Stann W. Givens

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Tampa, FL

Givens Givens Sparks, PLLC
 | 201 E. Kennedy Blvd, Suite 1400
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-251-6700
Fax: 813-251-4542
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

In the Tampa legal community, Stann Givens has a reputation for being a premier, board certified family law attorney. His professionalism, legal knowledge and service to his clients has been second-to-none for more than 40 years, and he holds many of the highest possible honors given by the Florida legal community. Stann has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1998 and Super Lawyers® since 2006. In addition, Florida Trend magazine named him as one of Florida's Legal Elite. On Avvo.com, he is rated 10/10 (Superb).

Stann’s expertise and network has allowed him to mentor the Givens Givens Sparks team through his leadership role as founding partner. A culture of award winning excellence developed within the firm, and the result has been the growth of a team of trial attorneys and staff who are ranked among the best in their fields. The firm’s awards include: “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, National Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers & Top 40 Under 40, National Black Trial Lawyers Top 100, Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, Expertise’s Best Personal Injury Lawyers, Lawyers of Distinction, "Lawyer of the Year" 2016 - Best Lawyers, Family Law, Tampa AV® Preeminent™ on Martindale-Hubbell®, "Best Lawyers in America" since 1998 - Woodward/White lawyer rating, and “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine.

A former president of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, Stann has frequently lectured throughout the state on matters relating to divorce law. He is also the author of the Alimony Chapter of the Florida Bar Dissolution of Marriage textbook.

In 1999, Stann was the first recipient of the Professionalism Award of the Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa, and his highest professional honor was the recent renaming of the Inn, which is now known as the Stann W. Givens Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa.

Outside of the legal community, Stann is grateful for the opportunity to support many local organizations. He received an award for "extraordinary pro bono commitment" by the Spring of Tampa Bay and the Outstanding Community Service Award by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa. He was a founder and race director of the Gasparilla Distance Classic road race, and he captains an American Heart Association Heart Walk team annually. Stann is active as an elder in the Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church, an avid golfer, and enjoys time with his grandkids.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About Stann Givens

Admitted: 1974, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.givenssparks.com/attorney-profiles/stann-w-givens...

Honors/Awards:

  • Highest national ranking for a Family Law firm., US News and World Reports Tier 1, US News and World Reports
  • Named by Florida Trend magazine as one of Florida's Legal Elite
  • Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa renamed in honor of Stann Givens for his professional accomplishments, Stann W. Givens Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa
  • AV-rated - Exclusive highest possible Martindale-Hubbell rating voted on by fellow attorneys and judges
  • Rated 10/10 (Superb) on Avvo.com
  • Received "Outstanding Community Service Award" by the Boys Club of Greater Tampa
  • "Best Lawyers in America" since 1998 - Woodward/White lawyer rating
  • Founder and Executive Director of the Family Law Inn of Tampa
  • Lawyers of Distinction

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator
  • Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Marital and Family Law, 1991

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida
  • Past President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Florida Chapter., 2009
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Florida

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Elder in the Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church
  • Extraordinary Pro Bono Commitment Award from the Spring Women's Shelter, Tampa, Florida., 1994
  • Board of Directors and volunteer at Faith Cafe which feeds homeless people.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-Author, Alimony Chapter, Florida Bar Dissolution of Marriage Book
  • Frequent Author and Lecturer on all aspects of Florida family law.

Representative Clients:

  • Morgan Rubio v. Baseball legend Pete Rose 

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2003
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2000
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2004
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2001
  • Professionalism Award (Inaugural Award), Family Law Inn of Tampa, American Inns of Court, 1999
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America Family Lawyer of the Year for Tampa, Florida, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2008
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2005
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2002
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1999
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2006

Educational Background:

  • Bucknell University, B.S. in Mathematics, 1971

Industry Groups

  • American Academy Of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Family Law Inn Of Tampa
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Office Location for Stann W. Givens

201 E. Kennedy Blvd
Suite 1400
Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: 813-251-6700

Fax: 813-251-4542

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Last Updated: 3/14/2019

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