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The focus of my practice is family law, but I also practice real estate law, landlord/tenant law, wills, trusts, and estates, general civil litigation, and criminal and DUI defense. I graduated from Florida State University with a bachelors in Real Estate and another in Finance. I then attended Florida State University’s College of Law. While in school, I volunteered with the FSU Public Interest Law Center, representing indigent clients trying to work their way through the family law system. After graduation I began working as an Attorney with The Law Office of Robert M. Valentine, P.A. until I decided to open my own firm in January 2014.

Since opening Emerson Law, P.A., I have assisted hundreds of different clients in divorce, paternity determination, child custody, child support, equitable distribution, adoptions, alimony, landlord and tenant issues, evictions, the probate of estates, and many other legal matters. Some of these cases I have tried all the way through trial, dealing with various motion hearings, and others I was able to negotiate and settle before trial, keeping the cost for my clients to an absolute minimum. 

If you have questions about your legal matter, give my office a call today for a FREE, no-obligation consultation. (727) 536-0022


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 35%
    2 years
  2. Child Custody: 25%
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 20%
    Less than 1 year
  4. Child Support: 20%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert M Valentine

    I have referred divorce and child custody clients to Attorney Emerson, and he has handled their cases with the utmost professionalism, treated the clients as well as any attorney I know, and achieved outstanding results. I would recommend him to anyone with a divorce or child custody matter.


    Robert Valentine Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • Dane Canaan Heptner

    Cody Emerson is an outstanding attorney who shows both commitment and care for his clients. Whenever one of my clients has a family law matter or landlord/tenant issue, Cody is the person I trust with their needs. He is truly a shinning example of how a lawyer should conduct themselves.


    Dane Heptner Car accident Attorney
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Contact info

Emerson Law, P.A.

801 West Bay Drive
Suite 702
Largo, FL, 33770


FLMember in Good Standing201306/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2016
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2015
Nos Prosum Factum, 10-10 CampaignClearwater Bar Foundation2014
Golf Classic ChampionClearwater Bar Association2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyEmerson Law2014 - Present
AttorneyThe Law Office of Robert M. Valentine2013 - 2014
Law ClerkFlorida State University College Of Law Public Interest Law Center2012 - 2013
Law ClerkQuinnell Elder Law2011 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Clearwater Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionDirector2014 - Present
Clearwater Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Florida BarMember2013 - Present
Clearwater Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2013 - Present
Clearwater Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2013 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lazarek v. HallSuccess
Jordan et al., v. Provident Residential Real Estate Fund, LLCSuccess. $650 of $950 returned to the Tenants.
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesAlimony and Time-Sharing Reform in Florida2016
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2013
Florida State UniversityReal EstateBS - Bachelor of Science2010
Florida State UniversityFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science2010
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ask-A-Lawyer - Family Law EditionFamily Law2016
Opening a Solo PracticeHow to Start Your Own Law Firm2015