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Steven Patrick Combs

Personal injury Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Steve Combs

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1993
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, including serious car crashes, truck wrecks, motorcycle wrecks, pedestrian injuries, elevator & escalator injuries, carbon monoxide poisoning, product liability injuries, and slip & fall injuries.

    27 years

  2. Family
    As a former family law magistrate, I will still represent high net worth individuals in divorce and family law litigation.

    31 years

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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Steven Patrick Combs
3217 Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL, 32207

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Michael | May 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended and a friend.
Steven was instrumental with dismissal of foreclosure matters for my Florida property when the 2007/2008 real estate recession. Steve also assisted me with document/contract review throughout short sale applications. He is very knowledgeable and keeps current with legislative matters relative to individual cases. I would highly recommend Steve to anyone seeking legal advise or matter resolutions concerning contracts, personal injury, and foreclosure actions. Thanks, Steve and your staff. You're the best!
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Posted by David | August 29, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Corporate Law
Steve is an excellent lawyer and I consult with him on all legal matters both personal and for my corporation. He's very smart and is not afraid to roll up his sleeves.
Posted by Tamara | July 16, 2015
Excellent attorney
I highly recommend Steven Combs. I have known Steven since 2009 when he represented me during a bankruptcy and foreclosure. He made the bankruptcy process "easy" and fairly painless, and he fought extensively during the foreclosure. He always gave me excellent advice and has been successful with any court filings on my behalf. Since my initial issues have been resolved, I continue to contact Steven on legal questions that I may have on a variety of topics. He is very knowledgeable and honest, and I will always trust his advice.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2012
Awesome Lawyer
I have worked with dozens of lawyers over the years, and find Steve Combs to be the smartest lawyer I have ever met. He practices across various fields, including family law, bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, and personal injury, and excels in all of them. His expertise in these various fields make Steve a go to lawyer. Although he engages in many high end cases, he also brings his expertise to the common man. He is a hell of lawyer and a hell of a man.
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Posted by Dan | September 22, 2011
Best foreclosure defense lawyer in Jacksonville, FL
Steven Combs represented me in a foreclosure defense case and recently won my hearing against Wells Fargo. His fees are fair. Most importantly, his entire staff has been wonderful in contacting me and keeping me informed on this process. His value to customer service stands out above all firms and has treated me like family throughout this whole process. That is why I believe he is the best foreclosure defense attorney/lawyer in Jacksonville, Fl.
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Posted by Michael | January 12, 2011
Steve is very knowledgeable, personable and professional. He was very interested in my case and proactive in his expert handling of the matter.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 425-550 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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
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  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • law
  • N/A


  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Bankruptcy Forum
  • Contributor
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Master of the Inn
  • 2005 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Rules of Procedure Committee
  • Chair
  • 2010 - 2011
  • 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 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (6)
Endorse Steven
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Steven is incredibly smart and committed to his practice. He is the ultimate professional and is a fountain of information."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I started working for Steven and his wife/law partner soon after receiving my license to practice law in September, 2010. It took no time at all for me to realize how fortunate I was to be working for such a great legal team. After 3+ years of working for them I can say, without any reservation, that they are two of the most intelligient, kind, compassionate, and skilled attorneys I have ever met. Steven exhibits exemplary forethought and is a wealth of knowledge over multiple areas of law."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked as an Associate attorney for Steve Combs, and his wife/law partner, Deborah Greene, for several years. Steve is always an ardent advocate for his clients, and one of the smartest people that I know. I would feel confident turning to Steve for personal representation in almost any type of civil matter (from family law and personal injury matters, to the most complex of business disputes and appeals), and for that reason, would never hesitate to refer any friend or family member to Steve. Most importantly, Steve is a moral, ethical, and caring person, who will always do what is right, and what it takes to fight for his clients."
Foreclosure Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve is an excellent attorney in multiple areas including, foreclosure, personal injury and is a great mediator. Steve is brilliant, assertive and very knowledgeable."
Foreclosure Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very capable."
Foreclosure Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Combs and I practice in some of the same areas of law. So I have had the opportunity to review many of his responses to Avvo questions. I find that his advice is not only legally sound, but is also practical and helpful. Attorney Comb's passion and concern for his clients is also clear from the reviews that his clients have provided. This is clearly the kind of attorney that you want on your side. For these reasons, I am happy to endorse him and his services."
Family Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Steven Patrick Combs. He is a talented advocate with outstanding work ethic."
Family Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
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