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 Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers, the National Association of Professional Women, and the Carrollwood Chapter of BNI. 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.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1997||09/01/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Graduated Magna Cum Laude||Shepard Broad Law Center||1996|
|Dean's List - all semesters||Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center||1995|
|"Book Awards" for 5 law school classes (top grade)||Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center||1995|
|Academic Scholarships throughout law school||Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center||1995|
|Owner/Partner||The Women's Law Group, P.L.||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||Adrian R. Castro, P.A.||2008 - 2009|
|Attorney||Catherine W. Real, P.A.||2007 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Appellate Law Section of Florida Bar||Member||2010 - Present|
|Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers||Member||2009 - Present|
|Carrollwood Chapter of BNI||alternate on leadership team||2009 - Present|
|National Association of Professional Women||Member||2009 - Present|
|Tampa Chapter of National Association of Professional Women||member||2009 - Present|
|Are you Safe, Inc? (volunteer for domestic violence victims)||Member||2009 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Family Law Section||Member||2007 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||1997 - Present|
|John Doe v. Jane Doe||Father awarded majority time-sharing.|
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|Carrollwood Patch||"I Want Half!"||2012|
|Carrollwood Patch||I'm Separated From My Spouse. Must I Still Pay Alimony if She Has a Large Separate Inheritance?||2012|
|Carrollwood Patch||My Ex-Wife has a Live In Boyfriend. Do I Still Need to Pay Her Alimony?||2012|
|Carrollwood Patch||Possible Alimony Law Changes?||2012|
|Carrollwood Patch||Who's Liable for Gambling Debts in a Divorce?||2012|
|Nova Law Review||City of North Miami v. Kurtz - Is It Curtains for Privacy in Florida?||1996|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Nova Southeastern University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|BNI Movers and Shakers||Statutory changes in family law||2011|
|BNI Presentation at Emerald Greens Golf and Country Club||Marital and Family law||2009|