Deborah L. Greene

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Jacksonville, FL

Combs Greene
 | 3217 Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904-447-7133
Fax: 904-359-5506
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Deborah L. Greene is a shareholder at Combs Greene in Jacksonville, Florida. Ms. Greene’s practice is focused on business and family law at both the trial and appellate levels and serves a variety of clients throughout the Jacksonville area.

A former Montgomery academic scholar at Lynchburg College, Ms. Greene went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in studio art from Florida State University and her law degree from Florida State University College of Law. She has been admitted to practice law since 1992.

Along with being admitted to practice in Florida state courts, Ms. Greene is licensed to appear before federal courts, including the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. She was previously admitted to the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 9th and 11th Circuits.

Ms. Greene enjoys being active in a variety of legal activities outside of her law practice. Throughout her career, she has spoken at various conferences and seminars for groups such as the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association and Mandarin Women’s Club.

In addition, Ms. Greene is active in professional organizations. She belongs to the Jacksonville Bar Association, The Florida Bar and the Florida Family Law American Inn of Court. Her eagerness to be a leader has led her to serve as a member of the Florida Bar’s family rules committee and in various roles for different groups over the years.

Ms. Greene has received many accolades for her work, including being listed in the Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers. She also belongs to the honor society Phi Eta Sigma and the law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (90%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Appeals

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019

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About Deborah Greene

Admitted: 1992, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://flalaw.pro/attorneys/deborah-l-greene/

Honors/Awards:

  • The Women’s Law Symposium, Florida State University, President, 1990-1991
  • Montgomery Scholar, Lynchburg College, Virginia
  • Graduated with High Honors, Florida Statute University College of Law, 1991
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Attorney Superb 10.0, Avvo, Commercial
  • Avvo Client’s Choice Award, Family, 2012
  • Avvo Client’s Choice Award, Commercial, 2012
  • Avvo Client’s Choice Award, Personal Injury, 2013
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1981
  • Book Award, Law & Groups, 1989
  • Top Attorney Superb 10.0, Avvo, Family
  • Top Attorney Superb 10.0, Avvo, Personal Injury
  • Avvo Client’s Choice Award, Appeals, 2012
  • Avvo Client’s Choice Award, Commercial, 2013
  • Phi Alpha Delta, Florida State University, Vice-Justice 1990 to 1991
  • National Honor Society, Wolfson High School, Jacksonville, Florida, 1979
  • Florida Family Law Inn of Court, Master of the Inn
  • Book Award, Civil Rights Survey, 1990
  • Top Attorney Superb 10.0, Avvo, Appeals
  • Avvo Client’s Choice Award, Appeals, 2013
  • Avvo Client’s Choice Award, Family, 2013
  • Avvo Client’s Choice Award, Personal Injury, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District Court, Bankruptcy Court, Member
  • Jacksonville Women’s Lawyer’s Association, President, 2005-2006
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona, Past Member, 1993
  • President, Jacksonville Women's Lawyer's Association, 2005
  • The Florida Bar Rules of Judicial Administration Committee, Past Member, 2009-2011
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Member
  • Jacksonville Women’s Lawyer’s Association, President, 2005-2006
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal, Previous Member, 1994
  • Chair, The Florida Bar Association Local Grievance Committee "C", 2008
  • Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, Member
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Member
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, Past Member
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, Previous Member, 1994
  • Vice-Chair, The Florida Bar Association Local Grievance Committee "C", 2007
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona & Central District, California, Previous Member, 1993
  • The Florida Bar Family Law Rules Committee, Member
  • Florida Bar Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Board Member and Diaconate and adult Sunday School teacher
  • First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Fayetteville, North Carolina, Member
  • The Society of Distinguished American High School Students, Jacksonville, Florida, 1979
  • Riverside Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Jacksonville, Florida, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, Mandarin Newcomers Club, Jacksonville, Florida, 2006
  • Presenter, Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association Women Lawyer of the Year Award to Judge Eleni Derke, 2006
  • Member of Panel for Panel Discussion, The Women’s Law Students Association, Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida, 2004
  • Member of Panel for Panel Discussion, The Women’s Law Students Association, Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida, 2005
  • Member of Panel for Panel Discussion, The Women’s Law Students Association, Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida, 2006
  • Speaker, Rotary International Baker County, Florida Chapter, 2004
  • Program Participant, The Florida Family Law Inn of Court, Jacksonville, Florida, 2003
  • Program Participant, The Florida Family Law Inn of Court, Jacksonville, Florida, 2004
  • Speaker, Practicing With Professionalism Seminars, Jacksonville, Florida, 1999
  • Speaker, Practicing With Professionalism Seminars, Jacksonville, Florida, 2000
  • Presenter on behalf of Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association, Investitures of Judge Dan Wilensky, 2007
  • Presenter on behalf of Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association, Investitures of Judge Kevin Blazs, 2006
  • Presenter on behalf of Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association, Investitures of Judge Mallory D. Cooper, 2005
  • Presenter on behalf of Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association, Investitures of Judge Angela Cox, 2005
  • Moderator, Annual Judicial Panel, Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Moderator, Judicial Candidate Forum, Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association, 2006

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Adoption of Baby James Doe, 572 So.2d 986 (Fla. 1st DCA 1990)
  • J.F. v. M.H., 53 So.3d 231 (Fla. 1st DCA 2010)
  • Lahodik v. Lahodik, 969 So.2d 533 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007)
  • Corcoran v. Corcoran, 135 So.3d 294 (Fla. 1st DCA 2014)
  • General Commercial Packaging, Inc. v. TPS Package Engineering, Inc., 126 F.3d 1131 (9th Cir. 1997)
  • Solo v. Crown Life Ins. Co., 720 So. 2d 522 (Fla. 1st DCA 1998)
  • Hill v. Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Comm'n, 774 So. 2d 695 (Fla. 1st DCA 2000)
  • Wannamaker v. Wannamaker, 986 So. 2d 607 (Fla. 1st DCA 2008)
  • Strickland v. Oberfoell, 890 So. 2d 290 (Fla. 1st DCA 2004)
  • Johnston v. Johnston, 64 So.3d 1265 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011)
  • Leonard v. Leonard, 971 So.2d 263 (Fla. 1st DCA 2008)
  • DePetris v. DePetris, 190 So.3d 65 (Fla. 1st DCA 2016)
  • Chemical Residential Mortgage Corp. v. Rector, 742 So.2d 300 (Fla. 1st DCA 1998)
  • Peacock v. Peacock, 741 So. 2d 502 (Fla. 1st DCA 1999); Pough v. State, 743 So. 2d 1081 (Fla. 1st DCA 1999)
  • ZC Insurance Co. v. Brooks, 847 So.2d 547 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003)
  • Valliere v. Valliere, 848 So.2d 314 (Fla. 1st DCA 2003)
  • Thomas v. Cunningham, 65 So.3d 48 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011)
  • Dice v. Dice, 959 So.2d 720 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007)
  • Corcoran v. Corcoran, 176 So.3d 352 (Fla. 5th DCA 2015)
  • Peters v. Oceanway props., 694 So.2d 743 (Fla. 1st DCA 1997)
  • Smith v. State, 737 So. 2d 1083 (Fla. 1st DCA 1999)
  • Jones v. Pecock, 768 So.2d 1074 (Fla. 1st DCA 2000)

Educational Background:

  • Lynchburg College, Montgomery Academic Scholar for Pre-Seminary Students (3.6 gpa), 1981-1982
  • Florida State University, Bachelor of Science, Studio Art (3.29 gpa), 1985
  • Wolfson High School, Jacksonville Florida, National Honor Society , 1981

Industry Groups

  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Women's Lawyer's Association (past President)
  • Master - Florida Family Law Inn Or Court
  • The Florida Bar
Office Location for Deborah L. Greene

3217 Atlantic Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Phone: 904-447-7133

Fax: 904-359-5506

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Last Updated: 3/21/2019

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