630 N. Wymore Rd., Suite 308, Maitland, FL 32751
Board Certified in Marital and Family Law
Ophelia Bernal-Mora practices family law exclusively and is one of only fourteen attorneys in Orange County that is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law. She earned her B.A. from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and J.D. from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center. After graduating she joined the Fifth Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office as an Assistant State Attorney, where she handled numerous misdemeanor and felony cases, and conducted bench and jury trials, perfecting her litigation craft.
In 2006, Ophelia went into private practice representing individuals in divorces, paternity, child support, modifications, domestic violence injunctions, custody, alimony, and high-net worth/complex asset distribution cases. In 2011, Ophelia opened the Law Office of Ophelia Bernal-Mora, P.A., and after partnering with her husband, Attorney Andrew Nickolaou, Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A. was formed in March 2016, bringing their current “Orlando Family Team” vision to life. Both are personally involved in every case – they recognize that no two families are alike, and tailor solutions to their clients’ unique needs.
Ophelia has garnered several accolades throughout her career, including being named a Rising Star from 2012-2018 and a Super Lawyer from 2019-2020 by Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Ophelia has also recently been named an Awesome Attorney in the area of family law by the Orlando Family Magazine.
Ophelia is 1 of only 7 attorneys in the entire State of Florida who earned her Florida Bar Board Certification in Marital and Family Law in 2019. Certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in their respective area of law. As a Board-Certified attorney, Ophelia is an expert in her field who has been reviewed by her peers and has received a passing grade in the required examination.
Ophelia has a reputation not only as a passionate and experienced legal advocate for her clients, but also as a busy, caring mom of three boys and two fur-babies. She lives in the greater Orlando area, and is active in the local legal community. However, do not underestimate her passion for weakness… Ophelia will fight relentlessly and tenaciously for her clients, and is always well-prepared for any appearance in a courtroom or mediation conference.
Ophelia truly knows just how important family is in all aspects. Walt Disney said it best, “Life is beautiful. It’s about giving. It’s about family.” Ophelia believes that all her clients are entitled to experience these moments with their families, which motivates her to fight even harder for what her clients deserve.