Local lawyer joins Florida Bar leadership

Sophia Lopez

Plantation-based lawyer Sophia Lopez makes big moves among state legal leadership, following her appointment as an “At Large Member” (17th Circuit) for the Real Property Probate and Trust Law section of the Florida Bar.

She now serves on the executive council of the Bar’s largest section, which is responsible for educating state lawyers on important topics for attorneys practicing in real property, probate and trust law.

The Jamaican-American lawyer is a Trusts & Estates and Elder attorney in South Florida. She is the co-founder at FL Trusts & Estates Law Firm, LLC., where she primarily focuses on estate planning, asset protection, probate, trust administration and elder law.

Ms. Lopez has combined her considerable experience in estate and life planning with her passion to educate young adults, families, retirees, and business owners on how they can develop strategies to meet their immediate needs and future financial goals, while building multi-generational legacies. She’s particularly passionate about addressing the specific needs of non-traditional families, including single parents, co-parents, pre-retirees, retirees, singles, and families with special needs, to create a customized plan that fits their needs.

Prior to her career in law, Ms. Lopez spent 10 years working as a non-profit business manager. She was also instrumental in assisting several grass root organizations providing services to the community through grants and fund raising.

Ms. Lopez earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Florida International University

In addition to supporting several local civic and religious activities, Ms Lopez is an active alumni at the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University, where she previously worked as an adjunct instructor with the Critical Skills Program. Ms. Lopez serves on the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee and is also a Certified Guardian and a child advocate for the Seventeenth Circuit Guardian ad Litem program. She is the proud mother of a daughter who serves in the U.S. Army.



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