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Deborah J. Blue

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Sarasota, FL

Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A.
401 North Cattlemen Road, Suite 300
Sarasota, FL 34232
Phone: 941-413-2429
Fax: 941-365-2923
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2012, 2015 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 1985
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

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 has been certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Family Mediator since August 2016.

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.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2012, 2015 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Deborah J. Blue

First Admitted: 1985, Florida

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Past President and founding member of Sarasota Collaborative Family Law Professionals
  • Member of FAWL
  • Certified by Supreme Court of Florida as Family Mediator, 2016
  • Certified in Family Mediation Training, 2014

Other Outstanding Achievements

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


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

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Legal Aid of Manasota- Board of Directors, 2014
  • Legal Aid of Manasota- Board of Directors, 2013
  • Legal Aid of Manasota-Board of Directors, 2015
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Office Location for Deborah J. Blue

401 North Cattlemen Road
Suite 300
Sarasota, FL 34232

Phone: 941-413-2429

Fax: 941-365-2923

Last Updated: 9/22/2022

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