Sarasota Family Law Attorney Welcomes Johanne Valois Shoffstall, J.D.

Lead attorney Leslie Loftus is well-established in Sarasota and has been practicing law for nearly 40 years. The firm welcomes Johanne Valois Shoffstall, J.D., LL.M., Attorney and Counselor at Law, Qualified Parenting Coordinator, and Divorce Coach.

Loftus Law, Sarasota family law attorney, is pleased to welcome Johanne Valois Shoffstall, J.D., who joined the legal team in 2022. The semi-retired attorney has a legal representation history dating back to April 1994 when she was licensed by the Florida Bar. She has mainly practiced in the field of family law in the Tampa Bay area. In 2009, she began working as a qualified parenting coordinator for the 13th Judicial Circuit and also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. 

In 2015 she obtained an LL.M in Advocacy. In 2018 she obtained the additional certification of Divorce Coach. She also became a Guardian Ad Litem. She relocated to Manatee County and largely focused on Guardian Ad Litem work. 

Johanne Valois Shoffstall and Ms Loftus met in 2020 while Johanne was appointed as Guardian Ad Litem on a Sarasota County case in which Leslie was counsel for one of the parties. Her handling of the particularly challenging case developed professional respect and admiration. Two years later, the two attorneys started working together. 

According to Johanne, “My decision to join forces with Leslie is mainly centered on the fact that Leslie does not promote litigious behavior, but rather encourages alternate dispute resolution whenever possible while assertively representing her clients in obtaining the best possible outcome.”

Leslie Loftus is recognized as the best divorce attorney in Sarasota, FL by many clients. She has held a license to practice law for more than three decades. Her experience in all aspects of negotiation and trial is unquestioned. Her portfolio includes both civil law and family law matters. Ms Loftus is prepared to assist clients who are prepared to settle the divorce through mediation, negotiation, collaboration, or, if necessary, in court. Ms Loftus also works with clients to negotiate and prepare prenuptial agreements.

About the Firm: 

Loftus Law has joined forces with Attorney and Counselor at Law Johanne Valois Shoffstal. The legal practice is noted for its emphasis on using alternate dispute resolution when possible. The law firm focuses on clients who settle the divorce through approaches other than in court. 

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Company Name: Loftus Law
Contact Person: Johanne Valois Shoffstall, J.D., LL.M
Phone: 1-941-444-7278
Address:1858 Ringling Blvd., Suite 110
City: Sarasota
State: FL 34236
Country: United States