You will have a much easier time as your family law issues are resolved and you will tend to get more positive results by hiring an attorney. Unlike some other firms, when you hire me as your attorney, you get me as your attorney. You will not be given a far less experienced associate as your family law lawyer. I have nearly 20 years experience as a Jacksonville Family Law Attorney & Mediator.
Divorce. Uncontested divorce. Paternity. Adoption. These are the types of cases that make up the broad category of Family Law. The issues raised in Florida Family Law cases include: property division, debt division, child support, time sharing (formerly called visitation), child relocation, and alimony. I also represent clients for the modification of prior court orders. For more information on these issues, please see the links under Practice Areas. If you have additional questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please call the office.
There is no doubt that your family law dispute can cause a great deal of stress. Very often, clients face a complete change to their lifestyle. I have exclusively practiced as a family law attorney for over 19 years. I am one of the more experienced divorce lawyers in Jacksonville FL. As a result, I am aware of the emotional toll that these cases take on clients and their children. My goal is to help clients complete a smooth transition to the next stage of their lives.
In many cases, the most stress comes from the duration of the case. If possible, I look for ways to resolve cases. Costly litigation is the last option. Always. Experience has shown me that quicker settlements make for happier clients. However, if a settlement is not possible, I will take your case to court.
Education & Experience
I was born and raised in Jacksonville. I graduated from Wolfson High School in 1985. Afterwards, I attended the University of Florida. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1990. After attending graduate school at UCF, I graduated from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. In 1996, I returned to Jacksonville where I have been practicing law ever since. Finally, In 2000, I started my own law practice focused exclusively on family law.
Unlike just about every other Jacksonville Family Law Attorney, I am also licensed to practice law in Georgia. My practice takes me to Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Nassau, Ware, Charlton, and Camden counties. I am also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Court Mediator.
Jacksonville Family Law Attorney & Mediator Credentials
- Member of the Florida Bar.
- Member of the Georgia Bar.
- Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Court Mediator.
- Florida Supreme Court Appellate Mediator
- Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court (Middle District of Florida).
- Admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals of Georgia and the Georgia Supreme Court.
- Admitted to practice before the US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Lastly, my office is conveniently located just north of the intersection of Baymeadows Road and San Jose Boulevard in Jacksonville. Free parking is available at the office.