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Sonja A. Jean

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Coral Gables, FL

Davis Smith & Jean, LLC
300 Sevilla Avenue, Suite 309
Coral Gables, FL 33134-6624
Phone: 786-206-4410
Fax: 786-268-2556
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011
Licensed in Florida Since: 2000
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Sonja A. Jean is a partner at Davis Smith & Jean, LLC, where she focuses her practice exclusively on family law matters. Located in Coral Gables, Florida, she provides compassionate representation to clients throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties and other parts of the state who are seeing their marriages come to an end and who are thus having to deal with such issues as child custody and visitation, alimony and child support, and the division of complex marital assets. Many of Ms. Jean's divorcing clients have substantial assets and high profiles, and she helps to ensure that their privacy is protected throughout the process.

In addition to her matrimonial practice, other family law matters that Ms. Jean has experience in have included paternity actions and the preparation and review of prenuptial and post-marital agreements. She also assists clients who have already had their marriages dissolved and who are seeking the enforcement of or modifications to existing support or parenting court orders, and she has frequently been appointed by courts to act as a guardian ad litem for children who are involved in family law cases. Admitted to practice before all Florida state courts, Ms. Jean has earned the high regard of her fellow professionals for her successful track record and high degree of ethics, as evidenced by her receipt of an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo.

A 1997 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami, Ms. Jean remained in Coral Gables for her legal education and was awarded her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 2000. She has written articles on parenting plans and other topics for the Commentator, the quarterly publication of the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011

About Sonja A. Jean

First Admitted: 2000, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.avvo.com/attorneys/33134-fl-sonja-jean-1291894.h...

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Florida Bar, Legislation Committee, Voting member
  • Florida Bar, Executive Committee, Voting member
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • "The Squeeze" How to Make Your Pro Bono Client Fit Into Your Private Practice, The Florida Bar Family Law Section Commentator
  • A Parenting Plan?!  Why Do I Need That?, The Florida Bar Family Law Section Commentator
  • I Want Him Out! The Abuse of Temporary Restraining Orders, The Florida Bar Family Law Section Commentator

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Miami, 1997

Honors/Awards

  • 2014 Recipient of the Family Law Section Florida Bar Rising Star Award, Rising Star Award, Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, 2014
  • 2016 Recipient of the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys Top 10 In Client Satisfaction Award, Top 10 In Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016
  • 2013 - 2014 Recipient of the Put Something Back Pro Bono Award for Family Law, Family Law Attorney Pro Bono Award, Put Something Back, 2013
  • 2017 Recipient of the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys Top 10 in Client Satisfaction Award, Top 10 in Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2017
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Office Location for Sonja A. Jean

300 Sevilla Avenue
Suite 309
Coral Gables, FL 33134-6624

Phone: 786-206-4410

Fax: 786-268-2556

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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