the MSA agreed upon by myself and my ex-wife due to changing circumstances and have been more than pleased with is services and his staff! This is an honest man who truly strives for what is best for his client. He explained every detail, was there at every step in the process, and there was never a missed date or delay! I'm convinced that his guidance resulted in far less attorney fees in the long run.
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Posted by Pablo | January 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personable with great support staff
From the time of our first meeting, to the day my divorce was finalized, Mr Sobel kept me well informed of the process and answered my many questions. I knew what to expect, there were no surprises in regards to the cost and the amount of time it took to get the Judge's signature. I liked his no-nonsense approach and the way he and his staff are casual and down to earth yet very professional.
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Legal Abilities and Professionalism
Ed Sobel is an excellent family law attorney who has practiced in Manatee County for approximately 30 years. He is professional, competent and attentive to his case with excellent trial skills.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Edward B. Sobel, P.A.
  • 1985 - Present
  • Assistant County Attorney
  • Sarasota County Attorney's Office
  • 1984 - 1985
  • Assistant County Attorney
  • Manatee County Attorney's Office
  • 1983 - 1984

Education

  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Muhlenberg College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Smith v. Smith, 169 So.3d 220 (Fla.2nd DCA 2015)
  • Represented Appellant prevailing on the appeal of a Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage property matter.
  • Lafferty V. Lafferty, 134 So.3d 1142 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2014)
  • Represented prevailing Appellant on alimony matters. Family Law Case of the Year Finalist at the Florida Bar 2015 Marital & Family Law Review Seminar.
  • Gulledge v. Gulledge, 82 So. 3d 1113 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2012)
  • Attorney for prevailing Appellant on alimony and property division matters.
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Associations

  • Sarasota Collaborative Family Law Professionals
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Filorida Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Next Generation Divorce, Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Society
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Florida Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Manatee American Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 2014 - Present
  • Family Court Professional Coalition of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Manatee County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section, Domestic Relations Committee
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Florida Bar, Board of Legal Specialization and Education Family Law Certification Review Panel
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2002
  • The Warren M. Goodrich-William C. Grimes American Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Florida Bar Twelfth Circuit Grievance Committee
  • Member
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Florida Bar Twelfth Circuit Committee for Florida Bar Presidents and Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award
  • Chair
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • Director
  • 1987 - 1989
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Certified Family Mediator-Recertification
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Bradenton's Best
  • Bradenton Herald
  • 2022
  • Elite Top Attorney
  • SRQ Magazine
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Certified Family Mediator - Recertification
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Board Certified-Marital & Family Law
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 2021
  • Elite Top Attorney
  • SRQ Magazine
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Certified Family Mediator - Recertification
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Certified Family Mediator - Recertification
  • Supreme Court Of Florida
  • 2017
  • Board Certified - Marital & Family Law Recertification
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Certified Family Mediator - Recertification
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Best Law Firm Finalist
  • Sarasota Herald-Tribune
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Certified Family Mediator - Recertification
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Certified Family Mediator - Recertification
  • Supreme Court of Forida
  • 2011
  • Board Certified - Marital & Family Law Recertification
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Certified Family Mediator - Recertification
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Certified Family Mediator - Recertification
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • 2007
  • Board Certified - Marital & Family Law Recertification
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Certified Family Mediator - Recertification
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • Certified Family Mediator - Recertification
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • Certified Family Mediator - Recertification
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • 2001
  • Board Certified - Marital & Family Law Recertification
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Educ
  • 2001
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • Certified Family Mediator - Recertification
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • 1999
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • Certified Family Mediator
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • 1997
  • Board Certified - Marital & Family Law Recertification
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 1996
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • Board Certified - Marital & Family Law
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 1991
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Speaking Engagements

  • Judicial Retirement Program
  • Circuit Court Domestic Relations Judge Mark B. Gilner
  • 2015
  • 2014 Bench Bar Conference
  • Why Civility and Professionalism Matter
  • 2014
  • 2012 Annual Conference
  • Excellence In Practice: Successfully Managing High Conflict Clients
  • 2012
  • Family Law Nuts and Bolts
  • Family Law Office, Proceedings and Ethics
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (19)
Endorse Edward
Family Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ed Sobel is an excellent litigator and very compassionate in working for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ed is a very formidable and straight forward opponent."
Family Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I gladly endorse Ed Sobel. He is a wonderful family law attorney and his extensive knowledge in tax law positions him perfectly to address issues such as alimony, equitable distribution of the marital assets, and retirement. In addition, his B.A. in Psychology earned at Muhlenberg College and considerable experience working with mental health professionals, provides him with great insight into delicate family issues and helps him effectively advocate for his clients in custody matters. I have worked with Ed in family law cases and it has been a pleasure to have him on the other side to help reach agreements with our respective clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ed Sobel is one of the smartest and hardest working lawyers I know. His ethics are supreme and his skills speak for themselves. You can't find a better lawyer in this field."
Family Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have handled several cases against Attorney Sobel over the last decade. He always advocates for the best interests of his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've worked with Ed on a number of cases both as an opposing attorney or as a mediator which has given me a close up view on how he and his staff interact and protect their clients. I have referred a number of potential family law clients to Ed."
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Bradenton Family Lawyer Edward Brian Sobel
Edward Brian Sobel
Family Attorney
Bradenton, FL
Licensed for 41 years