A. Cody Emerson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Largo, FL

Emerson & Valentine, P.A.
801 West Bay Dr, Suite 702
Largo, FL 33770
Phone: 727-536-0022
Fax: 727-897-8068
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Family Law (80%), General Litigation (10%), Real Estate: Business (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney A. Cody Emerson is a partner with Emerson & Valentine law firm, which has office locations in Largo and St. Petersburg, Florida. Serving the rights and interests of a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Tampa Bay area, Mr. Emerson provides highly effective, personalized counsel and support to those who have legal issues involving any of the following:

·       Family law and divorce

·       Landlord-tenant law

·       Personal injury

·       General civil litigation

Over the course of his more than seven years in practice, Mr. Emerson has gained a reputation as a devoted and tenacious trial advocate who aggressively pursues the most favorable outcomes possible for those he serves. Focusing primarily on family law and divorce, he has assisted numerous clients across his region with obtaining the positive results they seek regarding high asset divorces, alimony, child custody and support, paternity and fathers' rights, and other related matters.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Emerson has received numerous "Top 3 Divorce Lawyer" ratings from Three Best Rated along with a 10 Best Attorneys designation from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Additionally, he was featured in a Best of Tampa Bay Profile Series, and he has received "Superb, 10 out of 10 client" ratings on Avvo along with the site's Clients' Choice Award and Top Contributor Award.

A 2010 graduate of Florida State University, Mr. Emerson returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law in 2013. He is an active member of The Florida Bar, the Clearwater Bar Association and the Canakaris American Inn of Court, among his other professional affiliations.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Family Law
  • 10%General Litigation
  • 10%Real Estate: Business
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Litigation, Restraining Order, Small Claims, Landlord/Tenant


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021

About A. Cody Emerson

Admitted: 2013, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.stpetersburgdivorceattorney.com/attorney/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • FSU Public Interest Law Center, volunteer

Educational Background

  • Earned Dual Bachelor's degrees in Real Estate and Finance from the Florida State University, 2010

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Champion of the Clearwater Bar Association's Annual Golf Tournament, 2013

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Alimony and Time-Sharing Reform in Florida, https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/alimony-and-time-sharing-reform-in-florida?published=true, Avvo.com, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member of Canakaris Inn Family Law Section, 2018
  • Member of the Florida Bar's Family Law Section, 2015
  • Director of the Clearwater Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division, 2014
  • Member of the Clearwater Bar Association, 2013
  • Member of the Florida Bar, 2013
  • Member of the Clearwater Bar Association's Family Law Section, 2013


  • I was recognized for demonstrating excellence in the practice of law - an honor that is limited to no more than 2.5% of all attorneys in Florida., Super Lawyers Rising Star, superlawyers.com, 2020
  • I was recognized as a top contributor to legal questions on Avvo.com., Top Contributor Award, Avvo.com, 2016
  • I was awarded the Client's Choice Award for being selected as providing the best answer in many questions on Avvo.com., Client's Choice Award, Avvo.com, 2015
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Office Location for A. Cody Emerson

801 West Bay Dr
Suite 702
Largo, FL 33770

Phone: 727-536-0022

Fax: 727-897-8068

Last Updated: 1/13/2021

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