ABOUT Marcia Soto

Marcia Soto - The Miami Divorce Lawyer

Ms. Marcia Soto has been practicing family law in Miami, Florida for 28 years. Focusing exclusively on Marital and family Law issues. Ms. Soto has been in sole practice since 1995. Prior to 1995, she was a partner at the law firm of Kluger,Peretz,Kaplan & Berlin. A native of San Jose, Costa Rica, she is fluent in English and Spanish and frequently handles matters that require her bilingual skills. Ms. Marcia Soto has handled numerous cases for international clients. Consequently, she is aware of the specific concerns that such cases have in relation to custody, visitation and relocation issues.

MARCIA SOTO’S AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

Ms. Marcia Soto is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law. In order to become a certified specialist in Florida, a lawyer must have the following qualifications: be a member in good standing of the Florida Bar, have practiced law for a minimum of five years, pass a written examination in his or her specialty area, demonstrate substantial experience in the specialty area, complete approved continuing legal education  programs, and have sufficient ability and experience in the specialty field to be favorably evaluated by judge and other lawyers. Ms. Soto has been board certified since June 1, 1994. Ms. Soto is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  She has was also awarded an “AV” designation in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, a directory rating legal ability and general ethical standards of attorneys.  Ms Soto and her law firm have recognized in the U.S.News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in America in the area of Family Law. She has also been recognized in Florida Super Lawyer’s Magazine  (only 5% of attorneys in the State are named in Super Lawyers)  for several years in a row.

ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS

Ms. Marcia Soto became a Fellow of the  American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2001. The Academy is an organization of the nation’s top matrimonial attorneys from 47 states. The Academy is recognized as the pre-eminent family law association in America with more than 1,500 Fellows. Fellows of the Academy concentrate their practice in Family and matrimonial law and are recognized by their colleagues and by the judges where they practice as leading experts in the field. To apply for membership in the Academy, a candidate must first have been admitted to the Bar for at least ten years and have concentrated at least seventy five percent of his or her practice in matrimonial law. Candidates from states where family law is subject to certification must also be certified as specialists. Ms. Soto was the first Hispanic woman in the State of Florida to be admitted to the Florida Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

EDUCATION AND BAR MEMBERSHIPS

Ms. Marcia Soto graduated from the University of Miami in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and the distinction of Cum Laude from the Honors Program. She completed her degree in three years. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 1986. While in law school she was a member of the University of Miami Law Review and the Moot Court Board, Vice-President and Senator of the Student Bar Association, and President of the Bar and Gavel Society, a service and leadership organization.
Ms. Soto was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1986 and is licensed to practice law in the state of Florida. She practices primarily in Miami Dade County, Florida.

PHILOSOPHY

Ms. Marcia Soto recognizes that clients involved in family law litigation have unique personal needs which require special attention. Ms. Soto believes that when a family case is unnecessarily delayed, the only people who suffer are the litigants and their families, and the only people who benefit are their lawyers. With this philosophy in mind, she makes every effort to settle all cases amicably and expeditiously. However, if a case requires court determination, she has extensive experience handling matrimonial trials during the last 26 years.  In Ms. Soto’s office you will experience a professional yet friendly atmosphere where your family law issues will be addressed in a competent caring manner.