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Ellen E. Ware

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Tampa, FL

Ware Law Group, PA
600 S Magnolia Ave, Ste 225
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-254-8500
Fax: 813-254-9511
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Based in Tampa, Florida, Ellen E. Ware is the founder of The Ware Law Group. Focusing her practice exclusively on family law, she has been certified as a specialist in marital and family law by the Board of Legal Specialization and Education of The Florida Bar since 1984. Ms. Ware assists clients throughout the state who are facing the end of their marriages and thus having to deal with such divorce-related issues as spousal and child support, the division of complex marital assets, and child custody and visitation. Her experience in this regard encompasses several different forums, including litigation, negotiations, mediation and collaborative divorce. Ms. Ware also seeks modifications to and the enforcement of existing divorce orders, and her other family law experience includes paternity disputes.

Ms. Ware is an active participant in several professional organizations. A former co-chair of the Collaborative Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, she is also a member of that association's Marital & Family Law Section. Ms. Ware is also a member of The Florida Bar's Family Law, Appellate Practice and Alternative Dispute Resolution sections, and she has been a co-chair of the Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Highly respected by her fellow attorneys, she has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Majoring in economics, Ms. Ware attended Vassar College as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor of Arts with general and special honors in 1981. Her legal education was obtained at Cornell Law School, where she was a senior editor of the Cornell Law Review before being awarded her Juris Doctor in 1984. Admitted to practice before all Florida and Massachusetts state courts, Ms. Ware opened her own firm in 1987.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ 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, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Ellen E. Ware

First Admitted: 1985, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Guardian Ad Litem

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Co-Chair of the Collaborative Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Director and past Co-Chair of the Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member, and past Executive Council Member of the Family Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member, Next Generation Divorce
  • Past Master and founding member of the Tampa Bay Family Law Inn of Court
  • Member, Florida Bar Family Law, Appellate, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections
  • Member American Bar Association
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)


  • Board Certified Marital and Family Law Specialist
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Educational Background

  • Vassar College, A.B., with general and special honors, 1981
  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 1984

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida, Presenter, Tips and Techniques for Getting Your First (or Second or Third) Collaborative Case, 2015
  • HCBA Collaborative Section Meeting, Presenter, 2015
  • HCBA Collaborative Section Meeting, Presenter, 2015
  • HCBA Collaborative Section Meeting, Presenter, When Collaboration Cases Come Before the Court - Potential Pitfalls and How We Can Avoid Them, 2015
  • HCBA Young Lawyers Section Meeting, Presenter, Same Sex Marriage and Adoption: The Potential Impacts and Legal Considerations of Florida Courts Recognition, 2015
  • Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals Fourth Annual Conference, Presenter, Setting the Table for Success With the Team Prep Meeting, 2016
  • HCBA Collaborative Section Meeting, Presenter, 2016
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Office Location for Ellen E. Ware

600 S Magnolia Ave
Ste 225
Tampa, FL 33606

Phone: 813-254-8500

Fax: 813-254-9511

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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