Barry M. Wayne

Barry M. Wayne


Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

Recognized since 2010

Coral Gables, Florida

Practice Areas

Family Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Family Law
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Barry M. Wayne is a Shareholder at Stearns Weaver Miller and the Head of the Marital & Family Law Department. His experience spans over 34 years representing clients in virtually all facets of marital and family law matters, including complex divorces, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, paternity claims, and disputes that cross state and international borders. Barry’s background enables him to guide his clients through the family law process of income and net worth analysis, business and other valuation matters, asset structure and debt analysis, division of complex marital estates, as well as all other issues unique to persons of financial means. His practice also includes protecting the rights of parents and their children, working proactively to conclude matters recognizing the paramount objective of their children’s best interests. Barry has built a reputation for problem solving and affording clients the privacy and discretion required for successful completion of the issues facing their family.

Barry’s clients have included corporate officers from a variety of endeavors, business owners, physicians, attorneys, financial and other professionals, professional athletes, investors, and their spouses.

Barry has been Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital and Family Law* since 1994. He has achieved Board Certification as a Family Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, which certifies attorneys based upon demonstrated substantial trial experience, submission of judicial and peer references, continuing education and quality of legal writing. Best Lawyers in America® has named Barry as the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law in Miami, a recognition awarded to one lawyer per year with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region.

*With only 7% of eligible members certified, Board certification is The Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation of a lawyer’s competence and experience in a particular area of practice. It identifies lawyers with "special knowledge, skills and proficiency, as well as a reputation for professionalism and ethics." To achieve certification, a lawyer must endure rigorous examination and testing and be evaluated by their peers.

Location

  • 2020 Salzedo Street, Sixth Floor
    Coral Gables, FL 33134

Education

  • University of Florida, J.D., graduated 1986
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, B.A., graduated 1983

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Family Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Family Law, Miami (2020)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Family Law

Awards:

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2021; Lawyer of The Year, Family Law, Miami 2020; The Family Law Issue, 2021
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2007-2020
  • South Florida Legal Guide’s Top Lawyers, 2004-2020
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2017
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale Hubbell

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