Ophelia Bernal-Mora, Esq., B.C.S. is a founding partner at Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A. She is one of fifteen attorneys in Central Florida, Orange County that is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law. She practices exclusively in family law, including divorce and separation, child support, and child custody.
Ophelia earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida and Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Nova Southeastern University. Throughout and after law school, Ophelia’s experience has been in all aspects of family law. After finishing law school in 2004, she joined the 5th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office.
During her time at the State Attorney’s Office, Ophelia handled numerous misdemeanor and felony cases, and conducted numerous bench and jury trials. This was greatly beneficial in learning her trial litigation craft and gaining the experience to advocate zealously for her family law clients through all aspects of litigation.
In 2006, Ophelia went into private practice with a law firm, where she focused on family law and criminal defense. As a private practice family law attorney, she has handled divorces, both contested and uncontested, paternity cases, child support, modifications, domestic violence injunctions, custody cases, alimony, and high-net worth/complex asset distribution cases.
In March 2011, she opened the Law Office of Ophelia Bernal-Mora, P.A. where she focused her practice exclusively on Divorce/Family/Marital Law. Ophelia has substantial evidentiary trial experience in both Criminal and Family Law cases and has effectively represented well over a thousand clients in her career.
Ophelia has garnered numerous awards throughout her career, both from the legal community and from local organizations and publications. Recently, she was named a Family Law Distinguished Member by Lawyers of Distinction, which recognizes the top 10 percent of attorneys in the country. She has also been named a Top 100 Family Lawyer by The National Advocates, recognizing the best attorneys in each state.
In March 2016, the Law Office of Ophelia Bernal-Mora became Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A. after partnering with Attorney Andrew Nickolaou, Esq.. Mr. Nickolaou is an attorney with extensive experience in all areas of family law, and is also her husband. Together, they have formed a unique and boutique husband and wife family law team to cater to clients throughout Central Florida.
Ophelia earned her board certification in marital and family law back in 2019, and is 1 of only 7 attorneys who received board certification in the entire state of Florida for family law that year. Why You Should Hire A Board-Certified Attorney.
Ophelia lives in the Orlando area with her husband and children. She is active in the local legal community and is a Guardian Ad Litem with the Orange County Bar Association Legal Aid Society.
Areas of practice
- Contested and Uncontested Divorces
- Child Custody/Timesharing and child support
- Domestic Violence
- Post-Dissolution Enforcement and Modification matters.