AACFL Member Spotlight: Lenore T. Brakefield, Esq., CFL™



The American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators (AACFL) recently sat down with Lenore Brakefield, partner at Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A., and Certified Financial Litigator (CFL™), to discuss how the AACFL and earning her CFL credential have helped elevate both her individual and firm practice.


What is the name of your firm?  Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A.

How many attorneys are at your firm?  12

Where is your firm located?  Naples and Marco Island, Florida

Why did you/your firm decide to join AACFL or earn the CFL credential? Financial analysis is an essential part of most litigation cases, and we want to provide the best services possible.

Why was AACFL uniquely positioned or qualified to help you/your firm? We frequently review financial documents in our civil and family law cases.

In one or two full sentences, what were your expected outcomes from working with AACFL?  I wanted an improved understanding of financial documents.

How has the course benefited you and your firm?  I believe the CFL™ course and credential provide our clients with an added sense of comfort during a stressful time.

How have you used your AACFL credential?  We list the CFL™ credential on our firm attorneys’ bios, signature blocks, and LinkedIn.

What benefits have you seen as a result of joining AACFL? More clients? Higher quality clients? I, personally have been asked about it by other attorneys.

Do you have a testimonial or quote you can share about this project? Understanding complex financial documents have elevated my practice by giving me the ability to spot issues and provide thorough representation to my clients.


Lenore T. Brakefield attorney

Lenore T. Brakefield, Esq., CFL™

Lenore T. Brakefield, Esq., CFL™, is a Naples native and graduated cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She focuses her law practice on civil and commercial litigation, including construction litigation matters. Lenore also handles local government law, code enforcement violations, community association law, real estate law, and contract and transactional matters.

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