SPECIALIZING IN MARITAL AND FAMILY LAW

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Duggar and Duggar

Our Attorneys

Thomas L. Duggar

As a partner with Duggar & Duggar, P.A., Thomas practices exclusively in Marital and Family Law. Thomas is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Marital and Family Law, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Law Mediator.

As a member of The Florida Bar Family Law Section, Thomas serves on the Executive Council and has held various committee leadership positions. He is currently serving as Co-Chair of the Legislation Committee and has received multiple commendations for his service to the Family Law Section, including the Chair’s Award for Outstanding Merit. He has been extensively involved in revisions to the Florida Statutes, as related to alimony, parenting, and child support, and was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Thomas serves as a lecturer on family law and estate planning topics at the Florida State University College of Law, at continuing legal education seminars in the Second Judicial Circuit, at the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar’s Trial Advocacy Clinic, at the statewide Board Certification Review Course, and at the Florida American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Institute.

Thomas graduated from Guilford College with a bachelor’s degree in history and taught special education in New Orleans for three years with Teach for America. While teaching full-time, Thomas obtained his master’s degree in special education from the University of New Orleans. Thomas returned to Tallahassee and received his Juris Doctorate from the Florida State University College of Law.

Thomas and his wife, Dr. Staci Walton Duggar, are natives of Tallahassee and parents of four children. The Duggar family is actively involved at St. Peter’s Anglican Church.

Education and Experience

  • The Florida State College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2003

  • Master’s Degree in Special Education, University of New Orleans, 2001

  • Teach For America Teacher Corps Member and Special Education Teacher, New Orleans Public Schools, 1998-2001

  • Guilford College, Bachelor of Arts, History, 1998

Bar Admission

  • Florida Bar, 2004

Affiliations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2012-present

  • The Florida Bar, 2004-present

    • Member, Family Law Section of Florida Bar, 2004-present

      • Subcommittee on Alimony

        • Chair

        • Legislation Committee

          • Chair

          • Vice-Chair

          • Secretary

          • Children’s Issues Committee

            • Chair

            • Vice-Chair

            • Executive Counsel: FLS of Fl Bar

            • Young Lawyers Division

            • Tallahassee Bar Association

Certifications

  • Florida Bar Board Certification, Marital and Family Law, 2010-present

  • Florida Supreme Court Family Law Mediator, 2008-present

Designations

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2012-present

Awards and Honors

  • Chair's Award of Outstanding Merit, Family Law Section of The Florida Bar

  • "Keeper of the Flame" Award, Family Law Section of The Florida Bar

  • Award for Recognition as Co-Chair of the Legislation Committee, Family Law Section of the Florida Bar

  • Top Young Attorney in Florida Rising Star, Wall Street Journal and Miami Magazine

  • Florida Outstanding Young Lawyer in the Field of Family Law, America Registry

  • Super Lawyers, Florida Top Attorney

  • Award for Service, Family Law Section of The Florida Bar

Lectures

  • Family Court Judicial Forum, Moderator

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Florida Institute, Legislative Update

  • Florida Bar Family Law Section/American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Florida Marital and Family Law Review Course, Florida Relocation Statutes

  • Florida Bar Family Law Section Matrimonial Trial Advocacy Seminar

  • Florida Bar Telephonic Seminar, Family Law Section Legislative Update

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Florida Institute, Legislative Update

  • Tallahassee Bar Association, Legislative Updates to Family Law