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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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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 35%
  2. Probate: 15%
  3. Child Support: 15%
  4. Child Custody: 15%
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

17 total 

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  • Catherine Rose Faughnan

    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).


    Catherine Faughnan Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Mark V. Clay

    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.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Owenby Law, P.A.

6136 Atlantic Blvd
Jacksonville, FL, 322117505

Owenby Law, P.A.

2105 Park Avenue
Suite 2
Orange Park, FL, 32073



FLMember in Good Standing200206/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 LawyersThe National Advocates2015
Lead Counsel RatedLead Counsel2015
Top 12 Marital & Family Law AttorneysJacksonville's Finest Top 122007
Special Achievement AwardU.S. Department of Commerce1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerOwenby Law, P.A.2004 - Present
Program AttorneyState of Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program2002 - 2004
Judicial Intern/Law Clerk for Family Law JudgeGeneral Master/Magistrate, 4th Judicial Circuit2001 - 2001
Certified Legal Intern for Special Assault DivisionState Attorney's Office, 4th Judicial Circuit2001 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Florida Family Law American Inn of CourtBarrister2014 - Present
Florida BarMember2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Florida Association for Women LawyersMember2002 - Present
Jacksonville Women Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
Jacksonville Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Jacksonville Bar Association, Family Law SectionChair of Family Law Committee2012 - 2013
Jacksonville Bar Association, Pro Bono CommitteeMember2002 - 2004
Florida Coastal School of Law, Immigration Law SocietyPresident2000 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dissolution of MarriageMy client won sole custody of his son.
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Publication nameTitleDate
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
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Coastal School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of North FloridaPublic AdministrationMPA - Masters of Public Administration1996
Florida State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida Family Law American Inn of CourtNotices of Compliance, Rules 2.420 and 2.425, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration2016
Family Law Seminar and LuncheonFamily Law2013