Instructor Biography

Jodi Colton, Esq.

Partner
Brinkley Morgan Attorneys at Law
Instructor's Course List

About The Instructor

Jodi Colton is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a Partner at Brinkley Morgan. Her practice is exclusively focused on complex family law matters, including divorce, parental responsibility/ timesharing and paternity matters for high net worth individuals. In addition, Ms. Colton regularly drafts and negotiates prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
Ms. Colton’s legal career began in the New York City office of Latham & Watkins as a corporate litigator. Ms. Colton also practiced at large firms in Philadelphia and Minneapolis where she worked on a broad range of business and other litigation matters in federal and state courts. Ms. Colton draws upon her background in corporate and commercial litigation to assist her clients in sophisticated family law matters. She routinely represents high-net-worth and high-profile individuals in cases involving the valuation and equitable distribution of financial and business assets, including closely held corporations, professional practices, real estate, deferred compensation plans, stock plans, and other financial assets, as well as timesharing and parental responsibility/custody issues.
Ms. Colton is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator and a trained Collaborative Lawyer. She believes that most family law cases can, and should, be resolved without protracted litigation. Ms. Colton has found that a well-negotiated settlement is often the most effective way to achieve the best possible resolution for her clients facing complex and multifaceted divorces and other family law matters. However, when a negotiated settlement is not possible, Ms. Colton zealously advocates on behalf of her clients to help them achieve their desired outcome through litigation.
Ms. Colton is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is recognized in The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers. An active member of the community, she currently serves on the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Unified Family Practice Committee, the South Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Professionalism Committee, and the Equitable Distribution Committee of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar. Ms. Colton is a Founding Member of the Palm Beach Chapter of the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators and a member of the Susan Greenberg Family Law American Inn of Court of the Palm Beaches.
Ms. Colton served as President of the Harvard Mediation Program and as a mediation trainer and a mediator in Boston area courts.
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 Delray Beach with her husband and their two children.

Certifications
Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator
Collaborative Lawyer
Education
Swarthmore College, Bachelor of Arts, 1997, Phi Beta Kappa
Harvard Law School, Juris Doctor, 2002
Admissions
Admitted to practice in Florida (2003), New York (2003), Minnesota (2006) and Pennsylvania (2008)
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