Deborah L. Thomson was admitted to the Florida Bar in March, 1997. She received her Bachelors of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, from Nova Southeastern University in 1994, and her Juris Doctorate with Honors (top 3%) from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center in December, 1996. While in law school, she was a member of the Nova Law Review, and her article entitled City of N. Miami v. Kurtz – Is It Curtains for Privacy in Florida? was published in 1996. She also worked as an assistant to a bankruptcy attorney, preparing many documents for bankruptcies.
After law school, Ms. Thomson worked as a staff attorney for three years at the Fourth District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach for the Honorable John W. Dell. She concentrated on both civil and criminal appellate work, tackling issues ranging from divorce and equitable distribution cases, to contract issues, and even a variety of criminal issues as well. She was responsible for thoroughly researching every issue presented in an appellate brief, and she drafted many opinions published by the Court. She moved to North Carolina and took some time off to raise her two sons, but returned to Florida where she began her focus on marital and family law. Ms. Thomson is an active member of the legal community. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar Association, the Executive Council of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Stann Givens Inns of Court, Next Generation Divorce, the Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers, and the National Association of Professional Women. Ms. Thomson also volunteers her time with Are You Safe, Inc., a group that helps victims of domestic violence. Also, Ms. Thomson is very involved in numerous charity functions to raise money for cancer research, and she also volunteers her time at her children’s school.
Ms. Thomson enjoys spending her spare time with her family, usually outdoors. She enjoys photography and reading, as well. She also loves to travel, and she has completed numerous triathlons, half-marathons, and recently completed her first full marathon.
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.