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Steven Patrick Combs

also known as Steve Combs

About me

Steve was born in 1966 in Fairmont, West Virginia, the third of five children.  Steve’s father was a former coal miner turned Army soldier. Steve spent the first nine years of his life moving from one Army base to another. Steve’s family settled in Jacksonville, Florida, on Steve’s tenth birthday, September 6, 1976, shortly after his father’s retirement from the Army. 


Steve graduated from Terry Parker High School in 1984, after which he attended college at University of Florida, where he graduated with a degree in Classical Studies (and with a 3.7 GPA in his major and a 3.3 GPA overall).  After graduating in 1987, Steve went to law school, his first year at University of Mississippi, and transferring to University of Florida College of Law, where he graduated in Honors in 1991.


Steve married his wife, Deborah L. Greene, on February 14, 1995, at Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Jacksonville, Florida.  Steve and Deborah have an 18 year old son and a 9 year old daughter.  Steve’s wife Deborah is also his law partner.  All of Steve’s time away from the office is spent with his family.


Steve and Deborah are prior members of Central Christian Church, where they served on the Board when it merged with Eastside Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (a predominantly African American congregation), and when its name was changed to Springfield Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Steve was also youth sponsor at Central Christian.  Steve and his wife, Deborah, are currently members and serve as Deacons at Riverside Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), in Jacksonville, Florida.  


Steven enjoys studying constitutional law issues and the history of the drafting of and early interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.  Steven and his wife, Deborah, also enjoy reading books together, attending movies together, and traveling (both at home and abroad).


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    17 years, 250 cases
  2. Family: 10%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 10%
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
  5. Health Care: 10%



Hourly ($365-425/hour), contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse this lawyer. Steven is incredibly smart and committed to his practice. He is the ultimate professional and is a fountain of information.


    Patricia Parker Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

3217 Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL, 32207


FLMember in Good Standing199309/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Dignity in the Law AwardThe Florida Bar Family Law Section2003
Clay County Child Advocate of the YearClay County Child Advocates & Custody Evaluators, Inc.2003
Clay County Child Advocate of the YearClay County Guardian Ad Litem Office2002
Clay County Child Advocate of the YearClay County Guardian Ad Litem Office2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderCombs Greene McLester f/k/a Smith Greene & Combs2006 - Present
General CounselFourth Judicial Circuit Court2004 - 2006
Adjunct ProfessorFlorida Coastal School of Law2003 - 2007
Magistrate & Child Support Hearing OfficerFourth Judicial Circuit Court2001 - 2006
Managing ShareholderCombs, Greene, Harris and Ellis1996 - 2001
Law ClerkFourth Judicial Circuit Court1994 - 1996
AssociateBoyer, Tanzler & Boyer1992 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Family Law Rules of Procedure CommitteeChair2010 - 2011
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2009 - Present
National Bankruptcy ForumContributor2009 - Present
Florida Bar, Rules of Judicial Administration CommitteeRepresentative Member2008 - 2010
Florida Bar, Family Law Rules of Procedure CommitteeVice-Chair2008 - 2010
Florida Bar, Family Law Rules of Procedure CommitteeMember2006 - 2012
Florida Family Law American Inn of CourtMaster of the Inn2005 - Present
Florida Association of Magistrates and Hearing OfficersPresident2004 - 2006
Jacksonville Police CouncilMember2003 - 2006
American Judicature SocietyMember2001 - 2003
Federalist SocietyMember2000 - 2003
Heritage FoundationMember1998 - 2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/AlawN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Foreclosure DefenseForeclosure Defense2010
Foreclosure DefenseForeclosure Defense2009
Nuts and Bolts of Divorce SeminarFamily Law2006
2006 Annual Family Law SeminarFamily Law2006
Panel Discussion on Legal Research and WritingLegal Research2004
Nuts and Bolts of Divorce SeminarFamily Law2004
Family Law for Magistrates SeminarFamily Law2004
Views from the Bench Symposium of Judges and MastersGeneral2003
Panel Discussion on Legal Research and WritingLegal Research2002