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).
Licensed since 1993
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Mr. Coombs is one of the smartest lawyers I know. He is always helpful with a question from other attorneys. He is an knowledgeable mediator, and will make an excellent judge someday, I hope! I am confident in referring clients to Mr. Coombs.
Diane Paull Family Attorney
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1993||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Dignity in the Law Award||The Florida Bar Family Law Section||2003|
|Clay County Child Advocate of the Year||Clay County Child Advocates & Custody Evaluators, Inc.||2003|
|Clay County Child Advocate of the Year||Clay County Guardian Ad Litem Office||2002|
|Clay County Child Advocate of the Year||Clay County Guardian Ad Litem Office||2001|
|Shareholder||Combs Greene McLester f/k/a Smith Greene & Combs||2006 - Present|
|General Counsel||Fourth Judicial Circuit Court||2004 - 2006|
|Adjunct Professor||Florida Coastal School of Law||2003 - 2007|
|Magistrate & Child Support Hearing Officer||Fourth Judicial Circuit Court||2001 - 2006|
|Managing Shareholder||Combs, Greene, Harris and Ellis||1996 - 2001|
|Law Clerk||Fourth Judicial Circuit Court||1994 - 1996|
|Associate||Boyer, Tanzler & Boyer||1992 - 1994|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Florida Bar, Family Law Rules of Procedure Committee||Chair||2010 - 2011|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2009 - Present|
|National Bankruptcy Forum||Contributor||2009 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Rules of Judicial Administration Committee||Representative Member||2008 - 2010|
|Florida Bar, Family Law Rules of Procedure Committee||Vice-Chair||2008 - 2010|
|Florida Bar, Family Law Rules of Procedure Committee||Member||2006 - 2012|
|Florida Family Law American Inn of Court||Master of the Inn||2005 - Present|
|Florida Association of Magistrates and Hearing Officers||President||2004 - 2006|
|Jacksonville Police Council||Member||2003 - 2006|
|American Judicature Society||Member||2001 - 2003|
|Federalist Society||Member||2000 - 2003|
|Heritage Foundation||Member||1998 - 2003|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||N/A||law||N/A|
|Foreclosure Defense||Foreclosure Defense||2010|
|Foreclosure Defense||Foreclosure Defense||2009|
|Nuts and Bolts of Divorce Seminar||Family Law||2006|
|2006 Annual Family Law Seminar||Family Law||2006|
|Panel Discussion on Legal Research and Writing||Legal Research||2004|
|Nuts and Bolts of Divorce Seminar||Family Law||2004|
|Family Law for Magistrates Seminar||Family Law||2004|
|Views from the Bench Symposium of Judges and Masters||General||2003|
|Panel Discussion on Legal Research and Writing||Legal Research||2002|