Jacksonville Divorce Attorneys

Family Lawyers for Duval, Clay & Nassau Counties – Call 904.353.7733

The attorneys at Fletcher & Phillips help northern Florida clients with matters of Family Law, including divorce, alimony, child support, custody, visitation, and modifications.

Florida Licensed Attorneys at Fletcher and Phillips Law Firm Jacksonville Office

• Michael R. Phillips    • Eric J. Friday    • Lyman T. Fletcher    • Lauren E Kingry    • Marisa O’Connor


Florida Attorney Lyman Fletcher License Number 121966
Florida Bar Certification

Lyman T. Fletcher


Lyman T. Fletcher is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law, a Fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and a Certified Family Law Mediator. He began his law practice in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1970, and, since 1974, has specialized his practice in Family Law, including interstate child custody, grandparents’ visitation rights, paternity, and domestic relations. He has lectured, conducted seminars, and authored articles on all aspects of marital and Family Law throughout his career. He was City Commissioner and then Mayor of Atlantic Beach, FL, past chairman and board member of Town Center Association, and served as 1st Lt., Intelligence Branch, US Army, 1964-1966.

Admissions:

  • Florida Bar #121966, 12/19/1969;
  • US District Court, Florida Middle District, February 1970;
  • US Supreme Court, June 1975;
  • US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1981.

Certifications:

  • Florida Bar Marital & Family Law Board Certified since April 1986
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator for over 10 years since 1995
  • Florida Super Lawyer since 2007

Associations:

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member, Family Law section
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Beach Bar Association
  • The Florida Family Law American Inns of Court, Master of the Bench
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Fellow since 1983.

Personal: Lyman T. Fletcher was born in 1941 in Tallahassee, Florida. He is married with two children.
Education: Florida State University, B.A. 1964, J.D. 1969 (Charter Class)


Jacksonville Attorney Michael R. Phillips

Michael R. Phillips

Michael R Phillips is a trial attorney who concentrates his Family Law practice on complex divorce cases, child custody, business valuations, and military issues. He is a Barrister and past Jacksonville Executive Committee member of the Florida Family Law Inns of Court. Attorney Phillips is an active member of Rotary International – Beaches Oceanside and Jacksonville Chapter President of the Carolina Alumni Association. He is former Assistant District Legal Counsel for the Florida Department of Children and Families in both St. Johns and Duval Counties in Florida.

Experience:

  • Fletcher & Phillips, partner, 2006-present
  • Florida Department of Children and Families, Assistant District Legal Counsel, 2005-2006

Lectures & Publications:

  • (2012, June 19) Introduction to Divorce Law, LawReviewCle
  • (2010) Reducing Stress Without Sacrificing Success in a Boutique Marital and Family Law Firm, The Family Law Commentator, Vol. XXIV, No.3, 11-13.
  • (2008, November 7) Handling Electronic Records and Files, Electronic Law Office, Half Moon LLC
  • (2007, August 2) Obtaining and Evaluating Information, Florida Family Practice, Half Moon LLC,

Admissions:

  • Florida Bar
  • Florida Court of Appeals
  • US District Court, Florida Middle District

Certification:

  • Florida Super Lawyer, Rising Star since 2009

Associations:

  • Florida Bar Association
    • Member Family Law
  • The Florida Family Law American Inns of Court, Barrister

Education:

  • University of South Carolina School of Business, B.S.,
  • Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D.

 


Jacksonville Lawyer Eric J Friday

Eric J. Friday, Esq.

Eric J. Friday is a trial attorney who in addition to the firm’s core area of family law, concentrates his practice on, criminal defense with an emphasis on firearms and Second Amendment issues.  Eric is lead counsel for Florida Carry, Inc. the largest independent pro-Second Amendment organization in the state. He serves both as counsel and a registered lobbyist and has assisted in drafting legislation and litigating on behalf of gun rights and self-defensen.  Prior to joining Fletcher and Phillips he practiced both with a complex personal injury firm as well as owning his own practice dealing with personal injury, consumer protection and criminal defense. Eric is regularly called on to discuss current legal issues in the news on different local media outlets.  Eric consults state wide with other attorneys on Second Amendment cases as well as con counseling on cases involving firearms.  Eric is a regular speaker on Second Amendment issues for both attorney groups and citizens who are interested in firearms rights issues.

Experience:

  • Fletcher & Phillips, associate, 2010-present
  • Law Office of Eric J. Friday, Managing Attorney, 2006-2010
  • Spohrer, Wilner, Maxwell and Matthews, 2004-2006

Awards:

  • FCSL Phyllis Stansell Award for Ethics and Professionalism, nominated and awarded by his student peers at his graduation in May of 2004

Lectures and Publications:

  • SAF Gun Rights Policy Conference- Stand Your Ground Under Fire
  • 4th Cir. Public Defender Veterans of the Court CLE- Florida Gun Laws: Facts, Myths, and Inconvenient Truths
  • Governor’s Task Force for Citizen Safety and Protection- Stand Your Ground Law

Admissions:

  • Florida Bar
  • Florida Court of Appeals
  • US District Court, Florida Middle District
  • Alabama Bar

Certification:

  • Florida Super Lawyer, Rising Star

Associations:

  • Florida Bar Association
  • The Florida Family Inns of Court, Associate
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • NRA referral attorney
  • ACLDN referral attorney
  • USCCA referral attorney

Education:

  • Auburn University, B.A., Political Science (Public Administration), 1998
  • Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D., 2004

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Lauren Kingry

Lauren E. Kingry, Esq.


A Florida native, Lauren graduated from the University of West Florida with a degree in psychology. She obtained her law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law. She is admitted to the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida.

With degrees in both psychology and law, Ms. Kingry is a Trial attorney who provides a unique perspective to her clients not offered by most other attorneys.

Lauren prides herself in providing clients with personal attention. Her compassionate and caring staff stay with you every step of the way.

Experience:

  • sole practitioner; Lauren Kingry Law; 2011 – 2013
  • member; Combs, Greene, McLester; 2010 – 2011
  • sole practitioner; Lauren K Reese, PA; 2007 – 2010
  • attorney; Law Office of Lyman T Fletcher; 2006 – 2007
  • law clerk; Law Office of Lyman T Fletcher; 2005 – 2006

Awards:

  • Dean’s Scholar Award, Florida Coastal School of Law

Admissions:

  • Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District

Associations:

  • Florida Bar Association
    • Family Law Section
    • Young Lawyer Section
  • The Florida Family Law Inns of Court, Associate
  • Jacksonville Beach Bar Association

Education:

  • University of West Florida, Psychology, BS, 2002
  • Florida Coastal School of Law, JD, 2006

Jacksonville Family & Divorce Attorney Marisa O'Connor

Marisa O’Connor, Esq.


Marisa graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in English education. Marisa obtained her law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law and is admitted to the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. A Jacksonville native, she was a high school AP English teacher before embarking on her legal career.

Experience:

  • Certified Legal Intern at FCSL Family Law Clinic

Awards:

  • Governor’s Merit Scholarship, Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Dean’s List Scholar

Admissions:

  • Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District

Associations:

  • Florida Bar Association
    • Family Law Section
    • Young Lawyer Section
  • Jacksonville Bar Association

Education:

  • University of North Florida, English Education, BA, 2008
  • Florida Coastal School of Law, JD, 2013

Call 1-904-353-7733 for help with Family Law in Jacksonville or anywhere in north Florida.

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