Steven P. Combs (Jacksonville, Florida)

Steven P. Combs

Licensed for 23 years

Practice Area: Health Care, Health Care Contracts, Wrongful Death 5 more areas of practice + 5 more

Awards
AV Preeminent
Managing Partner at firm Combs Greene
Contact
904-701-7504

Steven P. Combs

904-701-7504

Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Serving Jacksonville, FL view address

Partner at firm Combs Greene

Serving Jacksonville, FL view address

Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Awards AV Preeminent

About Steven P. Combs

PERSONAL HISTORY & BACKGROUND

Steve was born in 1966 in Fairmont, West Virginia, the third of five children. Steve’s father was a former coal miner turned Army soldier. Steve spent the first nine years of his life moving from one Army base to another. Steve’s family settled in Jacksonville, Florida, on Steve’s tenth birthday, September 6, 1976, shortly after his father’s retirement from the Army.

Steve graduated from Terry Parker High School in 1984, after which he attended college at University of Florida, where he graduated with a degree in Classical Studies (and with a 3.7 GPA in his major and a 3.3 GPA overall). After graduating in 1987, Steve went to law school, his first yea...

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PERSONAL HISTORY & BACKGROUND

Steve was born in 1966 in Fairmont, West Virginia, the third of five children. Steve’s father was a former coal miner turned Army soldier. Steve spent the first nine years of his life moving from one Army base to another. Steve’s family settled in Jacksonville, Florida, on Steve’s tenth birthday, September 6, 1976, shortly after his father’s retirement from the Army.

Steve graduated from Terry Parker High School in 1984, after which he attended college at University of Florida, where he graduated with a degree in Classical Studies (and with a 3.7 GPA in his major and a 3.3 GPA overall). After graduating in 1987, Steve went to law school, his first year at University of Mississippi, and transferring to University of Florida College of Law, where he graduated in Honors in 1991.

Steve married his wife, Deborah L. Greene, on February 14, 1995, at Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Jacksonville, Florida. Steve and Deborah have an 18 year old son and a 9 year old daughter. Steve’s wife Deborah is also his law partner. All of Steve’s time away from the office is spent with his family.

Steve and Deborah are prior members of Central Christian Church, where they served on the Board when it merged with Eastside Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (a predominantly African American congregation), and when its name was changed to Springfield Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Steve was also youth sponsor at Central Christian. Steve and his wife, Deborah, are currently members and serve as Deacons at Riverside Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), in Jacksonville, Florida.

Steven enjoys studying constitutional law issues and the history of the drafting of and early interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. Steven and his wife, Deborah, also enjoy reading books together, attending movies together, and traveling (both at home and abroad).

HONORS, ACTIVITIES & MERBERSHIPS

The Florida Bar Association

Member

Jacksonville Bar Association

Member

United States District Court

Middle District of Florida

Member

United States District Court

Bankruptcy Court

Member

The Florida Bar Family Law Rules Committee

Past Chair

The Florida Bar Rules of Judicial Administration Committee

Prior Member

Recipient

First Annual Dignity in the Law Award

The Florida Bar
Healthcare Law Section
Family Law Section
Trial Law Section
Real Property and Trust Section Trust Section
Clay County Child Advocate of the Year
Clay County Child Advocates & Custody Evaluators, Inc.

2003

Clay County Child Advocate of the Year
Clay County Guardian Ad Litem Office

2001 and 2002

Co-Founder of Florida’s Only Family Law Night Court
Clay County, Florida

2003

President

Florida Association of Magistrates and Hearing Officers

2004 to 2006

Florida Family Law Inn of Courts

Master of the Inn

The Florida Bar Local Grievance Committee “C”

Former Member and Vice Chair

The Florida Bar

Family Law Section

Former Co-Chair of Select Committee for Article V Revision 7


Editor-in-Chief

University of Florida College of Law Journal of Law and Public Policy

1991

American Jurisprudence Award (Book Award)

Torts I

University of Mississippi School of Law

1988

American Jurisprudence Award (Book Award)

Civil Procedure I

University of Mississippi School of Law

1988

Eta Sigma Phi Classics Honorary

University of Florida

President 1987

Member 1985- to 1987

National Honor Society

Terry Parker High School

Jacksonville, Florida

1983 to 1984

Junior Classical League

Terry Parker High School

Jacksonville, Florida

1981-1984

Heritage Foundation

Member

Federalist Society

Member

American Judicature Society

Member

Jacksonville Police Council

Member

National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

Contributor to the National Bankruptcy Forum

SPEAKING & PROGRAMS

Speaker

Foreclosure Defense

Amstar Litigation Seminar

2010

Speaker

Pleading and Practice

Foreclosure Defense Institute Seminar

2009

Speaker

2006 Annual Family Law Seminar

Family Law Section of Jacksonville Bar Association

Speaker

Nuts and Bolts of Divorce Seminar

Jacksonville, Florida

2004 and 2006

Speaker

Family Law for Magistrates Seminar

Office of State Court Administrators

2004

Panel Member

Panel Discussion on Legal Research and Writing

Florida Coastal School of Law

Jacksonville, Florida

2002 and 2004

Moderator

Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association Views from the Bench Symposium of Judge and Masters

2003

Panel Member

Dependency Court Improvement Summit

Orlando, Florida

2002

Speaker

Quasi-Judicial Officers in the State of Florida

2002 Annual Conference of Metropolitan Courts

Panel Member

Panel Discussion on Dependency Court in the Fourth Judicial Circuit

2001

Speaker

Guardian Ad Litem Training

Clay County, Florida

2001, 2002 and 2003

Speaker

Practicing With Professional Seminar

Jacksonville, Florida

1999 and 2000

REPORTED CASES

(Listed in Date Order)

Bell v. State

708 So.2d 342 (Fla. 1st DCA 1998)

Starks v. State

720 So.2d 621 (Fla. 1st DCA 1998)

Smith v. State

737 So.2d 1083 (Fla. 1st DCA 1999)

Peacock v. Peacock

741 So.2d 502 (Fla. 1st DCA 1999)

Pough v. State

743 So.2d 1081 (Fla. 1st DCA 1999)

Jones v. Peacock

768 So.2d 1074 (Fla. 1st DCA 2000)

Hill v. Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

774 So.2d 695 (Fla. 1st DCA 2000

Dice v. Dice

959 So.2d 720 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007)

Hurst v. Hurst

973 So.2d 1164 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007)

Wannamaker v. Wannamaker

986 So.2d 607 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007)

Glass v. Regions Bank

4 So.3d 1224 (Fla. 1st DCA 2009)

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  • 4.7/5.0 13 reviews
  • AV Preeminent
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.8/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.7/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.6/5.0
  • Communication

    4.6/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.6/5.0
  • 4.4/5.0 by a Partner on 04/27/13 in Bankruptcy

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    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.0/5.0
    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/22/13 in Family Mediation

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 04/19/13 in Family Law

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/19/13 in Civil Litigation

    Steve Combs is an superb attorney for his clients and is highly respected in the legal community. Mr. Combs should be awarded the highest ranking, AV, by Martindale-Hubbl... Read more

    Steve Combs is an superb attorney for his clients and is highly respected in the legal community. Mr. Combs should be awarded the highest ranking, AV, by Martindale-Hubble. Chris Johns

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Unknown on 04/19/13 in Litigation

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/11/13 in Civil Litigation

    Very skilled attorney, and dedicated to his clients. Read more

    Very skilled attorney, and dedicated to his clients.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 04/11/13 in Personal Injury

    I rate Steve very highly. Read more

    I rate Steve very highly.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/11/13 in Civil Litigation

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/11/13 in Litigation

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 4.8/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/11/13 in Family Law

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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Community Contributions

      Credentials

      Position
      Managing Partner
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1993, Florida and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
      Credit Cards Accepted
      Also accepts Other
      Additional Payment Information
      Fixed hourly rates
      Fixed fees available
      Law School Attended
      University of Florida College of Law
      Class of 1991
      J.D.
      with honors

      Editor-in-Chief Journal of Law and Public Policy, 1991
      University Attended
      University of Florida
      Class of 1987
      B.A., Classical Studies

      Studied Ancient Greek and Latin
      Birth Information
      Born in 1966
      Fairmont, West Virginia, 1966
      Associations & Memberships
      Jacksonville Bar Association
      The Florida Bar (Former Chair, Family Law Rules of Procedure Committee, 2010-2011
      Former Representative Member, Rules of Judicial Administration Committee (2008-2010)
      Former Vice Chair, Local Grievance Committee (2002)
      Former Co-Chair, Family Law Section General Magistrate and Hearing Officer Committee (2003)
      Former Co-Chair, Family Law Section Select Committee for Article V Revision 7 (2003)
      Florida Association of Magistrates and Hearing Officers (President, 2004-2005)
      Master of the Bench, The Florida Family Law Inn of Court (2004-)(inactive status, 2009-).
      Representative Cases
      Bell v. State, 708 So.2d 342 (Fla. 1st DCA 1998)
      Starks v. State, 720 So.2d 621 (Fla. 1st DCA 1998)
      Smith v. State, 737 So.2d 1083 (Fla. 1st DCA 1999)
      Peacock v. Peacock, 741 So.2d 502 (Fla. 1st DCA 1999)
      Pough v. State, 743 So.2d 1081 (Fla. 1st DCA 1999)
      Jones v. Peacock, 768 So.2d 1074 (Fla. 1st DCA 2000)
      Hill v. Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, 774 So.2d 695 (Fla. 1st DCA 2000)
      Dice v. Dice, 959 So.2d 720 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007)
      Hurst v. Hurst, 973 So.2d 1164 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007)
      Wannamaker v. Wannamaker, 986 So.2d 607 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007)
      Glass v. Regions Bank, 4 So.3d 1224 (Fla. 1st DCA 2009).

      Areas of Law

      • Health Care
      • Health Care Contracts
      • Wrongful Death
      • Civil Litigation
      • Complex Litigation
      • Election, Campaign and Political Law
      • Family Law
      • Mediation