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Carol Lee Peake

Family Attorney at Ormond Beach, FL

4.8   22 reviews

also known as Carol Passman

  • Licensed for 19 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2004
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Carol

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Carol Lee Peake has been a resident of Volusia County since 1978.  She was raised in Port Orange, Florida where she graduated from Spruce Creek High School in 1989.  Carol received her A.S. in Paralegal Studies from Daytona State College in 1991 , her A.A. in Liberal Arts in 1992, and went on to receive her B.A. in Criminal Justice from University of Central Florida in 1994.  Carol started her own practice in the summer of 2009. 

Prior to attending law school and obtaining her degree, Carol worked in the legal industry for 20 years as an Office Manager, Paralegal, Court Clerk, Guardian Ad Litem and attorney.   Carol is a member of the Volusia County Bar Association, Flagler County Bar Association, as well as the Family Law Section and  Criminal Law Section of the Florida Bar.

Carol attended Barry University School of Law where she received her Juris Doctor in 2004.  Carol was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2004 and belongs to the Family Law Section, Criminal Law Section and General Practice & Small Firm Sections of the Florida Bar.  

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Law Office of Carol Lee Peake
600 S. Yonge Street
Suite 1C
Ormond Beach, FL, 32174

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Posted by Robert | May 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Problem Solver
I'll just say getting a divorce is like a death in the family and Carol was so helpful during a terrible time in my life. Things were not too messy, but she made all the right choices for me and made my situation manageable. Highly recommend, she pays attention to details and really knows her stuff and how to the make the system work without confusing information I didn't need, she was very clear on expectations. Positive outcome in the end, right attorney, right results.
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2021
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Carol Lee Peake is most professional at all times as well as being compassionate and patient with my case. I highly highly recommend Carol Lee Peake to stand up for her clients . Carol has knowledge about the legal ins and outs and she has always been upfront about my case and keeps me up to date. i only wish i had hired her years ago.
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2019
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Direct and Knowledgable
Carol was direct, helpful, explained all information in a direct and informative manner. Carol did what she said she would do and helped us tremendously through a legal process. I'd reccomened her to anyone in the area.
Posted by Janet | July 11, 2018
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Happy I hired Carol Peake
Carol did an amazing job representing me during my divorce. Carol was efficient, knowledgeable and organized. Carol was a great support to me and always gave it to me straight. Carol was available to speak to me directly. I previously had a different female attorney handling my case, whom I could never speak to and she kept putting off my case and did nothing at all in 8 months. Carol picked up my case and had my divorce settled in a matter of weeks. I highly recommend Carol Peake to assist you with your family legal problems. Thank you Carol for all you did for me!!
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Posted by Lucky | February 3, 2017
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She listens to her clients and fights for them
I have hired several attorneys in the past and nobody was able to do what Carol did in just two visits in front of the judge. She is articulate well prepared and extremely organized well worth her time I highly recommend her
Posted by Ronald | October 11, 2016
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Ronald Lesinski
I hired Carol Peake for a divorce child custody matter. Carol Peake was always on top of the game, providing important details and what to expect. She was always in depth, knew her areas, and always kept me informed and what I needed to do. She fought this case for a long time, making sure she always stayed on top and very complete. I lost my daughter from a scheduled visitation, that she never returned from. Carol took my case, immediately, put a order for pick up of the child for the court and dept of Revenue. We had several court dates, which was hard fought, but Carol knew her laws and I soon was granted my daughter being given back to me. I was put through a investigation because of a lie from my ex spouse, but was cleared of all accusations. Carol fought tooth and nail from day one, she always kept me informed, knowledgeable, and made sure I was clear it will take time but will prevail. We did prevail, won this long court battle, and finally at ease with all of this. My daughter is with me, started counseling, and living life as a child, not having to worry about anything except kid stuff. Me and my ex are now talking to each other and showing our daughter that she is our first priority. Thank you Carol Peake for not only fighting this for so long, but for reassuring me and guiding me in the right direction one step at a time. I consider Carol a great friend now and person, TJ you were always there, the amount of professionalism you both show your clients is remarkable and forever in my heart. Carol and TJ, Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me my life back, and my daughters. It was truly an honor and privilege to have had you both in my corner and on my side. God bless you both, and wish the best for both of you. Thank you for everything, and I will never forget all you both have done. THANK YOU!!!
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Posted by Anita | March 10, 2016
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Highly Recommended
Carol is an experienced, knowledgable and aggressive attorney. I have practiced with her in court for several years and have personally seen the amount of hardwork and dedication that she puts into each of her cases. She can certainly hold her own in highly contested cases and I would highly recommend her legal services
Posted by Ken | February 2, 2016
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Excellent Lawyer, Superb Performance
I had one consultation with a different lawyer and was very unimpressed. Then someone mentioned Carol Peake and I went to a consultation with her. Immediately I knew I had the right person, very personable, very knowledgeable and actually seemed to be interested in the details of the case and not just going thru the motions. Communication was always good with her when it came to court time she blew me away with her prowess at navigating the system. I would have been lost without such great representation. Working with her was effortless and I truly appreciate the expertise she brought to the table but also the approachable and friendly manner in which she interacts with clients, you never get the feeling that she doesn't care, and that is important. If I ever need legal counsel in the future, Carol is my only choice.
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Posted by Stacy | September 22, 2015
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Thank you for being our "David"
Attorney Carol Peake is top notch; thorough, intelligent, courteous, informative, experienced and conscientious. Even though I grew up in the legal field, family law is an entirely unique (and sometimes illogical) animal. Emotions run high and children's futures are at stake. It can make you feel like David fighting Goliath. I can honestly say I wouldn't chose any other warrior for my arena. In addition to the description above, I would add patient and brave. She is the real deal. All the qualities you want and need in a Family Law attorney to help you navigate through an unfamiliar, potentially treacherous journey. I will continue to recommend her services to anyone I encounter in need of such. Eternally grateful. SA in Ormond
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Posted by Chad | May 18, 2015
An attorney that has your best interest at heart
Carol Lee Peake is an AMAZING attorney; she took the time to explain every facet of my case to me in detail. The support provided by her administrative staff is second to none… Thanks TJ!! My past experience with legal representation really left me with this negative vibe about lawyers and how I always felt as if I was just another dollar sign in their bank account. It always seemed as if other representation would do anything to drag out cases with continuances and cause me to literally drain my savings account. This is not the case with the Law Office of Carol Lee Peake; her team goes above and beyond what you would normally expect from a traditional law firm. Professionalism, excellent customer service, putting clients first, and an 11 year slam dunk history in family law really put this attorney at the top of my list! If you’re looking at this review and wondering if you should call, wonder no more, she is one of the BEST in the county that won’t break the bank.
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2015
Honest and Caring
Carol Peake and Staff are wonderful.I felt good about her from the very first consult.She takes her time when talking with her clients and makes sure you know all possible options and choices.She is very prompt and always made sure i was aware of any updates during my case.I would Recommend her to anyone.Thank You for all your help.
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Posted by Angela | April 4, 2015
Wouldn't change a thing.
My husband and I spoke to numerous lawyers, not feeling comfortable with any of them. I didn't want to feel like "another client" or that I was just another "paycheck." I wanted to feel like I was the only client they had, even if I wasnt. I wanted to feel like the lawyer cared about my case, not just the paycheck they were getting from me. Carol is a wonderful lawyer. She instantly made my husband and me feel more comfortable with our concerns. She was readily available through email or phone calls to listen to me and offer her insight. She never promised me something that she knew she couldn't legally back up. I liked that, I knew I wasn't being dragged along for more money. Carol was very personable yet professional. Would rehire in a heartbeat!
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Posted by Justin Berkowitz | December 4, 2014
Hardworking and Dedicated
I was very impressed with the level of service I received from Carol Lee Peake. Ms. Peake made me feel very comfortable and made me feel she had my best interest in mind. Communication with Ms. Peake was clear, concise, and open. I never felt like I was just another client. Ms. Peake is hardworking and very knowledgeable in her field. I researched many attorneys and Ms. Peake stood out from the rest. I am very thankful for having Ms. Peake by my side and I would recommend Carol Lee Peake any day.
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2014
So smart, knew every helpful option, kept me informed
An excellent attorney! She was terrific from our first phone conversation to the last document mailed to me. I am so grateful for all her legal knowledge. She really saved me financially - I'm so glad she was on my team!
Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2014
Highly recommended!
I hired Ms. Peak for my divorce case. She was very professional, personable and friendly. After my initial consultation with Carol and increasingly thereafter, I felt a level of trust not only in her abilities to represent me well, but also renewed hope in a perceivably questionable judicial system.
Posted by Brian Madsen | August 13, 2014
Hard to find affordable legal counsel that cares .....
Very hard to find any one that cares about your case , more than Carol . She worked with me on family child custody support issues . She represented me in court and fought hard for what was right and just for my children. She put more time and energy into my case than many before her. She goes above and beyond the call of duty. And I am happy to say we won my case in court on every level ! Very satisfied .... and would highly recommend her .
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Posted by Aubrey Mitchell | August 12, 2014
Wonderful Attorney
She was always quick to respond when she could. She kept me up to date as things went on. Always very prepared. She is very knowledgable and great to work with. She went above and beyond in my eyes. I highly recommend her to anyone who especially needs a great divorce lawyer!
Posted by Tom | August 31, 2012
Outstanding direction when I needed it most.
Carol did a wonderful job. She is very knowledgeable in all aspects of family law and is deeply compassionate and understanding. She truly cares about her clients. Carol handles herself with the utmost professionalism, even in some of the most challenging situations. If she is handling your divorce matter, know that you are in good hands. She did a wonderful job with my financial settlement negotiations along with dealing extremely well with a challenging opposing attorney. Thank you Carol for putting me at ease and for making a challenging and emotional situation run smoothly.
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2011
Professional and Compassionate
Carol is the epitome of what a family lawyer should be...knowledgeable, caring, and always available. Prior to finding her, I had visited several attorneys to handle my divorce. I came away from my appointments with them discouraged and overwhelmed. They were oftentimes condescending and cold. I was so relieved to find Carol. She made a difficult time in my life much easier to bear. Thanks so her expertise, I was able to move through that time and get on with my life.
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Posted by jennifer justis | April 18, 2010
Carol is a competent, personal, straightforward no nonsense family lawyer. I found her to be compassionate, and understanding.
Carol is kind, compassionate, and trly cares about the family or persons she is representing. She seems to be well organized and understanding of the system. She listens, but is not afraid to tell you what you need to do in order to accomplish the task you ask her to perform. I feel she cares about her clients and the family as a whole. She will tell you how it works, what you need to do, but also listen to your apprehensions and tell you how she feels you need to handle events in order to achieve your goal. I was, and am, totally satisfied with the services renderd and would recommend her to anyone, especially parents, or parent, that have/has been through the ringer. If anyone would ask me if I would use her again, or recommend her to another, the answer is yes.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-300 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Carol Lee Peake, Attorney at Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • Court Appointed Attorney Ad Litem
  • Seventh Judical Curcuit
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Law Office of C. Michael Barnette
  • 1998 - 2009


  • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Central Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994
  • Daytona State College
  • Associate Arts
  • 1992
  • Daytona State College
  • Associates in Science
  • 1991
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Lebedz v Lebedz


  • Volusia County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Flagler County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Bar, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Volusia County Association of Women Lawyers
  • Board member
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • 1991 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Divorce Lawyer in Daytona
  • 2023
  • Best Divorce Lawyer in Deltona
  • 2023
  • Top Family & Divorce Attorney
  • 2022
  • Top Family & Divorce Attorney
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Digital Investigations for Legal Professionals
  • 2021
  • Florida Bar
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
Endorse Carol
Family Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I represented my brother in a highly emotional case (death/custody) and Carol Lee Peake was the opposing attorney. While representing her client to the fullest extent, she was also compassionate about the situation. With great confident I would easily refer a client to her."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Over the past decade, I have worked cases with and against Carol in the Dependency courtroom and know her to be an honest, hard-working and effective advocate. I wholeheartedly recommend Carol for contested family law type cases, especially when children's interests are considered."
Family Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Carol for several years and she is ethical, compassionate and prepared in all her cases. She and I have been opposing counsel on multiple child abuse cases and I have always found her to be willing to listen and reason to find a solution for the families we have worked with. She is a zealous advocate while still maintaining her professional courtesy toward other attorneys. I not only would recommend her but would consider using her services myself if needed."
Child abuse Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Peake worked well with me on numerous child abuse and child custody issues. Her professionalism is stellar."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Carol Peake is the hardest working attorney I know. She worked for my firm when she was first admitted to practice law in the State of Florida. She is dedicated, concerned and compassionate. She is an outstanding attorney and person. You want Carol on your side. C. Michael Barnette Daytona Beach, FL"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Ms. Peake Passman. She provides her clients with the highest quality representation by utilizing a work ethic that is beyond compare, a dedication to ensuring outstanding client contact and a legal ability that enables her to understand complex issues. I will continue to recommend Ms. Peake Passman to family and friends."
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Ormond Beach Family Lawyer Carol Lee Peake
Carol Lee Peake
Family Attorney
Ormond Beach, FL
Licensed for 19 years
Free Consultation