N. Diane Holmes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Orlando, FL

N. Diane Holmes P.A., Family Law Group
 | 3101 Maguire Boulevard,, Suite 100
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: www.ndhpa.com
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

As a family law attorney serving Orlando, Florida, and surrounding communities, N. Diane Holmes has established a solid and recognized presence in the community with her commitment to defending the rights of her clients. She is a leader in the field of collaborative divorce as she seeks out creative strategies in case resolution. As a testimony to her stellar reputation in the field of family law, she is the first female lawyer in Central Florida who is designated as a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Her firms practice areas include the following family law issues:

  • Contested divorces
  • Uncontested divorces
  • Paternity
  • Child custody/visitation
  • Child support
  • Alimony
  • Enforcement/Defense
  • Modifications
  • Pre-nuptial agreements

Ms. Holmes' peers have rated her with the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell, AV-Preeminent*, which speaks to her integrity and professional excellence. The Wall Street Journal recognized her in the 2011 Top Attorneys list in their Florida edition. She was also included as a top lawyer in Orlando Home & Leisure from 2011 thru 2014. In addition, Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite featured her as a top attorney in adoption, marital law and family law from 2009 to 2014.

Along with membership in the Florida Bar, she belongs to the American Bar Association, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers and the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers. She also served as founding board member of the Central Florida Family Law Inn of Court.

Ms. Holmes has remained involved in her community in several ways as well. She advocated for the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association to build its Guardian ad Litem program in order to help abused and neglected children, in addition to being involved with the Florida Lawyers Assistance Program. As a survivor of breast cancer herself, she promotes breast cancer awareness and raises money for the fight against the disease.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are 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.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board Certified

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About Diane Holmes

Admitted: 1980, Florida

Professional Webpage: www.ndhpa.com

Honors and Awards:

  • Summit Award Winner, The Central Florida Women’s Resource Center, 2012
  • Top Attorneys by Practice Area, Adoption, Marital & Family, Featured as Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite, 2009 - 2014
  • Featured in the 2011 Top Attorneys in Florida edition, Wall Street Journal, 2011
  • 5.0 AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Top Lawyer, Orlando Home & Leisure, June 2012
  • Top Lawyer, Orlando Home & Leisure, June 2011

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, 2014
  • Board Certification Trial Advocate, 2014
  • Certified Family Mediator, Supreme Court of Florida
  • Board Certified in Marital & Family Law, Florida Bar

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President Elect, Central Florida Family Law Inn of Court, 2005 - 2006
  • President, Central Florida Family Law Inn of Court, 2006 - 2007
  • Board Member, Executive Committee, Central Florida Family Law Inn of Court, 2005 - 2011
  • Member, Central Florida Family Law Inn of Court
  • Member, Newsletter Editor, Florida Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2011 - 2015
  • Officer, Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Founding Member, Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Secretary,  Member of Board of Trustees, Legal Aid Society of The Orange County Bar Association, Inc., 1983 - 1987
  • Chair Elect, Family Law Section, Seminole County Bar Association, 1995
  • Chair, Family Law Section, Seminole County Bar Association, 1996 - 1997
  • Member, Child Support Committee, Family Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Chair, Conference Host Committee, Family Law Section, American Bar Association, 2002
  • Co-Chair, Marketing and Public Relations Committee, Family Law Section, American Bar Association, 1999 - 2005
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit Commission on Domestic Relations Courts Commission, 2003 - 2005
  • Secretary, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Family Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2006 - 2007
  • Member, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Family Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2006 - 2007
  • Member, CLE Committee, Family Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2006 -2007
  • Board Member, Board of Directors, Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida, 2002 - 2007
  • Board Member, Representative to Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida, Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida, 2008 - 2011
  • Member, Seminole County Family Law Advisory Committee, 2003 - Present
  • Member, Board of Managers, Florida Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2009 - Present
  • Member, Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida
  • Member, George C. Young First Central Florida American Inn of Court
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • Member, Seminole County Bar Association
  • Member, Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member, Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member, Florida Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer
  • Member, Law Practice Management Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Family Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Family Law Section, Florida Bar

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • American Cancer Society as a Reach to Recovery volunteer and is featured in an American Cancer Society video, "Conqueror of Cancer: Surfing Diane"
  • "A Place for Children," which is a free courthouse day care program in Orange County
  • The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Participant, Winter Park Autumn Arts Festival
  • Participant, Winter Park Playhouse
  • Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association's Guardian ad Litem program*

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Recently selected as the 2011 Honorary Breast Cancer Survivor for the "Central Florida Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk in Downtown Orlando

Educational Background:

  • University of Florida, B.A., With Honors

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    Office Location for N. Diane Holmes

    3101 Maguire Boulevard,
    Suite 100
    Orlando, FL 32803

    Phone: www.ndhpa.com

     

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