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Patricia Lamazares Parker

also known as Pattie Parker

About me

As the daughter of Cuban immigrants, I have seen how parents will sacrifice everything for their children, and as the daughter of divorce, I have seen how two wonderful, honest parents can lose sight of what is right to prove who is right.  Now, as a divorced parent (Yes, My law partner and I are ex-spouses!), I learned that, even under the best circumstaces with two well-intentioned adults, children of divorce still suffer.  As parents going through divorce, we can only try to minimize the emotional hurt divorce inflicts.  Children of divorced households can grow up without emotional baggage if parents never lose sight of what is right.

I became a lawyer to help good people through difficult times.  Early in my career, I represented the Department of Children and Families, and I witnessed parents who loved their kids but were not emotionally capable of providing basic parenting because of mental illness or drug abuse.  I was disheartened by the lack of empathy and support shown to parents who lost their way.

I decided to leave DCF to represent parents whose children have been taken by the Department.  These are the most difficult and heart-wrenching family law cases involving allegations of abuse and neglect.  Through my two decades in private practice, I have examined and cross examined countless psychological experts.  I have tasked the Department to prove its case and provide services to accelerate reunification.  

My goal has always been to get to the truth and get help for clients who need it.  I have become so proficient in analyzing parenting issues that I have been routinely appointed by family law judges as an independent expert in complex custody cases.

Unlike most all divorce lawyers, I have years of experience litigating complex foreclosure cases against the worlds largest banks.  My years of pouring through boxes and boxes of complicated Pooling and Servicing Agreements, organizational charts and life-of-loan transaction histories has sharpened the analytical skills I use in unravelling complicated, high-asset divorce cases.  No stone unturned.

My clients have always appreciated the personal care I inject into every aspect of their case.  I truly care about the problems and challenges they and their children face in one of the most difficult and life changing events they will ever encounter.  I am there for them, and I will be there for you.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Family: 80%
    23 years
  2. Divorce: 20%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    Sergio Cabanas Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • David Alan Wolf

    Patricia Parker is a top notch family law attorney. She knows how to handle a case from consultation through trial. If a person is facing a family law challenge or obstacle, Patricia Parker can help navigate these rough waters and represent your interest in a strong, ethical, and steady manner.


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Contact info

Parker and Green, P.A.

8833 Perimeter Park Blvd.
Suite 703
Jacksonville, FL, 32216


FLMember in Good Standing199206/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderParker and Green P.A.2016 - Present
ShareholderParker & DuFresne, P.A.2002 - Present
ShareholderLaw Offices of Patricia L. Parker2002 - 2002
Assistant General CounselDepartment of Juvenile Justice1996 - 2000
Assistant General CounselDepartment of Health & Rehabilitative Services1993 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Family Law American Inn of CourtMember2004 - Present
Hispanic Bar AssociationCharter Member2004 - Present
Jacksonville Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Florida BarMember1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
R.B. v. Department of Children & FamiliesReversed
J.B. v. DCFReversed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of FloridaBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1989