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Attorney Daytona Beach | Adams, Briggs & Briggs, Attorneys at Law

The law firm of Adams, Briggs & Briggs, Attorneys at Law, has been assisting clients with family law and probate matters since 1995. If you are dealing with a divorce, a child custody matter, or the creation of a will; we can provide the experienced representation that you deserve.

Garrett Leonard Briggs - AV Preeminent Rated in Daytona Beach, FL

Garrett Leonard Briggs - AV Preeminent Rated*

Managing Partner

In over 35 years of practicing law, Garrett L. Briggs has been involved in a wide range of legal matters, including substantial litigation. His trial experience began by serving as an assistant state attorney in the Seventh Judicial Circuit, in the State of Florida. Several years later, Mr. Briggs entered the civil trial practice of law by joining Isham W. Adams and creating the law firm Adams & Briggs.

During the approximately 17 years, Mr. Adams and Mr. Briggs practiced together, they were involved in both criminal and civil proceedings. Upon the death of Mr. Adams in 1995, Joan Stefanec Briggs, who graduated from law school in late 1994, joined the firm and it then become known as Adams, Briggs & Briggs.

Over the many years since, the firm has continued to provide legal services in both Volusia and Flagler Counties, and the firm is now primarily involved in estate planning, wills, trusts, and probate, as well as family and marital law. Legal services are provided in both the trial and appellate courts, and litigation remains a large part of both the family and probate practices.

Since 2006, the law firm Adams, Briggs & Briggs has been located near the Volusia County Courthouse Annex in Daytona Beach, in the Wall Street Lofts on Magnolia Avenue, in downtown Daytona Beach, Florida.

Bar Admissions:
  • Florida, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1980
Education:
  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1976
  • Stetson University, Deland, Florida
    • B.S. - 1973
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Biology
Honors and Awards:
  • AV Rated - Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • Volusia County Bar Association, 1976 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association, 1976 - Present
  • Volusia Civil Trial Attorneys Association, Charter Member; Past Treasurer
Joan Stefanec Briggs - BV Distinguished Rated in Daytona Beach, FL

Joan Stefanec Briggs – BV Distinguished Rated*

Partner

Prior to entering law school in 1992, I was involved in raising our children, worked as a nurse and nurse educator, and earned a Master’s Degree in Nursing. After fifteen years as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Educator, I entered law school in 1992, and completed my law degree in December 1994. In 1995 I began practicing family law and family law appeals with my husband.

Our law firm handles mainly family/marital law, probate and will cases in both the trial and appellate courts. We practice in both Volusia and Flagler Counties, and are conveniently located, since 2006, near the Daytona Beach Courthouse Annex in the Wall Street Lofts in downtown Daytona Beach, Florida.

Bar Admissions:
  • Florida, 1995
Education:
  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor - 1994
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • M.S.N. - 1985
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Nursing
  • University of Alabama in Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
    • B.S.N. with Honors - 1976
    • Major: Nursing
Honors and Awards:
  • BV Rated - Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar, 1995 - Present
  • Volusia/ Flagler Association for Women Lawyers, Past President, Treasurer and Board Member, 1995 - Present
  • Family Law Section of The Florida Bar, 1998 - Present
  • Volusia Civil Trial Attorneys Association, Past Treasurer, 2012 - Present
  • Volusia County Bar Association, 1995 - Present

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

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