Since graduating from Harvard Law School 18 years ago, Brevard County native, Brooke Deratany Goldfarb, has practiced in multiple areas of law. In 1996, she started her career in Miami as an international business, corporate and immigration attorney. In 1998, at a national law firm in Washington, D.C., she facilitated mergers and acquisitions during boom times and then unwound corporations in distress when the technology bubble burst.
Upon Brooke’s return to Brevard in 2004, Governor Jeb Bush appointed her to the judicial nominating commission for the 18th Judicial Circuit. From 2004 to 2007, Brooke handled hundreds of criminal cases as well as numerous family, real estate, and other civil litigation matters in courtrooms throughout Florida.
In 2008, Brooke created Peaceful Beach Mediation to guide couples and families through the divorce process in a more dignified manner and create more opportunities for individuals and organizations to resolve conflict without litigation.
Brooke is a Florida Supreme Court certified family and circuit civil mediator; qualified arbitrator and parenting coordinator; divorce facilitator and child advocate.
She serves as prelaw mentor and adjunct law professor at Florida Tech and volunteers as a justice teacher, guardian ad litem, as well as mediator and fee arbitrator for the Florida Bar Grievance Committee.
She also serves on the boards of Brevard County Bar Foundation, Brevard Family Partnership, the Henegar Center for the Performing Arts, and is a member of Zonta, the Women’s Center, Serene Harbor, Inc., Sally’s Friends, and the Haven for Children guilds.
For her dedication to children’s causes, Brooke is a top three finalist for a 2014 Children’s Hero Award in the “Time” category, the winner of which will be announced at the Brevard Walk of Fame Saturday, March 8. She was honored as a LEAD Brevard “4 Under 40” Winner in 2009.
Peaceful Beach Mediation & Collaboration, Inc.
150 Fifth Avenue, Suite A
Indialantic, FL 32903