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Joshua Ray Coffman

Child support Attorney at Winter Park, FL

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Joshua Coffman, Josh Coffman

  • State Years
    Florida - FL 5 years
    Texas - TX 13 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2017
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2010
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joshua

Learn Joshua’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    Dedicated to providing compassionate, innovative and thorough representation to individuals facing family law proceedings.

    13 years

  2. Child support
    Dedicated to providing compassionate, innovative and thorough representation to individuals facing family law proceedings.

  3. Divorce and separation
    Dedicated to providing compassionate, innovative and thorough representation to individuals facing family law proceedings.

    13 years

  4. Family
    Dedicated to providing compassionate, innovative and thorough representation to individuals facing family law proceedings.

    13 years

Joshua Coffman has been practicing law for more than 15 years, 13 of which have been dedicated exclusively to providing legal advocacy and counsel to individuals facing divorce and child custody proceedings. Today, Joshua’s practice focuses on handling divorce and paternity cases in Central Florida for professionals, business owners, and their spouses.

Joshua is an experienced litigator and trial attorney. In 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, Joshua was selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star by Thomas Reuters, an honor bestowed upon less than 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40. In 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023, Joshua was recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer by the same organization, an honor only 5% of attorneys in Florida receive.

Joshua is also a member of the elite Central Florida Family Law Inn of Court, a group of local attorneys, judges, magistrates, and other divorce and custody professionals working together to improve the practice of family law in and around Orlando, Florida.

To his clients, Joshua is a problem-solver and a peacemaker. He is a good listener, extraordinarily perceptive into the psychological dynamics at play in a divorce and/or child custody case, and he is the consummate teacher who always seeks to help his clients understand the law and how it applies to their particular case, both from a substantive and procedural standpoint.

Other distinctions include the following:

- Joshua has conducted several jury trials in complex paternity cases.
- Joshua has handled a number of family law appeals, including pushing a novel legal theory on behalf of a Former Husband who had let a life insurance policy he was required to maintain lapse resulting in a favorable settlement for his client.
- Joshua represented a former NFL player in a highly contentious divorce case wherein his client went from having no time-sharing with his kids to an almost 50/50 split with the other parent.
- Licensed in Florida and Texas, and recognized by Thomas Reuters in both jurisdictions, Joshua has represented several clients in inter-jurisdictional cases (“cases involving two jurisdictions”).
- Joshua once “escaped” from Alcatraz. Yes, you read that right. We are unsure of how this distinguishes him as a lawyer, but he enjoys talking about the time he and his father swam in the frigid waters of San Francisco Bay from Alcatraz to Aquatic Park. Believe it or not, it CAN be done!

Joshua grew up in Orlando, Florida. He loves spending time with his family, trying new local restaurants, squeezing in a swim, bike or run workout, and reading biographies and other historical works.


Super Lawyers: 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Super Lawyers, Rising Star: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

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Coffman Family Law
2180 N. Park Ave, Building 100
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Posted by Meredith | March 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
You’ll be in great hands with Josh!
Josh and his team truly make unenjoyable situations, such as my custody case, as easy of an experience as possible. He always answers any contact in a quick manner and will update you as the case proceeds so you’re not left guessing. He always gives you your list of options on what to do and provides you with advice of what he thinks is best in his experience so you can make choices with his guidance. He absolutely put my children’s best interest first in my custody case and was understanding of how emotional and flustering of a time this can be on a parent. Any time I felt overwhelmed or frustrated he showed compassion and professionalism and made me feel at ease. He listens and absorbs your case fully before mapping out the best course of action. I couldn’t imagine a better practice to have handled my case. I would and will recommend Coffman Law to anyone in need of Josh’s services.
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Posted by Stephen | March 26, 2021
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Professional and Thorough
Mr. Coffman takes a personal approach is dedicated to giving you honest, constructive and wise consul. From the time I contacted him to the completion of my case he remind vigilant, timely and caring. For a delicate situation he handles everything with grace and is compassionate. His honesty and professionalism set him apart from other lawyers I contacted. He set expectations and managed them well throughout. I can't highly recommend him enough.
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Posted by Chelsea | February 16, 2021
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Fantastic! Highly recommended!
I not only recommend Josh but I guarantee once you have used his services, you will look no further. He responds in an extreme timely matter, he is very knowledgeable and trustworthy person. There is no other attorney that works as hard for you! Never once did I doubt that I was in the best possible hands. I would have been lost without him and his wonderful staff! I am forever grateful!
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Posted by Sam | October 18, 2018
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two years of custody hell made bearable
I found Josh during what was easily the most challenging moment of my life. It's a long story, but he was able to walk me through some of the most difficult aspects of my divorce as it gradually became uglier and uglier to the point that my ex-wife was unrecognizable. Josh heard my perspective and not only empathized genuinely, but also--time after time--found the most positive and constructive ways to move forward for me and my son. He was able to see and put in perspective the big picture goals for me as his client, and also helped lay the groundwork for cultivating a co-parenting relationship in the future. We finally settled a few months ago with a 50/50 custody agreement (in Texas no less) and I couldn't be happier. It was a long road, but Josh helped me stand up for myself and for my son and for what I believed to be the right thing to do for our family even when I was having unbearable anxiety and was having a hard time just getting though individual days. Thanks for everything Josh!
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Posted by Kenny | September 14, 2016
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August of 2013 I contacted Mr. Coffman for what I only believed would be a simple divorce case. Mr. Coffman spoke with me and after a very knowledgeable consultation I decided he was the guy I wanted to hire and so I did hire him. My divorce case ended up becoming not only that but a custody case in the process due to circumstances that were not originally known to me. Mr. Coffman took on the custody case as well. The most significant thing that stood out was that Mr. Coffman treated my case as though my children were his children. He showed genuine concern. Not only did he fight for what was in the best interest of my children but he presented a very strong factual case and prevailed victorious. He did not ever state "he" won but always stated the "children" won. He was very reasonably priced and did everything he promised to do and so much more. I started my legal journey hiring an attorney and finished it finding a great friend. I would recommend Mr. Coffman to anyone who needed an attorney. Kenny, Killeen, Texas
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Posted by Jaime | September 12, 2016
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Outstanding Lawyer!!
I found Joshua in a very stressful time. I was going through a divorce and my previous lawyer was not helping me at all and made a mess of my case. Joshua and Nancy went to work immediately, Joshua told me the process and what to expect. Joshua answered all my questions and made it very easy to communicate back and forth. Joshua lifted a weigh of my shoulders and worked for me, relieving a lot of stress. Joshua is very Law Enforcement friendly! I have a First Responder type schedule and Joshua made himself available and worked with me. One of my main problems in the divorce was the possession schedule due to my work schedule. Joshua suggested a modified possession order and it worked great! Now I spend more time with my daughter, more quality time!! and I don't have to ask for days off at work. Thank you Joshua and Nancy! this was the most important thing in my divorce and he made it happen. So if you have a First Responder type Schedule like me Mr. Coffman is the lawyer you are looking for. I am a very Satisfied Customer!!
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Posted by Whitney | April 21, 2015
I shopped around for divorce lawyers before I found Mr. Coffman. I actually had hired a more expensive lawyer first and what a waste of money. Mr. Coffman is not only a great lawyer but a stand up guy as well. He could easily charge much more for his services - I think that is a true testament to his character. He helped me through a difficult divorce case recently. He has expansive knowledge of family law and was always very honest with me (a great trait in any person, especially a lawyer). He got me everything I wanted and more, he also caught errors that the opposing side made that I don't think other lawyers would have taken the time to follow through with. He was very helpful in addressing my concerns regarding my situation; shared custody, support and the division of property. Mr. Coffman fully explained the laws that affected my case in a way I could easily understand. He was very communicative, and he was prompt to respond to questions and concerns I had along the way. I couldn't have imagined going through this process without him on my side, I am very grateful! I have already recommended him to a couple friends!
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Posted by Lindsey | April 20, 2015
Amazing Lawyer!
Where do I begin describing what an amazing lawyer Joshua Coffman is? I was referred to him from one of his colleagues. My case was complicated and quite time consuming Josh didn’t hesitate taking my case on. My mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer and my custody battle was due to wanting to relocate due to her illness. During my case Josh was always responsive, kept me informed of all communications and procedures taking place during the process. My case went on for some time and Joshua continuously went above and beyond, a relocation case in Williamson County isn’t easy. He did everything in his power to fight for my cause. When my mother got worse he was able to negotiate time for my children to be out of state for an extended period of time to be by her side. He truly cared, even after my case was closed. I contacted him needing his help reviewing legal documents regarding my mother and drawing up additional paperwork for my custody arrangements, he was quick and responsive each time. Even met me at the court house to ensure all went well, even though he didn't have to. He truly cared about me and the outcome of the case. I honestly can't say enough good things with what he has done for me and my family. We still keep in contact as he likes to hear how my family and I are doing, something you don't get from many lawyers at all! I will never forget what Josh has done for me and my family and how hard he worked my case. He’s one of a kind!
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Posted by John | April 19, 2015
Excellent Divorce/Custody Attorney!
About a year ago my now bipolar ex-wife brought a man home claiming that he was a massage therapist and that she needed his expertise to help her with a stressful job situation as a social worker. When I found the bedroom door locked and heard moaning coming from the bedroom I knew my marriage was over. More importantly, I needed to quickly protect my 7 year old son from a stranger my now ex-wife had brought into our home. I immediately called Joshua Coffman. To make a long story short, within months of originally filing for divorce Joshua Coffman helped me obtain full custody of my now seven year old son, the family home, the only family car as well as all my hard earned 401-K money without having to split it with an adulteress. No divorce client in the United States could possibly have received a better divorce settlement as there is nothing else I could possible have wanted other than not wanting to have to file for divorce in the first place. I was very pleased with Joshua Coffman's legal services as I was very emotional during my first visit and remember crying intensely. After getting me a Kleenex box for my tears Joshua Coffman helped guide me through the complexity of divorce proceedings in a timely, sensible and methodical way. Additionally, Joshua Coffman was available after hours both by phone as well as via text messaging for all those unexpected problems that arise before as well as leading up to the final divorce decree hearing. Joshua Coffman regularly kept me up to date and usually responded to text messages within minutes as long as he was not in the courtroom at the time of the text message. Joshua Coffman is truly a life-saver, and he has incredible people skills in addition to an impeccable knowledge of Texas' legal system.
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Posted by Margarita | April 14, 2015
Satisfied Client
Mr. Coffman was my divorced lawyer, he is a very knowledgeable lawyer. It amazed me how young he is, but how smart and caring he was with my case. He stated facts in regards to my case that opened my eyes (which means that I wasn't informed or did not know of the specifics and Mr. Coffman made sure to explained it in detail). Mr. Coffman was also very respectful to regards in communicating to my soon to be ex-husband, in which made it very comforting.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney & Counselor at Law
  • Coffman Family Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of Tim Whitten
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Law Clerk to Family Law Judge
  • Court of Common Pleas
  • 2008 - 2009
  • State & Local Tax Consultant
  • 2007 - 2008
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  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • The Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • ITIO D.E.R. and I.M.R., Children
  • Mother was allowed to relocate to be closer to family and friends.
  • ITIO L.S., a Child
  • Judge ordered an abatement of Father's child support obligation.
  • ITIO K.G., J.G., and K.G., Children
  • Father was awarded primary custody of all three boys.


  • The Florida Bar
  • 2017 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • The Florida Bar Family Law Section
  • 2017 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas Family Law Section
  • 2010 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association
  • 2010 - 2017
  • Austin Bar Association Family Law Section
  • 2010 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Endorse Joshua
Family Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is an outstanding advocate for his clients. I strongly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Josh loves the law, and has an intense focus on helping clients. You can trust him to look out for your interests, protect your property, your relationship with your children and do everything possible to succeed. Josh also keeps in mind that after the lawyers are gone, there will still be on going relationships that never go away. He is sensitive to that human side of the family and considers how behavior in the court will impact the rest of your life. If you need a lawyer to help you with a divorce or child custody and child support, you will be well served by Josh Coffman."
Family Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Josh has an extensive and reliable knowledge of law and procedure, particularly in the family law arena. He is not the attorney that tells his client all they want to hear, but instead, tells them what they need to hear. He is an advocate who cares, and who practices law with zeal and morality."

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Winter Park Child support Lawyer Joshua Ray Coffman
Joshua Ray Coffman
Child support Attorney
Winter Park, FL
Licensed for 13 years