Compassionate advocacy in an efficient manner for family matters in Florida. Honest and sincere.
I was born in Kingston, Jamaica and then moved to Florida at age 5. After growing up in Coral Gables, Florida through 1988 I ventured off to Hofstra University, located in Long Island, New York, to obtain a Bachelor of the Arts degree, in Sociology, and two minor degrees in English and Psychology. I graduated Cum Laude from Hofstra, where I became member of Phi Beta Kappa. Thereafter, I obtained a Juris Doctorate, with Honors, at Florida State University, where I was a member of the Moot Court Team – Mock Trial Division and the Journal of Transnational Law and Policy. I was also a member of the Governor’s Task Force on Domestic Violence, while living in Tallahassee I also worked for the Florida Bar. I have been passionate in my practicing of law since 1996 when I was admitted into the Florida Bar. I am a Founding Member as well as a Board member of the Collaborative Professionals of South Florida, a Board member of Broward County Christian Lawyers Association, a member of the Caribbean Bar Association and the Broward Bar Association. I have experience in commercial litigation and insurance defense/worker’s compensation litigation, yet my practice area currently exclusively encompasses family and matrimonial law.
My Role as a Mediator:
In year 2002, I became a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. As a mediator, I am a neutral third party who Facilitates and resolves family conflicts. I assist people who are either represented by attorneys or who are Self-Represented (formerly known as “pro se” litigants).
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1996||09/12/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2018|
|America's Most Honored Professionals 2016 - Top 10%||Americas Most Honored||2016|
|Upper C1 Award, Deans List||Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges||1992|
|President||Deborah Ann Byles, P.A.||2002 - Present|
|Attorney||Atlas, Pearlman & Trop||1997 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Broward County Christian Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||2012 - Present|
|Collaborative Family Law Professionals of South Florida||Founding Member||2001 - Present|
|Broward County Bar Association||Membership Committee Chairperson||1996 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||1996 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Family Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Caribbean Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|The Florida State University College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|Hofstra University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
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Sun Jun 17 2018
Posted by Anthony
Wed Mar 30 2016
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