Ms. Emily M. Bradfute is a partner at Buckner, Shifrin, Etter, Dugan & Bradfute, P.A., and a member of the family and divorce law practice group. Ms. Bradfute represents a diverse clientele of same gender and different gender couples in all aspects of family and divorce law, including dissolution of marriage, paternity, child support, child custody, relocation, post judgment modifications, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements. She has been chosen by her colleagues in the community to serve as a family law mediator and an arbitrator. Ms. Bradfute also serves as a guardian ad litem, representing the interests of children.

Ms. Bradfute is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Institute. Collaborative law provides families with an alternative to traditional litigation and allows them to retain more control over the resolution of their family law matter. Ms. Bradfute has specialized training in the collaborative process enabling her to effectively guide families to resolution out of court.

In addition to her busy litigation practice, Ms. Bradfute also handles family law appeals. She has won appeals in numerous areas of family law before the Third District Court of Appeal, Fourth District Court of Appeal, and the Florida Supreme Court.

Her approach to the practice of family law is one that provides clients with guidance and compassion through a difficult time in their lives.

Recognitions and Awards

  • Best Lawyers, 2022
  • Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2010, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021
  • The National Advocates, Top 100 Lawyers, 2015

Education and Bar Admittance

  • Juris Doctorate, Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia, 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, 2003
  • Exchange student, Luleå Tekniska Universitet, Luleå, Sweden, 2002
  • Member, The Florida Bar, 2006
  • Member, The District of Columbia Bar, 2009
  • Member, The Colorado Bar, 2021

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Collaborative Family Law Institute, Inc.
  • Member, Family Law Section, The Florida Bar
  • Member, Dade County Bar Association
  • Member, First Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Lecturer, University of Miami Law School

Contact Information

Email: Emily@buckner-shifrin.com