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Genevieve Houle-Torres

Family Attorney at Lutz, FL

4.3   11 reviews

also known as Genevieve H. Torres

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Genevieve

Learn Genevieve’s areas of practice.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Ms. Houle-Torres speaks fluent French. 

 

Ms. Houle-Torres chose Family Law due to the natural fit for her personality.  She takes great pride in her work and is sensitive to clients’ needs and gets satisfaction knowing that she is able to make a difference in a client’s life.

 

Ms. Houle-Torres received her Law Degree from Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida where she was a member of the Phi Delta Phi honors society and consistently made the Honor Roll.  Due to her outstanding contributions and studies in Elder Law, Geneviève received the Matthew Bender Elder Law Book Award.


An avid tennis player, Ms. Houle-Torres played for the University of South Florida in Tampa where she earned her B.A. in Political Science and graduated cum laude.  Her competitive nature led her to the legal discipline and resulting success as a Family Law attorney.

Location

Family First Law Group, PLC
17892 N. US Highway 41
Lutz, FL, 33549

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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by Mary | September 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
2 Thumbs Up
Best lawyer I've ever had. She represented me in my request for alimony reduction/termination. She spent a lot of effort researching case law in preparation for my hearings. I always felt that I was being listened to. We prevailed and I highly recommend Genevieve and her firm.
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
amazing attorney
Exceeded my expectations and always was prompt returning emails and phone calls. Very kind and explained difficult legal issues to me.
Posted by Brad | March 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional Attorney - Recommend Hiring
I hired Attorney Torres with the intention of having a collaborative divorce experience. Unfortunately, opposing counsel did not share the same goals. Attorney Torres handled my case (what I would consider a difficult one) with true professionalism. Throughout the process, Attorney Torres proved her experience, knowledge, preparation, attention to detail, and ability to keep her client's best interest in mind. Attorney Torres helped me get through the divorce process with a clear understanding of my options along the way, as well as, a fair outcome. If you are looking for an attorney, please hire Attorney Torres. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Jennifer | November 18, 2015
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Attorney Genevieve Torres
Genevieve was an amazing attorney. She made me feel so comfortable while going through a difficult time! Was always available when I called or emailed. Divorce is a rough time, but working with her made it so much easier. I would recommend her to anyone!
Posted by Ron | October 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family First Law Group
I hired Ms. Torres to represent me in my divorce case. She proved to be the perfect hire for me. Never having gone through anything like this before, naturally I had lots of questions and concerns. She took the necessary time to explain each step in the process. She was very organized and looked out for my best interest. Her legal assistant Kyrsten was always very polite and pleasent as well as knowledgeable. If I called her with a question she couldn't answer she would make a point to get the answer and call me right back. They were always just a phone call or email away. Ms Torres and her staff made this painful process as pleasent as it could possibly be.
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Posted by Antoinette | August 19, 2014
You won't go wrong
Genevieve handled my divorce, she was kind and sympathetic, but was tough when she had to be...I drove her crazy w questions and emails and she was always responsive and could calm me down in order to focus instead of being angry and always told me she would handle it...and she did..she made a horrible situation easy to deal with by explaining everything and giving me the best way to handle the situation.I have sent several people to her and they also used her services...and they to were happy..you will not regret hiring Genevieve..and I would like to say Thanks your the best!
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Posted by Antonio | June 2, 2014
Best lawyer ever
Ms. Torres is the most supportive lawyer I ever known .Her knowledge and passion for her work and the support and help to me where unique ,the only lawyer that took our case in a Friday afternoon, and we call some lawyers .But she was the only one that work with us through the weekend and answer every call we made and every question with knowledge and support. I don't like lawyers, but Ms. Torres made realize that she cares and she support you and work with you until the end . For us Ms. Torres is the best Family lawyer in Tampa bay.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2014
Couldn't imagine anyone else!
During one of the most difficult times in my life, Attorney Torres made the whole process seamless. Her knowledge and compassion helped make the process effortless and manageable. She helped keep me "grounded" and was patient enough to help me understand it all and what led me to a wonderful outcome. She is not only trustworthy, but accommodating and reliable and so any other things you might not find in any other of the like. Divorce is difficult enough, so fortunately going through it with her by my side and only thinking of my well-being for myself and my children was an absolute advantage!
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Posted by Nara | July 4, 2012
Really efficient and friendly attorney
I was able to contact my attorney at anytime. She worked with me through all of my problems with my divorce. I did not have to worry about a thing. She was on top of everything needed to make my divorce very easy.
Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Mrs Torres was an absolutely horrible lawyer. I only say this to help others from losing their money. She doesn’t understand the law at all.
Posted by Ernest | November 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Genevieve Houle-Torres
Who should have presented a defense for me? The Lawyer, Genevieve Houle-Torres, whom I hired for representation, re-paid me with seemingly a lack of confidence, competence, and due diligence, who seemed to conspire with and identify with the Opposing Counsel and his client. So, I made the difficult decision to report her behaviors to The Florida Bar. Amid many other atrocities, she agreed without my consent that I would pay half of a medical expense that was out-of-network. Attorney Torres didn’t draw the line and say ‘Enough is enough’ anywhere for me. The opposing team stomped us! Requesting no proof of truthfulness- no documentation - from the Opposing Counsel seems to have been okay with Attorney Torres, since the Opposing Counsel presented none, and she asked for none. It was a hellacious ride, 1 year of arbitration and 45 minutes of Court Hearing. So, I would not recommend Attorney Genevieve Houle-Torres to anyone
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Response from Genevieve Houle-Torres August 31, 2016
We're sorry you had a bad experience with our firm and that you are unhappy with the Court's ruling in your case. We strive for the utmost client satisfaction in every case. Please contact me directly to discuss your specific concerns.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Family First Law Group, PLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Law Firm for Family Law
  • 2008 - 2010

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Associations

  • Next Generation Divorce - The Collaborative Solution
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Family Law American Inn of Court
  • 2013 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Matthew Bender Elder Law Book Award
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Judge Raymond O. Gross' Law & Legal Careers
  • My Journey from College to Solo Practitioner
  • 2014
  • Judge Raymond O. Gross' Law & Legal Careers
  • My Journey from College to Solo Practitioner
  • 2013
  • Judge Raymond O. Gross' Law & Legal Careers
  • Work/life balance as a young attorney
  • 2011
  • Judge Raymond O. Gross' Law & Legal Careers
  • Work/life balance as a young attorney
  • 2010
  • Judge Raymond O. Gross' Law & Legal Carrers
  • Work/life balance as a young attorney
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
Endorse Genevieve
Family Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work closely with Genevieve over the past year, and I will fully endorse this lawyer. Genevieve is a passionate advocate for her family law clients, and pays close attention to the details of each case. She is highly ethical and is a consummate professional."
Family Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Genevieve is both professional and personable. She pays great attention to detail in each case and cares for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mrs. Genevieve Houle-Torres is a very passionate and dedicated attorney; I have know Ms. Houle-Torres now for several years and she has always displayed a level of ethical standards and professionalism that is second to none. Ms. Houle-Torres and I often discuss complex aspects of family law and her insights are creative and insightful. I would highly recommend Ms. Houle-Torres."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I know Genevieve to be an excellent attorney and a wonderful person. She is hard working and genuinely cares about her clients' well-being and happiness. I would recommend this lawyer to my own family and friends."
Family Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Genevieve is a fantastic attorney who actually cares. The Family Law practice area is full of lawyers who are competent but less than empathetic to the client and their matter. Gen is not that kind. She is invested in her clients and in getting the best results she can for them. If you need a family law attorney look no further. You will not be disappointed."
Family Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Genevieve is a hard-working attorney who follows the highest ethical standards and practices with compassion and integrity. I am proud to endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because I find that her level of honesty and integrety is impressive. She is passionate about what she does."
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