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James Justice Partlow

Divorce and separation Attorney at Sanford, FL

4.8   18 reviews

also known as JJ

  • Licensed for 29 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1994
    Status
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About James

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James J. “J.J.” Partlow was born and raised in Sanford, Florida, and graduated from Seminole High School. He went on to receive his B.S. degree (Cum Laude) from Florida State University in 1991 and his J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and the National Trial Competition Team. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1994, the United States Middle District in 1996, and was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1998. 
 
 
J.J. is a member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, the Seminole County Bar Association (President, 2004; Family Law Section – Treasurer, 1998; President of Legal Aid), the Volusia County Bar Association, and the Florida Bar. In 2002, he received the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award. He served as a Chairman of the 18‑A Florida Bar Grievance Committee, is the current Chairman of The Board of Trustees for Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford, FL, and is the Special Master for the City of Debary Code Enforcement Board. J.J. was recognized by Florida Super Lawyers in both 2014 and 2015. He was also awarded the distinct honor of becoming a Kentucky Colonel in 2012.
 
 
J.J. became a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator in the areas of County Court and Family Law in 2006. He has participated in numerous family and civil Mediations, and is extensively trained in the Collaborative Process.
 
 
In addition to his years of practice in Family Law, J.J. has significant experience in the areas of probate and probate litigation. He has taken this experience and applied it to his practice in crafting wills, trusts, and other estate instruments.
 
 
J.J. practices in the areas of Civil Litigation, Contracts, Real Estate, Family Law, Fraud Litigation, General Practice/General Civil, Negligence, Prenuptial/Marriage, Probate, Wills, and Estates.
 

Location

Gray, Gorenflo & Partlow, P.A.
901 E 2nd St
Sanford, FL, 32771-2101

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4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Daniel | January 17, 2023
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Daniel J
JJ, Kim, Rosie etc. We're all great. Services, were prudent, approachable and easy to access for any questions. Thank you, for dealing with my procrastination
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2022
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Best Parent
My dad, JJ Partlow, he has been the best dad anyone could ask for. He provides everything that we I need or want. He has always been there and he has done his best to make me happy. No one could ask for a better dad. And my dad has helped me when I needed him. Even hen it comes to school, sports, and at home. And i know that my dad works very hard and does his best or his clients and his family. My dad does not even know that I'm making this, and I hope hw finds it soon. And I hope that when ever you need help my dad will always be there to help.
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Posted by Jennifer | March 2, 2022
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A Can Do Attitude!
I came to JJ with what I thought was an impossible situation and from the initial consultation he had a very positive attitude on how to help me. I had been to court two times previously and was not being helped. I also had such great communication and help from all of JJ’s staff. I would highly recommend this law firm to all. I always tell people about my favorable outcome and so wished I had been recommended to the firm 3.5 years earlier.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2021
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Trusty worthy Integrity
Very much involve in the process. Very knowledgeable and caring. I had fired my previous counsel and Mr Partlow immediately took control of my case. You will be pleasantly surprised he is a keeper. Kim the paralegal was so informative and responsive!! They are quite a team together they provide excellent legal counsel. Do yourself a favor hire him. No reservations.
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Posted by Mary | October 25, 2021
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BEST LAWYER EVER
I can not praise JJ Partlow and his staff more for navigating me through the divorce process with ease. I have used him twice (unfortunately) for divorces and he assisted me with child support issues with my sons father. He is knowledgeable, calm, cool & collected, tells you like it is, what to expect best & worst case scenarios. His paralegal Kim is a godsend!!! She listened to me vent, answered questions & was wonderful! I have recommended him to to many people & will continue to do so.
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Posted by James | February 19, 2021
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Partlow Law Firm
I first retained JJ Partlow in 2005 to handle my divorce. JJ did an outstanding job and I was very pleased with the outcome. Mr. Partlow- has also been involved in helping my family in adjusting wills. Most recently JJ was instrumental in settling my mothers estate and probate. I would definitely recommend JJ and his team for anyone’s legal needs. He is very upfront and fair and honest. J. Williams
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Posted by Luisa | February 17, 2021
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Excellent service!
I want Thanks JJ and his staff for the best service they provide me. They make you fell very welcome, from the beginning to the end. Make me fell very secure, answering my question via email and by phone. He cares about you and your family making sure the process goes smoothly. Thank you all I will appreciate JJ and his staff for the excellent job and for making me fell like a family. Best lawyer ever!
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Posted by Dana | September 24, 2020
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Genuine. This attorney has your back!
I came to Mr. Partlow with absolutely zero knowledge of what I was getting into with my divorce... He instantly made me feel at ease with his genuinely cool and collected demeanor as he carefully explained the process and gave me specific insight about my case based on his experiences. I left his office KNOWING that no matter what I may be faced with, he would 100% have my back, and was willing to do whatever it took to protect the best interests of my children and I. Mr. Partlow is genuine in his commitment to his clients. He and his staff have demonstrated what I would consider to be the epitome of customer service with their level of efficiency and effectiveness. I would recommend this team to anyone... Hands down!
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Posted by Michele | July 13, 2020
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Excellent Experience
I never anticipated needing an attorney, especially one to handle a divorce, but my experience with JJ Partlow and his staff was amazing. Mr. Parlow was informative, made thoughtful recommendations and was timely with all communication / documentation.
Posted by SHELBY | August 29, 2018
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Best Attorney I know!!!!
I never thought I would need an attorney for anything, especially when i went through my divorce. Mr Partlow was very experienced and helped me with tough decisions for my family and I. He knows his stuff and is truly caring with his clients. I would recommend him to anyone that wants an attorney that will definitely go the extra mile to put your needs first. Thank you Mr Partlow and Staff for all your legal advise, you guys are the BEST!!!!
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Posted by Lori | May 22, 2018
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Yay yay for JJ!
JJ was very down to earth, open, honest and very informative. In my case, JJ went above and beyond and was able to help me with just 3 days to do so. Excellent and very professional! Would recommend without a doubt.
Posted by Carolyn and Jim | December 5, 2017
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Custody by Extended Family
Many thanks and much gratitude to JJ Partlow. As we dealt with the death of a family member who was the parent of a minor, we were stressed by the situation and confused by the legalities to secure custody for the minor child. JJ guided us through the process, was compassionate to our situation, and knowledgeable on how to accomplish our goals in getting custody. He did this in an extremely expeditious manner.
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Posted by Beau | November 12, 2017
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He is my attorney for life!
I hired Mr. Partlow after a trusted professional referred him to me last year. He assisted me with managing child support issues with my ex-wife. He was very responsive and professional. He went above and beyond informing me of my options along the way. He always made sure I understood the process and helped me make the most intelligent decisions. Thank you JJ for your help. I hope I don't need your services again too soon, but I am confident I have a great attorney if I do.
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Posted by Kimberly | November 1, 2017
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Attorney with integrity
Mr. Partlow has been my attorney since 2009. He provided wise counsel through one of the most trying circumstances of separation, divorce, and its effects on our children. He carefully considered my case and the long term implications, and delivered a favorable outcome for my children and me. I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Partlow, his staff and their services.
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Posted by Colby | October 23, 2017
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Honest and upfront
JJ and his team were great. This was my first experience with a lawyer and I had some preconceived notions before starting the process but that all went out the window once we began. Their attitude, attention to detail and attentiveness really displayed that they were their to fight for their client's best interest. They also without question took all necessary time to explain to me all details of my case and my options in terms that I could understand. I have nothing but positive things to say about JJ and his team, true professionals.
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Posted by David Godkin | October 23, 2017
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Excellent Attorney
Mr Partlow has to proved to be a rock in the legal world. Always on spot with this advice. He has been my attorney for almost 20 years and will him again..They don't get any better. His office staff is always friendly and look to please.. Great staff
Posted by Demetrios Vergos | July 11, 2014
Sharp lawyer, a leader in the field of law!
James justice part low handled my child custody case. My sons mother, had a serious dependency issue! My son, living in his mothers environment, would have been a very high risk option, for his well being! He went above, and beyond for me, and for the welfare of my son! He won my case, I was awarded custody, and I have been raising him ever since! That was in 2004. Today, thanks to attorney part lows due diligence, my son is a wonderful, well adjusted, young man! I will forever be thankful to the man that reunited us! I have sent many of my friends to James, and everyone of them was more then satisfied! He is knowledgeable, and has a superior track record! His ability to litigate, and convey his point, in any matter is his best asset!
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Posted by Daryl | September 12, 2021
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Huge waste of time and money
Mr. Partlow and his staff are completely unprofessional and negligent to the point of malpractice. Partlow will not listen and does not care about the needs or wishes of his clients. While you're paying him to discuss your case to formulate strategy and get clarification, he constantly sidetracks with boastful stories about other cases that have nothing to do with you, doubling the time and expenditure. Then, without communication, Partlow and his staff will file documentation with the court without your consent or approval, often with significant mistakes that have to be remedied at further expense. To top it off, Partlow will also flat out lie to you and so after all the time and money you've wasted having him and his staff constantly "review" files and create useless "correspondence" with opposing counsel to drag things out with no results, you have to find another attorney to do things right and fix the damage they've caused.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Grey, Gorenflo & Partlow P.A.
  • 2000 - Present

Education

  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1994

Associations

  • Seminole County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Florida Bar, Grievance Committe A
  • Chairman
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Seminole County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Treasurer
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Seminole County Bar Association, Legal Aid
  • President
  • 1998 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Certified Mediator - Family Law
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • 2006
  • Certified Mediator - County Court
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • 2006
  • President's Pro Bono Award
  • Florida Bar
  • 2002
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known James J. Partlow since he began his practice and since that time I have watched him flourish into a preeiminent divorce and child custody lawyer, probably the best in Sanford and, for that matter, Seminole County, Florida. I highly recommend JJ for your family law needs."
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Sanford Divorce and separation Lawyer James Justice Partlow
James Justice Partlow
Divorce and separation Attorney
Sanford, FL
Licensed for 29 years