Jacksonville Divorce Attorneys

Family Lawyers for Duval, Clay, St. Johns & 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.


• Lyman T. Fletcher • Michael R. Phillips


Lyman T. Fletcher

Lyman T. Fletcher

Lyman T. Fletcher was Board Certified in Marital and Family Law for 30 years from June 1986 through May 2016. He is a Fellow Emeritus with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a Master Emeritus of the Florida Family Law Inns of Court. He began his law practice in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1970 and shortly after, began specializing his practice in Family Law, including interstate child custody, grandparents’ visitation rights, paternity, and domestic relations. He 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.


  • 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.

Past Certifications:

  • Florida Bar Marital & Family Law Board Certified from June 1986 through May 2016
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator from 1989 to July 2013
  • Florida Super Lawyer 2007, and 2009 through 2014


  • The Florida Family Law American Inns of Court, Master Emeritus
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Fellow Emeritus


  • Florida State University College of Law, JD (1969 Charter Class)
  • Florida State University, BA 1964

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.


  • 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,


  • US Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • US District Court, Florida Middle District
  • Florida Court of Appeals
  • Florida Bar

Recognition and Associations:

  • Carolina Alumni Association, past President Jacksonville Chapter
  • Gamecock Club, Board of Directors and Past President
  • Rotary International, Beaches Oceanside Past President
  • DEMP Project, Board of Directors
  • Alco House, Board of Directors
  • Hodges Presbyterian Church, Past Chairman Endowment Committee
  • Florida Family Law American Inns of Court, Master
  • Florida Family Law American Inns of Court, prior Executive Committee
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys – 10 Best Attorneys 2016– 2019
  • American Institute of Family Law Firms – 10 Best Law Firms 2017 – 2019
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine Top 10 Family Law Attorney – Florida 2019
  • Lawyers of Distinction Family and Divorce Law 2018 and 2019
  • American Academy of Attorneys 2020 – Top 100 Family Law Attorney 2022 – Best of Florida – Family Law
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys 2018 – Nationally ranked
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers 2020 – Family Law Litigator of the Year
  • Jacksonville Magazine 2019 – Best Law Firms – Fletcher and Phillips, PLLC
  • National Advocates Top 100 Matrimonial and Family Law Lawyers
  • Florida Bar Association, Family Law section
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Beach Bar Association


  • Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D.
  • University of South Carolina, President Jacksonville Gamecock Club

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

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