Roberta G. Stanley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Brinkley Morgan
 | 100 SE Third Avenue, 23rd Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394
Phone: 954-522-2200
Fax: 954-522-9123
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

With more than 35 years of experience, Roberta Stanley is board certified by Florida Bar in marital and family law. She specializes in handling complex marital and family law cases for high-profile and high-net-worth individuals and business owners, including the preparation and enforcement of intricate prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, paternity and adoption issues, and dissolutions of marriage dealing with equitable distribution, business valuations, taxation issues, alimony, child support, and parental responsibility and timesharing. Additionally, Ms. Stanley regularly consults and advises on out-of-state cases involving Florida family law issues.

Ms. Stanley is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers™, where she previously served as the past President of the Florida Chapter. She is also a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association; the Broward County Bar Association, where she previously served on the Ethics Committee; the Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association; and the Women’s Executive Club of Fort Lauderdale.

She is consistently recognized for her legal work, including her rating as an AV Preeminent® attorney, the highest ranking awarded by Martindale-Hubbell. Most recently, she was named “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Family Law for the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.  She has also been listed as a “Florida Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine and among The Best Lawyers in America© each consecutive year since 2006, and as a “Top Lawyer” by South Florida Legal Guide since 2007.  Ms. Stanley also frequently lectures and publishes on a variety of family law subjects.

In addition to her law practice, Ms. Stanley participates in several community organizations, particularly those that serve to assist in ending homelessness. She is an avid supporter of The Lord’s Place and a past member of the board of directors for Broward Partnership for the Homeless. She is also an active parishioner of St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Boca Raton, which sponsors several mission programs.


Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law


Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About Roberta Stanley

Admitted: 1983, Florida

Professional Webpage:


  • Lawyer of the Year - Family Law - Fort Lauderdale, Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report, 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report, 2006-2019, 2019
  • Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida's Top Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide, 2007 - 2014
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Marital and Family Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Women's Executive Club
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member, The American Bar Association, Litigation and Family Division
  • Member, The Broward Partnership for the Homeless
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • Member, The Broward County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member, Broward County Women Lawyers
  • Florida
  • Member, The Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Institute Committee

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • The Lord’s Place
  • St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church
  • Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Past Member of Board of Directors

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • AAML Webinar, Speaker, How to Present Tax Evidence in Court, Including Pointers on Effective Cross and Direct and When an Expert is Necessary, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2018
  • AAML 2016 Marital & Family Law Review Course, Speaker, Taxation, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2016
  • Author, Pitfalls of Divorce in Play for Same-Sex Couples, Daily Business Review, 2015
  • AAML Fla. Chapter 37th Annual Institute, Speaker, Joinder of Third Parties to Dissolution of Marriage Proceedings, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2015
  • AAML Fla. Chapter 36th Annual Institute, Speaker, Assessing Income: Maximizing Your Return, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2014
  • Author, Alimony Reform Should Stand for Fairness, Sun Sentinel, 2013
  • Author, Driving and Divorce: How to Measure Distance When Relocating, Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, 2012
  • Author, Florida Family Law Trial Notebook, James Publishing, 2005

Educational Background:

  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1979
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Office Location for Roberta G. Stanley

100 SE Third Avenue
23rd Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394

Phone: 954-522-2200

Fax: 954-522-9123

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Last Updated: 12/16/2019

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