Brinkley Morgan, a full-service South Florida law firm, is pleased to announce that Roberta G. Stanley has been appointed the firm’s Managing Partner, effective January 1, 2017. Stanley’s role as Managing Partner will be to lead the firm’s long-term strategic plan, including marketing and growth initiatives, and oversee the general management of the firm.
With more than 30 years of legal experience, Stanley is board certified by The Florida Bar in marital and family law and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers™, where she previously served as the past President of the Florida Chapter. 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, dissolutions of marriage dealing with equitable distribution, business valuations, taxation issues, alimony, child support, and parental responsibility and timesharing and paternity and adoption issues. Additionally, she regularly consults and advises on out-of-state cases involving Florida family law issues.
“I am truly honored to have the opportunity to serve as Brinkley Morgan’s Managing Partner,” said Stanley. “Having been with the firm for more than 20 years, I am thankful for the opportunity to work with each member of the firm in continuing to develop successful initiatives to best serve our clients and the community.”
Since joining Brinkley Morgan in 1996, Stanley has served as the head of the Marital and Family Law department and has been instrumental in the growth of the department. Now one of the largest marital and family law groups in the state, the department includes eight attorneys, four of whom are Florida Bar Board Certified Specialists in Marital and Family Law and three who are Fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Additionally, the firm has been repeatedly ranked Tier 1 in Family Law in the 2014-2017 editions of Best Law Firms, a joint publication of U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.
Stanley is consistently recognized for her legal work and leadership in the community, 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. Stanley also frequently lectures and publishes on a variety of family law subjects.
In addition to her law practice, Stanley actively participates in several civic 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. Additionally, she is 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.
“This is an exciting time for our firm,” said Philip J. Morgan, who has served as the firm’s Managing Partner for nearly 20 years and will continue to manage the firm’s day-to-day operations, “and we are grateful to have Roberta lead us as we begin a new year and new chapter.”