Datz & Datz, P.A.
Family Law, Divorce Law, Business Litigation & Personal Injury
Datz & Datz is a highly experienced Jacksonville law firm concentrating on family law, with a special focus on complex and high-asset divorce law cases. This team of exceptional attorneys handles a wide range of family law cases as well as business law issues and select personal injury cases. The firm’s attorneys are rated AV Preeminent 5 of 5 by their peers in Martingale-Hubbell.
The firm’s partners Lawrence C. Datz and Albert J. Datz form the core of Datz & Datz with more than 80 years of family law and other legal expertise. They are two of only six Jacksonville area Fellows of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and are listed among The Best Lawyers in America as well as among Florida’s Super Lawyers in the family law category.
Lawrence Datz is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law. He serves as a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as well as a Master in the Florida Family Law Inn of Court. He received his B.S. in Economics from Vanderbilt University (1980) and Juris Doctor from the Cumberland School of Law (1983). Lawrence has been a long-standing leader among Florida family law attorneys. He has served on family law leadership committees for The Florida Bar Association. He chaired The Florida Bar’s Litigation Support Professionals Committee from 2001-2008 and its Ad Hoc Committee on Parenting Coordination from 2007-2011. He also served as president of Florida’s Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts in 2012.
Albert Datz was one of six Florida lawyers who together with six trial judges, six appellate judges, and a Supreme Court justice, served on the Florida Supreme Court commission to recommend changes in divorce laws in Florida. He was chairman of the Florida Supreme Court commission that wrote the first rules of criminal procedure for Florida and the chairman of The Florida Bar’s Committee on Criminal Justice. In addition, he was the recipient of the annual award by the Florida Bar for outstanding contributions to criminal justice. Albert also serves as a member of the American College of Matrimonial Lawyers as well as the American College of Trial Lawyers,
a prestigious group selected on experience and merit.
Stephen U. Pitel joined the firm in 2010. He received his B.A. from the University of Rochester (2006) and his Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School (2010). Stephen is a member of the Florida, Jacksonville, and American Bar Associations and an associate in the Florida Inn of Court. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Mental Health America of Northeast Florida and a member of the advisory board of the Jacksonville chapter of the New Leaders Council.
Albert J. Datz, Vice President; Lawrence C. Datz, President; Stephen U. Pitel
6816 Southpoint Pkwy., Suite 101, Jacksonville, FL 32216 • 904.296.744 • datzLaw.net