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Jodi Colton

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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 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 2003
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas: Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Attorney Profile

Jodi Colton is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a Partner at Brinkley Morgan. Her practice is exclusively focused on complex family law matters, including divorce, parental responsibility/ timesharing and paternity matters for high net worth individuals. In addition, Ms. Colton regularly drafts and negotiates prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Ms. Colton’s legal career began in the New York City office of Latham & Watkins as a corporate litigator. Ms. Colton also practiced at large firms in Philadelphia and Minneapolis where she worked on a broad range of business and other litigation matters in federal and state courts. Ms. Colton draws upon her background in corporate and commercial litigation to assist her clients in sophisticated family law matters. She routinely represents high-net-worth and high-profile individuals in cases involving the valuation and equitable distribution of financial and business assets, including closely held corporations, professional practices, real estate, deferred compensation plans, stock plans, and other financial assets, as well as timesharing and parental responsibility/custody issues.

Ms. Colton is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator and a trained Collaborative Lawyer. She believes that most family law cases can, and should, be resolved without protracted litigation. Ms. Colton has found that a well-negotiated settlement is often the most effective way to achieve the best possible resolution for her clients facing complex and multifaceted divorces and other family law matters. However, when a negotiated settlement is not possible, Ms. Colton zealously advocates on behalf of her clients to help them achieve their desired outcome through litigation.

Ms. Colton is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is recognized in The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers. An active member of the community, she currently serves on the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Unified Family Practice Committee, the South Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Professionalism Committee, and the Equitable Distribution Committee of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar. Ms. Colton is a Founding Member of the Palm Beach Chapter of the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators and a member of the Susan Greenberg Family Law American Inn of Court of the Palm Beaches.

Ms. Colton served as President of the Harvard Mediation Program and as a mediation trainer and a mediator in Boston area courts. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Colton worked in the Office of the General Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives. Ms. Colton lives in Delray Beach with her husband and their two children.

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

2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

About Jodi Colton

First Admitted: 2003, Florida

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

Honors/Awards

  • Highest ranking for legal ability and ethical standards, AV Preeminent® rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015-2016, “Top 40 Under 40,” , The National Advocates
  • 2015, "40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida," , Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • 2017-Present, "Top 100 Lawyers,", The National Advocates

Pro bono/Community Service

  • National Jewish Health, New Directions for Women Luncheon Committee, 2019—Present
  • Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, Go Pink Luncheon Committee, 2014-2017

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Florida, 2003
  • Pennsylvania, 2008
  • Minnesota, 2006
  • New York, 2003
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • The Florida Bar, Equitable Distribution Committee, Member 2020-2022
  • 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
  • South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law Group
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association Professionalism Committee, Co-Chair 2020—Present
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Co-Chair, 2019—2020
  • Broward County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Family Law CLE Committee
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Unified Family Practice Committee, 2019—2022

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • 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
  • 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
  • “Equitable Distribution,” Broward County Bar Association’s Nuts & Bolts of Family Law Seminar, October 26, 2018, Speaker, 2018
  • “A Vocational Evaluation of Me? What and Why?” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, April 27, 2017, Author, 2017
  • “Avoiding Mistakes and Pitfalls in Equitable Distribution,” Broward County Bar Association Family Law Section’s Raising the Bar Seminar, April 8, 2016, Speaker, 2016
  • “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, Speaker, 2015
  • “Does Lying, Stealing, and Cheating Really Matter in the Process of Divorce?” Paralegal Association of Florida, Boca Raton Chapter Luncheon, January 8, 2015, Speaker, 2015
  • “Florida’s Alimony Law – Time for a Change, Again,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, April 8, 2015, Author, 2015
  • “Equitable Distribution,” Broward County Bar Association’s Nuts & Bolts of Family Law Seminar, November 14, 2014, Speaker, 2014
  • “Expert Testimony Under Florida’s New Daubert Standard,” Brinkley Morgan Divorce Law Seminar for Mental Health Professionals, January 17, 2014, Speaker, 2014
  • “We are Now a Daubert State – What Does That Mean?” Brinkley Morgan Family Law Seminar for Accounting Professionals, May 9, 2014, Speaker, 2014
  • “Thinking Divorce? Try A Voodoo Doll And Food, First,” Boca News Now, July 27, 2014, Author, 2014
  • “Cheating? Being Cheated On? Here’s What To Know,” Boca News Now, January 21, 2014, Author, 2014
  • “Divorce Law in Florida: What Happens if You Can’t Hide Those Lyin’ Eyes?” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, July 30, 2014, Author, 2014
  • “Five Things To Do Before You Get Divorced”, Boca News Now, 2014, Author, 2013
  • “The Odds and Ends of Equitable Distribution,” Brinkley Morgan Divorce Law Seminar for Accounting Professionals, May 10, 2013, Speaker, 2013
  • “Three Stupid Mistakes to Avoid in Divorce,” Boca News Now, February 14, 2013, Author, 2013
  • “Help Your Divorce Attorney Help You,” Boca News Now, April 14, 2013, Author, 2013
  • “Parenting Plan Evaluations, Social Investigations and Psychological Evaluations – Are They Different?” Brinkley Morgan Divorce Law Seminar for Mental Health Professionals, December 6, 2012, Speaker, 2012
  • “Parenting and Child Support,” Broward County Bar Association Family Law Section’s Nuts & Bolts of Family Law Seminar, February 2012, Speaker, 2012
  • “Marital Law Update: What You Need to Know About Alimony,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, June 16, 2011, Author, 2011
  • “Legislative Updates,” Brinkley Morgan Divorce Law Seminar for Mental Health Professionals, December 2, 2011, Speaker, 2011
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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: 7/13/2022

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