JODI FURR COLTON | Partner
954.837.2875
 
Practice Areas
Marital and Family Law
 
JODI FURR COLTON | PARTNER 2017-08-30T10:15:18+00:00

Ms. Colton focuses her practice exclusively on marital and family law. She regularly represents high-net-worth and high-profile individuals in sophisticated and complex divorce and other family law matters. These matters routinely involve the valuation and equitable distribution of financial and business assets, including closely held corporations, professional practices, real estate, deferred compensation plans, and other financial assets, as well as timesharing and parental responsibility/custody issues.  Ms. Colton’s practice includes the preparation and negotiation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Ms. Colton began her legal career as an associate in the New York office of a large international law firm, where she worked on a broad range of commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts. She has also practiced in Minneapolis and Philadelphia, where she handled a variety of commercial and business disputes.  While in law school, Ms. Colton was the President of the Harvard Mediation Program and served as a mediation trainer and a mediator in Boston area courts. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Colton worked in the Office of the General Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives.

An active member of the community, Ms. Colton is a member of the family law sections of The Florida Bar, Palm Beach County Bar Association, South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Broward County Bar Association and the South Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.  She serves on the planning committee for Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation’s “Go Pink” Luncheon, was named one of the “40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida” by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2015, and is a member of The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers.  Ms. Colton lives in Boca Raton with her husband and their two children.

Education
Swarthmore College, Bachelor of Arts, 1997, Phi Beta Kappa
Harvard Law School, Juris Doctor, 2002

Admissions
Admitted to practice in Florida (2003), New York (2003), Minnesota (2006) and Pennsylvania (2008)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Professional Recognition
AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
The National Advocates “Top 100 Lawyers,” 2017-Present
The National Advocates “Top 40 Under 40,” 2015-2016
“40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida,” Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2015

Professional Associations and Community Engagement
The Florida Bar, Family Law Section
Broward County Bar Association, Family Law Section
South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Family Law Section
Palm Beach County Bar Association, Family Law Section
South Palm Beach County Florida Association for Women Lawyers
South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law Group
Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, Go Pink Luncheon Committee, 2014 – Present
First Grade Room Parent, Waters Edge Elementary School

Publications and Presented Materials
“A Vocational Evaluation of Me? What and Why?” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, April 27, 2017
Speaker, “Avoiding Mistakes and Pitfalls in Equitable Distribution,” Broward County Bar Association Family Law Section’s Raising the Bar Seminar, April 8, 2016
“Florida’s Alimony Law – Time for a Change, Again,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, April 8, 2015
Speaker, “Long Distance Parenting Plans, Relocation and the Role of the Children’s Therapist,” Brinkley Morgan Family Law Seminar for Mental Health Professionals, January 16, 2015
Speaker, “Does Lying, Stealing, and Cheating Really Matter in the Process of Divorce?” Paralegal Association of Florida, Boca Raton Chapter Luncheon, January 8, 2015
Speaker, “Equitable Distribution,” Broward County Bar Association’s Nuts & Bolts of Family Law Seminar, November 14, 2014
“Divorce Law in Florida: What Happens if You Can’t Hide Those Lyin’ Eyes?” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, July 30, 2014
“Thinking Divorce? Try A Voodoo Doll And Food, First,” Boca News Now, July 27, 2014
Speaker, “We are Now a Daubert State – What Does That Mean?” Brinkley Morgan Family Law Seminar for Accounting Professionals, May 9, 2014
“Cheating? Being Cheated On? Here’s What To Know,” Boca News Now, January 21, 2014
“Expert Testimony Under Florida’s New Daubert Standard,” Brinkley Morgan Divorce Law Seminar for Mental Health Professionals, January 17, 2014
“Five Things To Do Before You Get Divorced,” Boca News Now, August 20, 2013
Speaker, “The Odds and Ends of Equitable Distribution,” Brinkley Morgan Divorce Law Seminar for Accounting Professionals, May 10, 2013
“Help Your Divorce Attorney Help You,” Boca News Now, April 14, 2013
“Three Stupid Mistakes to Avoid in Divorce,” Boca News Now, February 14, 2013
Speaker, “Parenting Plan Evaluations, Social Investigations and Psychological Evaluations – Are They Different?” Brinkley Morgan Divorce Law Seminar for Mental Health Professionals, December 6, 2012
Speaker, “Parenting and Child Support,” Broward County Bar Association Family Law Section’s Nuts & Bolts of Family Law Seminar, February 2012
Speaker, “Legislative Updates,” Brinkley Morgan Divorce Law Seminar for Mental Health Professionals, December 2, 2011
“Marital Law Update: What You Need to Know About Alimony,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, June 16, 2011