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Languages spoken: Spanish, Swedish

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  1. Divorce: 50%
    17 years
  2. Family: 20%
    17 years
  3. Child Custody: 10%
    17 years
  4. Child Support: 10%
    17 years
  5. Domestic Violence: 10%
    17 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Scott Paul Davis

    I have known Ms. Palma for over 10 years. I have had multiple cases against her and also collaborated with her as co-counsel on a high-conflict custody modification last year. Ms. Palma is dedicated, intelligent, thorough, thoughtful, and uses a balanced approach. She is an excellent trial attorney and a strong advocate for her clients. I highly recommend her.


    Scott Davis Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Mindi Beth Lasley

    I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Palma for several years and she is always a zealous advocate for her clients. Not only is Ms. Palma quick on her feet in court, but she meticulously examines the evidence of each case, is extremely knowledgeable and well prepared of every aspect of the law and facts of her cases and knows how to present them to the court while applying proper courtroom technique. Ms. Palma is one of the most dignified and professional attorneys in the Tampa Bay family law community. She diligently prepares her clients for all hearings, is more than prepared for all aspects of her clients' cases and applicable laws and legal arguments in her hearings, and genuinely cares about her clients and their families. Ms. Palma is definitely the attorney to hire for compassionate, knowledgeable and zealous representation and you can rest assured you will always be treated with dignity.


    Mindi Lasley Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Patricia Palma, PA
304 S Plant Ave
Tampa, Florida, 336062326


FLMember in Good Standing199806/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2016
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Certification in Collaborative TrainingNext Generation Divorce2015
Superb RatingAVVO2014
Best Pupilage Group, 2010Family Law Inns of Court2010
Professional Award NomineeFamily Law Inns of Court2008
Graduated Cum LaudeUniversity of South Florida1995
Outstanding Student AwardUppsala Sweden1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/AttorneyThe Law Office of Patricia Palma, P.A.2000 - Present
Family Law Advisor970 WFLA2013 - 2014
Associate AttorneyLykoudis & Associates, P.A.2000 - 2000
Assistant Public DefenderOrange County Public Defender's Office1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Project H.E.L.P. with Metropolitan MinistriesVolunteer Attorney2016 - Present
Thirteenth Judicial CircuitVolunteer Attorney Ad Litem2013 - Present
The Florida Bar, Animal Law CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1999 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionAttorney Member1998 - Present
Thirteenth Judicial CircuitVolunteer Attorney Ad Litem2012 - 2012
Thirteenth Judicial CircuitVolunteer Attorney Ad Litem2011 - 2011
Thirteenth Judicial CircuitVolunteer Attorney Ad Litem2010 - 2010
LamplightersFried2010 - 2012
Thirteenth Judicial CircuitVolunteer Attoreny Ad Litem2009 - 2009
Thirteenth Judicial CircuitVolunteer Attorney Ad Litem2008 - 2008
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa BayVolunteer2003 - 2003
Tampa Family Law Inns of CourtBarrister2002 - 2013
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa BayVolunteer2002 - 2002
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa BayVolunteer2001 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Valentine v. ValentineThe Husband prevailed and the WIfe's request for permanent alimony was denied.
Collier v. CollierH was awarded an unequal distribution of the assets and ordered to pay no alimony.
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Publication nameTitleDate
InternetFamily Divorce Lawyer Hiring Guide2013
Attorney Patrica Palma's BlogSocial Security Benefits for Divorced Spouses2013
Attorney Patricia Palma's BlogAlimony Reform and Presumption of Equal Timesharing2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of South FloridaPolitical Science - Cum LaudeBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Uppsala University Department Of LawPeace and Conflict Studies - Dean's ListOutstanding Student Award - International Exchange Program1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law Basic OverviewFamily Law Topics2016
Fox 13 Ask a LawyerFamily Law2015
Family Inns of CourtEquitable Distribution2012
Inns MeetingTimesharing Statute2004
Inns MeetingCase Law Update2003
Divorce Tips for WomenDivorce Tips2002
Legal Aid ChicagoMigrant Workers Rights1998