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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Sarasota, FL

Deborah J. Blue
Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A.
401 North Cattlemen Road, Suite 300
Sarasota, FL 34232
Phone Work 941-366-4680
Fax Fax 941-365-2923
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2012, 2015 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1985
Education: Stetson University College of Law
Practice Areas: Family Law


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2012, 2015 - 2016

Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 years bottom-image

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A law school graduate of Stetson University, attorney Deborah J. Blue was admitted to practice in 1985 and began her career as an assistant State Attorney in the 12th Judicial Circuit. Today she is an AV* preeminent attorney and shareholder of the firm Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A., in Sarasota, Florida.

Ms. Blue received her board certification in marital and family law by the Florida Bar and was the first female board certified criminal trial attorney in the 12th Judicial Circuit (1993). She remained board certified in criminal trial law until 2008 when she began focusing her practice on the areas of marital, family and personal injury law.

Ms. Blue assists clients in a wide range of matters, including dissolution of marriage, custody, paternity, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, support modification and enforcement actions.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Certifications and Credentials

Florida Bar Board Certified — Civil Trial

About Deborah Blue

Law School: Stetson University College of Law

Admitted: 1985, Florida

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Honors and Awards:

  • 2014 South Florida's Top AV Rated Lawyer , South Florida Top AV Rated Lawyer, 2014
  • Selected for Inaugural Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2011
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Marital & Family Law, 2011
  • Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Civil Trial Law (2000-2010), 2000
  • Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Criminal Trial Law (1993 - 2008), 1993

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Certified in Family Mediation Training, 2014
  • President and founding member of Sarasota Collaborative Family Law Professionals
  • Member of FAWL

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Legal Aid of Manasota-Board of Directors, 2015
  • Legal Aid of Manasota- Board of Directors, 2014
  • Legal Aid of Manasota- Board of Directors, 2013

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Deborah is also trained in accordance with IACP (International Academy of Collaborative Professionals), standards and requirements

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Last Updated: 1/6/2016
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