Dori Foster-Morales exclusively practices in the area of marital and family law. She is both Board Certified in Marital and Family Law by the Florida Bar and by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Family Law Trial Advocate. Additionally, she is also a Fellow in the American and International Academies of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Fellow and Member of the Florida Bar Foundation, a Fellow in the American Bar Foundation and a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation. In 2017, Dori was awarded the Legal Luminaries award by the Dade County Bar Association as the Top Matrimonial and Family Lawyer in Miami-Dade County. Dori has been designated a top family lawyer by a variety of publications including Martindale Hubbell (AV Preeminent Rated), Super Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide, Best Lawyers in America; and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. She was also designated Women Extraordinaire Winner from Business Leader Magazine.Dori’s accolades are based on her vast experience in complex and high-profile family law matters. Moreover, her diverse legal background has contributed to her capacity as a family lawyer. She began her career at the United States Environmental Protection Agency where she worked both in Washington, DC and New York City. When she returned to her hometown, she worked as an Assistant State Attorney for the Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office where she tried 65 cases to verdict.Dori is also highly involved in the leadership of the Florida Bar where she is the acting President for 2020-2021. She has served on the Board of Governors since 2008, serving on the Executive Committee for the past 4 years and having chaired a variety of important committees, including the inaugural year of the Special Committee on Mental Health and Wellness of Florida lawyers, the Standing Committee on Mental Health and Wellness of Florida Lawyers, the Budget Committee, the Special Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and the Annual Convention. Dori also believes in the importance of serving those less fortunate and is a Lifetime Member of both the Florida Bar Foundation (and is a Member of the Board) and the American Bar Association.Dori is a well-known and highly regarded speaker on a variety of family law issues, both substantive and procedural in nature. Dori has also been speaking regularly on issues related to the mental health and wellness of Florida lawyers, an area in which she is passionate.Dori attended the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin School of Law where she graduated in 1989 and currently sits on the Board of Trustees. Dori also attended the University of Florida where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Honors in 1986.Dori is home grown. She grew up in Miami Beach where she met her Husband of 29 years Jimmy Morales who is the Manager of the City of Miami Beach. Dori and Jimmy have 2 children, Nora a Rising Senior at Florida International University and Peter Jay (PJ) a Rising Senior at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, both born in South Florida. Dori and Jimmy became active in Autism Speaks with Dori servings as Co-Chair of their annual walk after Nora was diagnosed with autism. Dori is also passionate about Kidside Miami (100 Best Friends).