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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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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Family: 80%
    12 years
  2. Appeals: 20%
    19 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($225-250/hour), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Byron A. Bergeron

    It appears to me that this lawyer is a fighter. In my humble opinion, fight is what you want in a lawyer. Some folks think wisdom and experience is what they want in a lawyer. I personally believe that how hard a person is willing to fight for you is the primary concern for the legal consumer. She appears to be a person that does not back down based upon my online research concerning AVVO. Although there are other reasons to hire this lawyer that alone compels me to strongly urge you hire this lawyer. I don't endorse lawyers to improve AVVO ratings.

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  • Andrew Zachary Tapp

    I have had the opportunity to work against Ms. Thomson on a number of cases as an opposing counsel. She is one of the most knowledgeable and well versed attorneys I have ever met. She is a thorough and a zealous advocate, while still maintaining a professional demeanor and a hunger to win her cases. I whole heartedly recommend Ms. Thomson.

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Contact info

The Women's Law Group, P.L.

13902 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
Suite 137
Tampa, FL, 33618

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199706/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Graduated Magna Cum LaudeShepard Broad Law Center1996
Dean's List - all semestersNova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center1995
"Book Awards" for 5 law school classes (top grade)Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center1995
Academic Scholarships throughout law schoolNova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/PartnerThe Women's Law Group, P.L.2009 - Present
AttorneyAdrian R. Castro, P.A.2008 - 2009
AttorneyCatherine W. Real, P.A.2007 - 2008
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Appellate Law Section of Florida BarMember2010 - Present
Hillsborough Association for Women LawyersMember2009 - Present
Carrollwood Chapter of BNIalternate on leadership team2009 - Present
National Association of Professional WomenMember2009 - Present
Tampa Chapter of National Association of Professional Womenmember2009 - Present
Are you Safe, Inc? (volunteer for domestic violence victims)Member2009 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionMember2007 - Present
Florida BarMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
John Doe v. Jane DoeFather awarded majority time-sharing.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Carrollwood Patch"I Want Half!"2012
Carrollwood PatchI'm Separated From My Spouse. Must I Still Pay Alimony if She Has a Large Separate Inheritance?2012
Carrollwood PatchMy Ex-Wife has a Live In Boyfriend. Do I Still Need to Pay Her Alimony?2012
Carrollwood PatchPossible Alimony Law Changes?2012
Carrollwood PatchWho's Liable for Gambling Debts in a Divorce?2012
Nova Law ReviewCity of North Miami v. Kurtz - Is It Curtains for Privacy in Florida?1996
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Nova Southeastern UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
BNI Movers and ShakersStatutory changes in family law2011
BNI Presentation at Emerald Greens Golf and Country ClubMarital and Family law2009