Andrew Nickolaou, Esq., B.C.S., is a founding partner at Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A. He practices almost exclusively in divorce, marital and family law. Andrew also handles record expungements and sealings.
Andrew and his partner, Ophelia Bernal-Mora, Esq., B.C.S., joined forces in March 2016 to form the unique and boutique husband and wife family law team at Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A. Together, Andrew and Ophelia take a practical and team-based approach to all of their cases and clients to deliver the highest quality experience and representation.
Andrew was born in Chicago, Illinois and relocated to Florida as a teenager, where he has lived since. He graduated from the University of Florida, with honors, acquiring a Bachelor of Arts. He then proceeded to law school, where he earned his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Barry University – Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law in Orlando with high honors in the top 5% of his class.
During law school, Andrew focused on the art of courtroom trial advocacy as an active member of the Barry Law School Trial Team, a National Championship winning trial advocacy team. Besides participating as a member in multiple national competitions, Andrew also was the champion of the law school trial team intramural tournament. Andrew also received the Book Award, the honor of achieving the highest grade in the class, for Trial Advocacy.
In addition to his courtroom training, Andrew focused heavily on legal research and writing and was a respected member of the Barry University Law Review, where he served as a note and comment editor. In respect of Andrew’s legal research and writing skills, he served as a writing center leader in the law school, as well as a research assistant for professors on multiple occasions. Andrew also received the book award for Legal Research and Writing.
Andrew has had the experience of participating in various internships, including a judicial internship with the Honorable Anthony Johnson in the 9th Circuit Court, and serving as a law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida. Andrew formerly worked at Katz & Phillips, P.A. as a paralegal and Associate Attorney.
As a paralegal and attorney, Andrew has quickly developed the skills necessary to aggressively represent his clients in all aspects of his practice areas.
Andrew Nickolaou has been certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Family Mediator in 2020, and is looking forward to being able to provide Private and Pro Se Mediations.
Andrew lives in the Orlando, Florida area with his beautiful wife and children. He is an active member in the community, Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator and serves as a Guardian ad Litem Attorney with the Orange County Legal Aid Society’s Guardian ad Litem program.
Areas of practice
- Divorce, Marital & Family Law – including areas of divorce (contested and uncontested), paternity, custody, alimony, child support, modifications, relocations, high net worth divorces, etc.
- Domestic Violence Injunctions
- Record Expungement and Sealing
- Family Law Appeals