Sheena Benjamin-Wise

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sheena Benjamin-Wise, P.A.
 | 6750 N Andrews Ave, Ste. 200
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Phone: 954-379-2567
Fax: 954-366-5605
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Immigration: Consumer (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Sheena Benjamin-Wise is the founder and principal of Sheena Benjamin Wise, PA, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A top-rated, award-winning attorney with more than 17 years of legal experience, Ms. Benjamin-Wise provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout South Florida who are going through a divorce or have some other serious family law matter they need to address. Along with handling all areas of family law, she also handles immigration and naturalization cases.

Over the course of her legal career, Ms. Benjamin-Wise has gained a reputation as a fierce and passionate advocate for those she serves, and she works hard to protect her clients' rights and best interests at all turns while helping them achieve the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. She has extensive experience handling complex, high net worth property divisions along with contentious and complicated child custody matters, and she has served as a certified family law guardian ad litem for the 17th Judicial Circuit.

No matter the issues her clients are dealing with, Ms. Benjamin-Wise is fully devoted to helping them make the best-informed decisions, and she strives to provide the highest level of personalized representation to surpass her clients' expectations. Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, she has earned numerous top rankings and endorsements from her peers along with many testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

A 1994 graduate of the University of Miami, Ms. Benjamin-Wise received a law school scholarship from the Florida Woman Lawyers Association and obtained her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University Shepard School of Law in 2001. She holds her admission to practice before all Florida state courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the U.S. Supreme Court.

A leader in her legal community, Ms. Benjamin-Wise currently serves as executive counsel member of The Florida Bar's Family Law Section, and she has helped a numerous of leadership roles within the organization. She is also president-elect of the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, and she is a member of the Susan Greenberg Family Law American Inn of Court of the Palm Beaches, the South Florida Collaborative Law Association and the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, among her many other professional affiliations.

Ms. Benjamin-Wise also had numerous publications to her credit, and she has conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars across her region on a variety of legal topics. In support of her local community, she serves on the board of directors of the Florence Fuller Child Development Center, and she is highly active in a number of other civic, charitable and professional organizations across her area.

While in law school, she served as Team Editor of her Moot Court team, and she completed an internship with the international internship program in Cambridge, England.

 
Practice Areas
  • 90%Family Law
  • 10%Immigration
Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2020 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011

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About Sheena Benjamin-Wise

Admitted: 2002, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://wiselawoffice.com/lawyer/sheena-benjamin-wise/

Honors/Awards:

  • Participant, International Internship Program, Nova Southeastern University
  • Team Editor, Moot Court, Nova Southeastern University
  • Member, Moot Court, Nova Southeastern University
  • Rising Star, Executive Council for the Florida Bar Family Law Section, 2008
  • Law School Scholarship Recipient from the Florida Woman Lawyers Association
  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award, 2005 and 2009
  • Phi Alpha Delta, Law Fraternity
  • Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010 and 2011

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Family Law Guardian Ad Litem for the 17th Judicial Circuit, 2002

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Association of Professional Women
  • South Florida Collaborative Law Association
  • President Elect, Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association
  • Susan Greenberg Family Law American Inn of Court of the Palm Beaches
  • Past Co-Chairperson, Florida Bar, Rules and Forms Committee
  • Past Chairperson, Florida Bar, In State Retreat Committee (Marco Island)
  • Past Vice Chairperson, Florida Bar, CLE Committee
  • Chairperson, Florida Bar, Diversity and Inclusion Ad Hoc Committee
  • Florida Bar, Long Range Planning Committee
  • Florida Bar, Finance Committee
  • Vice Chairperson, Florida Bar, Legislation Committee
  • Palm Beach Bar Association
  • Supreme Court of the United States (2015)
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Federal Court (2004)
  • Florida Bar, 2002
  • Past Co-Chairperson, Florida Bar, Children's Issues Committees, 2008 - Present
  • Executive Council Member, Florida Bar, Family Law Section, 2008 - Present
  • Haitian Lawyers Association
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2004
  • Broward Bar Association
  • Past Co-Secretary, Florida Bar, Legislative Committee
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • T. J. Reddick Bar Association
  • Past Commentator, Contributor, Florida Bar, Family Law Section Newsletter, 2008 - 2009
  • Chairperson, Florida Bar, Membership Committee, 2008 - present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • North Broward Leadership, 2014
  • Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Women and Wishes Organization, 2008-2009
  • Tri-County Networking Group Boca Chapter, 2010 - 2014
  • Member, Business Networking International, Fortune Builders and Gold Coast Chapter, 2007 - 2009
  • Board of Director, Florence Fuller Child Development Center
  • Member, National Council for the Education of Young Children, 1997-2000
  • Young Children with Special Needs and Disabilities Council, 2007-2008
  • Broward Lawyers Care, 2007-present
  • Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, 2010-2012

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Parents Rights” Florence Fuller Child Development Center Parent Workshop, March 2013
  • "Final Judgments", Good Advice, Simply the Best Magazine, April/May 2012
  • "Divorce in 2010", Good Advice, Simply the Best Magazine, November/December 2010, pg. 91
  • Co-author, "If you Offer Inclusion Training, They will Come", Children Our Concern: The Journal of the Early Childhood Association of Florida, Inc., Volume XXII, Number 2, page 24, (1998)
  • Co-author, "Creating Inclusive Classrooms: A Report from the Field", Young Exceptional Children, Volume 2, Number 2, page 2, (1992)
  • Guest Lecturer - "Family Law In Practice" Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law School, General Magistrate Phillip Schlissel, Family Law Litigation Workshop
  • Panelist - "Discussions on the Impacts of Financial and Legal Changes on the Community â€" Parenting Plans and the Disestablishment of Paternity", Radio Broadcast and the Caribbean Bar Association, June 2008
  • "Parents, Children, Custody and School Systems", Miami Dade Community Action Agency Early Head Start Programs, Miami-Dade County, Florida, March 2008
  • "Impact of WAGES and the Preschool Inclusions Project", the Administration of Developmental Disabilities Annual Commissioner Forum, with S. Gold, Washington DC, April 1997
  • "Seeing Children First: Training Child Care Providers to Include Children with Special Needs into the Regular Child Care Setting", National Association of Resource and Referral Agencies and the South Florida Early Care and Education Community, May 1997
  • "Working Together for the Sake of Children", National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, with B. Hernandez, Anaheim, California; November 1997

Educational Background:

  • University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Biology, 1994
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Office Location for Sheena Benjamin-Wise

6750 N Andrews Ave
Ste. 200
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Phone: 954-379-2567

Fax: 954-366-5605

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