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Joy was born in Orlando, Florida.  She received a Bachelor’s in
Business Administration from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida and
subsequently attended Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg,
Florida where she received her Juris Doctorate in December 1998.  Joy was
admitted to The Florida Bar in April 1999.

Prior to joining Caveda Law Firm, she was a partner in the Demas Law Group where the majority of her practice encompassed Marital and Family Law. 


Joy's legal experience also includes being former Assistant
Staff Counsel in the Lawyer Regulation Department of The Florida Bar where she
evaluated and prosecuted attorneys for ethical violations of the Rules Regulating The Florida


Joy began her career at the Law Office of Raymond A. Alley in Tampa,
Florida where her practice focused on Family and Marital Law.  She
left Mr. Alley’s office to practice with Wilkes & McHugh, P.A. from
2001-2004, dealing mainly with issues concerning nursing home abuse and medical


Joy is a member of The Florida Bar and the Clearwater Bar Association and
currently focuses her practice areas on Family and Marital Law and Estate Planning


Joy earned a softball scholarship at Stetson University, a Division I
institution.  She has coached her children’s Countryside Little League tee
ball team and Joy was the coordinator for the Countryside Jr. Cougar’s
Flag Cheerleading Program in 2007 and 2008 where she was honored as the
program’s 2007 Volunteer of the Year.  Joy also had the privilege of
joining the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training for whom she
helped raise over $5.5 million by participating in the 2008 and 2009 Walt
Disney World Half Marathon.  She has recently raised money for cancer
research by participating in Cure on Wheels, a 60 mile cycling event in 2009.



Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%



Hourly ($275/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Hunter Alston Higdon

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    Hunter Higdon Personal injury Attorney
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  • Donald L Gilbert

    I've known Joy for many years. She is one of the finest attorneys I've ever had the pleasure of working with, both as her supervisor and worthy opponent. I would highly recommend her.


    Donald Gilbert Divorce and separation Attorney
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Contact info

Steven J. Glaros & Associates

13513 Prestige Place
Suite 101
Tampa, FL, 33635


FLMember in Good Standing199906/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
New Associate of the YearFamily Law American Inn of Court of Tampa2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCaveda Law Firm, PA2009 - Present
PartnerDemas Law Group, P.A.2007 - 2009
Senior Asst. Staff CounselThe Florida Bar2005 - 2007
AttorneyWilkes & McHugh, PA2000 - 2005
AttorneyLaw Offices of Ray Alley, P.A.1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Supreme Court, Family LawCertified Mediator2009 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Marital and Family Law SectionMember1999 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionMember1999 - Present
Florida BarMember1999 - Present
Clearwater Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2009
Family Law American Inn of Court of TampaMember1999 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mallard v MallardN/A
The Florida Bar v StahlDisbarment of Other Attorney
The Florida Bar v. KligermanDisbarment of Other Attorney
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Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Bar Family Law CommentatorScott v. Finley Update2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawN/AJuris Doctorate1998
Stetson UniversityManagementOther - Bachelors1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning2009