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Howard H. Ellzey, Esq. lives and works in St. Petersburg. Florida. He is a current member of the Florida Bar; the Bar of the United States Middle District of Florida, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the St. Petersburg Bar Association, and the Clearwater Bar Association. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Organizational Management from Crichton College in Memphis, Tennessee.

Shortly after admission to the Florida Bar in December 2007, he opened his own legal practice in St. Petersburg in August 2008. He grew the practice with no startup capital to a practice generating $300,000 with himself, one associate and minimal support staff. His areas of practice included Family Law, Business Law and Contracts; Real Estate & Foreclosure Defense; Probate, Wills, & Trusts; Personal Injury; Bankruptcy; and Criminal Defense.  Family law concentrated on Divorce and Paternity, Child Custody and Support, Parent and Child Relocatiion, Domestic Violence, and Cohabitation.

He has extensive litigation experience in securities, complex corporate civil litigation, business formation and transactions, real estate and construction, family law, and criminal defense. His legal training includes mediation and alternative dispute resolution, pretrial practice, trial advocacy, appellate practice, and oral arguments.

His military service includes nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare noncommissioned officer training. He was a squad leader in both boot camp and advanced training and was a communications section leader with a top-secret military clearance in his duty station at a military intelligence unit. He was honorably discharged.

Past and present volunteer work includes Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, Bahamas Methodist Habitat

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce

  • Paternity

  • Child Custody

  • Child Support

  • Parent and Child Relocatiion

  • Domestic Violence

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar,  2007


  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida

    • J.D.

  • University Chrichton College, Memphis, Tennessee

    • Bachelor’s of Science in Business Organizational Management



Languages spoken: English, German

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%
    8 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. I am confident that Howard will represent his clients in a competent, professional and ethical manner.


    Kevin Fantauzzo Marriage and prenuptials Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Lee Michael Pearlman

    Howard is an extremely hard working and diligent attorney. I have seen him take phone calls from clients at all hours of the day to make sure they were comfortable and had their questions answered. There are few attorneys with the work ethic and commitment to his clients and I highly recommend him under any circumstance to anyone seeking representation for family law.


    Lee Pearlman Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

P.O. Box 12184
St Petersburg, FL, 33733


FLMember in Good Standing200706/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
William F. Blews Pro Bono AwardStetson University College of Law2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHoward H. Ellzey, Esq.2015 - Present
Trial AttorneyDaniel C. Consuegra2013 - 2015
Managing AttorneyFounder2008 - 2013
AssociateMichael P. Maddux, P.A.2005 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Clearwater Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Heldt-Pope v ThibaultMs. Heldt-Pope's brief was striken for the second time
Heldt-Pope v ThibaultMs. Heldt-Pope's Brief was stricken
Desrosiers v. Desrosiers, 163 So.2d 3d 1191 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2014)Father's appeal dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
FindLawBorrower Beware2012
FindLawBorrower beware2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeSeminarCertficate2007
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Crichton CollegeOrganizational ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science2000