Beryl Thompson McClary has been an active member of the Florida Bar since 1985. She is admitted to the Federal Bar in the Middle District of Florida and is a member of the following professional groups:
+ National Bar Association
+ Central Florida Women Lawyers Association
+ Health Law Section of the Florida Bar
+ Criminal Law Section of the Florida Bar
+ Family Law Section of the Florida Bar
A long time resident of Florida, Ms. McClary obtained her BA degrees in Political Science and Speech and her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Florida.
Her practice has spanned areas of health care, administrative law, criminal law, and family law. She has conducted over 350 jury trials. Additionally, she has extensive experience in administrative hearings with participation in over 120 cases as an attorney as well as a special assignment hearing officer.
Giving back to her community and the world has always been important to Ms. McClary. She has been active in Community, League of Women Voters, and “Clean the World” non-profit organization which provides soap and other hygeine items to the needy in Haiti and other countries.
PERSONAL NOTE FROM BERYL THOMPSON-MCCLARY
My name is Beryl Thompson-McClary, Esquire. I am the managing partner of the Law Offices of Beryl Thompson-McClary P.A.; a practicing Florida lawyer who specializes in child custody and divorce cases. As a representative of Florida custody lawyers, I wanted to share my thoughts about this particular practice area and the “hows” and “whys” of my decision to practice this legal specialty.
Since I was a girl I have been drawn to the plight of the underdog. I am not sure if this sense of social justice was instilled within me by my parents or if I was born with these urgings, but what I do know is that for as long as I can remember I have wanted to make my mark in this world by righting wrongs and working for real justice. This dedication has led me to the four corners of the globe performing non-profit work and providing pro-bono assistance to individuals who are without representation or a firm advocate in their corner.
Recently, my family practice area has shifted in focus so that I might provide a unique vision to family law as it pertains to father’s rights and men’s rights. As a woman and as a mother, I am well-aware of maternal inclinations and longings, but as a human being and someone who has educated herself in matters of child development I cannot bring myself to negate the rights and obligations of fatherhood as it applies to their child’s well-being and long-term success. I am now a strong proponent of the parental rights and obligations of fathers, and work diligently within the courts and the law to see that justice is served and familial balance restored.