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. Deborah am a Founding Member and a Board member of the Collaborative Professionals of South Florida, a 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 her 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).
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DEBORAH is an experienced and highly skilled family lawyer and mediator. She genuinely cares about her clients and will work extremely hard to ensure their best interests and those of any children involved are served. Deb has an excellent reputation among her colleagues and judiciary because of her ethics and preparedness.
Doreen Inkeles Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. I met Deborah approximately 14 years ago when we were opposing counsel on a family law case. I found Deborah to be professional, knowledgeable and confident in her abilities. I have since worked on a Collaborative divorce case with her and used her services as a mediator on numerous occasions. Deborah is a complex mix of strong advocate, compassionate mediator, and a true collaborator.
Bernadene Rodriguez Family Attorney
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1996||10/02/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|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|
|Florida Bar||Member||1996 - Present|
|Broward County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Florida Bar, Family Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Caribbean Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Florida State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|Hofstra University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|