Deborah L. Greene

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Jacksonville, FL

Combs Greene
 | 3217 Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904-359-5505
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Appellate (10%),
  • Business Litigation (0%)
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

Business Litigation (0%)

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

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Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2018

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About Deborah Greene

Admitted: 1992, Florida

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

Honors/Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

Verdicts/Settlements:

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

Educational Background:

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

Industry Groups

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

3217 Atlantic Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Phone: 904-359-5505

 

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Last Updated: 7/12/2018

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