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Deborah Annette Carroll

Adoption Attorney at Lakeland, FL

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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Deborah Carroll – a Managing Member of the Firm attended the University of South Florida where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration in 1999. She received her Masters in Business Administration from Stetson University in 2002 and her Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University School of Law in 2002. She previously served as an Assistant Public Defender with the Tenth Judicial Circuit where she was a felony trial attorney. Ms. Carroll has significant trial experience. She is a partner and concentrates her practice in adoaption, family law, estate planning and criminal law.

Deborah previously worked in the Felony Division of the Public Defender’s Office for the Tenth Judicial Circuit, handling serious felony cases.

Deborah graduated Stetson Law School with a Juris Doctor in 2002 and simultaneously graduated with a Masters in Business Administration that same year. Deborah is admitted to practice in all States Courts in Florida as well as in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.


Carroll Law Group, P.L.


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Posted by Jessica | April 25, 2014
Adoption Assistance
I fought for a divorce for 13 months against a husband that was incarcerated. He was a criminal and thought I would "come to my senses" and forgive him during the 5 years while he was away. Deborah Carroll stepped in and assisted me explaining each step as we progressed. As a single mom she worked with me to make payments so that I could afford legal assistance. Full custody was granted and I walked away light hearted and free from the prison I called my first marriage. So when my current husband wanted to adopt my daughter there was no other choice for legal representation. Deborah Carroll was our first and only choice. Once again my ex that had never supported (financially or emotionally) our daughter hid from process servers ignoring that there was anything even going on. Thanks to Deborah I kept my sanity as she explained what needed to be done each step of the way. The day the judge granted the adoption we celebrated by going to Sea World as a family with the same last name! I can not recommend her enough. She is rigorous, determined, and will fight for you and your families needs. Thank you Deborah, you helped me become a better person not only for my daughter but for myself.
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Posted by Josh | May 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Can’t say enough good things about her.
She has helped me with child custody. Works very hard for her clients and is an all around great person. I would go to her for anything legal before going anywhere else.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Carroll Law Group, P.L.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney/Shareholder
  • Harbsmeier DeZayas, LLP
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Tenth Judicial Circuit, Florida
  • 2003 - 2004


  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Stetson University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2002
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • Florida Adoption Council
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Deborah. I have known her for many years. She is a great lawyer and truly works hard for her clients."
Adoption Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Ms. Carroll possesses the unique ability to ethically and diligently pursue her clients' legal rights while equally respecting their time and budget. I have known Ms. Carroll for nearly 14 years and throughout that time, she has earned the respect of all of her peers. She is a true advocate."
Family Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Carroll is very well regarded by her collegues and the judiciary in the Central Florida area."