YUEH-MEI KIM NUTTER | PARTNER 2017-09-29T14:55:42+00:00

Certification
Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Marital and Family Law
Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator
Florida Supreme Court Certified Appellate Mediator
Florida Supreme Court Certified Guardian Ad Litem
Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers™
Collaborative Lawyer

Practice Areas
Ms. Nutter is a Florida Bar board certified specialist in Marital and Family Law, concentrating her practice in the areas of family law, civil litigation, guardianships, and probate and estate litigation. She is also recognized by the Florida Supreme Court as a certified Family Mediator, certified Appellate Mediator, and certified Guardian Ad Litem. She received her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University Law School in 1987 and her Bachelor’s Degree from Florida Atlantic University in 1981.

For more than 20 years, Ms. Nutter has served as a Guardian Ad Litem in family law for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit for Broward County and in the Family Law, Criminal and Dependency Courts for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit for Palm Beach County, advocating on behalf of abused and neglected children. She also previously served as Chair of the Attorney Ad Litem & Guardian Ad Litem Ad Hoc Committee for the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar and helped create a new program designed to train people seeking to be appointed as a Guardian Ad Litem in family law court proceedings. She now owns and operates that program, called Speaking for Kids, Inc.

Additionally, Ms. Nutter is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers™, a founding member of the Collaborative Family Lawyers of South Florida, Inc., a charter member and officer of the South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law Group, co-chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association, and also serves on the Board of Directors for Impact 100 Palm Beach County.

Based on nominations by her peers and clients, Ms. Nutter is often recognized in various publications for her work in the legal field. She has been listed among U.S. News & World Report‘s Best Lawyers in America© since 2011, has been named a “Florida Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine since 2008, and maintains an AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell. She also received the Chair Award of Outstanding Merit from The Florida Bar for 2009-2010, the Key Partners Award from the South Florida Business Journal in 2012, the EPIC Award from the Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida in 2014, and the Community Impact Award from Faulk Center for Counseling in 2015. She and her practice team have also helped Brinkley Morgan achieve recognition as a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” in the area of Family Law for 2014-2017 by U.S. News & World Report.

Ms. Nutter also leads two annual, complimentary family law seminars for mental health professionals and accounting professionals in the South Florida community. Hosted by Brinkley Morgan, the seminars provide continuing education credits and cover topics that affect clients during family disputes such as divorce, paternity, dependency, and more.

Accomplishments
AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Florida Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2008-2017
Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2012-2013
The Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report, 2011-2018
Top 20 Women in Law, Daily Business Review, 2015
Community Impact Award, Faulk Center for Counseling, 2015
EPIC Award, Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida, 2014
Key Partner Award, South Florida Business Journal, 2012
Chair Award of Outstanding Merit, The Florida Bar, 2009-2010

Publications & Presented Materials
“Legal News & Review (LNR)” Radio Interview, June 19, 2017
“Alimony – Will This Be the Year it is Overhauled?” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, Jan. 25, 2017
“Bitcoin Basics for the Family Law Practitioner,” The Florida Bar Family Law Section Commentator, Fall 2016
“Homestead Protection… Are You Sure?” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, Nov. 29, 2016
“Electronic Dos and Don’ts – Part III,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, Jan. 9, 2014
“Electronic Dos and Don’ts – Part II,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, Dec. 27, 2013
“Electronic Dos and Don’ts – Part I,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, Dec. 18, 2013
“Divorce Law in Florida: Will Permanent Alimony Continue to be Permanent?” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, June 20, 2012
“National Adoption Day Raises Awareness for Foster Children,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, Nov. 15, 2011
“Collaborative Law for Divorce: An Alternative to Litigation,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, Nov. 8, 2011

Professional Associations
Florida Supreme Court, Family Law Forms Workgroup, Member since 2011
Attorney Ad Litem and Guardian Ad Litem Ad Hoc Committee, Chair, 2007-2013
The Florida Bar, Family Law Section
The Susan Greenberg Family Law American Inn of Court of the Palm Beaches, Master Member, 2015-2016
South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Co-Chair
Palm Beach County Bar Association, Unified Family Law Section
Broward County Bar Association, Family Law Section
South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law Group, Charter Member and Officer
Collaborative Family Law Professionals of South Florida
Speaking for Kids, Inc., Owner
Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers™

Community Engagement
Impact 100 Palm Beach County, Board of Directors

Admissions
Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Education
Florida Atlantic University, 1984
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1987

Best Lawyers Award Badge
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