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Lisa Coplan-Gardner

Family Attorney at Jacksonville Beach, FL

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Lisa

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I am a  second generation native of Jacksonville, Florida.  I have been practicing exclusively family law for 18 years.   I am a well rounded family law attorney to handle any type of family law action from complex high asset divorce actions to simple uncontested divorce actions.  I practice with my Husband, Darin Gardner so that we can work as a team to ensure the best service possible for our clients.

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Coplan-Gardner & Gardner PA
320 First Street North
Ste 710
Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250


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Posted by Cherolyn | December 4, 2012
Outstanding, Knowledgeable, Caring, & Personable Legal Professional
If you have a family law issue and you are wondering who you should hire, I would highly recommend Lisa Coplan-Gardner to represent you. Lisa has been representing me in my family law suits for nearly 10 years now. Lisa is very knowledgeable and resourceful when it comes to family law. Lisa really showed me that she cares about me as her client and has gone above and beyond to help me win my cases. Lisa has always answered or returned my telephone calls and emails in a timely manner. She has a great support staff that are always willing to help. I have been very satisfied with the results that Lisa has produced while representing me in my lengthy case history. I have recommended Lisa to my close friends and family because she is such a dynamite attorney and a wonderful caring person.
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Posted by Candace | May 26, 2011
I have used Lisa Coplan-Gardner on several occasions for child support issues. Every case has been ruled in my favor due to her hard-work, diligence and compassion. I always felt that my case was a priority for her and her entire staff. I have a special needs child and a complex case. At our initial consultation, before I even hired her, she began looking up information for me and guiding me. At no time did I ever feel that it was about money for her. I was surprised at her eagerness to help me, educate me and fight for me and my children. Her kindness, understanding and patience was a breath of fresh air after having spoken to 3 other attorneys who made me feel as if I were a number. They were cold and unconcerned. Lisa treated me like a friend. When it was obvious that my complex case was going to cost more than I could afford at the time, she was sympathetic. She allowed me to make payments to her and often discounted some of her rates. She also suggested ways that I could reduce the costs by handling some things myself instead of just sucking every penny out of me that she could get. By me being proactive in helping with my case, it helped me be more prepared and educated in the courtroom in front of the judge. It also helped me to prepare for what is proving to be a long-term battle against the father of my children. The advice and education that she gave me through the entire process is proving to be invaluable. She never kept me in the dark, she was always available to talk to me, and her staff was AMAZING AND HELPFUL!!!! The thing that most impressed me about Lisa was that she was always honest with me - a trait that is not commonly associated with her profession - even when it was something that I didn't want to hear. She seems to be well liked and respected by other attorneys and the judges seem to respond well to her. She is a sweet, tiny, little thing, but she might as well be 10 feet tall in the courtroom. I have the utmost confidence in her abilities and have referred her to others. They have had equally satisfying experiences with her firm. There is no question that I will utilize her services again in the future. Overall, I don't think that you could hire a better Family Law Attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2011
The absolute best in jax
Absolutely the best! When you walk into this office you walk into a caring and friendly atmosphere. The entire legal team honestly cares about you and works their best for the best outcome of your situation. EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT!!!!!!!
Posted by Candace | June 5, 2010
Best Choice in Family Law
If you need family law help in Jacksonville the best person to see is Lisa Coplan-Gardner and her wonderful staff. I was represented by Lisa in 2003 and this year when I needed help again she was the first person I called. The phone book is full of lawyers, but I never thought of calling anyone but her. I walked in crying and feeling like my situation was hopeless. After an hour of talking to both Lisa and Terry I quit crying and for the first time in months I felt like my daughter and I would be ok. Lisa is smart and tough and willing to fight for what is right and I know that her and her staff truly care about me and my case. I know the road ahead may be hard but with Lisa on my side I know I will be ok. I would recommend Lisa and her staff to everyone needing help with a family law issue.
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Posted by Lamont | June 4, 2010
The One
Lisa and her staff are great! I have had the pleasure of dealing with some other lawyer's and wasn’t pleased to say the least. She made me feel that my family was important and it showed in her work. My family and I have never been happier. If you are looking for a great attorney firm that will fight day and night for you, then don’t look past her and her staff.
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Posted by Janet | June 1, 2010
Review of Lisa Coplan-Gardner
Lisa and her staff are outstanding. They really care about their clients and are a top-notch legal staff. Lisa was always there for me and responded to my emergency calls immediately. Lisa and her staff also handled a child custody case for my daughter and they fought for those children as if they were their own. Thanks to Lisa and all, my family has successfully navigated through some stressful times. I have referred other people to Lisa and they have all been very pleased.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2010
I can only speak for myself, but I felt Lisa fought for me as though I was family. I was comfortable with her at every step in the process
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Coplan-Gardner & Gardner PA
  • 2009 - Present
  • President
  • Law Office of Lisa Coplan-Gardner, PA
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Partner
  • Coplan Gardner & Mignone, PA
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Associate Attorney
  • Eckert, Benson & Associates
  • 2001 - 2002
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  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of North Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997


  • Florida Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Family Law Inns of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Top 12 Jacksonville's Finest
  • Folio Weekly
  • 2007
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • N/A
  • Top Lawyers in Jacksonville
  • Jacksonville Magazine's
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Speaker
  • Paralegal duties in a law office
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (9)
Endorse Lisa
Family Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Lisa for many, many years. She has always been a tiny person with a big roar. She is very experienced and intelligent. I recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for their leadership in the community and commitment to clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Lisa is very knowledgeable with the law. I enjoy having cases with her as she is easy to work with and is well prepared. Lisa fights hard for her clients, but she is also focused on trying to reach an amicable settlement when possible."
Family Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She provides detailed and insightful analysis to questions posed by AVVO subscribers. The detailed responses and thorough explanations provided here display a vast knowledge of the law. She is an asset to the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A first rate attorney."
Family Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have found Lisa to be a tireless advocate for her clients. She is on the short list of lawyers that I recommend to family and friends."
Family Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Coplan-Garnder is one of the finest family law attorneys in Florida. If I needed a family law attorney, she woudl be my first and only choice and the one I would refer cases to. Attorney Coplan-Gardner is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession."
Family Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Coplan-Gardner is a knowledgeable, detailed oriented attorney who provides strong protection for her clients. She is professional and courteous to her peers and a committed mom and lawyer! When I have a conflict, I am confident when I send a client to Lisa."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Lisa for many years and her demeanor and legal knowledge has always given me rise to recommend her to my clients. My clients have always been pleased with the work she has preformed on their behalf. I will continue to recommend Lisa."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Lisa is a caring and well qualified attorney."
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