Jodi Colton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Brinkley Morgan
2255 Glades Road, Suite 414E
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: 561-241-3113
Fax: 954-522-9123
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed Since: 2003
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas: Family Law (80%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Jodi Colton is a partner with the Brinkley Morgan law firm, which has law offices in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, Florida. A nationally ranked lawyer with more than eighteen years of experience, Ms. Colton focuses her practice exclusively on family law,  providing unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout South Florida who are going through a divorce or have some other serious legal issue affecting their families.

A Florida Supreme Court certified mediator who is highly trained in collaborative law, Ms. Colton prefers to use mediation and negotiations to help her clients resolve their conflicts and reach favorable agreements regarding their divorce-related issues as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. However, she has extensive trial experience borne from her years of service as a corporate litigation attorney, so she will not hesitate to take her clients' issues to court when necessary.

In her former role as a corporate attorney, Ms. Colton gained invaluable experience with a wide range of business-related issues, and she has delivered exceptional counsel to many high net worth clients, particularly regarding their considerable assets and complex business valuations. No matter the complexity of the issues her clients face, Ms. Colton strives to protect their rights and interests as she aggressively pursues positive results.

Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, Ms. Colton is AV Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell and designated as a Top 100 Lawyer by The National Advocates. She has also received designation as among the 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2015, along with many other top rankings and endorsements from her peers, and Superb, 10 out of 10 client ratings on Avvo. 

A 1997 graduate of Swarthmore College, Ms. Colton obtained her Juris Doctor in 2002 from Harvard Law School. She is admitted to practice in Florida, New York, Minnesota and Pennsylvania as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of Pennsylvania and the District of Minnesota.

A leader in her legal community, Ms. Colton is a founding member of the Palm Beach Chapter of the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators, and she is a member of The Florida Bar's Family Law Section and Equitable Distribution Committee, the Susan Greenberg Family Law American Inn of Court of the Palm Beaches, the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Unified Family Practice Committee, and the South Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Professionalism Committee, among her other professional affiliations.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Family Law
  • 20%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Mediation

Selections

1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021

About Jodi Colton

Admitted: 2003, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.brinkleymorgan.com/profile/jodi-f-colton/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • First Grade Room Parent, Waters Edge Elementary School
  • National Jewish Health New Directions for Women Luncheon Committee, 2020
  • Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, Go Pink Luncheon Committee, 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “Five Things To Do Before You Get Divorced,” Boca News Now, August 20, 2013
  • “Marital Law Update: What You Need to Know About Alimony,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, June 16, 2011
  • Co-Presenter, “A Case Study in Family Law: Living in the Gray Zone (Parts 1 & 2),” Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Valuation, Forensic Accounting & Litigation Conference, January 12, 2018, Co-Presenter, “A Case Study in Family Law: Living in the Gray Zone (Parts 1 & 2), FICPA Valuation, Forensic Accounting & Litigation Services Conference, Accountants, Attorneys, 2018
  • “Cheating? Being Cheated On? Here’s What To Know,” Boca News Now, January 21, 2014
  • Speaker, “Legislative Updates,” Brinkley Morgan Divorce Law Seminar for Mental Health Professionals, December 2, 2011
  • “Divorce Law in Florida: What Happens if You Can’t Hide Those Lyin’ Eyes?” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, July 30, 2014
  • “Three Stupid Mistakes to Avoid in Divorce,” Boca News Now, February 14, 2013
  • “Thinking Divorce? Try A Voodoo Doll And Food, First,” Boca News Now, July 27, 2014
  • “Help Your Divorce Attorney Help You,” Boca News Now, April 14, 2013
  • FICPA Valuation, Forensic Accounting & Litigation Services Conference - Speaker on the Lifestyle Analysis in Family Law, Co-Presenter, Lifestyle Analyses: Are They Still Relevant?, FICPA Valuation, Forensic Accounting & Litigation Services Conference, Accountants, Attorneys, 2021
  • “Expert Testimony Under Florida’s New Daubert Standard,” Brinkley Morgan Divorce Law Seminar for Mental Health Professionals, January 17, 2014
  • Speaker, “Avoiding Mistakes and Pitfalls in Equitable Distribution,” Broward County Bar Association Family Law Section’s Raising the Bar Seminar, April 8, 2016, 2016
  • Speaker, “Long Distance Parenting Plans, Relocation and the Role of the Children’s Therapist,” Brinkley Morgan Family Law Seminar for Mental Health Professionals, January 16, 2015, 2015
  • Speaker, “Does Lying, Stealing, and Cheating Really Matter in the Process of Divorce?” Paralegal Association of Florida, Boca Raton Chapter Luncheon, January 8, 2015, 2015
  • Speaker, “Equitable Distribution,” Broward County Bar Association’s Nuts & Bolts of Family Law Seminar, November 14, 2014, 2014
  • Speaker, “Expert Testimony Under Florida’s New Daubert Standard,” Brinkley Morgan Divorce Law Seminar for Mental Health Professionals, January 17, 2014, 2014
  • Speaker, “We are Now a Daubert State – What Does That Mean?” Brinkley Morgan Family Law Seminar for Accounting Professionals, May 9, 2014, 2014
  • Speaker, “The Odds and Ends of Equitable Distribution,” Brinkley Morgan Divorce Law Seminar for Accounting Professionals, May 10, 2013, 2013
  • Speaker, “Parenting Plan Evaluations, Social Investigations and Psychological Evaluations – Are They Different?” Brinkley Morgan Divorce Law Seminar for Mental Health Professionals, December 6, 2012, 2012
  • Speaker, “Parenting and Child Support,” Broward County Bar Association Family Law Section’s Nuts & Bolts of Family Law Seminar, February 2012, 2012
  • “A Vocational Evaluation of Me? What and Why?” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, April 27, 2017, 2017
  • “Florida’s Alimony Law – Time for a Change, Again,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, April 8, 2015, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Minnesota, 2006
  • Susan Greenberg Family Law American Inn of Court of the Palm Beaches, Master Member, 2019—Present
  • American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators (AACFL) Palm Beach Chapter, Founding Member
  • Pennsylvania, 2008
  • New York, 2003
  • Florida, 2003
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee Co-Chair, 2020
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • Member of the Equitable Distribution Committee of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar. The committee is responsible for recommending updates to the relevant statutes., 2020
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, 2019
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law Group, 2019
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Co-Chair, 2019
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, 2018
  • South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law Group, 2018
  • Broward County Bar Association, 2018
  • South Palm Beach County Association of Women Lawyers, 2018
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2018
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2018
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, 2018

Educational Background

  • Swarthmore College, Bachelor of Arts in History and Sociology/Anthropology, 1997, Phi Beta Kappa

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • President, Harvard Mediation Program, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2001

Honors/Awards

  • Highest ranking for legal ability and ethical standards, AV Preeminent® rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
  • The National Advocates “Top 40 Under 40,” 2015-2016
  • Highest ranking for legal ability and ethical standards, AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • Honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida, 2015
  • Selected for inclusion in the National Advocates Top 100  Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers, National Advocate, 2017
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Office Location for Jodi Colton

2255 Glades Road
Suite 414E
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Phone: 561-241-3113

Fax: 954-522-9123

Last Updated: 3/23/2021

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