Aventura Family Law

Barry S. Franklin

Attorney, Barry S. Franklin was born on February 16, 1954 in New York City. He grew up in Garden City South on Long Island, New York. At the age of 12, Barry moved with his family to South Florida.  In 1984, he married his wife Nicola, who has managed the Law Firm since its inception in 1994.

Barry graduated from the University of Florida in 1976 and then graduated from Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad College of Law in 1979.  While in law school, Barry was accepted as a member of Law Review and in his final year of law school, was given the high honor of being appointed as an Editor of Law Review.  Also, while in law school, Barry was awarded the position of teaching assistant for both legal research and legal writing. Following those passions after law school, Barry continued to author and publish numerous articles and other written materials as designated in greater detail below. In the beginning of his career, Barry handled various types of civil litigation and real estate transactions. His early experience included major courtroom victories against Eastern Airlines, Maserati Automobiles, Inc. (the first landmark lemon law appellate decision in the State of Florida) and a multi-million dollar jury verdict(s) affirmed on appeal arising from one of Florida’s most high profile divorce cases (Luskin v. Luskin).

For over 30 years, Barry was continuously Board Certified in Marital and Family Law and was a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Florida Chapter. Since 1995, he has been recognized by the preeminent publication Best Lawyers in America® and the Law Firm has also been distinguished as one of the Best Law Firms in America®. Barry is also a member of the New York Bar since 1988.

Besides authoring various articles and other legal work that has been published as referenced below, Barry enjoys lecturing on various topics in the law with emphasis on courtroom procedures, evidence and substantive family law topics such as marital and family law tort claims. He has lectured around the country for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers on marital and family law tort claims and much of his work product from the high-profile Luskin v. Luskin, et. al. case has been published in “Marital and Parental Torts: A Guide to Causes of Action, Arguments and Damages” printed by the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Areas of practice:

Barry’s practice is concentrated in marital and family law, certain types of commercial and civil litigation as well as appellate work (principally family law related appeals).

AV Preeminent®, by Martindale-Hubbell, a highly respected lawyer and law firm review and ratings firm

Best Lawyers in America® since 1995

Best Law Firms in America®, Family Law, Miami

Super Lawyers®, Florida since 2006

Avvo®, rating 10 Superb

Bar Admissions:

Florida Bar – 1979

New York Bar – 1988

U.S. District Court – Southern District of Florida – 1979

U.S. Tax Court – 1980

U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals – 1981

U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals – 1981

U.S. District Court for Southern District of Florida, Trial Bar Admission – 1982


University of Florida – Bachelor of Arts (Political Science With Honors) – 1976

Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad College of Law – Juris Doctor – 1979

Member and Editor of Nova Law Review/ Teaching Assistant for Legal Research and Writing

Published Works:

“In Re: The Marriage of Marie Ruth Luskin and Paul Luskin v. Joseph and Mildred Luskin, et. al.” – a profile of Barry S. Franklin’s handling of the civil conspiracy and civil theft jury trial, resulting in a $10.9 million judgment for his client, Marie Luskin, published in the Miami, Broward and Palm Beach Review, September 22, 1988.

“Overview of Judicial Disqualification in Florida”: – published, November 1988, Florida Bar Journal and Family Law Reporter.

Update Chapter entitled: “Alimony Modification in Florida” – published 1988, 1992 and 1994 Florida Bar CLE Book Proceedings after Dissolution of Marriage.

“Nothing Cheap in Love and War” – a profile of Barry S. Franklin’s handling of numerous fraudulent conveyance claims in Luskin v. Luskin, et. al. and the jury trial resulting in the voiding of property transfers deemed fraudulent published in the Miami, Broward and Palm Beach Review, April 13, 1990.

Second Update Chapter entitled “Alimony Modification in Florida” – published 1990 Florida Bar CLE Book Proceedings after Dissolution of Marriage.

Authored chapter on “Family Law in Dade County” for the Dade County Young Lawyers Division Handbook, 1990 Edition.

Authored chapters on Child Custody Modification and Attorneys for Children and Guardian ad Litem in Child Custody and Visitation in Florida, published by National Business Institute, 1995 Edition.

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