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Joy Nicole Owenby

Divorce and separation Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

4.8   25 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2002
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Attorney Joy Owenby serves clients throughout Florida with aggressive and relentless representation for a wide-range of practice areas. While her knowledge and experience are extensive, Attorney Owenby particularly handles matters involving divorce, adoption, trusts / wills, probate, bankruptcy, criminal defense, child support, and family law. Over the course of the years, she has obtained much recognition and has become an accomplished lawyer with an Avvo Rating.

Prior to the founding of Owenby Law, P.A., Attorney Owenby serves as legal counsel for Florida’s Guardian AD Litem Program. During this time, she explored the intricacies of family law which have allowed her to guide clients using compassionate and tenacious strategies. Additionally, she served as a judicial intern for a family law judge in the 4th Judicial Circuit and as a certified legal intern in the State Attorney’s Office General Assault Division. Attorney Owenby’s level of experience is unmatched as she has learned and displayed the necessary skills for defending her clients from beginning to end.

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Owenby Law, P.A.
6136 Atlantic Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL, 32211
Owenby Law, P.A.
2301 Park Avenue
Suite 404
Orange Park, FL, 32073
Owenby Law, P.A.
326 Paseo Reyes Dr.
Saint Augustine, FL, 32095
Owenby Law, P.A.
1835 East West Parkway
Suite 17
Fleming Island, FL, 32003
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4.8 / 5.0
  25 customer reviews
Posted by Steven | September 15, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce Lawyer
After speaking with different attorneys, I was unsure who to choose for my divorce. I didn’t have much confidence in the legal system. As a guy I thought I was going to get railroaded no matter what. The attorney informed me about what my rights are and what to expect. The attorney was right and I am thankful to have hired the Ms. Owenby.
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Posted by Jessica | September 15, 2015
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Top notch legal services and genuine care for clients
Joy personally worked on my husbands divorce in 2008. Her dedication and genuine care for our family and our situation was such a help during a hard time. The legal services that we received were at a top level and got us the results that we needed. But, beyond stellar legal services, we found genuine care for our situation and our families future. We would absolutely recommend Owenby Law to our friends and family for any of their legal needs.
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Posted by Josh | June 15, 2023
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Lindsey Fields is rock solid!
Lindsey Fields is a caring, dedicated, and hardworking. She always puts the clients first. I would want her as my attorney no matter the circumstances.
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2023
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Awesome!
Such a great experience thanks to Stephanie B. She really was kind, patient, and thoroughly communicated and explained all of the steps and kept me updated throughout the process.
Posted by Melanie | June 30, 2022
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Outstanding Lawyer - Tawny Rountree
Tawny Rountree is the best! I've used her on a couple occasions and she is extremely full of knowledge in the divorce and family law. There's a lot of information when it comes to these types of cases, but she explained everything and made me feel comfortable in the choices I made. I will use her again for sure if needed!
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2022
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Great Firm!
I worked with an attorney named Dustin and he was great. He knew his stuff and resolved my case as fast as it possibly could have been. The support staff were also incredibly nice and helpful every time I saw them. Very blessed to have used Owenby Law, I will come back!
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2022
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Strong Advocates
I have used Lauren in the past and she is very attentive and goes above and beyond. Maintains an open line of communication and transparency throughout the process.
Posted by Ryan | February 15, 2022
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Highly recommend the Owenby Law team
Owenby Law & Attorney Emily Cochran helped me through one of the toughest times in my life. They truly showed compassion and walked me through every step of the way.
Posted by Natthan | August 22, 2021
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Darryl Block, simply the best attorney
There are three things that you want in an attorney you hire to represent you: attention to your needs/wants, prompt communication, and the ability to be a fierce advocate for you. Darryl has all of these in addition to an extra one: Honesty. During my time working with Mr. Block, I was very impressed by his professional demeanor, attention to detail, and his honest opinion. He works very hard to provide you with clear and understandable advice based upon the specific facts of your case. Darryl never failed to provide me with his honest thoughts on where we should take our case and worked with me to come to solutions that the problems that we faced. I would definitely recommend to anyone to seek this man out and hire him. He is a rare professional, someone who sees you as a person and not a paycheck. Hire him
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Posted by Shawna | April 1, 2021
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Ask for Stephanie!
Stephanie was extremely informative and and helpful. I appreciate her professionalism and would 10/10 recommend her!
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2020
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Darryl Block
Darryl is your go to lawyer. He walked me through the process and what I was potentially exposed to, to set a realistic expectation. He did his research and was always prepared every time we talked. He can be aggressive if you require such an attorney. I am more than pleased with his services and that of Owenby Law, P.A.
Posted by Tammy | March 27, 2020
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Highly recommend
I highly recommend Darryl Block with Owenby Law. He helped me through a difficult legal process, always making sure I understood every step along the way. He is very professional, and truly cares about his clients. Thank you Darryl, for being the best at what you do. Rebecca Arnold is a true asset to Owenby Law as well, she was always very helpful.
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Posted by Scott | October 24, 2019
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Expert multi-faceted firm!
I have worked with Owenby Law for several years, and they have never let me down. They have been able to help me through a difficult divorce with a multi-faceted defense, exhibiting skill in family law, criminal law, and just basically being great people to work with. Tawny Rountree got me through a difficult Dissolution of Marriage, preserving my rights, paying close attention to details that might have cost me more money in the long run, and wise advice on strategy. I Highly recommend this firm.
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Posted by Mary | February 3, 2019
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Superb Job & Professionalism
I'm so happy with lawyer Mrs. Sandy Millington. She went all the way to help me out with child support/custody share. She took the time to look over my case as if it was her's. Very professional! I would recommend her. I appreciate the care from Owenby Law. Thank You!!!
Posted by Katy | September 19, 2018
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Top priority
Andrea Schanck always made me feel my case was her top priority. If she wasn’t available when I called, she would call me back the same day, send an email answering my question, or if she couldn’t, Rebecca would call to follow up. I was never left wondering what was going on with my case. Andrea does what she said she’s going to do. And, more importantly, when Andrea said something would be done by a certain time, she always had it done.
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Posted by Chris | August 26, 2018
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Alimony Terminated
I paid my ex-wife alimony for years knowing she was living with another man. Joy helped me prove it and got my alimony terminated.
Posted by Julie | December 2, 2017
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Compassionate Lawyer
Joy assisted me with a long drawn out custody battle. She truly cared and made sure my side of the story was heard. I don't know what I would have done without her.
Posted by Christopher Nicholas | January 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Owenby Law
Joy worked with my attorney Dustin at their law firm on my case. I have been very pleased with their services and highly recommend her!
Posted by Cathey | November 8, 2016
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Wonderful Attorney
My husband and I tried for years to have a child unsuccessfully. Our only alternative was to adopt. Then we found a woman at our church who wanted to give her baby up for adoption. Ms. Owenby made our dreams come true of having a family by doing our adoption.
Posted by Stan | November 8, 2016
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Bankruptcy
I lost my job and bills piled up. Then the harassing calls started trying to collect money I didn’t have. I even had a law suit filed against me. I called the Owenby law firm and decided to file bankruptcy. Then the calls stopped, my law suit was dismissed and my debts were cleared. Thank you Owenby law.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Owenby Law, P.A.
  • 2004 - Present
  • Program Attorney
  • State of Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Judicial Intern/Law Clerk for Family Law Judge
  • General Master/Magistrate, 4th Judicial Circuit
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Certified Legal Intern for Special Assault Division
  • State Attorney's Office, 4th Judicial Circuit
  • 2001 - 2001
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Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of North Florida
  • MPA - Masters of Public Administration
  • 1996
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • My client won sole custody of his son.

Associations

  • The Florida Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Chair of Family Law Committee
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Immigration Law Society
  • President
  • 2000 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 12 Marital & Family Law Attorneys
  • Jacksonville's Finest Top 12
  • 2007
  • Special Achievement Award
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • 1999
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Publications

  • An Organizational Analysis of Clay County Clerk of Courts (Increasing Efficiency and Morale while Reducing Costs)
  • An Organizational Analysis of Clay County Clerk of Courts (Increasing Efficiency and Morale while Reducing Costs)
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Notices of Compliance, Rules 2.420 and 2.425, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration
  • 2016
  • Family Law Seminar and Luncheon
  • Family Law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Given (38)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joy is very professional in the delicate balancing of representing her clients needs with the best interest of the child(ren)."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mrs. Owenby. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact her for help first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joy aggressively represents her clients and is a compassionate, caring person."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Joy is so kind- a bright, hardworking attorney."
Adoption Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Attorney Owenby is an excellent attorney that provided strong and zealous representation for her clients'. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a competent, diligent, and compassionate attorney in her area of practice."
Family Attorney | Aug 16
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"I endorse Attorney Owenby."
Family Attorney | Aug 14
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 14
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 14
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 13
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"I endorse this lawyer."
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