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Patricia Lamazares Parker

also known as Pattie Parker

Practice areas:

Family, Foreclosure

About Me

As the daughter of Cuban immigrants, I have seen how parents will sacrifice everything for their children, and as the daughter of divorce, I have seen how two wonderful, honest parents can lose sight of what is right to prove who is right.  Now, as a divorced parent (Yes, My law partner and I are ex-spouses!), I learned that, even under the best circumstaces with two well-intentioned adults, children of divorce still suffer.  As parents going through divorce, we can only try to minimize the emotional hurt divorce inflicts.  Children of divorced households can grow up without emotional baggage if parents never lose sight of what is right.


I became a lawyer to help good people through difficult times.  Early in my career, I represented the Department of Children and Families, and I witnessed parents who loved their kids but were not emotionally capable of providing basic parenting because of mental illness or drug abuse.  I was disheartened by the lack of empathy and support shown to parents who lost their way.


I decided to leave DCF to represent parents whose children have been taken by the Department.  These are the most difficult and heart-wrenching family law cases involving allegations of abuse and neglect.  Through my two decades in private practice, I have examined and cross examined countless psychological experts.  I have tasked the Department to prove its case and provide services to accelerate reunification.  


My goal has always been to get to the truth and get help for clients who need it.  I have become so proficient in analyzing parenting issues that I have been routinely appointed by family law judges as an independent expert in complex custody cases.


Unlike most all divorce lawyers, I have years of experience litigating complex foreclosure cases against the worlds largest banks.  My years of pouring through boxes and boxes of complicated Pooling and Servicing Agreements, organizational charts and life-of-loan transaction histories has sharpened the analytical skills I use in unravelling complicated, high-asset divorce cases.  No stone unturned.


My clients have always appreciated the personal care I inject into every aspect of their case.  I truly care about the problems and challenges they and their children face in one of the most difficult and life changing events they will ever encounter.  I am there for them, and I will be there for you.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Family: 80%
    15 years
  2. Foreclosure: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Steven Patrick Combs

    Patty Parker is one of the very best family law attorneys in Jacksonville. She is detail oriented, works diligently, is knowledgeable about the law, is creative and is always prepared. When my firm is conflicted out of a case, she is the lawyer I recommend.

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    Steven Combs Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Angela Brown Swenson

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Angela Swenson Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Parker & DuFresne

8777 San Jose Blvd Ste 301
Jacksonville, FL, 32217

8777 San Jose Blvd Ste 301
Jacksonville, FL, 32217-4226

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Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199208/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderLaw Offices of Patricia L. Parker2002 - 2002
ShareholderParker & DuFresne, P.A.2002 - Present
Assistant General CounselDepartment of Juvenile Justice1996 - 2000
Assistant General CounselDepartment of Health & Rehabilitative Services1993 - 1996

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Family Law American Inn of CourtMember2004 - Present
Hispanic Bar AssociationCharter Member2004 - Present
Jacksonville Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Florida BarMember1992 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
R.B. v. Department of Children & FamiliesReversed
J.B. v. DCFReversed

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of FloridaBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1989