Jodi F. Colton is a partner at the law of Brinkley Morgan who focuses her practice on marital and family law. She regularly represents clients in complex divorce matters involving the valuation and distribution of closely held businesses, medical and other professional practices, as well as substantial real property and other assets. Her experience includes divorce, equitable distribution, timesharing and parental responsibility issues (formerly known as custody), and the preparation and review of prenuptial agreements.
Ms. Colton began her legal career at 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 including class actions, toxic torts and securities litigation. She has also practiced in Minneapolis and Philadelphia, where she handled a wide variety of commercial and business disputes, as well as S. 1983 civil rights litigation and employment law matters.
While in law school, Ms. Colton was the President of the Harvard Mediation Program and served as a mediation trainer and a mediator in landlord-tenant disputes, small claims cases, and parent-child conflicts in Boston area courts. Ms. Colton also volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Boston area children. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Colton worked in the Office of the General Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Ms. Colton lives in Boca Raton with her husband and their two children.
Publications and Presented Materials
“Thinking Divorce? Try A Voodoo Doll And Food, First,” Boca News Now, July 27, 2014
“Cheating? Being Cheated On? Here’s What To Know,” Boca News Now, January 21, 2014
“Five Things To Do Before You Get Divorced,” Boca News Now, August 20, 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
The Florida Bar, Family Law Section
The Broward County Bar Association, Family Law Section
The South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Palm Beach County Bar, Family Law Section
Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, Go Pink Luncheon Committee
Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and Minnesota
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
Swarthmore College, Bachelor of Arts, 1997, Phi Beta Kappa
Harvard Law School, Juris Doctor, 2002