Steven P. Combs

Attorney in Jacksonville, FL

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).


The Florida Bar Association


Jacksonville Bar Association


United States District Court

Middle District of Florida


United States District Court

Bankruptcy Court


The Florida Bar Family Law Rules Committee

Past Chair

The Florida Bar Rules of Judicial Administration Committee

Prior Member


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.


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



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


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


American Jurisprudence Award (Book Award)

Torts I

University of Mississippi School of Law


American Jurisprudence Award (Book Award)

Civil Procedure I

University of Mississippi School of Law


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


Heritage Foundation


Federalist Society


American Judicature Society


Jacksonville Police Council


National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

Contributor to the National Bankruptcy Forum



Foreclosure Defense

Amstar Litigation Seminar



Pleading and Practice

Foreclosure Defense Institute Seminar



2006 Annual Family Law Seminar

Family Law Section of Jacksonville Bar Association


Nuts and Bolts of Divorce Seminar

Jacksonville, Florida

2004 and 2006


Family Law for Magistrates Seminar

Office of State Court Administrators


Panel Member

Panel Discussion on Legal Research and Writing

Florida Coastal School of Law

Jacksonville, Florida

2002 and 2004


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


Panel Member

Dependency Court Improvement Summit

Orlando, Florida



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



Guardian Ad Litem Training

Clay County, Florida

2001, 2002 and 2003


Practicing With Professional Seminar

Jacksonville, Florida

1999 and 2000


(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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Areas of Law

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


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Overall Peer Rating

in Litigation, Family Law and Personal Injury
4.9 out of 5.0

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  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 04/19/13
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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
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 04/11/13
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Very skilled attorney, and dedicated to his clients.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 04/11/13
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I rate Steve very highly.
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Experience & Credentials


Managing Partner

Admission Details

Admitted in 1993, Florida and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Credit Cards Accepted

Also accepts Other
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  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Law School Attended

    University of Florida College of Law
    Class of 1991
    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 (2008-2... More

    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 Con... More

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    Office Information
    Steven P. Combs
    Managing Partner
     3217 Atlantic Boulevard,
    Jacksonville, FL 32207


    Combs Greene (Jacksonville, Florida)

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