Edward B. Sobel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Bradenton, FL

Attorney at Law
 | 4900 Manatee Avenue West, Suite 206
Bradenton, FL 34209
Phone: 941-746-1203
Fax: 941-746-2094
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008, 2010, 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Edward B. Sobel is the founder of his own law firm located in Bradenton, Florida. Focusing his practice exclusively on family law, he provides representation to clients throughout the area in matters involving divorce, child custody, paternity, prenuptial agreements, collaborative law, mediation, domestic violence, contempt, and grandparent and other non-parent custody matters.

Before attending law school, Mr. Sobel graduated cum laude with his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania in 1979. He then attended Emory University School of Law, graduating in 1982 with his Juris Doctor. After graduation, Mr. Sobel served as an assistant county attorney before going into private practice in 1985. He is admitted to practice in both Florida and Georgia.

During his career, Mr. Sobel has gained the respect of his fellow professionals for his high degree of ethics and his successful track record. He has received a perfect 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, and he has also received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Sobel has been certified as a specialist in marital and family law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, and he has received certification as a family law mediator by the Florida Supreme Court.

Mr. Sobel is an active participant in several professional organizations. In addition to The Florida Bar and the State Bar of Georgia, his memberships include the Manatee County Bar Association, the Section of Dispute Resolution of the American Bar Association, the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Family Law sections of The Florida Bar and The Manatee American Inn of Court.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008, 2010, 2016 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About Edward Sobel

Admitted: 1983, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.ebsobellaw.com/attorney-profile/

Honors/Awards:

  • Client's Choice Award, AVVO, 2015
  • Best Law Firm Finalist, Sarasota Manatee Herald-Tribune, 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 Out Of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 1996
  • Member, Psi Chi, Psychology National Honor Society
  • Rated Highest 10 Out Of 10, AVVO

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified - Marital & Family Law, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, 1991
  • Certified Family Mediator by the Florida Supreme Court

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Judicial Retirement Program, Circuit Court Domestic Relations Judge Mark B. Gilner, 2015
  • Bench Bar Conference, Why Civility and Professionalism Matter, 2014
  • Annual Conference, Excellence In Practice: Successfully Managing High Conflict Clients, 2012
  • Instructor, Seminars for Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • In the Interest of B.T.G. and B.S.G., 993 So.2d 1140(Fla. 2nd DCA 2008)
  • Smith v. Smith, 169 So.3d 220 (Fla.2nd DCA 2015)
  • Lafferty V. Lafferty, 134 So.3d 1142 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2014)
  • Gulledge v. Gulledge, 82 So. 3d 1113 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2012)

Educational Background:

  • Muhlenberg College, B.A., Psychology, cum laude, 1979
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Office Location for Edward B. Sobel

4900 Manatee Avenue West
Suite 206
Bradenton, FL 34209

Phone: 941-746-1203

Fax: 941-746-2094

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Last Updated: 1/7/2019

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