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Stann William Givens

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tampa, FL

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  • Licensed for 50 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1974
    Status
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STANN GIVENS is one of the founding partners in the firm. Stann has been licensed to practice law in Florida since 1974. He graduated from Bucknell University in 1971 and received his law degree from Florida State in 1973. He was born in Appleton, Wisconsin on February 20, 1950, but has lived virtually all his life in Tampa.
 

Stann is Board Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Marital and Family Lawyer. Additionally, he is certified as a Family Law Mediator by the Supreme Court. He has lectured and written extensively on a variety of topics in family law practice. He is co-author of the Alimony chapter of the Dissolution of Marriage manual made available by the Florida Bar to its members. Stann is a fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is President of its Florida chapter. He is a founder and executive director of the Family Law Inn of Tampa (American Inns of Court).

 

Stann is active in both the Hillsborough County Bar Association and the Florida Bar. He has served as a member on a variety of committees within both organizations. Significantly, Stann has chaired the Marital and Family Law Certification Committee and a Grievance Committee for the Florida Bar. Locally, he has served as chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Family Law Section, the Family Rules Committee, the Lawyer Referral Committee, and the Family Law Section Pro Bono Committee. Stann has been identified as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” since 1998 by the Woodward/White lawyer rating.

 

Stann has always been active in the community. He is an elder in the Presbyterian Church and served as Moderator of the Permanent Judicial Commission of the Synod of the South. In that role, he was the chief judge of the appeals court for the Southeast within the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America.

 

Within his local church, he created the Church Endowment Fund which will provide perpetual support for church benevolence programs.

 

Stann has coached and served on the board of directors of numerous youth sports programs and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa.

 

He was one of the founders of the Gasparilla Distance Classic, the nationally recognized annual road race for all ages held each winter along Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa.

 

He was awarded the Outstanding Community Service Award by the Boys Clubs of Greater Tampa and received an award for “Extraordinary Pro Bono Commitment” by The Spring, a shelter for abused women and children.

 

Within the Tampa legal community he was the founder of the Family Law Inn of Tampa, part of the American Inns of Court. The Inns of Court concept was created in England more than a century ago to create a program where senior lawyers would mentor younger lawyers to pass on the tradition of the ethical practice of law. He is also a member of the Ferguson-White Inn of Court.

 

Stann’s practice areas include Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Mediation and Personal Injury.

 

Stann has received an "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubble, the oldest and most recognized evaluator of attorneys and law firms. A small percentage of lawyers achieve this rating, which is the highest rating possible.



Stann has represented clients before the Supreme Court of Florida and is admitted to practice before all courts within the State as well as the United States Supreme Court and the federal Middle District of Florida.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

Photos and videos

Attorney Stann Givens talks about his firm & what they can do for those facing a divorce or family law issue in the state of Florida.
Attorney Stann Givens discusses what to expect on an initial consultation with his law firm.

Location

Givens Givens Sparks, PLLC

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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-575 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Givens Givens Sparks, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • President
  • Givens Law Group
  • 2009 - Present
  • President
  • Knox & Givens, P.A.
  • 1993 - 2009
  • Sole practicioner
  • Stann W. Givens, P.A.
  • 1977 - 1993
  • Assistant City Attorney
  • City of Tampa, Florida
  • 1975 - 1977
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Hillsborough Prosecutor's Office
  • 1974 - 1975
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Education

  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • Juris doctorate
  • 1973
  • Bucknell University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1971

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Morgan Rubio vs. Pete Rose
  • Successfully defended a claim for support

Associations

  • Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa
  • Founder and Executive Director
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Florida chapter)
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Florida chapter)
  • Chair, 25th Annual Institute
  • 2002 - 2003
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Florida chapter)
  • Chair, Practice Management Institute
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Florida Bar, Marital and Family Law Board Certification Committee
  • Chair
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Florida Bar 13th Circuit, Grievance Committee
  • Chair
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Chair
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Circuit Family Rules Committee
  • Chair
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Committee
  • Chair
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section Pro Bono Committee
  • Chair
  • 1990 - 1991
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2006
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2005
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2004
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2003
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2002
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2001
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2000
  • Professionalism Award (Inaugural award)
  • Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa
  • 1999
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1999
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1998
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Publications

  • Florida Dissolution of Marriage
  • Alimony Chapter
  • 2012
  • Florida Dissolution of Marriage
  • Alimony Chapter
  • 2010
  • Florida Dissolution of Marriage
  • Alimony Chapter
  • 2009
  • Florida Dissolution of Marriage
  • Alimony Chapter
  • 2008
  • Florida Dissolution of Marriage
  • Alimony Chapter
  • 2006
  • Florida Dissolution of Marriage
  • Alimony Chapter
  • 2004
  • Florida Dissolution of Marriage
  • Alimony Chapter
  • 2002
  • Florida Dissolution of Marriage
  • Alimony Chapter
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Marital and Family Law Board Certification Seminar
  • Most recent: Pleadings, Orders and Final Judgments
  • 2009
  • numerous
  • Others: Too numerous to mention
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (15)
Endorse Stann
Family Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the honor of being appointed to write a short biography about Mr. Givens, for the periodic publication of the Florida Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Mr. Givens is a long-time fellow and member of this prestigious organization. Through my interviews with him, I learned that he is a trail-blazer in the field of matrimonial and family law in Florida, and is a born leader. He is the founding member of the Tampa Family Law Inns of Court, which is now known as the “Stann Givens Family Law Inn of Tampa.” He is a true gentleman, a fierce litigator and a family man. If anyone is looking to hire a lawyer to represent them with regard to family law matters in the Tampa area, I highly recommend him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Stann is such an asset to the Tampa Bay family law community. He is an excellent attorney, and I agree that he is a true gentleman. It is always a pleasure to have him as opposing counsel on a case."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stann is one of a handful of "deans" in the family law bar here on Florida's west coast. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Stan Givens. Stan is one of the premier divorce attorneys in Tampa. He is an active member of the inns of court, and always willing to answer questions and help young, or inexperienced attorneys. Stan is highly respected by all who know him in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Stann is an excellent attorney, a professional adversary, and a true gentleman. It is a pleasure to work with/against him."
Family Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Stann has the highest ethical standards and knowledge of the law as anyone that i know of in the Tampa Bay area. It is always a pleasure to have a case with him."
Family Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Creative thoughtful and effective advocate."
Family Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stann is recognized throughout the Tampa Bay area and beyond as one of the top Family Law attorneys around. He is also extremely professional in all of his dealings. The fact that he is also a genuinely good person is icing on the cake."
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Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor

Stann earned significant contribution points in 2012.

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Tampa Divorce and separation Lawyer Stann William Givens
Stann William Givens
Divorce and separation Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 50 years