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John Drizis

Divorce and separation Attorney at Clearwater, FL

5.0   21 reviews

also known as Johnny D. Drizis

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  • Licensed for 25 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    I handle all aspects of family law/divorce, including child custody/support, alimony, pre and post nuptials, paternity, Domestic Violence

  2. Family
    30%

  3. Alimony
    10%

  4. Child custody
    10%

DIVORCE FOR MEN IS A BOUTIQUE LAW FIRM FOCUSING ON PROTECTING FATHERS’ AND CHILDREN’S RIGHTS FOR OVER 20 YEARS. LOCATED IN CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, WE ARE CLOSE BY AND READY TO SERVE YOU. CALL TODAY!

Attorney Johnny D. Drizis has been in the Tampa Bay area since 1984.  Originally from Chicago Illinois he moved to the sunshine state after graduating from Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois. Being the son of Greek immigrant parents, he learned the necessity of hard work, the determination to succeed and how to overcome adversity.  His upbringing gives him a strong sense of family values and a strong work ethic, which he carries over into his practice of law.

 

Attorney Drizis notes that is not only the owner of Divorce for Men, he is a member.  He formed The Law Office of Johnny D. Drizis and Divorce for Men after his divorce in 2001. As a divorced father of two girls, Hali Ann and Demetra Marie he understands the pain of divorce, but also understand that there is life after divorce.  Due to his divorce he was financially forced to leave his position working as Assistant State Attorney, for the Office of Bernie McCabe.  While working there he was a Lead Trial Attorney and participated in over 50 jury trials. 

 

Upon leaving the State Attorney’s office he was on the Pasco County Felony Court Appointed list where he defended all types of criminal cases. He is a member of the Florida Bar, U.S. Federal District Court, Middle District, Clearwater Bar Association, West Pasco Bar Association, and Past President of the Pinellas County Trial Lawyers. 

 

This personal and legal experience allows attorney Drizis to better understand his client’s wants and needs. 

 

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Divorce for Men
28050 US Highway 19, Ste 260
Clearwater, FL, 33761

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Posted by Demitrios | August 3, 2022
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A lawyer with a heart of gold.
I hired Mr Drizis after my initial consultation. My case wasn't an average divorce situation, it was much more complex as I was already divorced for years. He didn't have to take this case but he understood my emotional state of mind and handled me with care and emotional support, of a kind that our world has forgotten. I would've lost my home had it not been for his ability to go above and beyond just a divorce case. He carefully navigated thru my years old divorce and saved my home which I was about to lose. His knowledge and experience was worth so much more than his fee. Mr Drizis is such a professional in this arena and I am so fortunate to have found him. He gave me my life back and for that I'm eternally grateful. Thank you John and Irene. Sincerely.... Demitrios ....
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Posted by David | May 16, 2022
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Awesome Law Firm
Awesome Law firm. Johnny Drizis and his team did an outstanding job of representing me. Even when parties refuse to be located over 2000 miles away, this office was on it. I would highly recommend this office to take care of your needs and get the best outcome.
Posted by Gregory McLendon | December 22, 2020
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An outstanding job
Johnny and his team did an outstanding job of representing me during my divorce. His knowledge of the law and his experience led to a fair outcome, putting my child's needs first. Plus, they were patient and understanding during the many emotions of the process.
Posted by JOE C | June 29, 2020
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Comforting Confidence
My experience working with Johnny and Irene was very professional, extremely organized and maintained a comforting level of confidence. As stressful as this process can be for anyone, I always felt like Johnny was in control of the process and able to focus on what was most important to me.
Posted by Mark | April 30, 2018
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Helped make process easier
Johnny handled this process quickly and efficiently. I know it was probably one of the smoother ones he has worked on but I still appreciate the time and attention he spent on my case. It was an emotional time for me yet he had the empathy and patience needed to help.
Posted by Cory | May 19, 2017
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Johnny will fight for you
Johnny was exactly what I needed for my very difficult family law case. He was fair honest and with he right amount of aggressive approach needed to get the job done. First off Johnny fights for whats best for kids. He felt what I wanted was best and fought for and won the outcome I desired. I would definitely hire Johnny again for any legal help needed. Only though his guidance and experience was I able to make it through my difficult battle.
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Posted by Steve Trizis | May 10, 2016
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Did an awesome job(s)
He's handled multiple things for me, from taking care of a case where someone was suing me, to some minor court cases. I was more than satisfied with the results in every case. He is easy to get a hold, and returns calls, and messages promptly, something I wasn't used to from an attorney. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by George | May 6, 2016
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Johhny Drizis is a Very Good Man!
When my wife told me she wanted a divorce after 30 years together, I was stunned. Then she said she didn't want to use lawyers because they'd get in the way. Then, 5 months later, she told me she'd hired a lawyer and I had twenty days to respond. When I told her I'd hired Mr. Drizis, she complained that I'd hired a horrible lawyer with horrible reputation. SHE COULDN'T HAVE BEEN MORE WRONG!!! On our first meeting Mr. Drizis said he saw no reason for us to get divorced and that he recommended counseling, prayer and romance to heal the marriage. This is not what I expected from a '...horrible lawyer...' that is '...in the business of separating distraught people from their money...'. Mr. Drizis cares about families and is one of the most open people I've ever met. He's helped me through very tough decisions and always with an eye on what was right, not how we could take advantage of my ex-wife. For example, I wanted to start taking alimony the first day of the first month after the divorce was final but he pointed out that since I was presently living in the marital home, it would not be right to expect payment until I had moved to my own place. I hadn't looked at it that way but he was fair to BOTH parties, which in turn, made me realize his moral compass is pointed straight North! As further proof of my lawyer's competence and honesty, my ex-wife changed her tune about Mr. Drizis telling me that '...your lawyer costs less and does more than my lawyer.' She was also very unhappy with her lawyer's office help and their '...antiquated, paper pushing, non-digital-age methods.'. The Johnny Drizis staff, Lisa and Dianna, made everything clear to me, were very efficient, always kept in touch, sent me the forms and filings through electronic media, and made it much easier for me deal with a painful situation. I cannot recommend Mr. Drizis more highly than this...although his sign says Divorce For Men, Johnny is looking out for the welfare of families that find themselves in dire, emotional straights. He cares about his clients, he cares about their families and he cares that he helps both parties make the right and moral decisions to bring their marriage to the least painful end possible. Thank you Mr. Drizis and God Bless you.
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Posted by Jeffrey | March 16, 2016
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True Professional
Mr. Drizis managed my case extremely well. Always kept me current throughout the whole process. His staff was always available to answer questions as such was Mr. Drizis. What was explained in consultation is what happened. Thank You Johnny Drizis.
Posted by Greg | December 9, 2015
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Child Support
From the first time I met Johnny he was straight up and straight to the point. His professionalism is exceptional and court room etiquette was perfect. Needless to say I would recommend him strongly......
Posted by David | November 18, 2015
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An honest and forthright attorney
Johnny was a understanding, compassionate, and a straight shooter. Personally, for me I needed an attorney who would be frank, honest, and direct. Johnny was all these qualities and more, always offering words of encouragement and pearls of wisdom. Which at this point, a year post divorce, most have come true. To those guys looking for a divorce attorney, it gets better and I hope this helps you in your search.
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Response from John Drizis November 19, 2015
Thank you for your kind words.
Posted by Frank | November 18, 2015
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A true professional.
Unlike other Attorneys that I have hired in the past, it was evident Mr Drizis was concerned for me as a person and that I was not just another client. Mr Drizis provided me with exceptional service and negotiated the best possible scenario for my situation. Mr Drizis kept in contact with me throughout the whole process and followed through to the end. If you don't want to feel like just another number and are looking for a quality professional, then Attorney Johnny Drizis is the man for you.
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Response from John Drizis November 19, 2015
Thank you for your kind words!!
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2015
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Family law
Dealing with legal issues can be extremely difficult without the representation of the right legal counsel. Attorney Johnny Drizis is an exceptional lawyer who is professional, experienced and ethical. Attorney Drizis spends time with his clients and exerts an enormous amount of effort into each case. He is compassionate, understanding, and patient as he cares about his clients and their children as well. His office is in a convenient location which is pleasant and welcoming. Attorney Drizis’ paralegals and legal team are wonderful, polite, and professional; they return calls and emails in a timely manner and they are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I would recommend Attorney Johnny Drizis to anyone who is in need of family law legal representation.
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Response from John Drizis November 18, 2015
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.
Posted by Dave | November 13, 2015
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A fighter who cares
When I first met with Johnny one of the first things he said was - "I can fight for you and do my best to win for you, but if you don't make yourself a better man and a better father, then we all lose." Johnny is an aggressive fighter, but more importantly is the other side of him that wants to see you become a better person. He recommends reading 2 or 3 self help books/articles before taking you on as a client. I didn't understand - I wanted to fight. but after pausing and doing what he suggested - I learned a better way to look at my situation, a better way to act and ultimately got the outcome I was hoping for. It is nice to have someone on your side that cares for you.
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Posted by Ned | November 12, 2015
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Skilled Lawyer; Trusted Friend, Man of Faith
I met Johnny reeling after an unforeseen, unwanted request for divorce from my wife of 15 years. I needed lawful counsel, but I also needed a professional to “meet me” in my chastening. My faith in Christ was all that was keeping to me together then, and Johnny’s like-minded and compassionate counsel were nothing short of a God-send. I was led to Johnny's office through prayer and a unique invitation from his website; his site was one that clearly catered to men, but more importantly to me, honored love of Jesus. During my first visit to his office, he started by probing on how I might still be able to save my marriage. He even offered resources on reconciliation! What kind of family lawyer does this? I would say now, “An exceptional one!" Once we determined that my wife as not interested in saving the marriage, Johnny shifted gears toward my interests. With that said, he was always keen on my intent - where was my heart in this? He was candid that if my interests were selfish or not in the best of my three minor children, he would walk away from my case. What uncommon valor in an industry rich with greed and conceit! As a husband of a stay-at-home wife of 15 years, my primary concern was fair and ample time with my children that I adore. Florida law would make this an uphill battle. And despite the pain of rejection and abandonment, it was important to me that my wife was treated generously, fairly, and with dignity. Johnny delivered on all these and then some. I now enjoy 10+ days a month with my kids, and my assets were split / alimony set in a way that allowed my wife to successfully transition into the workforce while still allowing me to retain a manageable income. Johnny served me as his client with tenacity, candor, and professionalism; he loved me as a brother in Christ with compassion, humility, and grace. He enjoys not only my unqualified professional endorsement, but my unabridged gratitude. My greatest endorsement of Johnny is that I consider him not only my attorney, but my friend! Bravo Zulu, brother!
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Response from John Drizis November 17, 2015
Thank YOU for the kind words and Thanks you for your Service.
Posted by Mike | November 10, 2015
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Honest and Caring Attorney
Johnny was always available while handling my divorce case. He did so with compassion and integrity. He fully explains the many choices his client's will have to make, so each decision is an informed decision. This type of honesty and forthright communication was a blessing. He genuinely cared about my case and it showed in his work product, which was excellent. I highly recommend Mr Drizis to anyone who wants excellent advice and service from a respected and honest Attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2012
Family lawyer
Wonderful to my family he helped sit and talk through some issues between the two parents and settle issues and visitation out of the court room and a decision that not only made the two parents happy but especially the children.
Posted by Steve | December 13, 2012
Professional, Competent, and Caring
Did everything he promised, when he promised, and kept us in the loop the whole way. Plenty better than some of the lawyers I have worked with in the past.
Posted by Jim | March 28, 2012
Great Attorney
Johnny was always available, his advice was right on. I felt like I was his top priority. Case was settled with the best results possible.
Posted by Roger | March 8, 2012
thanks for helping me
Johnny is very well organized. He put together a detailed fact based summary of my defense against a battery charge. The result was what I deserved: a ruling of self defense.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Office of Bernie McCabe State Attorney
  • 1997 - 2001

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997

Associations

  • Pasco County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Federal Middle District Court
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past President
  • 1996 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • Greek

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer in Florida
  • Legal Network
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • MartinDale- Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers in Tampa
  • Chosen by their Peers
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Matindal-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer in Florida
  • Legal Network
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers in Tampa
  • Chosen by their Peers
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Johnny for about six years. He is a staunch advocate for his clients. He knows the law and knows how to make his clients feel comfortable during stressful situations. Johnny clearly feels comfortable in a courtroom. He is an excellent attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgeable, well skilled and an excellent advocate for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. john is very highly skilled"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Drizis is a very caring lawyer, yet aggressive in the courtroom. Highly recommend him for any family law matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Mr. Drizis for his skills and knowledge in divorce law. I have known him for many years and we have been opposing counsel on several matters. He is very professional and responsive. I know that he is committed to providing the best representation possible under all circumstances. I highly recommend his work!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Johnny is a hard working and competent attorney. He always puts the best interests of his clients first."
Family Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Drizis is a very effective and hard working litigation attorney. He has always been prepared in cases in which I have worked as opposing counsel. I have found Mr. Drizis to be ethical, and I endorse his work."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Johnny is a knowledgable, experienced family law attorney"
Unknown Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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