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Hilary Creary

Esq., Partner
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Hilary Creary

Esq., Partner

Hilary Creary

Esq., Partner

Hilary A. Creary is a family law attorney in Pompano Beach Florida.

She received her Associates of Arts Degree from Broward Community College in 1991. She then earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Nova University in Davie, Florida in 1993, and her Juris Doctorate Degree from Nova Southeastern University in 1997. While at Nova Southeastern, Ms. Creary she was a member of the Moot Court Team, and was Moot Court Competitions Editor. She also was active in the Black Law Students Association and was a student member of the National Association of Public Interest Law Society, as well as the Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court. In addition, she was a summer fellow for the Florida Bar Foundation interning with Legal Aid Services of Broward County.

 


ACADEMIC HONORS
  • Broward Community College Dean’s List
  • Broward Community College President’s List
  • National Dean’s List
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society Member, and Parliamentarian.
  • Nova Southeastern University 1995 winner of the Feinrider Moot Court Competition
  • Numerous Book Awards and Scholarships

 


 

Immediately after being sworn in as member of the Florida Bar, Ms. Creary opened her firm, Law Offices of Hilary A. Creary, P.A. in 1997 representing clients in family law matters. In 1999 she became a partner in the firm of Baxter & Creary, and in 2001 also launched her mediation company, Affordable Mediations. In 1997 she became a Guardian ad Litem Program volunteer, and assisted the program in training other volunteers. Ms. Creary also became the contract Attorney for the Broward County Support Enforcement Division in 2002.

In 2005, she joined the Guardian ad Litem Program in Jacksonville, Florida, as a contract attorney, and subsequently became the Circuit Director in 2010. In 2012 she returned home to Broward County to accept her new position as Circuit Director for the Guardian ad Litem Program in the 17th Circuit. In 2014, she was appointed as the first Statewide Pro Bono Recruiter for the Program. She joined Sheena Benjamin-Wise, P.A in 2015 which resulted in the creation of a new partnership, Benjamin-Wise Creary, PLLC.

 


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Trained attorneys and private citizens to be Guardians ad Litem
  • Partnered with other alumnae to assist Nova Southeastern to prepare third year law students for the Florida Bar Exam
  • Conducted training seminars for lawyers regarding child support related issues
  • Conducted Pro Se Litigation workshops for pro bono litigants in family law cases
  • Conducted seminars on family law for multiple churches
  • Participated in Law School for the Public
  • Mentored and trained students from Pompano Beach High School for Street Law Mock Trials
  • Seminar speaker for Workforce Innovation – preparing respondents in child support cases for court appearances
  • Participated in various Citizenship drives
  • Volunteer with Reading Pays More – encouraging pre-k students to read
  • Co-Presented with Sheena Benjamin-Wise CLE on “Unbundled Legal Services – Ethically Managing the Challenges”

 

PAST PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT
  • The Florida Bar Board of Governors, Young Lawyer’s Division – Representing the 17th Circuit Florida Bar Commission on Unbundled Legal Services
  • T.J. Reddick Bar Association Past President
  • Broward County Women Lawyers Association Past Vice President
  • 17th Judicial Circuit Family Law Steering Committee
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Caribbean Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Family Law Section
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Chair of the Dependency/Guardian ad Litem Sub Committee
  • Children & Families Leadership Association

 

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT
  • Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association Board of Directors
  • Caribbean Bar Association Executive Board
  • Florida Bar Legal Needs of Children Member
  • Florida Bar Family Law Section
  • Jamaican Women of Florida Founding Member and Secretary
  • Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • South Florida Business Connections

 


Ms. Creary was born in St. Catherine, Jamaica. She and her husband Daryl, are the proud parents of Charles, Diona, and David, and doting grandparents of Gavin. They are also the parents of a rescue long haired domestic cat named Sampson. She is an avid reader, particularly of the works of Jane Austen.



About Us

    The Law Office of Benjamin-Wise Creary Associates, PLLC is a South Florida law firm located in Pompano Beach, Florida, with an emphasis on family and marital practice and litigation, including complex custody and support litigation and collaborative law divorce.

CONTACT INFO

Benjamin-Wise Creary Associates, PLLC
2335 East Atlantic Boulevard, Suite 406
Pompano Beach, Florida 33062

Phone: (954) 783-9737
Fax: (954) 366-5605
Email: info@wiselawoffice.com


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