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Amber R Donley

Family Attorney at Orange Park, FL

4.9   37 reviews

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About Amber

Learn Amber’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    50%
    Divorce, Child Support, Timesharing (Child Custody), Alimony, Modification

  2. Probate
    25%

  3. Estate planning
    13%

  4. Guardianship
    12%

Amber R. Donley, Esq. is a compassionate and zealous attorney licensed to practice law throughout the state of Florida. Mrs. Donley is the owner of Donley Law Firm, P.L.L.C. in Orange Park, Florida. She is a native of Miami, Florida and alumna of Bethune-Cookman University. Mrs. Donley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and served as a fifth-grade teacher in Title I schools prior to pursuing a career as an attorney.

In 2007, she relocated to Jacksonville, Florida to pursue her childhood dream of becoming an attorney. After earning her Juris Doctor in May 2010, Mrs. Donley made Northeast Florida her home and opened her law firm in 2015. Donley Law Firm, P.L.L.C. prides itself on providing excellent service and legal representation. The primary areas of practice are estate planning, divorce, child support, modification, probate and guardianship matters. Mrs. Donley provides a personal and dedicated approach to assisting clients with their affairs through creating wills, trusts, durable power of attorneys, and advanced directives. Her approach to family law involves compassion for her clients balanced with sound counsel to ensure the best resolution.

Licensed for 12 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Donley Law Firm, PLLC
1700 Wells Road, Suite 27
Orange Park, FL, 32073-4568

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Britney | March 7, 2022
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Amazing!!!
Took the time to explain everything to me and was very helpful in completing my documents. I would definitely recommend!!
Posted by Pauline | November 27, 2021
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Made the process easy
Doing estate planning is something people often put off. My husband and I were pleasantly surprised at how easy Attorney Donley made the process. She is also incredibly patient and very organized. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Kaylyn | February 15, 2021
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Professional Legal Services
It has been a pleasure working with Amber Donley. Her knowledge, expertise, and professionalism combined created a seamless resolution for a complicated situation. During a period of COVID and the pandemic all communications continued be clear and precise in a timely manner. Amber is assisted by friendly staff, Melissa, who works diligently to assure clients are provided quality customer service. My husband and I will utilize their services for any legal situations we may encounter in the future.
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Posted by Constance | February 12, 2021
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She made a tough topic easy to discuss
Amber drafted several estate documents. She was patient in explaining the purpose of each to make sure they fit my needs. She and her staff are professional, friendly and efficient.
Posted by Michael | February 12, 2021
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Great Divorce Attorney
Mrs. Amber Donley is an outstanding attorney and very professional. She always return calls and emails every time I had a question or concern. Her knowledge and expertise is outstanding. I highly recommend Mrs. Donley for your Family law matters. Thank you Mrs. Donley for everything and I am much appreciative for everything you did. Very Professional
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Posted by Walter | October 23, 2020
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We would choose Amber Donley for all our Family Legal Matters
My wife and I were very appreciative of the service the Donley Law Firm provided regarding our family law matters. From our initial telephone consultation, to the courtroom proceedings, to the final closing letter Mrs. Donley and her staff were nothing less than professional, caring, courteous, and thorough. We thank them very much for all they accomplished for us during this most unprecedented time. Throughout the legal process they ensured our safety and comfort. We would gladly recommend the Donley Law Firm to anyone needing family law, counseling, or legal representation services. Sincerely, Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Johnson
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Posted by James | October 15, 2020
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Estate Planning
My experience with Ms Donley was very pleasant. She helped me understand the aspects of estate planning. The suggestions she made were/are absolutely priceless. Ms Donley was very professional and thorough in explaining each document and answering my questions. Her staff is the best. Without hesitation I would highly recommend her services to any person.
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Posted by Brian | October 14, 2020
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Outstanding
My wife and I reached out to Amber Donley, Esq. for assistance with preparing various documents including our last will and testament, power of attorney, health care surrogate, and living wills. From the very start she made us comfortable, guiding us through the process, answering our questions, and making sure we truly understood how the choices we made could potentially impact each other and our heirs. She took her time and we never felt rushed. Her staff was equally welcoming and always responsive to emails and phone calls. I would highly recommend Amber Donley, Esq. to my friends and family. Should I need legal assistance in the future, her name will be on the top of my list.
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Posted by Debbie | July 29, 2020
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Excellent Lawyer
Mrs. Amber Donley, Was very professional, and very helpful.. she help me sort out my parents estate.
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2020
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Will & Estate planning
Very polite, professional and knowledgeable in estate planning. Made the process seamless and easy.
Posted by Katelyn | June 4, 2020
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Wonderful Smart Commpasionate Lawyer
We used Ms. Donley to create our estate planning documents including creating a trust and preneed guardian documents. She is organized, efficient and makes you feel like every question you ask is important. I did a lot of research choosing a lawyer including searching LinkedIn, seeing her involvement in mentoring and professional organizations as well as local news interviews made me select her. She is a wonderful lawyer with great office staff and I recommend her without reservation.
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Posted by Domonique | January 5, 2020
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Used ARAG for trust and other end of life information
It was a great experience working with Ms. Donley. I felt like I could trust her and her advice. She was timely and promoted with answering any and all questions I had. I felt like my documents were in good hands and everything was completed fully and timely but not rushed.
Posted by Rodney and Julie Barkley | November 27, 2019
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We Are Extremely Satisfied Clients!!!
Amber is a wonderfully, warm, professional Attorney that made our legal processes go through without any hiccups. With her Para-Legal, Melissa, to assist her, their operation was very organized, and informative in keeping us in the loop every step of the way. Amber is a very personable and pleasant person to work with and we have and will continue to refer family and friends to her for their legal matters. We couldn't be happier or more satisfied with her stellar legal expertise in assisting us with our needs! Very Grateful Clients, Rodney and Julie
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Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2019
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Will package
Very professional did a great job of preparing will, living will, power of attorney for my wife and I. Highly recommend!
Posted by Dawn | September 13, 2019
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Estate Planning
Amber was very knowledgeable abd provided everything I asked for and more with my estate planning, Living Will, POA and health care planning.
Posted by Brian | March 6, 2019
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Good communication
She was very attentive during our meetings, listening to what we were saying and followed through with the game plan that we agreed on. The outcome was exactly what we wanted.
Posted by Mary | January 23, 2019
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Review
Professional and thorough in preparing my Will and other legal documents. She made sure my legal affairs were in order.
Posted by Ron | January 3, 2019
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Wonderful Experience!
Amber R Donley is a very professional, thoughtful, resonable, and reliable lawyer. We are so appreciative of her service and highly recommend her to friends, family and anyone that needs a good lawyer. She is personable, down to earth, and easy to talk to. We're glad we chose her.
Posted by Roger | December 24, 2018
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Exceptional services
My wife and I were extremely pleased with the services of Amber Donley. She was very accessible and easy to talk to. Everything was handled in a timely manner with a positive outcome. We didn’t have to call to find out what was going on, she always called us. I would not hesitate to use her again in the future.
Posted by Miguel | November 30, 2018
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Child Support case
Mrs. Donley accepted the case based on the merits as presented. She explained in detail the legal aspects surrounding the case and the real possibilities to grant or not our motion to end the support case. Legal fees were disclosed and explained in advance in detail. Follow up's, prompt responses to my questions, support as needed and kind attention to my case was excellent. Follow up meeting at her office before the hearing was very productive and prepared me to be ready to answer the judge questions if any in a proper manner and confident that there was not going to be any missing details and that the evidence to be presented if needed was available to be presented and me able to discuss it with the judge in a clear manner. The day at the court hearing we had time to talk before going in and all happened without any issues. The process was fast and the judge was pleased with the motion as written and the answers to his questions were accepted without hesitation. The motion was granted and signed documents and copies were given to me and distributed next day by her office. Case was closed, final invoice and closing letter sent withing the next week, all satisfactorily completed.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Donley Law Firm
  • 2015 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Key West University
  • 2018 - 2019

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Bethune-Cookman University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Associations

  • Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Associate
  • 2019 - 2022
  • D.W. Perkins Bar Association
  • President
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy
  • Fellow
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Unsong Shero Award
  • Women's Center of Jacksonville
  • 2019
  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service
  • Fourth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee & Jacksonville Bar Association Pro Bono Committee
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 40 Under 40
  • Bethune Cookman-University
  • 2016
  • Phyllis Stansell Ethics and Professionalism Award
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2019 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference
  • Strategic Planning and Board Retreats
  • 2019
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers Summit 2018
  • Parental Leave
  • 2018
  • Reframing the Conservation: Life Planning Event
  • Estate Planning
  • 2017
  • MLK Day-N-Clay
  • Restoration of Rights
  • 2017
  • Estate Planning 101
  • Estate Planning
  • 2017
  • Professionalism Tool Kit for New Practitioners
  • Professionalism
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
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Guardianship Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mrs. Donley is always professional and pleasant to work with. I’ve with with her as opposing counsel and as co-counsel on different matters. She’s intelligent and thorough."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an exceptional lawyer, bar leader and a public servant. I highly endorse her."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the privilege of serving with Amber at various levels of the Bar and find her to be a leader of the highest integrity."
Probate Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amber is a caring, dedicated, effective and hard-working lawyer. I endorse her strongly."
Family Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mrs. Donley is an experienced, professional, dedicated attorney. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amber is compassionate, truly cares for her clients, and is responsive. Clients are in good hands hiring her!"
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Amber Donley. She is perseverant, works extremely hard, and is passionate about and toward her clients."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Donley is a true advocate for her clients. She treats her clients with respect, dedicated attention and provides favorable results for their legal issues. Attorney Donley is always pleasant and displays the highest level of professionalism. I highly endorse Attorney Donley."
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Orange Park Family Lawyer Amber R Donley
Amber R Donley
Family Attorney
Orange Park, FL
Licensed for 12 years